Black Shy Guy

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This article is about Black Shy Guys in general. For information about the enemy from Paper Mario, see Anti Guy. For the enemy from Mario vs. Donkey Kong, see Katakata Spanner Heihō. For the enemy from Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, see Hovering Heihō.
A Black Shy Guy carrying an Anvil.

“Slicing through the mist. Paint will be spilled here today. The shy ninja strikes.”
Black Shy Guy, Paper Mario: Color Splash

Black Shy Guys[1] are Shy Guys which wear black robes and white shoes.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Black Shy Guys are first found in Yoshi's Story as a type of Propeller Shy Guy. They seem to have a horrible taste to Yoshis because after eating one, they look disgusted and lose three petals from their Smile Meter. Black and White Yoshis seem to be able to tolerate these and gain two petals. These Shy Guys first appeared on Stage 3-3, Poochy and Nippy. On this level, the Black Shy Guys hovered around in the air and dropped bombs on top of any Yoshi passing by. Surprisingly, this could be used to the Yoshis' advantage, tricking the Black Shy Guys into breaking blocks instead of harming Yoshis. Black Shy Guys also appeared in Page 6, hovering about in the air holding Anvils, which they would drop on any unsuspecting Yoshi that passed underneath them.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Black Shy Guys appear in Paper Mario as Anti Guys[2], despite their masks being a dark shade of gray. This variety would have reappeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door if Shy Guys had not been cut from the game's roster.

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, they appear as a mini-boss and as regular enemies, and will dodge any of Mario's attacks if they are not stunned, except thing cards.

The most notable Black Shy Guy in this game is the Shy Bandit.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong series[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

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Black, spanner-throwing Shy Guys known as Katakata Spanner Heihō appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis[edit]

Black, jet-fueled Hovering Heihō appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

A Black Shy Guy also appears in Mario Superstar Baseball as a playable character and reappears in Mario Super Sluggers as a coloration of Shy Guy. In Mario Super Sluggers, however, it is renamed Gray Shy Guy.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

A Black Shy Guy also appears as a playable character in Mario Kart DS, although it only appears in the DS Download Play mode.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Black Shy Guys appear mining in both Shy Guy Falls and Wii Wario's Gold Mine. A Black Shy Guy can also be unlocked as a playable character if the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content packs are purchased.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くろヘイホー[3]
Kuro Heihō
Literal translation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website (Wayback Archive). Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom (Accessed on 6-9-08)
  3. ^ Yoshi's Story Message Block (set to Japanese)