Garbage Can Ghost

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Garbage Can Ghost
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Variant of Ghost
“A banana-eating ghost who hurls the leftover peels at enemies.”
Gallery, Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)
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Garbage Can Ghosts[1] are large green ghosts from Luigi's Mansion. As their name implies, they look like a trash can. They do not attack directly, but instead munch on a banana, throw the peel on the ground, and then disappear. The bananas deal five points of damage to Luigi and cause him to slip if he touches them. Garbage Can Ghosts have the highest Heart Points of regular ghosts, with 40 HP. While they are being vacuumed, they drop banana peels on the ground behind them, which can potentially interrupt Luigi's vacuuming if he steps on them.

Garbage Can Ghosts also appear in Mario Power Tennis on Luigi's Mansion Court, along with some other varieties of ghosts. They throw banana peels into the court, causing players to slip. They also have a cameo as artworkMedia:MKAGP2 GhostGarbage YoshiPark.png in the Yoshi Park 2 track in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナバーナ
Anagram of Banana
French Fantôme Poubelle Garbage Can Ghost
German Müllkübel-Geist Garbage Can Ghost


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