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Species Ghost
First appearance Pac-Man (1980, Pac-Man series)
Mario Kart Arcade GP (2005, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Blinky is a red ghost from the Pac-Man series. He is the archenemy of Pac-Man and his wife and the leader of the other ghosts Inky, Pinky, and Clyde. He debuted in the same game as Pac-Man, titled Pac-Man. He has made some crossovers with Mario franchise characters.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Arcade GP[edit]

Blinky makes his Mario franchise debut in Mario Kart Arcade GP, where he, alongside Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, appears as a playable character due to the game being developed by Namco Bandai Holdings. Blinky's special items are Ghost Shield, Monster's Hammer, Petit Monster, Flare Ball, and Ghost Morph. His emblem is a sprite of himself from the Pac-Man games. A sprite of Blinky from the Pac-Man series also appears in the Pac-Labyrinth course.

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2[edit]

Blinky in his personal kart from Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.

Blinky returns as a playable character in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. In this game, when in his standard kart, he has exceptional acceleration, but poor weight and top speed, sharing these statistics with Peach and Yoshi. In his personal kart, Blinky has great acceleration, but poor weight and average top speed.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

A sprite of Blinky can be seen in the PAC-MAN Stadium course in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Blinky is no longer playable in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. A sprite of him appears on the PAC-MAN Stadium course, however.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Blinky can be seen on the reverse side of the Pac-Man Mii Racing Suit in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A sprite of Blinky appears on the Pac-Man Mii Racing Suit in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Said Mii Racing Suit is unlocked after the player scans a Pac-Man amiibo.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Blinky appears as an Assist Trophy along with Inky, Pinky, and Clyde in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and also as a standalone collectible trophy. Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde also make cameos in the Pac-Maze stage of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. He also appears in Pac-Man's forward smash attack in all three games. Blinky also cameos in Pac-Man's reveal poster, where he is headed up the northwestern portion of the Pac-Maze as Sonic is trying to balance himself near the ledge above Blinky.



Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image Description
Blinky SSB3DS Blinky trophy.png A red ghost that chases after PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series. The way he incessantly follows PAC-MAN earned him the nickname Shadow. When you get further in the stage, he also gets a terrifying speed boost! In Smash Bros., he appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's side smash.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アカベイ
From aka (赤), meaning "red"

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