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JarvisIcon.png Jarvis
Jarvis in the game Luigi's Mansion.
Full name Jarvis, the Jar Collector (GameCube) / The pot collector (3DS)
Age Unknown
Biography He loves his antique jars so much that he now lives in one. He can hardly contain himself!
Room Ceramics Studio
HP 100
Heart quote "Go back to the woods, boyo!" (Nintendo 3DS version only)
“Whadda ya think o' me jar collection, then?”
Jarvis, Luigi's Mansion

Jarvis, the Jar Collector is an antique jar-collecting portrait ghost of unknown age in the game Luigi's Mansion and its remake. He is a purple ghost with yellow eyes and a rounded mouth and speaks in a stereotypical Scottish accent. Jarvis is said to love jars so much that it is the reason he lives inside one. His portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 12.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi first finds Jarvis in the Ceramics Studio on the third floor of Luigi's Mansion. Although Luigi does not need to capture Jarvis to save Mario, he can earn a Blue Diamond and two Gold Bars if he succeeds in capturing him.

After Luigi examines the area around the far left wall, Jarvis appears from one of the jars and challenges Luigi to a Whac-A-Mole-style game. If Luigi can hit Jarvis with blasts of ice seven times as he warps to different jars around the room, the ghost allows Luigi to fight him. If Luigi fails to hit Jarvis seven times, he gets teleported outside of the Armory.

Angered by losing the game, Jarvis levitates ceramic jars and tosses them at Luigi, dealing five HP damage for every hit. Luigi can counter by sucking up Jarvis with the Poltergust 3000, while trying to not hit the floating jars, otherwise Jarvis will escape the Poltergust's pull.

Physical appearance[edit]

Jarvis is a purple ghost with only a head, a little hair, yellow eyes and big lips.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツボーン
From「壺」(tsubo, vase), shared with a Mario & Wario enemy
French Jarvis, le collectioneur de vases Jarvis, vase collector
German Vasily, Vasensammler Vasily (pun on "vase" and the slavic name "Vasily"), vase collector
Italian Vasilio, collezionista di vasi Vasilio (pun on "vaso", meaning "vase", and "-ilio", a common Italian name ending), vase collector
Spanish Víctor, el coleccionista de vasijas Victor, the Jar Collector


  • Jarvis is very similar to Roger the Potted Ghost, who appeared in the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • Jarvis is the only non-boss portrait ghost whose heart can not be checked at all. If the player tries to scan his heart, nothing occurs. This does not happen in the 3DS version, as Jarvis has a heart quote.
  • Jarvis has an appearance similar to Ty-foos from Super Mario 3D World.
  • In the Japanese version, the description for Jarvis notes that it is a mystery what he uses for a toilet.