Poltergust 4000

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Poltergust 4000
MKT Icon Poltergust4000.png
The Poltergust 4000 in Mario Kart Tour
Strong stats Speed, Acceleration and Handling
Weak stats Drift and Items
Appearances Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Tour

The Poltergust 4000 is a kart in the Mario Kart series. It resembles an upgraded model of the Poltergust 3000 from Luigi's Mansion. The emblem is located on both sides of the barrel.


Mario Kart DS[edit]

The kart debuts in Mario Kart DS as one of Luigi's karts, being unlocked for Yoshi and Waluigi as well when the player gets gold trophies in all Nitro or Retro Courses in 150cc. It becomes available for everyone else when gold trophies are obtained in every cup in Mirror Mode.

The Poltergust 4000 has good speed, acceleration and handling, average weight, and low drift and items. Its speed is tied with that of the Gold Mantis. The pre-release version of the Poltergust 4000 had Professor E. Gadd's emblem on it, implying that this is one of E. Gadd's inventions.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Poltergust 4000 returns in Mario Kart Tour, where it is classified as a Super kart. It uses the Standard tires from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and offers longer-lasting slipstreams while awarding bonus points for performing one. The game introduces an icy-blue variant, named the Ice-blue Poltergust, which is classified as a High-End kart.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

  • Speed: 7.5/10
  • Acceleration: 8/10
  • Weight: 5/10
  • Handling: 8/10
  • Drift: 3/10
  • Items: 3/10

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill MKT Icon Slipstream.png Slipstream Plus
Favorite courses
(Bonus points ×2)
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion R.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion RT.png
DS Luigi's Mansion R/T
MKT Icon SNES Rainbow Road RT.png
SNES Rainbow Road R/T
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1
Favored courses
(Bonus points ×1.5)
MKT Icon DS Luigi's Mansion T.png
DS Luigi's Mansion T
MKT Icon DS Waluigi Pinball.png
DS Waluigi Pinball
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
MKT Icon Koopa Troopa Beach T.png
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T*
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1R.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1R
MKT Icon Ghost Valley 1RT.png
SNES Ghost Valley 1R/T**
MKT Icon Donut Plains 1RT.png
SNES Donut Plains 1R/T
MKT Icon Choco Island 1R.png
SNES Choco Island 1R
MKT Icon Donut Plains 2T.png
SNES Donut Plains 2T
MKT Icon DK Summit T.png
Wii DK Summit T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "#LuigisMansion3 for #NintendoSwitch is almost here! Before you creep through the game's haunted hotel, take a spin through the Luigi's Mansion course with Luigi and his trusty Poltergust 4000 in #MarioKartTour! "[1]


Mario Kart DS[edit]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバキューム
Spanish (NOA) Succionaentes 4000 The Spanish name for the Poltergust device, followed by 4000
Spanish (NOE) Succionaentes GP The Spanish name for the Poltergust device, followed by the initials for Grand Prix
French Ectoblast 4000 Ectoblast is the French name for the Poltergust.
German Schreckweg 08/25 From Schreckweg 08/16, the German name for the Poltergust 3000
Italian Poltergust 4000 -
Portuguese (NOA) Aspirespectro 4000 From "aspirador" (vaccuum) and "espectro" (specter)
Korean 진공청소기 (Mario Kart DS)
유령싹싹 (Mario Kart Tour)
Vacuum Cleaner



  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (October 30, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 19, 2020.