Duplighosts are enemies that first appear in Paper Mario.


Duplighosts resemble ghosts except for being grey in color.


They are known for their ability to transform into their rivals, taking their forms and abilities. Their name is a combination of the words "duplicate" and "ghosts". They are found in the Crystal Palace where several try to hinder Mario and co. on their journey. There is even a single Duplighost at Bowser's Castle that tries to fool Mario by copying Princess Peach but is defeated in battle. A single Duplighost by the name of Doopliss was later found in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. He resides in the Creepy Steeple where he was in possession of the fourth Crystal Star. These enemies attack Mario by swooping down at him or turning into one of his partners. Another Duplighost called Lee resides in The Dojo of Toad Town of Paper Mario.


In battle, Duplighosts can attack by using a charging headbutt. Their main tactic is to transform into either Mario or one of his partners (the one he currently has out).

Battle Statistics

Paper Mario Enemy
Duplighost PM.png Max HP 15 Attack 4 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbutt (4), Copy (copies current partner)
Sleep? 60%, -1 Dizzy? 75%, -1 Shock? 75%, 1 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 80%, -1 Fright? 50% Air Lift? 80% Hurricane? 70%
Coins 1 + 2-6 Items Mystery? Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle This is a Duplighost. Duplighosts disguise themselves as members of our party. Max HP: 15, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 0 They love to attack in disguise. It seems like they're generally stronger fighters when they're not disguised, though.