Ghost (Luigi's Mansion series)

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Ghosts artwork for Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS.
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)

The ghosts are species from the Luigi's Mansion series and are the series' main enemies.


Ghosts first appear in Luigi's Mansion. The ones in this game are created by the ghost artist Vincent Van Gore after King Boo releases him from his portrait, along with the other portrait ghosts. Ghosts never appear in the direction Luigi is looking, which E. Gadd also mentions. Sucking up more than one ghost at a time will always give a heart, with the exception of Mr. Bones and the Garbage Can Ghost.

Different types of ghosts appear in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, the sequel to Luigi's Mansion, and inhabit Evershade Valley. These ghosts are friendly, due the influence of the Dark Moon, and help Professor E. Gadd with his paranormal research. However, when King Boo destroys the Dark Moon, the ghosts turn against E. Gadd and go on a rampage, under King Boo's command. Luigi once again comes up behind them, catching them, defeats King Boo, and repairs the Dark Moon, making them friendly yet again.

In Luigi's Mansion 3, another set of different ghosts appear as Hellen Gravely's and King Boo's minions. They were part of E. Gadd's collection of ghosts along with King Boo before he was tricked by Hellen into coming to her hotel, trapping him and freeing them and King Boo. They initially are disguised as human employees of the Last Resort hotel when Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach, and three Toads arrive, although after all but Luigi were captured, they stopped using the disguises. Luigi ultimately recaptured them. After the Last Resort Hotel was destroyed, the ghosts escaped from the containment field and were about to attack Luigi, only for King Boo's gem to mysteriously vanish and cause the ghosts to regain their senses, also being distraught over the destruction of the Last Resort before E. Gadd offered to help them rebuild. After the repairs were done, E. Gadd and the ghosts bade the guests farewell.

List of ghosts[edit]

Some species of ghosts found in Luigi's Mansion.
Some species of ghosts found in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Ghosts from Luigi's Mansion (top) and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (bottom).

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon[edit]

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "There are several types of normal ghost, each with a different shape and size. They are not abnormally difficult to capture, because they're, well, normal. There are also slightly special elemental ghosts, but you'll have to see page 15 for more information about them."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Ghosts BrawlTrophy188.png GCN Luigi's Mansion Ghost variations that appeared throughout Luigi's Mansion. They don't have the special power required to manifest any truly unusual ghostly phenomena, so they rely on such pedestrian physical methods as punching Luigi to frighten him. There are also some rare varieties that are very rich and drop a lot of coins.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Ghosts (Luigi's Mansion 2)
GhostsTrophy3DS.png Despite Luigi's crippling fear of...well, everything, Professor E. Gadd ropes him into taking care of some unruly ghosts. Here we have four types: the small green ones are Greenies, the angry-looking red ones are Slammers, the thin blue ones are Hiders, and the big yellow ones are Gobbers. What appropriate names!
Polterpup PolterpupTrophy3DS.png If you combine a puppy and a ghost, you'll get a cute little Polterpup. They seem to enjoy causing no end of trouble, but I couldn't tell you if they're enemies or just really mischievous. This big guy's a lot bigger than normal—hopefully he just wants to be friends? The little guy...or girl - who can tell - is always finding ways to cause mischief, but it's not clear whether he's your friend, your foe, or just a crazy critter who can't decide one way or the other. Still, as much of a handful as this pup can be, he's nothing compared to Big Polterpups!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in Description
Ghosts (Luigi's Mansion) Ghosts' trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GCN Luigi's Mansion (11/2001) These mischievous ghosts haunt an old, old mansion. Suck them all up with your Poltergust 3000, but watch out for their attacks while you do! The gold ones' short punches might not be too hard to dodge, but the pink ones have much greater reach. The blue ones will smack the floor to hit you with shock waves!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバケ[1]
Chinese (Simplified) 鬼魂 (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
鬼怪 (Luigi's Mansion 3 and WarioWare: Get It Together!)
Chinese (Traditional) 鬼怪