When it came to Final Smashes in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I always found Luigi’s to be the most weird and disappointing. What the heck is the “Negative Zone” supposed to be, anyway? Thankfully, series director Masahiro Sakurai has corrected this in the upcoming Smash 4 and given Luigi the weapon he should have had all along: the Poltergust.
At least, it’s strongly implied that this is part of Luigi’s Final Smash. Sakurai may not have explicitly confirmed it as such in his quote, but that glowing aura around Luigi definitely means he has at least broken the Smash Ball. The small possibility that the vacuum is just part of his standard moveset decreases even further when you consider that most of Luigi’s moves have already been confirmed.
Sakurai shares on Miiverse:
“Luigi might be thinking, “Who would’ve thought I’d get to show off the Poltergust in Super Smash Bros.?!” Wondering if it’s going to suck something in? Yeah, it probably will.”
It seems like it’s a given that Luigi will be able to suck opponents inside the Poltergust, though (if inspired by the 3000 model in the original Luigi’s Mansion) it could also has the potential to spew fire, water and ice — or maybe even Boos?