- Not to be confused with Golden Goob.
|First appearance||Luigi's Mansion (2001)|
|Latest appearance||WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)|
Gold Ghosts, also known as jabbers or orange ghosts, 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
|Possibly from「や」(ya, a Japanese interjection expressing surprise) and「プー」(pū, Japanese mimetic word for "poof"); likely related to the noise they make upon spawning|
|"普" is derived from the Japanese name; "鬼" means "ghost".|
|French||Terreur Dorée||Golden Terror|
|Italian||Fantasma arancione||Orange ghost|
|From the Japanese name|
|Spanish (NOE)||Fantasma naranja||-|
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 13.
- Bogenn, Tim. BradyGAMES Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. Page 18.
- Nintendo GameCube Collection: 4 Guides for the Price of 1 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 7.
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|Non-playable characters||Behemoth • Behemoth King • Birdo • Blue Yoshi • Boo • Dry Bones • Gold Ghost • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Monty Mole • Penguin • Pianta • Purple Puncher • Red Yoshi • Shy Guy|
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|Objects||? Block • Automated elevator • Barrel • Bee • Brick Block • Conveyor belt • Gear Crank • Girder • Goal Flag • Goal Gate • Hole • Ladder • Lever • Metallic slide • Moving Rail • Moving Floor • Moving Platform • Mud • Number Flag • Passage • Prize • Roller • Slow Motion Bubble • Spike • Suit of armor • Warp gate • Yoshi Cart|
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