Ghost Guy

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Not to be confused with Boo Guy, Ghoul Guy, or Polterguy.
Ghost Guy
Artwork of a Ghost Guy from Luigi's Mansion.
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS) (2018)
Variant of Shy Guy

Ghost Guys (originally known as masked ghosts,[1][2][3] Maskboos,[4] or simply Shy Guys[5]) are a type of ghost in Luigi's Mansion and its remake. They wear robes of varying colors and eyeless Shy Guy masks. and Ghost Guys are equipped with pitchforks resembling those carried by Beezos. All Ghost Guys have 20 HP. A Ghost Guy's mask falls off when using the Poltergust 3000 on it, revealing two yellow eyes and a small black hole for a mouth set on the hoods that they wear and leaving them vulnerable to a flashlight stun. There are two types between Ghost Guy colors: ones with plain white masks appear in red and green and will pursue Luigi slowly, with the red type jabbing at him and the green type twirling the spear when close enough; this type appears in the Astral Hall. Ghost Guys with red and white masks with drawn on mustaches dance in pairs (pink with purple, yellow with orange, and white with brown) in a circular motion, with one occasionally swinging its spear in a circular motion for the other to duck under. This type is called a Dancing Ghost Guy (originally known as dancing masked ghost[3]). If Luigi captures one in a pair, its partner will pursue him like the red and green types, only spinning the spear to attack. A group of six dancing Ghost Guys appear in the Ball Room, where The Floating Whirlindas appear after Luigi catches them, and another group of six appears on the Roof near a fire. Ghost Guys are more widespread enemies in the PAL version's Hidden Mansion, though Dancing appear slightly less, since the number on the roof has been reduced to two.


Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

  • In-game description (Ghost Guy): "A masked ghost who attacks with a spear."
  • In-game description (Dancing Ghost Guy): "One of a pair of dancing Ghost Guys who attack as they twirl."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイポー
Play on「ヘイホー」(Heihō, "Shy Guy") and「魄」(, "soul"); romanized as "Heypo" in the game's code

French Maskâme
A portmanteau of âme ("soul") and Maskass ("Shy Guy")
Italian Tipo Spettro
Spectre Guy; shared with Phantom Guy
Spanish (NOE) Espíriguy
From espíritu ("spirit") and Shy Guy
Dancing Ghost Guy
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダンス ヘイポー
Dansu Heipō
Dance Ghost Guy

French Maskâme danseur
Dancer Ghost Guy
Italian Tipo Spettro ballerino
Dancer Ghost Guy
Spanish (NOE) Espíriguy bailarín
Dancing Ghost Guy


  • Aside from the colors seen in-game, there are unused models for cyan and blue versions.[6]
  • The noises produced by Ghost Guys, particularly the dancing ones, are recycled as the primary noises for Shy Guys in general in later games.


  1. ^ Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 25.
  2. ^ Cassady, David (March 12, 2002). Nintendo GameCube Collection: 4 Guides for the Price of 1 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3916-6. Page 51.
  3. ^ a b Bogenn, Tim (November 21, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0119-6. Page 19.
  4. ^ Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 46.
  5. ^ Sinfield, George (2001). Luigi's Mansion Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-14-3. Page 85.
  6. ^ TCRF. Luigi's Mansion (GameCube)/Unused Models § Ghost Guys. The Cutting Room Floor (English). Retrieved June 2, 2024.