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Shy Guy
Shy Guy MSS
A Shy Guy from Mario Super Sluggers.
First Game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987)
Appears in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic
Super Mario Bros. 2
Paper Mario
Mario Kart DS
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Super Mario 64
Leader Bowser
General Guy
Located Varies
Subspecies Bandit
Snifit
Anti Guy
Barbecue Guy
Beezo
Black Shy Guy
Boo Guy
Boom Guy
Chandeli-Ho
Chuck Guy
Dark Fawful Guy
Elite Boom Guy
Fat Guy
Fawful Guy
Fly Guy
Ghoul Guy
Glide Guy
Greaper
Groove Guy
Gunner Guy
Jetpack Guy
Jungle Guy
Limbo Guy
Mace Guy
Medi Guy
Melon Guy
Mini-Shy Guy
Mock Up
Mufti Guy
Mummy Guy
Phantom Guy
Pirate Guy
Pyro Guy
Robo Shy Guy
Rocket Guy
Shy Away
Shy Guy Ghost
Shy Guy Lion
Shy Ranger
Shy Squad
Shy Stack
Shyper
Shyster
Sky Guy
Sling Shy
Spy Guy
Submarine Guy
Tube Guy
Woozy Guy
Clip Guy
Paint Guy
Sombrero Guy
Members Big Guy the Stilted
Game Guy
General Guy
Gourmet Guy
Petal Guy
Sergeant Guy
Attack(s) Contact
Defeated Swallowing
Jumping

Shy Guys are masked enemies seen in many Mario games, beginning with the American version of Super Mario Bros. 2, but not reappearing until Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. There are several different variations of the Shy Guy that are found in an assortment of Mario games. There are various subspecies of Shy Guys as well.

Games

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic Super Mario Bros. 2

Shy Guys first appear in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and later reappear in the Western remake Super Mario Bros. 2. They served as very basic enemies that were easily defeated.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Shy Guys served Kamek. Several new variations appeared, including Fly Guys, Spear Guys, and Boo Guys.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Shy Guys are seen as enemies in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Mario Kart DS

In Mario Kart DS, in DS Download, the player who chooses "Join Game" is always a Shy Guy.

New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Shy Guys appear in only one mini-game.

Mario Super Star Baseball

Shy Guy is a playable character. In challenge mode, if the player chooses Yoshi's team, he will get a team of Shy Guys.

Mario Tennis

In Mario Tennis, Shy Guy is an unlockable character who is unlocked by beating the final cup - Star Cup. Shy Guy is wearing the normal red outfit it usually wears and has a red racket with a picture of the Shy Guy's mask on it. His special ability is "Tricky."

Mario Strikers Charged

In Mario Strikers Charged, Shy Guy is a playable sidekick. He brings a balanced approach to game, with average skills in all areas. If he gets the space, he can hitch-a-ride on a Bullet Bill and create a great scoring chance.

Mario Kart Wii

In Mario Kart Wii, Shy Guys are seen in the Retro Course, Shy Guy Beach on pirate ships, which fire cannonballs that explode, often flipping a player's kart over. They also appear on the sides of varies other tracks as well.

Mario Super Sluggers

Shy Guy is on Yoshi's team. Five colors (red, blue, yellow, green, and gray) are available.

Mario Kart 7

Shy Guy is a playable character in Mario Kart 7. This marks the first time that Shy Guy is playable without having to go into DS Download Play. He also has a course named after him, Shy Guy Bazaar.

Mario Kart 8

Shy Guy reappears as a playable character in Mario Kart 8. Shy Guys also make an appearance in the course, Shy Guy Falls.

Mario Party series

Shy Guys, and their many subspecies have been appearing Mario Party games as early as the original Mario Party, mainly appearing in mini-games and on board maps. In Mario Party 4, however, Shy Guy was temporarily upgraded to host alongside Koopa, Boo, Toad, and Goomba and hosted his own board.

Boards

  • Shy Guy's Jungle Jam - Shy Guy hosted his first ever board map in Mario Party 4. In this jungle-themed board map, various Shy Guys are scattered around the board and own the various shops and events. There are two different shrines on the board that contain stone statues of Shy Guys. If a player lands on the happening space in front of the shrine, they will be asked to offer a gift to it. At the top of the board, there is a giant rock engraved like a Shy Guy.
  • Shy Guy's Perplex Express - Shy Guy owns his own board map once again in Mario Party 8. On this board, Shy Guy owns a train that contains various different train cars. On this train, different Shy Guys can be seen working on conductors and chefs.

