|“||This ghost gives off a nice glow. Wrap him up and use him as a lantern!”|
|— Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn|
Stogues make their only appearance in the Kirby series in this game, where they only appear in the Dark Manor level. Stogues do not attack in the usual sense. They follow Kirby or Prince Fluff if they get too close, and cause them to lose beads if they come into contact. When not following Kirby, Stogues move around in set patterns. They are able to move through walls (but yarn balls made from them cannot), and are made of glow-in-the-dark yarn, lighting up their surrounding area. Yarn balls made from Stogues can be carried or thrown to light up areas around it. Stogues glow forever, but the yarn balls start to go dim after a short while, even when the yarn ball is put on the ground and not carried around.
Stogue's name is a phonetic anagram of "ghost," referencing its appearance.
Its Japanese name, バケオ (Bakeo), is an anagram of a word for ghost in Japanese, おばけ/御化け (obake).