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Slinker in Luigi's Mansion 3
First appearance Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)
Variant of Ghost
Lethal Slinker
Regen Slinker
Thieving Slinker
Warp Slinker
Grabbing Ghost

Slinkers are ghosts in Luigi's Mansion 3. They look similar to Grabbing Ghosts from Luigi's Mansion and Sneakers from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. They act similar to the latter, sometimes scaring Luigi from behind. They can also grab Luigi and hound him, dealing damage to him over time until they are blown away. They are able to use Toad as a shield, as well as suck him into a floor portal. They can also disguise themselves as mummies.

Like Hammers, these ghosts have two tails. Therefore, Luigi and Gooigi can vacuum them together, causing slamming to do double damage. When Gooigi is out, the Slinker will go after the inactive one, which can be used as bait to catch the Slinker off guard when it attacks. Slinkers have 120 HP. They are first encountered in the Thorny Bathroom of the Garden Suites.

The end of the game reveals the Slinkers were being brainwashed by King Boo, as they and the other ghosts quickly regain their senses and become social once the gem from his crown vanishes from Luigi's hands as they were about to attack him. Among the rest of the standard ghosts in the game, Slinkers are seen working with the protagonists to rebuild the fallen hotel through a series of pictures throughout the closing credits.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トリスト
Possibly a portmanteau of「捕り」(tori), a noun form of「捕る」(toru, to capture), and "ghost"
Chinese 獵捕手
Liè bǔshǒu
Dutch Plakker "Paster" or "Sticker"
French Enlaceur Embracer
German Knuddler Cuddler
Italian Stritospettro Phantom Crusher/Strangler
Spanish (NOA) Atrapajoso From "atrapar" (a colloquialism for "to catch") and "pegajoso" (sticky)
Spanish (NOE) Mimouch From "mimar" (to cuddle)