Shadow Ghouls are slightly bigger than Shadow Walkers and are made entirely of Shadow. They have a roughly humanoid shape, however they have no legs, and thus move around by levitating and/or flying. They have long arms and a horned head.
They appear to have two eyes, but often only one can be seen.
- This enemy is one of the few enemies to have concept art.
- It is also one of the few enemies to have an official name.
- Most sprites and the enemy's concept art depict them with only one eye, but a second eye can be seen during the "death" and "attacking" animations.
- Though officially named "Shadow Ghoul", a more accurate name for this enemy would be "Shadow Wraith": ghouls are classically considered to be living corpses or monsters akin to zombies, while wraiths are ghost-like entities, more akin to the legless, floating Shadow creature.