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This article is about the ghost from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. For the Toad character from Paper Mario: Color Splash, see Greenie (character).
First appearance Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker (version 1.32, cameo) (2016)
Variant of Ghost
Strong Greenie
Gold Greenie
Spooky Spook
Fright Knight
Blue Pimpernel
Statue Armour Ghost
Gold Ghost
Notable members
Bomb Brothers
Chained Greenie
Paranormal Greenies

Greenies are the first ghosts that Luigi comes across in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The Greenies were originally helping Professor E. Gadd, but when the Dark Moon shattered, they turn against him. Greenies usually appear in groups ranging from 2-5, and have 10 HP. In the ScareScraper, sometimes their HP is more than 10. There is also a gold variant that expels large amounts of treasure when captured.


Luigi's Mansion series[edit]

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon[edit]

Greenies attack Luigi with a short range punch that does 20 damage, similar to Gold Ghosts, and they are able to equip themselves with various objects to fight against Luigi. They can equip themselves with sunglasses to block the Strobulb's effect, which Luigi must vacuum off with the Power Gauge built up. They can also pick up objects (example: Keys, Pumpkins) if left on the floor for a certain amount of time. They also can use a rolling pin and pan lid (or other weapons) to increase their attack range and block the Strobulb's effect. This forces Luigi to remove the equipment or find an opportunity to use the Strobulb. Luigi can also use the Dark-Light Device to reveal them if they are invisible. If used long enough, the Greenie will taunt or lift up the item on its head, allowing Luigi to stun it and capture it.

Greenies are capable of disguising themselves as mummies. Luigi gets around this by leading the mummies into a wall or torch to burn the bandages or to give him a chance to pull them off. They also change up their attacks sometimes. In the Old Clockworks, several Greenies are found creating mini-tornadoes to drag in Luigi and do damage. They also develop a paranormal shield which gives them infinite HP that can be reduced to 10 HP by waiting for the Power Gauge to build up to at least the same power level as the color of the shield, and then pressing A Button.

Strong Greenies powered up by crystals from the Secret Mine appear later in the game, commonly throughout the Treacherous Mansion.

At the end of the game, like all of the other ghosts, they regain sanity and become friendly again as a result of the Dark Moon's restoration.

Luigi's Mansion Arcade[edit]

Greenies appear in Plains in Gloomy Manor from Luigi's Mansion Arcade, where they attack Luigi to damage him. Strong Greenies also appear in this game.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

A Greenie appears as a part of a trophy, alongside a Slammer, Gobber, and Hider, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The trophy can be unlocked at random.

Mario Party 10[edit]

The Greenie placard on the Luigi Board in Mario Party 10

A drawing of a Greenie appears on a placard hanging from a small dead tree in the south-western part of the Luigi Board in Mario Party 10.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Professor E. Gadd costume pose in Super Mario Maker

Three Greenies appear around the playable character when the player presses +Control Pad up while wearing the Professor E. Gadd costume. They do not affect gameplay.


Dark Moon Quest[edit]


Ghost Container description[edit]

NTSC: They like to tinker with things they shouldn't and wield everyday objects as weapons. First, find a way to disarm them, then stun them with your flashlight when the time is right.
PAL: They like to tinker with things they shouldn't and wield everyday objects as weapons. First, find a way to disarm them, then stun them with your torch when the time is right.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon official website[edit]

"They may be the mildest of the spooks you'll encounter, but they can still cause quite a bit of trouble for our intrepid ghost hunter."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルノーマ
Possibly from an anagram of「ノーマル」(nōmaru, normal)
Chinese 嚕普普
Lū Pǔpǔ
Japanese name + a partial repetition of「普通」(pǔtōng, normal)
Dutch Groentje Means "rookie", also a word-play with "groen" (green)
French Sacripon A mixture between "sacripant" (braggart) and "fripon" (rogue)
German Grünling Means "novice", also a word-play with "grün" (green)
Italian Verdino Diminutive of "verde" (green)
Korean 그리니
Transliteration of English name
Portuguese Verdusco From "verde" (green) and possibly "-usco" (alternate form of Spanish augmentative "-sco")
Russian Зеленец
From "зелёный" (zelyonyy, green) with diminutive "-ец" (-ets)
Spanish Verdestro Portmanteau of "verde" (green) and "espectro" (specter)