Pyro Guy

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Paper Mario Enemy
Pyro Guy
PyroGuy PM.png
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 7
Attack 4
Defense 0
Moves Blazing Tackle (4)
Type Ground, Fiery
Items Fire Flower
Coins 1 + 0-3
Misc. stats
Level 15
Run 24
Strong Fire
Weak Explosion (+1), Ice (+2), Water (+2)
Sleep? Good, 3
Dizzy? Good, 3
Shock? Good, 4
Shrink? Fair, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5
Fright? Fair
Air Lift? N/A
Hurricane? Good

This is a Pyro Guy. Pyro Guys are on fire, so any contact with them will cause damage. They're tough opponents, mainly because their attack power is so high. Any attacks that involve water or snow are our best bet know.

Pyro Guys, originally called Flamer Guys[1][2], are Shy Guys that have caught fire, as indicated by their name ("pyro" means related to fire, or is a short form of "pyromaniac"). They first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. If Yoshi eats one, he can breathe three shots of fire. The Pyro Guys can run faster than normal Shy Guys.

In Tetris Attack.

Pyro Guys later appear in Tetris Attack as Gargantua Blargg's partner.

Pyro Guys appear again in Paper Mario. They are twice as fast as normal Shy Guys and deal more damage per attack. Pyro Guys are also weak against ice attacks. Additionally, explosive attacks, such as Bombette's Bomb attack, can easily defeat a squad of Pyro Guys.

Pyro Guys appear again as enemies in Yoshi's New Island.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアヘイホー
Faia Heihō
Fire Shy Guy


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Official Guide from Nintendo Power, page 17.