Mini-game Appearances

  • Bumper Balls - A lone Shy Guy appears in the Mario Party 2 version of the game inside of a frozen volcano, but does not effect gameplay.
  • Shy Guy Says - Shy Guy appears as the host of this mini-game that acts similar to the childhood game "Simon Says". Shy Guy will hold up a different color flag that has either the letter "A" or "B" on it. The characters must press the corresponding buttons, or they will be eliminated by Shy Guy.
  • Bus Buffers - At the start of the mini-game, a Shy Guy knocks down the bucket of slime that makes the buses dirty. Also, various Shy Guys can be seen cleaning the buses during the mini-game.
  • Chomp Romp - A lone Shy Guy can be found swinging on a swing in the park. If the player's Chain Chomp crashes into the swing, Shy Guy will rotate faster for a brief moment.
  • Curvy Curbs - Various Shy Guys can be seen waving at the character's from the edge of the tracks.
  • Dinger Derby - Various Shy Guys can be seen in the crowd, along with Koopas and Goombas. It is possible for a player to hit one of the Shy Guys with a ball.
  • Fish Upon A Star - A Shy Guy can be seen flying around in a blimp while the players are battling on the floating island. The logo on the blimp depicts the Shy Guy's face.
  • Moped Mayhem - A Shy Guy can be seen racing on a moped along with the other racers.
  • Shy Guy Showdown - Shy Guy becomes the host of this mini-game, where he is wearing an old western outfit. In this mini-game, two characters will face-off against each other and must pay attention to the sign that Shy Guy is holding. The sign that he holds up will contain a button that the player must press quickly in order to shoot ink at their opponent. However, Shy Guy will hold up a fake sign to deceive the players.
  • Flagging Rights - A Pirate Guy, accompanied by two other Shy Guys appear in this mini game. The Pirate Guy has two flags. You have to follow which one he holds ups. If you fail to do this, by simply not doing it, or doing the wrong flag, a Shy Guy will untie your plank and you will fall. This mini game is similar to Shy Guy Says. And it's named after a game called "Bragging Rights.

Mario Party 9

This is one of Shy Guy's most significant roles due to the fact he has become a playable character after beating the story mode once. In story mode he plays for Bowser so if he wins he will return the mini stars collected to Bowser resulting in the player going through the party board again.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Shy Guys appear in Paper Mario during Chapter 4: Trials in the Toy Box. They are seen causing a ruckus in Toad Town, stealing various townsfolk's items. After going to East Toad Town, Mario enters a house and must use Bow to hide himself to see Shy Guy jump through the wall. After the Shy Guy has gone, Mario must do the same by jumping through the wall as well.

After jumping through the wall, Mario comes in contact with a springboard and a Toy Box. Once Mario jumps on the springboard, he is transported into the Toy Box. This starts the fourth chapter in the game.

Sub-Species

There are many sub-species of Shy Guys found in the Toy Box.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Shy Guys return in Paper Mario: Sticker Star as common enemies. Regular Shy Guys are found in Bowser's Snow Fort where most can be fought and one is running the mine cart ride. Versions of Shy Guys known as Sombrero Guys also appear in levels of World 2. They have a habit of jumping into a fight alongside another enemy. Two other Shy Guys appear in World 3 are Clip Guys and Paint Guys only in battle with other enemies. After they are successful in their respective attacks, they throw away their items and become regular Shy Guys.

Non-Canonical Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Shy Guys appear as enemies in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening under the name of Mask-Mimic. In order to defeat them you must attack them on the back.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Shy Guys originally looked very differently, considering they were slightly taller and had a strange logo on the side of them.
  • In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, there are Shy Guys that are called Fawful Guys. They wear Fawful-like masks, which means that they might have been brainwashed by Fawful.
  • It is currently unknown what a Shy Guy's face looks like under his mask, but Luigi is the only known character who has seen a Shy Guy's face (from Mario Power Tennis).
  • the mask looks like a hockey mask without the dots
  • Shy Guy is one of the handful of characters who stayed in the Mario series from Super Mario Bros. 2.
  • Shy Guys come in many colors, similar to Yoshis, but the most common is a Red Shy Guy.

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