Ghost Vase

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The title of this article is from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia which reportedly sourced some names from fan wikis. If a higher-priority source is found, then the current reference should be removed and the title moved to the higher-priority name, if applicable.

Ghost Vase
Ghost house stand.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
A Ghost Vase

Ghost Vases[1] are floating stands found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are mainly found in World 3-Ghost House and World 4-Ghost House, as well as a bonus room of World 7-Ghost House. When the player gets close to a Ghost Vase, it turns purple and flies into the air, rotating. However, it eventually stops and rotates faster. After this, it flies toward the player. The player can avoid the Ghost Vase simply by jumping over it or running away from it. If the Ghost Vase misses its target, it continues to fly until it hits a platform or a wall, where it breaks and releases a coin.

A similar enemy called a Ghost Block appears in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おばけスタンド[2]
Obake Sutando
Ghost Stand

Italian Lampada Fantasma[3]
Ghost Lamp


  • The Ghost Vase is one of the two new enemies from New Super Mario Bros. Wii that do not return in New Super Mario Bros. U, the other being the King Bill.
  • The Ghost Vase's method of attack is very similar to that of the Invisighoul of Yoshi's Island DS throwing furniture—remaining still until approached, then swaying in the air and being thrown directly at the player. A laughing Boo also implies it was thrown by one, as the furniture was by Invisighouls.


  1. ^ Dark Horse Books. Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years. Page 150.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 149.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 149