Poltergust G-00

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This article is about the Poltergust model from Luigi's Mansion 3. For the kart in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, see Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit § Karts.
Poltergust G-00
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First appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Latest appearance Luigi’s Mansion 3 (2019)

The Poltergust G-00 is the Poltergust model used by Luigi in Luigi's Mansion 3 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its name appears to be a pun on "goo," referring to Gooigi, who is stored inside the device.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Poltergust G-00 was teased in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's August 8 Nintendo Direct, specifically in Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont's reveal trailer, where Luigi was shown using its Strobulb and Suction Shot. Luigi uses the Suction Shot's plungers in an attempt to ward off a mummy horde in Dracula's Castle, but his efforts fail.

Later in the November 1 Nintendo Direct, the Poltergust G-00 was officially confirmed as a moveset element for Luigi, replacing his previous grab and throws. For his grab, Luigi uses the Suction Shot from the Poltergust G-00; as a result, it has much more range than Luigi's previous grab, and it also grants him a grab aerial. Luigi's up throw directly involves the Poltergust G-00, as he uses it to eject opponents at a high upward distance. His forward and back throws were also given new animations to fit his new grab, as he now slams the opponent with the Poltergust G-00 during both these throws. Lastly, his Final Smash now utilizes the Poltergust G-00, with it replacing the Poltergust 5000 function-wise from the previous game.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

The Poltergust G-00 debuts in a Super Mario franchise game with its appearance in Luigi's Mansion 3, being used by Luigi. The Poltergust G-00 uses the Strobulb equipment from previous Luigi's Mansion games, the Dark-Light Device from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and has the aforementioned ability to fire grabable toilet plungers with the Suction Shot. With the Burst function, the Poltergust G-00 creates a shockwave that can blow away enemies, and allow Luigi to jump with it. Similarly to what it does as Luigi's forward and back throws in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Poltergust G-00 can slam ghosts on the ground or into each other. The glass cylinder in the back also serves as a storage tank for Gooigi. The Power Gauge is retained, but instead of a level-type gauge, the gauge is in a circular form, and if the player presses A Button when the gauge is fully charged, the Slam function can be carried out. The Slam is a new function that slams ghosts to the ground to lower their HP. If there is another ghost in close vicinity to the ghost being slammed, and if that ghost gets hit, the ghost's HP will lower.

An aesthetic unlockable replacement called the Poltergust Type-G can be unlocked by completing all Achievements in the game. The Suction Shot can also be upgraded with the unlockable Suction Shot Type-C.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Although the Poltergust G-00 does not appear in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, a kart that is based on it appears in the game.


Play Nintendo[edit]

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 Trivia Quiz: "Professor E. Gadd gives Luigi the upgraded Poltergust G-00, which sports new functions like Slam, Burst, and Suction Shot."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバキューム
From「お化け」(obake, ghost) and "vacuum"; shared with the other main Poltergust models
Chinese (Simplified) 鬼怪吸尘器
Guǐguài Xīchénqì
Ghost vacuum cleaner
Chinese (Traditional) 鬼怪吸塵器
Guǐguài Xīchénqì
Ghost vacuum cleaner
Dutch Spookzuiger G-00 "Spookzuiger" is a portmanteau of "spook" (ghost) and "stofzuiger" (vacuum), and "G-00" refers to Gooigi
French Ectoblast G-LU Pun on "ectoplasme" (ectoplasm) and Gluigi, the French name of Gooigi
German Schreckweg FL-U "Fright away" and "Fluigi", the German name of Gooigi
Italian Poltergust G-0M G-0M" stands for "G-00 Migliorato" (Improved G-00), and is a pun on the word "gomma" (rubber) which references to "Gommiluigi", Gooigi's Italian name.
Korean 유령싹싹
From "유령" (yuryeong, ghost) and "싹싹" (ssak-ssak, onomatopoeia for sweeping); same as the Poltergust 5000.
Spanish (NOA) Succionaentes GO-1000
Succionaentes G0M-1L (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Pun of "succionar" (vacuum) and "ente" (ghost or spirit) and "GO-1000" is a pun on the word "goma" or "gominola" (gum) and "Gomil", which references "Gomiluigi", Gooigi's Spanish name. "1000" in Spanish is pronounced "mil", creating the pun "go-mil", as in "Gomi L", short for "Gomiluigi".
From the European Spanish name.
Spanish (NOE) Succionaentes G0M-1L Pun on "succionar" (vacuum) and "ente" (ghost or spirit) and "G0M-1L" is a pun on "Gomi L" written in leetspeak, which is short for "Gomiluigi", Gooigi's Spanish name.