Ghosts

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For other ghosts, see Ghost (disambiguation).
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Clyde, Inky, Pinky, and Blinky, as they appear in Pac-Man.

Universe Pac-Man
Debut Pac-Man (1980)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Crossy Road (DLC, 2015)
Console of origin Arcade
Species Ghost
Gender Male (Blinky, Inky, Clyde)
Female (Pinky)
Article on Wikipedia Ghosts (Pac-Man)

Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde (赤ベイ, Akabei, ピンキー, Pinky, 青助, Aosuke, and 愚図た, Guzuta), collectively referred to as Ghosts, are recurring enemies in the Pac-Man series. They are red, pink, cyan, and orange respectively.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Ghosts appear in three major capacities in these games.

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

The Ghosts as an Assist Trophy.

When summoned via an Assist Trophy, the Ghosts will wander around the stage trying to make contact with an opponent fighter. They exhibit similar behavior as they did in the original arcade game: Blinky takes the shortest route to nearby enemies, Pinky tries to move in front of them, Inky moves in a random direction away from enemies, and Clyde moves randomly. They deal 10% damage and cannot be shielded.

As a moveset element[edit]

Pac-Man uses the Ghosts for his smash attacks, holding Blinky in front of him for his forward smash, Inky above him for his up smash, and Pinky and Clyde on either side of him for his down smash. The Ghosts are considered to be disjointed hitboxes, and as a result, hitboxes that hit them do not harm Pac-Man himself. Ghosts also appear in two of Pac-Man's taunts. A ghost when turned blue from Pac-Man in the 3DS version sometimes appears in Pac-Man's up taunt, while Blinky and Pinky appear in his down taunt.

As a stage hazard[edit]

The Ghosts in Pac-Maze.

The Ghosts appear as damaging hazards on the Pac-Maze stage. By collecting 100 Pac-Dots, a player can spawn a Power Pellet and therefore make them vulnerable.

Trophy information[edit]

The single and collective Ghosts trophies appear in both versions, while the TURN-TO-BLUE trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the single and collective trophies are part of the PAC-MAN and SUPER PAC-MAN & PAC-LAND Trophy Boxes, respectively.

Name Picture Description
Ghosts (PAC-MAN) PacGhostsTrophyWiiU.png NTSC Each of the four types of ghost in PAC-MAN behaves a bit differently. In Smash Bros., they appear in 8-bit form and move around the stage in their own quirky way, tormenting the fighters. The longer they chase you, the faster they move—and even if you get a Power Pellet and defeat them, they'll be back soon enough!

PAL Each of the four types of ghost in PAC-MAN behaves a bit differently. In this game, they appear in 8-bit form and move around the stage in their own quirky way to torment the fighters. The longer they chase you, the faster they move - and even if you get a Power Pellet and defeat them, they'll be back soon enough!

PAC-MAN (1980)
SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)
Blinky BlinkyTrophyWiiU.png NTSC A red ghost that chases after PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series. The way he incessantly follows PAC-MAN earned him the nickname Shadow. When you get further in the stage, he also gets a terrifying speed boost! In Smash Bros., he appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's side smash.

PAL A red ghost that chases after PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series, noted for the way incessantly follows PAC-MAN. When you get further in the stage, he also gets a speed boost, which can be quite terrifying! In this game, he appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's side smash.

PAC-MAN (1980)
SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)
Inky InkyTrophyWiiU.png NTSC A blue ghost that chases after PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series…sometimes. He's also known as Bashful, since he moves around indecisively depending on whether PAC-MAN is nearby. In Smash Bros., he appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's up smash.

PAL A blue ghost that chases after PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series...some of the time. He has a tendency to move around indecisively depending on whether or not PAC-MAN is nearby. In this game, he appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's up smash.

PAC-MAN (1980)
SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)
Pinky PinkyTrophyWiiU.png NTSC A pink ghost that strategically targets PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series. She's also known as Speedy, as she can anticipate PAC-MAN's moves and get ahead of him quick enough to ambush him. In Smash Bros., she appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's down smash.

PAL A pink ghost that strategically targets PAC-MAN in the PAC-MAN series. She can anticipate PAC-MAN's moves and get ahead of him quick enough to ambush him with a pincer attack. In this game, she appears in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's down smash.

PAC-MAN (1980)
SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)
Clyde ClydeTrophyWiiU.png NTSC An orange ghost that doesn't really chase after PAC-MAN all that much in the PAC-MAN series. Instead, he likes to just wander around, doing his own thing. He's also known as Pokey, and in PAC-LAND he appears as a tough and speedy enemy. In Smash Bros., he shows up in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's down smash.

PAL An orange ghost that doesn't really chase after PAC-MAN all that much in the PAC-MAN series. Instead, he chooses to just wander around, doing his own thing. In PAC-LAND he appears as a tough and speedy enemy. In this game, he shows up in the PAC-MAZE stage and in PAC-MAN's down smash.

PAC-MAN (1980)
SUPER PAC-MAN (1982)
TURN-TO-BLUE ScaredGhostTrophy3DS.png NTSC The colorful ghosts in PAC-MAN generally act as pursuers, chasing down the hero as he searches for food. But feed the hero a Power Pellet, and now it's the ghosts' turn to run! They take on this new form as they run for their ghostly lives. In Smash Bros., these scaredy-ghosts will appear in the PAC-MAZE stage if you grab a Power Pellet.

PAL The colourful ghosts in PAC-MAN usually act as pursuers, chasing down the hero as he goes in search of food. But feed him a Power Pellet, and now it's the ghosts' turn to run! They take on this new form as they flee for their ghostly lives. In this game, too, you can see the ghosts in this form if you grab a Power Pellet in the PAC-MAZE stage.

Origin[edit]

The title screen to Pac-Man gives the names of the ghosts.

The four ghosts have become recurring elements in the Pac-Man series. Their appearance is based off of the 8-bit sprite in the original game. The patterns for moving are also based off of the original Pac-Man, in which Blinky would follow Pac-Man, Pinky would ambush Pac-Man between her and Blinky, Inky would randomly follow Pac-Man or Blinky, and Clyde would choose a random path. While other ghosts have made appearances in subsequent Pac-Man titles, the four introduced in the original arcade title have remained the most iconic, and thus have made the most appearances.


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