Lantern (Kirby: Canvas Curse)

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In various stages in Kirby: Canvas Curse, the rooms are dark, and Lanterns need to be activated to light them back up again.
This article is about the stage device in Kirby: Canvas Curse. For the item in Kirby Air Ride, see Lantern (Kirby Air Ride).
Quote1.png If Kirby is able to find and touch a lantern on pitch black stages...The entire stage will be lit up for a brief period of time. Quote2.png
— Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 18

A Lantern is a stage device that is present in a select few stages in Kirby: Canvas Curse. The presence of a lantern indicates that the stage has the potential to go dark, hindering the player's ability to see platforms and other elements. Kirby can light up the stage by colliding with a lantern when he finds one, though it will go out after a short while. To activate it, the player must tap it using the Nintendo DS stylus or have Kirby touch it.

Lanterns appear in the Rift Ruin, Dreamy Darkness, and Collapse Castle stages.


  • When activated, the lantern plays a sound effect based on the one used when Fire Kirby lobs a fireball in Kirby Air Ride.