Gold Mouse

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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.

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Gold Mouse
Gold Mouse captured from Game Boy Horror
A Gold Mouse from Luigi's Mansion
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion (3DS) (2018)
Relatives
“A golden ghost mouse found in hallways and near cheese.”
Gallery, Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)

Gold Mice (or gold mice),[1][2][3] also referred to as golden mice,[4] gold mouse ghosts,[5] or gold ghost mice,[6] 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.

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[7] (or cheese mice)[8] emerge from a hidden piece of cheese if Luigi scans it with the Game Boy Horror, while the five random golden mice[7] (or Random Mice)[9] 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.

Locations[edit]

Cheese

Room Cheese location Treasure
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

Room/Hallway

Room Location Treasure
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[edit]

Gold Mouse[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドミミー
Gōrudo Mimī
ゴルミミー[10]
Goru Mimī
From "gold" +「耳」(mimi, "ear") or partial repetition of「ネズミ」(nezumi, "mouse")

Likely derived from「ゴールド ミミー」(Gōrudo Mimī, "Gold Mouse")

French Souris d'or
Gold mouse
German Goldmaus
Gold Mouse
Italian Topo dorato
Topo fantasma dorato
Golden mouse
Gold ghost mouse
Spanish Ratón dorado
Gold mouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TIP Before you leave, vacuum the web near the Lab door. Flash the gold mice as they appear to earn a nice pile of treasure!" – von Esmarch, Nick (March 24, 2013). Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games. ISBN 978-0-307-89554-7. Page 25.
  2. ^ Sinfield, George (2001). Luigi's Mansion Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-14-3. Page 95.
  3. ^ "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 (American English). Retrieved June 2, 2024.
  4. ^ Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 7.
  5. ^ 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 15.
  6. ^ Bogenn, Tim (November 21, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0119-6. Page 21.
  7. ^ a b Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 78.
  8. ^ Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 19.
  9. ^ Loe, Casey (November 19, 2001). Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-00-8. Page 42.
  10. ^ Shogakukan staff (25 Apr. 2013). 『ルイージマンション 2: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan. ISBN 978-4-09-106520-9. Page 176.