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Artwork of Beezo from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Shy Guy
“Those aren't bees! They're Beezo Bandits!”
Toad, "King Mario of Cramalot"

Beezos, also known as Shy Aways in the original version of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, are a species of Shy Guys that first appeared in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2. Beezos use bidents as weapons and have insect-like wings on their back, which allow them to fly. The name is likely a portmanteau of "bee" and "bozo."


Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Artwork of a yellow Beezo.
Artwork of a yellow Beezo for Super Mario Advance
A gray Beezo (mislabeled "Beezo - Pink" in the Super Mario Bros. 2 manual).A green Beezo.Beezo - Red

Beezos in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2 are allied with Wart and the mysterious 8 bits. They are present in two different varieties, those being a red type, and a type that appears green or gray depending on location. They attack by flying towards the player. The red type will dive at Mario while the gray/green type charges straight forward at set heights. Beezos first appear in World 1-2.

Beezos normally appear in large groups and seemingly have an infinite number due to not disappearing until the player leaves the portion of the level they appear in.

There are two ways to defeat a Beezo. The player can throw vegetables or other objects at one, or jump on one, pick it up, and throw it. Unlike other enemies, players do not stay on Beezos they land on, and must move along with them so they do not fall off.

Red BeezoA yellow Beezo in the SNES remake of Super Mario Bros. 2

Beezos reappear in Super Mario Bros. 2's enhanced re-releases, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance, in which they act the same, with the only difference being that they are recolored: the red ones became yellow, while the gray/green ones became red, with their original red and gray robe colors being used on their shoes respectively. In the latter version, which only has yellow Beezos, defeating a single Beezo gives 4000 points. Much like Shy Guys, their artwork still colors their shoes white.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

A Beezo, dressed as a knight, from the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode, "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em."

Beezos make several appearances in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, usually serving as guards, and attacking in large swarms. In the episode "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em," instead of working for King Koopa as usual, they work for Queen Rotunda. Near the beginning of the episode, they attack Mario and his friends, only to be defeated by vegetables. In the episode "The Fire of Hercufleas," the Beezos steal the "Great Balls of Fire" from Hercufleas. When the Mario Brothers, Toad, Princess Toadstool, and Hercufleas go to get the "Great Balls of Fire" back, the Beezos get stuck in a bowl of melted marshmallows.

Episode appearances

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

“Look what you did! Smilax's been whacked. Oooh, I'm going to get it! Queen Valentina told me to keep everyone out of Nimbus Land. What should I do? I know—I'll run away!”
Beezo, Super Mario RPG

Beezos appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, originally under the name "Shy Away". They are found at Land's End and Bean Valley. Although Beezos command impressive magical abilities, most choose to run away from intruders instead of fighting them in this game. Additionally, Beezos now show a love of watering plants, especially the kind that attacks others for them.

A Shy Away watering Smilax
The Beezo watering Smilax

One specific Beezo works for Valentina during her reign in Nimbus Land. This Beezo is tasked with blocking the entrance to Nimbus Land, preventing any interference to Valentina's plan. This Beezo grows a Smilax bud to block the pipe leading to Nimbus Land. After Mario defeats this first bud, Beezo reappears and grows two more. Eventually, Beezo creates Megasmilax, a gigantic Piranha Plant. Ultimately, Mario prevails over the plant monster, thus causing Beezo to run away and accidentally drop the important Seed.

Beezo retreats to Nimbus Land. Once there, he is ordered by Valentina to provide nutrients to Birdo. Mario meets up with Beezo again, who tries to flee a second time. However, the door leading out of the room is locked, preventing Beezo's escape. Once Mario opens the door by defeating Birdo, Beezo flies to the throne room, warning Valentina and Dodo of Mario's arrival. After warning her, Beezo flees for a third time and is followed by Valentina and Dodo, who also do not wish to fight.

After Valentina and Dodo are defeated, Beezo attempts to escape Nimbus Land for good (through an invisible path off of the clouds), but Mario catches him, and he gives Mario the Fertilizer.

The Flying Snifit of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story is similar to Beezo, both in appearance and affinity to gardening.

In the Nintendo Switch remake of the game, they are properly called Beezos.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Advance[edit]

  • Beezo - Red: He attacks by diving at you. Looks like a Shyguy with wings.[1]
  • Beezo - Pink: He attacks by flying straight at you. Stay calm and study his movements carefully.
  • Bio (Game Boy Advance version): Beezos are pesky airborne foes. Study their flight patterns to avoid being hit.[2]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

トンガリヤ (JP) / Tondariya (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん フライぞく Place of origin Fly clan
性格せいかく 元気者げんきもの Disposition Live wire
登場とうじょうゲーム USAユーエスエー Game appearances USA


A relative of Shyguy?

An aerial version of Shyguy (see p. 199), a small fry character representative of Mario USA. It grows wings on its back and attacks from the sky with a spear-like object in its hand. Its American name is Beezo.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Shy Away
Battle idle animation of a Shy Away from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 140 FP 100 Speed 25
Location(s) Land's End, Belome Temple, Bean Valley, The Trial Course Attack 90 Magic attack 39
Role Common Defense 50 Magic defense 73
Bonus Flower Lucky! (30%) Yoshi Cookie Maple Syrup Morph rate 100%
Evade 40% Magic evade 0% Spells Escape (Alone), