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Red Shell
Red Shell
  • First Appearance
Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams (2009)
  • Latest Appearance
Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!! (2012)

Red Shells are a red variety of Koopa shells that act like Green Shells, but when thrown near an enemy, they will aim directly at them, unlike their green counterparts, which go in straight directions. Also, when holding onto one underwater, Luigi will get a boost that is slightly bigger than that of a Green Shell. Like Green Shells, Red Shells can break open treasure chests.


Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted DreamsEdit

Red Shells are used as weapons that are capable of defeating certain enemies. Luigi can throw the Red Shell once it has been obtained, much like Green Shells. Unlike Green Shells, when thrown near an enemy, it will aim in on that enemy and it will be defeated, unless, of course, the Red Shell hits something else in its way. If it gets held underwater, Luigi will get a boost while swimming, making him accelerate. Red Shells can also be thrown underwater and it will aim in on the nearest enemy as well. The other variety of shells are Golden Shells, which have the same behavior when thrown, as they will also try to aim in on the nearest enemy.

Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!Edit

Red Shells reappear in Luigi's Mansion 6: U Are Doomed!!, having the same purpose as they did in Luigi's Mansion 4: Haunted Dreams. Green Shells and Golden Shells reappear as well, along with a new variety known as Silver Shells. Golden Shells and Silver Shells act similar to Red Shells when thrown near an enemy; they will home in on their target.

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