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A Creeper getting ahold of Luigi from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
First appearance Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion Arcade (2015)
Variant of Ghost
Primordial Goo
Ceiling Surprise

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 A Button 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.


Luigi trapped inside a Creeper

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • Puddle Form
  • Mini Creeper
    • Mini Creeper (Puddle Form)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルクリパ
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
Korean 기이기
From a partial repetition of "기다" (gida, to crawl) with Korean noun-forming suffix "~이" (-i)
Portuguese Pegajoso Sticky
Russian Страшник
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")