Suction Shot

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Luigi using a Suction Shot on a briefcase in Luigi's Mansion 3.
Luigi using the Suction Shot on a suitcase
Luigi utilizing the Suction Shot

The Suction Shot is a move introduced in Luigi's Mansion 3. After Luigi puts on the Poltergust G-00, if the player holds down and releases Y Button, he will shoot out a suction cup with a long string attached, similar to a plunger. If the suction cup sticks to an object, Luigi can use the Poltergust G-00 to yank the string and then press A Button to smash the object onto the ground, similarly to slamming ghosts. This move is especially useful for destroying furniture, pulling weapons away from ghosts, and uncovering hidden gems. After finding all gems, the Suction Shot Type B becomes available and can be turned on or off at any time while in E. Gadd's lab. It is only aesthetic, turning the plunger into a diamond plunger. It can also be used against ghosts, which causes them to get their face stuck in the suction cup. Afterwards, by yanking the string and pressing A Button, it will cause the ghost to get dizzy, allowing Luigi to suck them up much more easily. The Suction Shot can stick to Goobs, Oozers, and Slinkers, but it does not work against Hammers or Trappers.

Prior to Luigi's Mansion 3, the Suction Shot first appeared in Simon and Richter's debut trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where Luigi used it in a futile attempt at defending himself from a pair of mummies, only managing to stun one for a couple of seconds at most upon hitting it in the face before causing it to charge at Luigi full speed. In-game, it functions as his grab, having longer range than Luigi's original grab from past installments.

An unlockable add-on called the Suction Shot Type-C can be unlocked by collecting all the Gems in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キューバンショット
Kyūban Shotto
Suction Cup Shot
German Saugschuss Suction Shot
Spanish (NOA) Ventosa Plunger