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This article is about the Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3 enemy. For the mice from the first Luigi's Mansion, see Blue Mouse, Purple Mouse, and Gold Mouse. For the enemy from Wario World, see Mouse (Wario World).
Artwork of a mouse from Luigi's Mansion 3
Artwork from Luigi's Mansion 3
First appearance Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)

Mice[1] are ambient enemies found in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3. They flee when Luigi shines the light on him, but they do five HP of damage to Luigi if stepped on. Mice are usually found near mouseholes, where they are generated. They are defeated either when Luigi uses the Poltergust 5000 to suck them in or by shining a Strobulb on them. When a Strobulb is shined on them, they can drop a coin, a heart, or nothing. Gold mice[2] are rarer than regular mice and disappear after an amount of time. When the Strobulb is used on them, they drop a Gold Bar.

One mouse plays a role at the beginning of the game. When Luigi first visits the Gloomy Manor, he is unable to open the door since it is locked. A mouse scurries out of the mousehole, holding a key on its tail. Only after Luigi retrieves the key is he able to access the Gloomy Manor. Later, a mouse in the Haunted Towers holds one of the 13 emeralds in the Seedling Laboratory.

Mice and gold mice reappear in Luigi's Mansion 3 as enemies, acting as they did in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. After Luigi defeats Chef Soulfflé, several mice steal the elevator button released from him, prompting Luigi to chase them around the Mezzanine to retrieve the button.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミミー[3]
Comes from「耳」(mimi, ear) or a partial repetition of「」(nezumi, rat); shared with the ghost mice in Luigi's Mansion

Chinese 米米鼠[citation needed]
Mǐ mǐ shǔ
Japanese name +「鼠」(shǔ, mouse)

French Souris[citation needed]
German Maus[citation needed]
Italian Topo[citation needed]
Spanish Ratón[citation needed]

Gold mouse[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴルミミー[3]
Goru Mimī
Likely derived from「ゴールド ミミー」(Gōrudo Mimī, Gold Mouse)


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 15. "Move back to the right to find a mouse with a Key wrapped in its tail. After Luigi recovers, follow the mouse down the steps and chase it around the Front Yard. The mouse tries hard to evade you, but you have a slight speed advantage. Catch the mouse to collect the Key, then climb back up the steps and unlock the front doors."
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 25. "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!"
  3. ^ a b 「任天堂公式ガイドブック ルイージマンション2」 (Nintendō Kōshiki Guidebook Luigi's Mansion 2).