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LM3 Slinker Screenshot.jpg
First appearance Luigi’s Mansion 3 (2019)
Subject origin Ghost

Slinkers are purple ghosts in Luigi's Mansion 3. They look similar to Ceiling Surprises from Luigi's Mansion and Sneakers from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. They act similar to Sneakers from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and can grab Luigi and hound him, dealing damage to him over time until they are blown away. They are able to use Toads as a shield, as well as suck them into a floor portal. Like Hammers, Luigi and Gooigi can also pull on them together, causing slamming to do double damage. When Gooigi is out, the Slinker will go after the inactive one, which the active one can use as bait to catch the Slinker off guard when it attacks. Slinkers have 120 HP.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トリスト
Trist, probably a portmanteau of "tricky" and "ghost".
French Enlaceur Embracer
Chinese 獵捕手 Hunter