- This article is about the ghost enemy in Luigi's Mansion. For the rarer type of ambiance enemy in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, see Mouse.
|First appearance||Luigi's Mansion (2001)|
|Latest appearance||Luigi's Mansion (3DS) (2018)|
Gold Mice (or gold mice), also referred to as golden mice, gold mouse ghosts, or gold ghost mice, are ghostly mice that appear in Luigi's Mansion and its remake. They are similar to the Blue Mice and Purple Mice, but they are more prominent because they release treasure if vacuumed into the Poltergust 3000. In this regard, they are similar to Speedy Spirits, which are also hidden ghosts that release treasure. Like Speedy Spirits, Gold Mice release a variety of treasure, which can include coins, bills, Gold Bars, and even a Stone. Every Gold Mouse releases 30 coins, ten more than what Speedy Spirits release. In the PAL Hidden Mansion, each Gold Mouse drops 30 coins, 20 bills, a Gold Bar, and a Blue Diamond. If defeated with an element, however, Gold Mice do not release any treasure.
In Luigi's Mansion, ten Gold Mice appear throughout the mansion, and they appear in a specific room from either one of two conditions. The five cheese golden mice (or cheese mice) emerge from a hidden piece of cheese if Luigi scans it with the Game Boy Horror, while the five random golden mice (or Random Mice) have a 20 percent chance of appearing in a predetermined room or hallway. When one appears, the "puzzle complete" jingle plays, followed by the mouse squeaking. Luigi must capture a Gold Mouse before it escapes into the wall. However, unlike with Speedy Spirits, Luigi has another opportunity at catching the Gold Mouse if he reenters the location later, as long as the lights are not on.
|Study||Behind the desk||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Green Stone|
|Fortune-teller's Room||Behind Madame Clairvoya's chair||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Blue Stone|
|Dining Room||Under the chair adjacent to Mr. Luggs||30 coins, 15 bills, and two Gold Bars|
|Tea Room||Behind the left table||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Red Stone|
|Safari Room||Between the crates and the armchair||30 coins and 40 bills|
|Hallway (1F)||Spawns near the door to the Fortune-teller's Room||30 coins, 15 bills, and two Gold Bars|
|Kitchen||From the far left of the room||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Green Stone|
|Tea Room||From the left of the room's door||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Red Stone|
|Hallway (2F)||Spawns at the end of the vertical hallway just before the Sparks||30 coins, 10 bills, and a Blue Stone|
|Sealed Room||Spawns next to the fireplace where Luigi falls down from||30 coins and 40 bills|
Names in other languages
|From "gold" + elongation of「耳」(mimi, ear) and also a partial repetition of「鼠」(nezumi, mouse)|
|French||Souris d'or||Gold Mouse|
|Italian||Topo dorato||Golden mouse|
|Spanish (NOE)||Ratón dorado||-|
- Sinfield, George. Luigi's Mansion Player's Guide. Page 95.
- "If you see a gold mouse, you can quickly suck it up with the Poltergust 3000 for an in-game prize." – Luigi’s Mansion Tips & Tricks Guide. Play Nintendo. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 07.
- Nintendo GameCube Collection: 4 Guides for the Price of 1 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 15.
- Bogenn, Tim. BradyGAMES Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. Page 21.
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 78.
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 19.
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 42.