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First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Variant of Purple Puncher
Temper Terror
Blue Blaze
“A Purple Puncher with the Ice Element. Vulnerable to fire.”
Gallery, Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)

Flashes[1] are normal elemental ghosts and a type of Purple Puncher found in Luigi's Mansion. Ice protects their hearts, so Luigi must melt them through capturing a Fire Elemental Ghost and spewing fire. Then, the Flash will become vulnerable to the Poltergust 3000. The Flash appears only in the Hidden Room, Kitchen and Roof, although two of them are encountered in the Butler's Room during the blackout along with two Gold Ghosts. The Flashes first appeared in the Hidden Room in all except three chests.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスマプー
Aisu Mapū
Ice Mapoo
French Cogneur Givré Frosted Puncher


  1. ^ Sinfield, George. Luigi's Mansion Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 85.