Luigi’s Mansion 2/Dark Moon Tips, Cheats and Unlockables

Having trouble getting everything in Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon? Wonder how some people have multiple medals next to their names online? Well you’re in the right place, since here’s my list of cheats, tips and unlockables for the game. Hope it helps!

Secret Missions

Capture all the Boos in each of the mansions to unlock the various ‘infestation’ missions. These are basically time trials where you can go wherever you like, and have to capture ghosts that randomly spawn in the rooms of each of the mansions. Here’s how to unlock each:

Gradual Infiltration: Get all the Boos in Gloomy Manor

Hostile Intrusion: Get all Boos in Haunted Towers

Outlandish Interruption: Catch all Boos in the Old Clockworks

Severe Infestation: Capture all Boos in the Secret Mine

Terrifying Invasion: Get all Boos in Treacherous Mansion

Luigi Statues

For these, get all the gems in each mansion to unlock the Luigi statue for that mansion. As per the above, all five mansions have a corresponding statue.

E Gadd Medals

Displayed on the bottom screen during file loading and online, these mark your general progress through the game. Here’s how to unlock all three.

Medal 1: Beat King Boo and complete the story/watch the ending and credits

Medal 2: Get Three Star rankings on all missions

Medal 3: Capture all ghosts and bosses in the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower

ScareScraper/Thrill Tower Options

You also unlock various things by playing through the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower. They are as follows.

The ScareScraper/Thrill Tower itself: Beat the Visual Tricks mission in Gloomy Manor to unlock the ScareScraper/Thrill Tower and to let you play online/with others.

Endless Mode: Complete a 25 floor tower in any mode to unlock the endless version of that mode. Hence beating a 25 floor Hunter mode Tower gets you endless Hunter mode, beating a 25 floor Rush mode tower gets you endless Rush mode, etc.

Surprise Mode: Complete the main storyline, then/also beat at least one run through of each ScareScraper/Thrill Tower mode. So in other words, get through at least five floors of Hunter, Rush and Polterpup mode at minimum.

Surprise Mode also has its own endless variant you unlock by beating 25 floors of it.

Poltergust 5000/Dark Light Upgrades

There are also various upgrades you get to your ghost hunting equipment once you amass a certain amount of cash in the vault. Here’s a list of those:

  1. A Pull Level 2: Get 2000 G (gold)
  2. Dark Light Level 2: Get 4000 G
  3. A Pull Level 3: Get 7000 G
  4. Dark Light Level 3: Get 10000 G
  5. Super Poltergust: Get 20000 G

If you were wondering, the A Pull upgrades let you charge the meter further when capturing ghosts and administer more powerful electric shocks to reel ’em in, the Dark Light upgrades let you use the Dark Light for longer and the Super Poltergust sucks in ghosts more quickly (as in depletes their health faster).

These upgrades do not carry over to multiplayer/The ScareScraper/Thrill Tower, which has its own upgrade method based on each specific run through.

*Warning, Spoilers Ahead!*

King Boo’s Illusion

To open up the final boss battle to replay, beat it during the main story. This technically counts as an ‘unlockable’ since there’s usually no gap between the last Possessor battle and facing King Boo due to the latter managing to ‘hack’ the Pixelator/Pixelshifter.

Once you’ve beaten him though, you can play the final boss and final Possessor missions separately.

How to get Three Stars

This is based on three things (appropriately enough):

  • How much gold/treasure/money you’ve collected in a mission
  • How much damage you’ve taken from enemies and obstacles
  • How quickly you finished the mission/beat the boss

From what I can tell, it works kind of like that old saying where you can either have something cheap, quickly or good and to ‘choose two’. So if you aim for at least two of the things mentioned above, then you’ve got a good chance at getting Three Stars at the end of the mission.

Of course, it’s probably easier to balance all three things out well rather than focus too much on one of them, but I have heard (and seen myself) people going for either max money, a no damage run or a speed run and ending up with Three Stars at the end despite failing miserably in at least one other condition. Still, keep in mind that your best shot at Three Star ranks involves going for at least two of the above factors and doing near perfectly at them.

Well, that’s the list of tips and unlockables for Luigi’s Mansion 2/Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, I hope it helped other people as much as it did me. Additionally, if you have any other cheats/tips/unlockables I should mention or are having trouble with the above, either post a comment or ask about it on Nintendo 3DS Community.

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  1. A lot of peeps are stuck on e-1 I'm gonna help u whot that to beat it u need to

    Complete it under 7:56 u need to capture 13 ghost and u need to collect 1325 money don't lose more than ten Healy on the mission hope this helpped

  2. I solo'd Hunter and Polterpup because they are easy. For Rush, if playing with people you don't know, just get 2 players (because often people like to troll)
    Surprise isn't hard if you beat the other ones.

  3. Question. Is there any way to keep players on the server on the scarescraper because they always leaves on 25 floors on normal polterpup mode

  4. to unlock surprise mode can u play the run through online with other people (after finishing the story mode)?

  5. Getting past Hunter on 10 floors isn't too bad with a bit of practice, I beat 25 floors on that difficulty solo before.

    You're definitely right about Rush mode. However, maybe this guide could help (from GameFAQs)?

    It misses out a lot of stuff included in my Hunter mode guide and Lord Regal's Polterpup mode one, but it does cover Rush mode...

  6. First of all thanks for the links dude. I mostly play hunter and polterpup on hard 10 floors and well rush is just hard doing 10 floors. I'm no good at rush mode most people aren't but hopefully someday someone will make a strategyguide for it.

  7. Which mode are you playing and what difficult setting is it on?

    If you need tips for Hunter Mode, see here:

    If you need tips for Polterpup Mode, see here:

    If you need tips for Rush Mode... god help you since that mode is just difficult in general and I myself can't do well at it.

  8. Play with people who don't have said ghosts, apparently the game gives you ghosts that at least one player hasn't caught yet. At least generally. Doesn't work so well when playing alone, seems to be random there.

    Other than that, my advice is to play a whole lot of 25 floor normal difficulty ScareScrapers, you'll usually find at least one new one among the four random bosses you'll fight there.

  9. I cant beat a 25floor on scare scrapper/thrill tower. 1. It takes to long and you cant take breaks. 2. I mostly have bad players in my team and most people disconect after about 10-15 floors. 3. I'm not a bad player or a master i'm just above average but i cant beat a 25 without a team. any tips?
    Online my name is ψ●CaCTuS●ψ.

  10. Sorry, you don't. Mario isn't playable in this game. Not in multiplayer for these reasons either:

    Only Luigi is playable in Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon.

  11. Blast three ghosts with the Strobulb at once, start sucking them in, charge the meter until its red and press A. You'll likely end up with about 100+ coins in about two seconds.

    If you want levels with high amounts of money, my advice would be either E-2 (Double Trouble), E-3 (A Train to Catch) or E-5 (Paranormal Chaos) since they've usually got at least two gold Greenies to find and a good few thousand coins due to all the ghosts and secrets.

  12. I was just wondering, Is there any good way to get gold quickly (any tips/tricks or levels with high amounts etc...)

  13. Stand next them and press X. It takes a while to revive them (and you are vulnerable to being hit by ghosts in the process), but that's how you revive a fallen player.

  14. i have a question and like when your doing the skyscraper and someone ran out of hearts how do you revive them?

  15. You capture randomly generated ghosts in random rooms as quickly as possible. So in other words, sort of like Hunter Mode in the ScareScraper, except in the actual mansions.