Poltergust 5000 (mission)

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Poltergust 5000
The mission Poltergust 5000 from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Greenies having fun in a broken car in the Garage
Location Gloomy Manor
Mission # 1
Game Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
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Poltergust 5000, or A-1, is the first mission in the Gloomy Manor and the very first mission overall in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. It starts with Professor E. Gadd sending Luigi off to recover the Poltergust 5000 in order for Luigi to be equipped for the adventure.


Luigi first obtaining the Poltergust 5000 in Gloomy Manor.
Luigi finding the Poltergust 5000.

Luigi has to walk into the gates of Gloomy Manor into the Front Yard, in which the gates close on Luigi. Luigi first has to try opening the door, which is locked. Next, Luigi should inspect the window. After Luigi goes to the door, a mouse scurries out with a key in its tail. Luigi must catch the key from the mouse, and snatching the key enables him to open the door to the Gloomy Manor. Luigi, now in the Entrance, should then go into the Garage, where the Poltergust 5000 is hidden in there. Professor E. Gadd gives some instructions on using the Poltergust 5000 and asks him to try it out in the Garage. In the garage contains a treasure chest (Luigi has to vacuum a sheet first before accessing the chest) that has a key in it.

The mission Poltergust 5000 from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Vacuuming the shower curtain.

Next, Luigi should go back to the entrance and suck up a carpet that blocks the door to the Mudroom. The key of this room is on top of a ceiling fan; Luigi must spin the fan using the Poltergust 5000 to obtain the key on top of it. The key opens the door to the Guard Hall, adjacent to the entrance. Several spiders come down; Luigi can simply vacuum them or shine the Strobulb to defeat them.

In the Guard Hall, Luigi finds several Greenies causing mischief. They escape into the next room, the Foyer. Luigi must dash through the hallway avoid the weapons used by the suits of armor. Luigi then stumbles into the Foyer, where he witnesses two Greenies pointing the location of the Strobulb; it is on top of a chandelier. To retrieve it, Luigi must go to the second floor, spin the blade using his Poltergust, and then acquire the Strobulb after the chandelier has been lowered. However, if Luigi take too long, the chandelier will rise again.

The Strobulb is required to access the room closed by a switch. Luigi should flash the switch, and it grants him access to the Coatroom. To access the hidden room, Luigi should inspect the toilet. The wall rotates and throws Luigi into a hidden bathroom. Next, Luigi should pull the shower curtain to reveal a Greenie taking a shower; this startles the Greenie. In return, it jumpscares Luigi, and it escapes the other room. When Luigi tries to leave this room, the doors get locked by a gate, and Greenies appear to attack him. After Luigi defeats all the Greenies, the gates lift and Luigi can return to the Foyer. Several more Greenies are found in the foyer; defeating them all completes the mission.


Mission Goal:
Find the Poltergust 5000 in the Garage, and capture some ghosts for E. Gadd.

  • Search the Garage.
  • Capture any nearby ghosts.

Boo location[edit]

  • In the garage, in a hidden wheel near the door.
    • This Boo cannot be captured the first time this mission is played, and can only be captured if this mission is replayed after clearing A-4 where the Dark-Light Device is obtained.


If we're to restore the Dark Moon, we'll need to get you properly equipped. I've got just the device for the job, but I left it in the Gloomy Manor! Mind fetching it for me, sonny?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバキュームをさがせ!
Obakyūmu o sagase!
Looking for the Ghost Vacuum!
Chinese (Simplified) 寻找鬼怪吸尘器!
Xúnzhǎo guǐguài xīchénqì!
Find the ghost vacuum cleaner!
Chinese (Traditional) 找出鬼怪吸塵器!
Zhǎo chū guǐguài xīchénqì!
Find out about the ghost vacuum cleaner!
Dutch De Spookzuiger 5000 The Ghostvacuum 5000
French L'Ectoblast 5000 The Poltergust 5000
German Schreckweg 09/15 Scareaway 09/15
Italian Poltergust 5000 Poltergust 5000
Portuguese (NOE) Sugospectro 5000 Specter-Sucker 5000
Russian Полтергаст-5000
Poltergust 5000
Spanish Succionaentes 5000 Poltergust 5000