Slim Bankshot, the Lonely Poolshark is a portrait ghost in Luigi's Mansion. He is found playing 3-Ball in the Billiards Room of Luigi's Mansion. According to his biography, he was a legend in the competitive pool circuit, despite the fact that he never played a living soul. His name is based on the billiards term "bankshot" (or "bank shot"), in which the player hits the cue ball against a railing before striking another ball into a pocket. Capturing Slim Bankshot is optional in the original game, but required in the Hidden Mansion of the 3DS remake, due to Mario's Shoe being relocated to the Billiards Room. His portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 17.
When Luigi first encounters Slim Bankshot in the Billiards Room, the ghost is playing 3-Ball, shooting billiard balls with his cue stick. Slim hits the balls so hard that they fly off the table and bounce around the room, taking away 5 HP each time they hit Luigi. Every time they are hit, Slim travels around the pool table once before hitting the balls again. To make Bankshot vulnerable, Luigi has to suck up one of the flying billiard balls with the Poltergust 3000. The ball will then get stuck at the end of the vacuum, allowing Luigi to shoot the ball like a projectile at Slim Bankshot. As the balls hit Slim, he appears more and more fatigued when attempting to make a shot. After being hit three times, Slim will become limp and vulnerable and Luigi can capture the ghost with the Poltergust. If Bankshot manages to break free from Luigi's hold, he will return to shooting pool and Luigi must repeat the process.
After Luigi captures Slim Bankshot, a treasure chest appears which contains a Blue Diamond and two Gold Bars, along with other minor treasures. In the Hidden Mansion of the 3DS remake, Mario's Shoe is found inside instead.
Slim has teal skin, glowing yellow eyes, and dark violet hair with a cowlick. His head is spherical, and he has a slender build. He wears a grey diamond-patterned vest over a white shirt with both sleeves rolled up. On his right hand, he has a gold ring with a red jewel.
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