Ghost (form)

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A screen shot of Ghost Mario from the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Toadette, Yoshi, Red Yoshi, Yellow Yoshi, Light-Blue Yoshi, Nabbit
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)

Ghosts[1] are forms in Super Mario Bros. Wonder that characters take in co-op or online play mode when they are defeated and out of play, serving as the replacement for bubbles found in previous Super Mario games. Ghosts take the form of spirits resembling either a character's Small form or, in the case of the Yoshis and Nabbit, their default form.

While in this form, the character gains the ability to move freely in any direction, even being able to pass through solid walls, as well as the ability to briefly gain a burst of speed by pressing B Button. However, a timer is displayed that counts down from five seconds; the player character will begin to panic when the countdown is anywhere below three. The ghost must touch another player in play or a standee in order to respawn; if the player was defeated, they will be in their Small form if not playing as a Yoshi or Nabbit. Otherwise, they keep the form they had when being revived. A player earns Heart Points by reviving an online player in this way. The ghost form's timer will count down progressively faster for each time the player is rescued. If the countdown runs out before the player respawns, they lose a life. The player can also hold L Button and R Button while in play to intentionally become a ghost, then press them again as a ghost to lose a life immediately.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマシイ[2]

Chinese (simplified) 灵魂

Chinese (traditional) 靈魂

Dutch Spook
French Fantômes
German Phantom
Italian Spiritello
Little spirit
Korean 영혼

Portuguese Fantasma
Spanish Espíritu


  1. ^ Nintendo of America (August 31, 2023). Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct 8.31.2023. YouTube. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  2. ^ Nintendo 公式チャンネル (August 31, 2023). スーパーマリオブラザーズ ワンダー Direct 2023.8.31. YouTube. Retrieved September 3, 2023.