Luigi’s Mansion 2: The Ultimate Guide

Hey there, ghost hunters! If you’re ready to dive into the spooky and fun-filled world of Luigi’s Mansion 2 (also known as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon), you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a seasoned ghostbuster or a newbie, this guide will help you navigate through the haunted mansions and capture those pesky ghosts. Let’s get started!

Overview of Luigi’s Mansion 2

Luigi’s Mansion 2 is an action-adventure game developed by Next Level Games and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS. In this sequel to the original Luigi’s Mansion, our timid hero Luigi is once again tasked with capturing ghosts using his trusty Poltergust 5000 vacuum cleaner. This time, he must recover pieces of the Dark Moon to restore peace to Evershade Valley.

Getting Started

Know Your Equipment

  • Poltergust 5000: Your main tool for capturing ghosts. Use it to suck up ghosts, interact with objects, and solve puzzles.
  • Strobulb: A powerful flashlight upgrade that stuns ghosts, making them easier to capture.
  • Dark-Light Device: Reveals hidden objects and ghosts that are invisible to the naked eye.

Understanding the Controls

  • Circle Pad: Move Luigi around.
  • A Button: Interact with objects.
  • R Button: Activate the Poltergust 5000 to suck.
  • L Button: Blow air with the Poltergust 5000.
  • X Button: Use the Strobulb.
  • B Button: Use the Dark-Light Device.

Tips for Capturing Ghosts

1. Stun First, Then Suck

Always use the Strobulb to stun ghosts before attempting to capture them. Charging the Strobulb for a moment before releasing it will create a stronger flash, which can stun multiple ghosts at once.

2. Keep Moving

Ghosts can sneak up on you if you stay in one place for too long. Keep Luigi moving to avoid being ambushed.

3. Use the Environment

Look for environmental clues and use the Poltergust 5000 to manipulate objects. Sometimes, you’ll need to pull on drapes, spin fans, or move furniture to reveal hidden ghosts or paths.

4. Upgrade Your Gear

Collect gold and treasure throughout the mansions to upgrade your Poltergust 5000, Strobulb, and Dark-Light Device. Upgrades can make capturing ghosts easier and more efficient.

Exploring the Mansions

1. Gloomy Manor

The first mansion you’ll explore. It’s a great place to get familiar with your equipment and basic ghost-hunting tactics. Look out for hidden rooms and treasure.

2. Haunted Towers

A mansion filled with plants and water-based puzzles. Use the Poltergust 5000 to water plants and interact with the environment to solve puzzles and capture plant-themed ghosts.

3. Old Clockworks

A dusty, clock-themed mansion with lots of mechanical puzzles. Pay attention to gears and mechanisms that you can interact with to progress.

4. Secret Mine

A chilly, ice-themed mansion. Use the Poltergust 5000 to manipulate ice and snow. Watch out for slippery floors and icy ghosts.

5. Treacherous Mansion

The final mansion with the most challenging puzzles and ghosts. Make sure your equipment is fully upgraded and you’re ready for tough battles.

Boss Battles

1. Study Their Patterns

Each boss ghost has unique patterns and weaknesses. Study their movements and attacks to figure out when and how to strike.

2. Use the Environment

Boss arenas often have environmental elements you can use to your advantage. Look for clues and interact with objects to weaken the boss or protect yourself.

3. Be Patient

Boss fights can be tough. Take your time, avoid unnecessary damage, and wait for the right moments to attack.

Multiplayer Mode: ScareScraper

Don’t forget to check out the multiplayer mode, ScareScraper, where you can team up with friends or other players online to capture ghosts and clear floors in a haunted skyscraper. Communication and teamwork are key to success in this mode.


Luigi’s Mansion 2 offers a delightful mix of spooky fun and challenging puzzles. By familiarizing yourself with your equipment, exploring each mansion thoroughly, and using strategy in ghost encounters, you’ll be well on your way to restoring the Dark Moon and bringing peace back to Evershade Valley.

Happy ghost hunting!

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