Gold Ghost

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Not to be confused with Golden Goob.
Gold Ghost
Gold Ghost artwork from Luigi's Mansion.
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)
Variant of Ghost
Speedy Spirit
Temper Terror
Bowling Ghost
Purple Puncher
Blue Twirler

Gold Ghosts, also known as jabbers[1] or orange ghosts,[2][3] are ghost enemies debuting in Luigi's Mansion. In the game and its Nintendo 3DS version, Gold Ghosts are the first type of ghost encountered by Luigi. One Gold Ghost is first seen in the Foyer as a foggy cloud carrying a key, which then goes through a door into the Parlor. There, a group of them accost him, leading him to meet Professor E. Gadd. They later appear in the training mode in E. Gadd's hideout, where they chase Luigi but do not attack him, unlike the ones found in the mansion. They reappear countless times throughout the mansion, found in groups of two or more and can be hurt by any element. Three Gold Ghosts (five in the PAL Hidden Mansion) are fought as the first wave of ghosts Vincent Van Gore sends at Luigi. Though Gold Ghosts do not return in any later games of the Luigi's Mansion series, their equivalents in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3 are Greenies and Goobs, repsectively.

Gold Ghosts have only made minor appearances in other games of the Super Mario franchise. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, a Gold Ghost briefly appears in Starbeans Cafe after the player brews the first drink where it scares Luigi, only to be sucked up by Professor E. Gadd upon entering. In Mario Power Tennis and its New Play Control! version, Gold Ghosts are among the ghost species to appear in the Luigi's Mansion Court as well as the minigame Terror Tennis. In Mario Party 8, Gold Ghosts, simply referred to as "ghosts," are obstacles in the minigame Specter Inspector, although they are colored yellow like a Bowling Ghost. In Mario Super Sluggers, Gold Ghosts appear in the unlockable stadium Luigi's Mansion. In Mario Sports Mix, Gold Ghosts make their first appearance as spectators during the sporting events.

Gold Ghosts make a few cameo appearances in crossover games. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a Gold Ghost appears as a part of a trophy of Ghosts from Luigi's Mansion, alongside a Blue Twirler and a Purple Puncher. In the Nintendo Land minigame Luigi's Ghost Mansion, the Mii attacking the other four Mii players wears a Gold Ghost costume.


Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)

  • In-game description: An orange ghost who likes to throw spinning punches.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤプー
Possibly from「や」(ya, a Japanese interjection expressing surprise) and「プー」(, Japanese mimetic word for "poof"); likely related to the noise they make upon spawning
Chinese 普鬼[4]
Pǔ Gǔi
"普" is derived from the Japanese name; "鬼" means "ghost".
French Terreur Dorée Golden Terror
German Gold-Geist Gold Ghost
Italian Fantasma arancione Orange ghost
Korean 야푸
From the Japanese name
Spanish (NOE) Fantasma naranja -


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 13.
  2. ^ Bogenn, Tim. BradyGAMES Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
  3. ^ Nintendo GameCube Collection: 4 Guides for the Price of 1 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 7.
  4. ^ 以「路易吉洋樓」和「海灘」為舞台的「樂高®超級瑪利歐™」新商品,預定於2022年1月1日發售。 Nintendo HK. Retrieved November 9, 2021.