Spirit Ball

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Spirit Balls coming out of a translucent door in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Spirit Balls are ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3[1] that were given to Boos from King Boo's power-enhancing bejeweled crown. Their appearance is based on either the hitodama or the will-o'-the-wisp. After Luigi uses the Dark-Light Device on an invisible object to reveal its presence, Spirit Balls fly out, and Luigi must use his Poltergust 5000 or Poltergust G-00[1] to suck them up in order to make the object visible. If he does not suck the Spirit Balls in a certain amount of time, they go back to the object and turn it invisible again. Spirit Balls can hurt Luigi if he touches them, dealing 5 HP of damage.

In Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, in a mission in Gloomy Manor, a Boo is seen producing some Spirit Balls. Unlike other ghosts, they cannot be sent to the Vault and do not appear in the ScareScraper; invisible objects simply get revealed without needing to suck them up.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のろい玉
Curse Ball
Spanish Orbe ectoplasmótico Ectoplasmotic orb
French Nébulosphère Portmanteau of nébuleuse (nebula) and sphère (sphere)
Dutch Bedrogbol Deceit Ball
German Irrlicht Ghost light
Korean 저주구슬
Curse Orb