- See also: Ghost (disambiguation)
Ghosts are the most common enemy in the Pac-Man series, and have been ever since the original PAC-MAN arcade game. In many Pac-Man games, they inhabit the mazes that Pac-Man must traverse, acting as obstacles to hinder his progress. In many instances, they are invincible and can only be defeated by eating them after picking up a Power Pellet.
Despite the series introducing a plethora of different Ghost characters, most often the term "Ghosts" refers either to the species at large or to the original four ghosts that appeared in PAC-MAN: Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde. Several other notable Ghosts from the series are Betrayus from Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, Sue from Ms. Pac-Man, and Funky from Pac-Mania.
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde - referred to as the Ghosts - appear as an Assist Trophy summon in Super Smash Bros. Switch - What If?. Much like their appearance in Super Smash Bros. 4, they appear in their original pixellated designs and travel around the stage, dealing damage to thhose that make contact with them. The Ghosts act just as they did in the original arcade title: Blinky takes the shortest route to an opponent, Pinky tries to flank an enemy, Inky moves in a random direction away from the enemies, and Clyde moves about randomly. Unlike most other attacks, they deal damage even through shields.