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?

  • Luciano Gianola

    Luigi, Luigi! Oh yeah, oh yeah!

  • CEObrainz

    We haven’t seen Luigi do his Down-B move yet so the Poltergust may be part of it. Other then that, glad to see that he may have a new Final Smash, was hoping they change things up a bit.

    • Alex McCombs

      Yeah, I’m really glad Sakurai changed Luigi’s final smash. Speaking of Down-B moves, I’m hoping they change Mario’s back to how it was in Melee. F.L.U.D.D. just isn’t that great of an “attack” to me.

      • CEObrainz

        It was less of an attack and more of a defensive/gimping move. Whenever someone performed their Up-B move, using the F.L.U.D.D would usually ensure they get KO’d.

        However since the cape does pretty much the same thing, I wouldn’t mind them changing it.

  • Ryan Haney

    I think that is the 5000 model from Dark Moon, because of the green gem.

    • Reece Heather

      Probably, though Nintendo do like to mash elements from different games together (as is the case with Link’s appearance).

  • Soeroah

    The Negative Zone was from Super Paper Mario, where to cut a long story short, Luigi was involved with a dimension where things were wonky and gravity was twisted.

    • Reece Heather

      Huh, I actually played Super Paper Mario but I guess I don’t recall that section of the game. Cool to know!

      Speaking of which, I would love to see Paper Mario appear as a playable Smash fighter.