Grunts are red-colored Bandits that have spiked helmets on their heads instead of masks in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. They can lose their helmets if they are hit with one of Yoshi's eggs, resulting in an embarrassed look, and running back and forth frantically. A Yoshi can also consume a Grunt and turn it into an egg. They don't attack or do anything besides running throughout various castles. Grunts are only encountered on levels 4-5: Marching Milde's Fort, a bonus arena in 6-1: Scary Skeleton Goonies! and 6-Extra: Castles - Masterpiece Set (also known as Ultimate Castle Challenge) in the Game Boy Advance version.
- This is only one of two Shy Guy/Bandit species which show their face.
 Names in Other Languages
||Likely derived from Valhalla (the strategy guide describes them as vikings)