Talk:Ghost Guy

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I think this should be merged with Shy Guy. The enemies are never given a specific name, they are always called Shy Guy's. - Ultimatetoad

We could, and note in the Luigi's Mansion section of the Shy Guy article that these are ghost Shy Guys. -- Son of Suns

sooooooo...delete? - Ultimatetoad

You'd be smart to have it redirect.SaudyTalk!


Why is there information about Polterguys in this article? They are both extremely different enemies and should not be in the same article.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by KoopaGuy (talk).

Move information on Shy Guy Ghosts from Mario vs. Donkey Kong to Polterguy[edit]

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Move 9-0

Shy Guy Ghosts from Mario vs. Donkey Kong look like this.

MvsDK ShyGuyGhost.png

While the Shy Guy Ghost article refers mainly to the ghosts in Luigi's Mansion, the part about the ghosts from Mario vs. Donkey Kong appears disjointed compared to the rest of the article. These Shy Guy ghosts resemble Boo Guys more, and they have different functions (they transform into a block depending on what button Mario hits).

We should split the ones that appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong to Polterguy rather than lump them into the same article. Polterguys serve also the same function: transform into harmless blocks when a switch matching their color is pressed. Polterguys look the same, act the same... they are probably the same as Shy Guy Ghosts from Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Proposer: Mario (talk)
Deadline: January 21, 2014, 23:59 GMT


  1. Mario (talk) Boo Guy-looking Shy Guy Ghosts are different from Shy Guy Ghosts from Luigi's Mansion.
  2. Baby Luigi (talk) Per Mario
  3. Yoshi876 (talk) Per proposal, the article even says this: "A different enemy with the same name appears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, bearing a more similar appearance to Boo Guys."
  4. KP (talk) Per proposal.
  5. Lord Grammaticus (talk) One's a ghost with a removable mask, and the other shifts between ghost and block, more than good enough reason to separate them.
  6. Icemario (talk) Per proposal.
  7. Randombob-omb4761 (talk) They look exactly alike.
  8. SuperYoshiBros (talk) I have no idea why these were together in the first place. The only trait they share is being ghosts of Shy Guys. They have different appearances, different purposes, and appear in completely different games.
  9. Walkazo (talk) - Per all.



One comment: I'm not sure if Polterguy and these Shy Guy Ghosts are the same enemy, but they seem to be same appearance, same function, different name. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 14:51, 7 January 2014 (EST)

Well it looks similar to how sometimes, Mecha-Koopa was named differently or even Queen Bee's case. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:53, 7 January 2014 (EST)
The title of the Talk Page Proposal is to simply split the section, so I can revise it to include Polterguys. I need voters' okay, though. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 14:55, 7 January 2014 (EST)
You should do it before altering the contents becomes void. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 14:56, 7 January 2014 (EST)
Agreed, I'm all for it. Also, I'm only vaguely annoyed that I didn't think to suggest this before. I need to be more "potential opportunity for a legit TPP"-minded. 6_9 Lord Grammaticus (talk) 14:59, 7 January 2014 (EST)
Remember, Lord Grammaticus, be bold. :) Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 15:03, 7 January 2014 (EST)

Looks like Mario changed it. I still think supporters get the same idea though BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 15:00, 7 January 2014 (EST)


Should this be moved to Shy Guy (ghost), as per rule 1 of Determining the identifier? BlueYoshiYoshisStory.png Yoshi Egg 1990 Red-yoshi-with-umbrella.jpg 14:43, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Looks like it.
Ultimate Mr L sig.png Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 14:45, 13 August 2018 (EDT)
Might not be the wisest idea, given the multitude of non-generically named Shy Guy ghosts. Might be best to move it back. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:41, 13 August 2018 (EDT)
Well, if Boo Guys were called Shy Guys than it would be right, but they are totally different species. BlueYoshiYoshisStory.png Yoshi Egg 1990 Red-yoshi-with-umbrella.jpg 15:45, 13 August 2018 (EDT)
I added a {{distinguish}}, just to be safe. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:36, 13 August 2018 (EDT)

Dancing Ghost Guy[edit]

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As you can see in this video (at the 10:55 mark), Green ghost guys are named Dancing Ghost Guys in the Nintendo 3DS remake of Luigi's Mansion, saying that they are One of a pair of dancing Ghost Guys who attack as they twirl, likely referencing the Ghost Guys in the Ball room. Would this warrant a spit, as this would mean that they are considered separate enemies? Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 18:03, 12 December 2018 (EST)

They probably should be. Also, that's not the best way to link to things on talk pages, but I fixed that for you. Anyways, they have distinct visual and behavioral difference, so I'd say a split may be warranted now that we have a separate name for them. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:07, 12 December 2018 (EST)
Yeah, these should be split. PMTTYD Dark Bones.pngSig.png 21:35, 28 January 2019 (EST)
That's probably cause enough for a split, yeah. Anyone else have comments? --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 14:38, October 2, 2019 (EDT)
It's been fifteen long months... (collapses into dust)

But seriously, should we go ahead with a proposal for splitting this since no one else has commented? --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 15:44, March 4, 2020 (EST)

I doubt that a proposal is even needed, the game itself gives them the name "Dancing Ghost Guy". TheDarkStar MLBISBJJDarkStar.png 15:58, March 4, 2020 (EST)
Plus there's precedent. Niiue - Who has lost his tail? 16:00, March 4, 2020 (EST)
There doesn't seem to have been any opposition raised, which is the only reason I'm asking - I'd rather deal with that now than after the fact. Otherwise I'm pretty much on board. --ExdeathIcon.png Lord G. matters. ExdeathIcon.png 17:04, March 4, 2020 (EST)