Shmelmey is a rough gangster who works for Bostro.
Though somewhat stronger than his brother Shmarton, he frequently incurs his boss's wrath and can often be heard grumbling about him.
Shmelmey was seen first with Shmarton when Layton and Luke went to the gate into Chinatown. Luke's parrot had to mimic Bostro's voice in order to make them leave. Later they were seen in the warehouse area of Chinatown in the north. Even more later they were inside the towering Pagoda. Future Luke solved their puzzle and they advanced another level of the pagoda. In the research facility, near the end of the game, they were seen another time and were knocked out by a heavy crate.