|First appearance||Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Luigi's Mansion Arcade (2015)|
Creepers are gooey, gelatinous ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. They have infinite HP because their defense is their attachment to the floor; simply pulling in the opposite direction cannot defeat them, so the player must charge up the Power Gauge and press to unleash a Power Surge and pull them off the ground.
When Creepers are first encountered, they appear as large purple puddles. When fully revealed, they are purple beings with white eyes and always-smiling mouths with tiny upper and lower fangs, two arms, and a puddle underneath them.
Creepers can turn into puddles, making them invincible. Once the Dark-Light is shone on them or if the Poltergust 5000 vacuums them long enough, they reveal themselves. If Luigi walks over them when they are in puddle form, they rise up, imprison him in their bodies and punch him, causing damage. They can also split into smaller versions of themselves. Once smaller, they can be sucked up without a power surge. In the main story, Creepers can hang from ceilings and drop on Luigi if he walks underneath them.
In ScareScraper, if a normal Creeper is summoned by a boss Creeper attack, and Luigi frees himself from it, it will disappear instead of breaking into smaller ones. They additionally make different sound effects than Dark Moon Quest.
Ghost Container description
American English: These gooey ghosts just love to cuddle, and they'll never want to let you go. But after the Dark Moon broke apart, they forgot about the cuddling part. Watch out for them on floors and ceilings!
British English: These gooey ghosts love to cuddle and hold you tight. But when the Dark Moon broke apart, they forgot about the cuddling part. Watch out for them above and below!
Dark Moon Quest
- Puddle Form
- Mini Creeper
- Mini Creeper (Puddle Form)
Names in other languages
|From「ルノーマ」(Runōma, Greenie) and "creeper"|
|Dutch||Slijmbal||Slimeball; it is also a wordplay, as a "slijmbal" refers to a person who bribes people with compliments|
|French||Podekoll||Modified orthography of "pot de colle" (an expression meaning "a clingy person")|
|German||Kriecher||Crawler or Creeper|
|Italian||Stritolatore||Crusher or Grinder|
|From a partial repetition of "기다" (gida, to crawl) with Korean noun-forming suffix "~이" (-i)|
|Diminutive of "страшный" (strashnyj, scary)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Viscosillo||From "viscoso" (gooey) with diminutive "-illo"|
|Spanish (NOE)||Visculio||From "viscoso" (gooey) and possibly the masculine form of "-uli" (infected form of Latin diminutive "-ulus")|