Dark-Light Device

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Luigi testing the Dark-Light Device in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
“I call it the Dark-Light Device. It's a nifty little doodad able to break illusions, such as objects that have been turned invisible.”
Professor Elvin Gadd, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

The Dark-Light Device (also simply known as Dark-Light or Dark Light[1]) is an add-on to the Poltergust 5000 and the Poltergust G-00 that appears in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3. When in use, Luigi's flashlight emits a rainbow-colored light in the direction he is pointing it.


Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon[edit]

The Dark-Light Device can reveal Polterpup tracks.

Using the Dark-Light Device, Luigi can see objects that are hidden in a manner similar to an ultraviolet lamp. After shining the Dark-Light Device on these objects, Luigi needs to vacuum the Spirit Balls that are revealed to make the object visible again. The Dark-Light Device is also used to reveal Polterpup tracks so Luigi can follow them, Boo trails to follow Boo, and Toads, coins, or gems trapped in paintings.

Luigi is also able to use the Dark-Light Device on ghosts such as Greenies and Sneakers. Sneakers will be revealed when hit by the light, while Greenies will start to taunt Luigi.

The Dark-Light Device has an energy gauge that is a rainbow-colored meter in the top-right corner. This gauge can be upgraded by E. Gadd by collecting treasure and leveling up. In the ScareScraper multiplayer mode, if one Luigi has been cursed, other Luigis can use their Dark-Light Device on him to remove the curse.

In ScareScraper mode, Spirit Balls do not come out of revealed furniture.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

The Dark-Light Device has the same use in Luigi's Mansion 3. It is used by pressing X Button, and can be held indefinitely without overheating. It can also reveal purple Spirit Balls that are possessing furniture once they are stunned.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークライト
Chinese (Simplified) 暗影光线灯
Ànyǐng Guāngxiàn Dēng
Shadow Light Lamp
Chinese (Traditional) 暗光燈
Àn Guāng Dēng
Dim Light Lamp
Dutch Uv-lamp UV-lamp; UV stands for Ultraviolet
(The name is also a joke, because some vacuum cleaners are equipped with UV-light)
French Révéloscope Revealoscope
German Düsterlampe Gloomy Lamp
Italian Arcobaluce Rainbow-light; pun on arcobaleno (rainbow) and luce (light)
Korean 다크라이트
Portuguese Dispositivo de luz negra Black-Light Device
Russian Спектрон
Spanish Desoscurizador Undarkener