Spirit Ball

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Spirit Balls coming out of a translucent door in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Blue Spirit Balls in The Spectral Catch
Spirit Balls that can turn objects invisible.
Magenta Spirit Balls in the Twisted Suites
Spirit Balls that can possess objects.
“This is a Spirit Ball, a paranormal specimen with the ability to cause illusions.”
Professor E. Gadd, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Spirit Balls are ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion 3 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. They have powers to hide one specific object, making it invisible and intangible, though it is still visible in mirrors. After Luigi uses the Dark-Light Device on an invisible object to reveal its presence, Spirit Balls are forced out, and Luigi must use his Poltergust 5000 or Poltergust G-00 to suck them up. The object glows purple and is unable to be interacted with until the Balls are sucked with the Poltergust. 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.

Luigi's Mansion 3 introduces a magenta variant of Spirit Balls. These Spirit Balls bring whatever objects they interact with to life, such as bins and chests. Like with the blue Spirit Balls, Luigi must use the Dark-Light Device to force the Spirit Balls out and suck them into the Poltergust G-00, turning the object back to normal.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のろい玉
Curse Ball
Dutch Bedrogbol Deceit Ball
French Nébulosphère Portmanteau of nébuleuse (nebula) and sphère (sphere)
German Irrlicht Ghost light
Italian Sfera spiritata Spirit sphere
Korean 저주구슬
Curse Orb
Portuguese Bola Espiritual Spiritual Ball
Spanish Orbe ectoplásmico Ectoplasmic orb