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Clem concept art
Floor Boilerworks
HP 350

Clem is the tenth boss encountered in Luigi's Mansion 3. He is a mechanic ghost living in the Boilerworks who holds the Tomb Suites' elevator button.


Clem is a purple ghost with blond hair with a bald spot, yellow pupilless eyes, a single tooth, a small scratchy patch of facial hair on his chin, and a gravelly redneck-style voice. He wears a white and blue cap, blue overalls with a pocket and a single hole for his tail, a white undershirt, and green gloves.


Clem in Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi initially encounters Clem while the latter is napping. However, before Luigi can sneak away, he accidentally steps on a rubber ducky, causing Clem to stir, and then activate a pipe to spray Luigi as a prank before fleeing, forcing Luigi to stop the release of water.

Soon, Luigi encounters Clem again at the top of the Waterworks, witnessing Clem pull a switch, flooding the Waterworks. As Luigi watches the room flood, Clem scares Luigi by surprise, causing him to fall into the water and almost drown, only for Polterpup to save him. Luigi is forced to take a detour through the sewers in order to find a way to drain the Waterworks.

He later encounters him in a large reservoir, where Luigi again attempts to avoid waking him, only to end up stepping on a rubber ducky yet again, waking him. Clem gets irritated, but then gets the idea to fill the reservoir. However, after Luigi gets into an inner tube shaped like a duck, and saves himself, he decides to confront Luigi personally.


Clem will attack the player with a paper fan as well as launch mines.

The player needs to manipulate Clem into spinning himself in circles with his fan, then suck his inner tube and launch it into one of the sides of the reservoir, causing it to deflate. Afterwards, the player needs to disembark and approach his prone body. If he regains consciousness, he will be busy putting on another inner tube, requiring the player to flash him as he is busy and then try to suck him in (though it is preferable to use Gooigi and have him suck Clem in while Luigi stays inside the pool). Upon being defeated, Clem will struggle to free himself before being sucked in, humorously releasing several rubber duckies in addition to the Tomb Suites' elevator button which falls into the pool, requiring Luigi to drain the reservoir to get the button.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モップラー
Derived from English word "mop" and possibly the name "Doppler"
Chinese 莫布拿
Transliterated from the Japanese name; also「布」means "cloth", which is trying to make a pun on「墩布」(dūnbù, mop)
Dutch Serge C. Pun on "conciërge" (concierge)
French (NOA) Serge le concierge Serge the caretaker
French (NOE) Lucien le gardien Lucien the caretaker. Incidentally, the name Lucien comes from the Latin word "lux" (light) putting it in contrast with the darkness of the subterranean boilerworks area. "Lucien" is also an old-fashioned name, usually associated with French rural areas
German Karl Klempke From "klempner" (German colloquial word for "plumber")
Italian Brugolo The word "brugola" (hex key) transformed into the name
Korean 모프라
Same as Japanese
Spanish (NOA) Lucio
Spanish (NOE) Tuberio Play on "tubería" (pipe) and the name "Tiberio"


  • If the player is far away enough from him during his battle, Clem will usually fall asleep.
  • If the player fires the Suction Shot at him, he’ll swat it away with his fan.