|First appearance||Luigi's Mansion (2001)|
|Latest appearance||WarioWare: Get It Together! (2021)|
Purple Punchers, also known as Pink Mapu or bashers, are the second species of normal ghosts Luigi encounters in Luigi's Mansion. As the name implies, these ghosts try to damage Luigi by giving a left or right hook to him; ten HP is lost for each successful uppercut punch. Luigi can stun Purple Punchers with his flashlight, and then suck them in with his Poltergust 3000. They can also be hurt by any of the three elements. In an earlier version of the game, Purple Punchers had 30 HP each. However, this was changed to 20 in the final version for unknown reasons. This pre-release screenshot can be seen on page 19 of the Luigi's Mansion instruction booklet.
Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)
- In-game description: "A swift pink ghost who uses uppercuts to hurt foes."
Names in other languages
|Possibly from "magenta" and「プー」(pū, Japanese onomatopoeic word meaning "poof"); likely related to the noise they make upon spawning|
|French||Cogneur Mauve||Purple Puncher|
|Italian||Spaccone viola||Purple Slammer|
|Spanish||Golpeador Púrpura||Purple Puncher|
- Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 16.
- Luigi's Mansion instruction booklet, page 19.
|Mario Sports Mix|
|Playable characters||All-around||Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Ninja • Mii|
|Technical||Princess Peach • Princess Daisy • Waluigi • White Mage|
|Powerful||Wario • Donkey Kong • Bowser|
|Speedy||Diddy Kong • Bowser Jr. • Toad|
|Tricky||Black Mage • Slime • Moogle • Cactuar|
|Non-playable characters||Behemoth • Behemoth King • Birdo • Blue Yoshi • Boo • Dry Bones • Gold Ghost • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Monty Mole • Penguin • Pianta • Purple Puncher • Red Yoshi • Shy Guy|
|Courts||Mario Stadium • Koopa Troopa Beach • Peach's Castle • DK Dock • Toad Park • Luigi's Mansion • Western Junction • Daisy Garden • Wario Factory • Bowser Jr. Blvd. • Bowser's Castle • Waluigi Pinball • Ghoulish Galleon • Star Ship • Sherbet Sea • Rowdy Raft • Fire Mountain|
|Items||Banana Peel • Bob-omb • Coin • Green Shell • Mini Mushroom • Red Shell • Super Star|
|Party games||Feed Petey • Harmony Hustle • Bob-omb Dodge • Smash Skate|
|Further info||Image gallery • Pre-release and unused content • Glitches • Media • Staff|