Lantern Ghost

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This article is about the species from the Yoshi franchise. For the character from Mario Party Advance, see Lantern Ghost (character).
Lantern Ghost
Lantern Ghost official art
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent species Shy Guy
Derived species
Mega Kantera
Notable members
Big Lantern Ghost
Lantern Ghost

Lantern Ghosts[1] are lantern-carrying, shrouded Shy Guys appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's New Island. Despite hating the light and loving the dark, Lantern Ghosts can never be found without a lit lantern. Just like the regular Shy Guys in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, they can be found in four colors, being grey, green, orange, and brown.

Several Lantern Ghosts appear in the basement of Horror Condo in Mario Party Advance. They are a part of a Toad Force V fan club known as the TFV Fan Club, which includes the group's leader, who asks the player to show them a Toad Force V Figure. Lantern Ghosts are also referenced in Super Princess Peach, whose King Boo battle (as well as the background of Shriek Mansion's map) featured lightposts modeled after them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カンテラくん[2]
Kantera Kun
Lantern Kun
Spanish Luztasma[citation needed] From luz (light) and fantasma (ghost)
French Fantô'lanterne From "jack-o-lantern", "fantôme" (ghost) and "lanterne" (lantern)
Italian Lanterasma[citation needed] From lanterna (lantern) and fantasma (ghost)
Russian Призрак-фонарщик
Lamplighter Ghost


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 15.