Stilt Guy

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Stilt Guy
YS StiltGuy.jpg
A Stilt Guy from Yoshi's Story.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)
Parent Species Shy Guy
Notable Members
Big Guy the Stilted

Stilt Guys[1], also known as Shy-Guys on Stilts[2], are a species of Shy Guys that walk on stilts.


Yoshi series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Stilt Guys first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. The sixth level in World 1 is named after them and shows off many different colored versions. If they are jumped on, they lose their stilts, leaving them no choice but to walk with their feet. Yoshi can lick them but it will only bump them backwards. Bumping them into water will cause them to sink, but if the water is shallow they will slowly emerge on the shore.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Stilt Guys also appeared in Yoshi's Story. Like in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi had to land on their heads to make them fall off their stilts, leaving them no choice once again.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

The Stilt Guys also appear in Yoshi's Island DS, along with Big Guy the Stilted, a giant, mechanical Stilt Guy boss. This game also introduces Stilts as an item that Yoshi can use for himself.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

The Stilt Guys' most recent appearance is in Yoshi's New Island. Just like in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, when they are on their stilts and Yoshi attempts to lick them they bump backwards. They need to be jumped on in order to be killed, just like in Yoshi's Story and in SMW2: Yoshi's Island.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Stilt Guys reappear in Yoshi's Woolly World made out of wool. If Yoshi throws a yarn ball at the stilts then the Stilt Guys won't be able to move.

Paper Mario[edit]

Stilt Guys also appeared in Paper Mario as the second part of the Shy Guy Army.

Paper Mario profile and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Stilt Guy
PMStiltGuy.png Max HP 7 Attack 4 Defense 0 Type Elevated
Level 1 Strong None Weak None Moves Stilt Kick (4)
Sleep? Fair, 3 Dizzy? Fair, 3 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Fair, 4 Fright? Immune Air Lift? Immune Hurricane? N/A
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle This is Stilt Guy. Yes, as the name suggests, Stilt Guys are Shy Guys on Stilts. I mean, it seems pretty obvious to me... If you attack 'em by shaking the ground, they'll fall off their stilts and become normal Shy Guys.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 竹馬ヘイホー[3]
Takeuma Heihō
Stilt Shy Guy
Spanish Zancguy Portmanteau of Shy Guy and zanco (stilt).
French Mass'chasses
German High Shy Guy -
Italian Tipo Trampolo Stilt Guy
Chinese 高蹺嘿虎/高跷嘿虎
Gāoqiào Hēihǔ
Stilt Shy Guy


  1. ^ Paper Mario
  2. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  3. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド裏ワザ大全集」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Urawaza Daizenshu)