The Ghosts are the primary antagonists of the Pac-Man series. They chase Pac-Man around a maze to keep him from eating all the dots. It was the players objective to avoid the ghosts and collect all the dots.

Power-Pellets are the ghosts ultimate weakness. When Pac-Man eats one, the ghosts turn blue, and Pac-Man can eat them.

  • One Ghost Eaten- 200 pts.
  • Two Ghosts Eaten- 400 pts.
  • Three Ghosts Eaten- 800 pts.
  • Four Ghosts Eaten- 1600 pts.

In the original Pac-Man, there were four ghosts (referred to as the Ghost Gang), each member having their own unique personalities:

  • Blinky- Red, Chases Pac-Man relentlessly.
  • Pinky- Pink, Strategically ambushes Pac-Man.
  • Inky- Cyan, Scares Pac-Man into making the wrong move.
  • Clyde (Sue in Ms. Pac-Man and Tim in Jr. Pac-Man)- Orange, not very smart.

In the Pac-Man Cartoon series from 1982-1984 the Ghost Gang work for Mezmeron and help him try to find the power pellet forrest and often call Pac-Man names suck as "Pac-Fink".

In the TV series Pac-Man & the Ghostly Adventures, the Ghost Gang work for Lord Betrayus but secretly they help Pac-Man foil Betrayus' plans and hopefully get their bodies back



  • Clyde (The yellow ghost) appears as a supporting character in Wreck-It-Ralph along with other iconic villains including Dr. Eggman, M. Bison, and Bowser.