Luigi's Mansion 3 How to Dismiss Gooigi

Gooigi is your sidekick in Luigi’s Mansion 3. The gunky Luigi-alike can be used to solve puzzles that would otherwise be impossible. He’s malleable, so he can squeeze through tight spots, but he’s also water-soluble, so you shouldn’t make him step into puddles. Gooigi will come as a gift from E. Gadd, and you’ll have to play through a short tutorial after you get the ability to summon him. Despite this tutorial, a number of players are having trouble when it comes to recalling Gooigi after he’s played his part. This guide is going to show you how to dismiss Gooigi in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 How to Dismiss Gooigi

How to recall Gooigi?

In order to dismiss Gooigi, all you have to do is press the right analogue stick (R) twice. It’s the same button you used to summon him in the first place, but with double the presses. That’s all there is to it. The tutorial mentions this once, but it’s easy to forget as you’re coming to terms with all the new rules put in place by the addition of the slimy sidekick.

After you’ve unlocked him, you and Gooigi will become inseparable. He really opens up a world of opportunities for good old green Mario, so much so that you won’t be able to solve a lot of the puzzles without his help. After you’ve obtained his services, you might want to go back to the areas you’ve already explored and check out some of the stuff you might’ve skipped over because there was no way to solve it.

Gooigi can also be used as a second player in multiplayer. If you’re playing the Scarescraper, several players can play as Gooigies of different colors, like blue and gold, but we all know the green Gooigi is the only true one.

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  1. C

    My husband and I have been stuck attempting to unlock gooigi for about an hour. My right joystick is functions but Luigi is not releasing him! ? I don’t know what to do!

    1. J

      I dont know how to let him out i tried to press 2 time r but it doesn’t work

      1. K

        Jacob press the joy stick to get him out it worked for me

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    Georgie T

    Hi Cristen I had same problem. Hold down the right joystick for 3 seconds then let go. Gooigi will appear. Hope that helps.

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      Philip Tadros

      My kids and I also cannot get this to work we hold down the our button as it says but we can’t seem to get it to work.

      1. H

        Did anyone figure it out? Mine wont work either

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          Philip Tadros

          Yes, you push down the joy stick, never knew you could as a button.

    2. G

      Georgie is correct. We couldn’t get Gooigi out & holding the right joy stick & tapping it 3 times did the trick. Thanks

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    Klaus Schuster

    The R Button activates the Strobulb. To summon or despawn Gooigi, click the right stick.
    Yes the joystick can be klicked too!! Not the R button

  4. W

    Me too…. stuck the game already..try many times

  5. Z

    I am facing same issue . After clicking on R strobulb is getting flash. . I have also restart my Switch but it’s same problem. Please let me know what need to be done

  6. C

    Could anyone else help with this? My son is stuck on this same part. Very frustrating, we’ve tried all of the above and nothing is working.

  7. Q

    Switch from co-op to solo mode first. Then the double click despawn should work. You’ll have to switch back to co-op when you want to play with Gooigi again.

  8. O

    Yes it worked. Just click the right joystick if you still stuck for the R. Push the right stick (the round one)

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    Trisha McCall

    I have done all that is suggested above and nothing works. I have deleted my saved game and tried restarting it but same issue. I also do not have the option to choose co op. Please help

  10. A

    Oh…we have been trying to do that sh** for about 2 hrs…my son started to cry, so i tried everything, and FINALLY, i found how to do. There is a 2 black joysticks, so push the right one from “up” like u push button, and it works??

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    Lourdes Vallecillo

    You can press twice the big circle right botton , same botton you move around.

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    Liliana Rodrigiez

    This doesn’t work on swith lite right? We are stock too. Nothing works

    1. A

      It is work. Just press right joystick

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