Spooky (character)

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Luigi's Mansion
Full name Spooky, the Hungry Guard Dog
Age 4
Biography This creepy canine will sink its chops into any seemingly edible thing in sight.
Room Boneyard
HP 100
Heart quote Woof woof woof!

Spooky, the Hungry Guard Dog is a four-year old bulldog portrait ghost appearing in the game Luigi's Mansion and its remake. It is known to bite any seemingly edible thing in sight. Like the other portrait ghosts, Spooky is released by King Boo after the capture of Boolossus. Its portrait number in Professor E. Gadd's gallery is 13.

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Spooky resides in the Boneyard in the mansion's backyard, where it rests in a doghouse. When Luigi approaches Spooky, the dog spots him and begins to chase him around the Boneyard, attempting to bite him each time after barking. If it does, Spooky will not let go of Luigi until it is shaken off, causing it to flip in the air and whine. After Spooky barks four times, an annoyed Mr. Bones appears. He complains about the noise and then attacks Luigi. Capturing Mr. Bones leaves a bone in the ground. Spooky stops chasing Luigi to lick the bone, causing it to let its guard down. In this state, Spooky is vulnerable and can be vacuumed by the Poltergust 3000. After struggling, Spooky is eventually captured, which causes a vortex leading to the Graveyard to appear in its doghouse.

Physical appearance[edit]

Spooky is a lavender bulldog ghost with only two paws in front and a ghostly tail at the back. It sports tiny, pale blue eyes, a purplish black nose, droopy ears, and four large fangs in its massive lower jaw. It wears a red spiked collar around its neck.


Luigi's Mansion[edit]

Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプーキー
French Spooky, Le Chien de Garde Affamé Spooky, The Hungry guard dog
German Hector, Hungriger Wachhund Hector (a typical dog name), hungry guard dog
Italian Mastigno, affamato cane da guardia Mastigno, hungry guard dog; corruption of "mastino" (mastiff)
Spanish Bruto, el hambriento perro guardián Brute, the Hungry Guard Dog


Portrait of a bulldog resembling Spooky in Luigi's Mansion
The image
  • One of the paintings in the Study is a picture of a bulldog. The picture may represent Spooky when it was alive.
  • Spooky along with the Clockwork Soldiers are the only portrait ghosts in the game that have legs; in its case, however, it is only the front legs, corresponding to the other ghosts' arms.