Captain Fishook

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His face does not look ready for Captain Fishook.”
Nintendo, Luigi’s Mansion 3[1]
Captain Fishook
Captain Fishook.jpg
Floor The Spectral Catch
HP 300

Captain Fishook is the thirteenth boss encountered in Luigi's Mansion 3, who haunts The Spectral Catch and guards both the thirteenth floor's elevator button and the yellow Toad's portrait. He is one of three non-humanoid bosses in the game, the others being Polterkitty and King Boo.


Captain Fishook is a ghostly great white shark wearing an eyepatch which conceals the thirteenth floor's elevator button, his "good eye" being red and pupilless. He has a golden ring on his dorsal fin, his right fin is replaced with a hook-like scythe, and he appears to have a golden tooth.


Captain Fishook appears shortly after embarking on his ship, swimming up on the side behind Luigi. After leaping aboard, he reveals the thirteenth floor elevator button underneath his eyepatch before possessing part of the ship's deck, warping it into a semblance of his own visage.


Captain Fishook possesses the ship's deck.

Fishook starts by possessing the deck of his ship, and at certain intervals he opens his mouth and rushes across the deck to Luigi's position attempting to pull Luigi into his mouth, which causes 5 HP damage at a time. This attack can be avoided by swerving out of the way at the last second, and Fishook goes back to his stationary position. To harm him, Oozers that cannot be sucked up throw powder keg bombs from above (intending to hit Luigi). To force Fishook out of the deck, Luigi must push three powder kegs into his open mouth as he attacks, forcing him out, causing the Oozers to disappear. After being expelled Fishook has two attacks; he will lunge with his hook in some radius around him, this attack is easier to avoid. For his other attack he rises up and then lunges fast with his hook ramming it at Luigi. If the attack is avoided, Fishook will be trapped with the hook in the deck. Luigi needs to specifically time his Strobulb flash so that it affects Fishook's right eye (as his left eye has an eye patch), giving Luigi the chance to attack. Fishook's health will always be reduced by 100 HP, even if it was reduced more than it.

Captain Fishook possesses the ship's quarterdeck.

When his HP is reduced to 100, Fishook will change tactics and possess his ship's quarterdeck (incidentally, where the Toad's portrait is), raising the ship ninety degrees backwards in an effort to drop Luigi into his gaping maw. Luigi must use the Suction Shot on a board with a bullseye icon near the ship's bow to avoid the attack. Once the ship is level once more, the Oozers begin throwing powder keg bombs from above Fishook in groups of four while the boss intermittently opens and closes his mouth; Luigi must fire six powder keg bombs into Fishook's mouth to force him into the open. After taking three hits from the powder kegs, Fishook will tilt the ship again, with the board now moving left and right to make it a harder target.

After being exposed for the final time, Fishook gains an attack where he jets through the deck of the ship trying to bite Luigi; this can be dodged by bursting. Upon defeating him, he will struggle to flee only to be forced in downward as Luigi mimes reeling in a fishing rod. Upon Fishook's defeat, Luigi will obtain the thirteenth elevator button before Polterpup lowers a ladder to the top of the quarterdeck, which Luigi can climb to find a pile of coins and release the yellow Toad from his portrait.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャプテンフッカ
Kyaputen Fukka
"Hooka" is derived by both "hook" and 「フカ」 "fuka", which means "large shark".
Spanish (NOA) Capitán Escualo Captain Sharply
Spanish (NOE) Escualopalo Meaning "Sharplystick"
French Capitaine Dent-de-scie Capitain Sawtooth
Dutch Kapitein Vishaak Captain Fishook
German Käpten Fischhaken Captain Fishook
Italian Capitan Spiritato Captain Possessed/Spirited
Korean 캡틴 후커
Captin Hookeo
Captain Hooker
Chinese 虎卡船長
Hǔkǎ Chuánzhǎng
Same as Japanese


  1. ^ Luigi’s Mansion 3 - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch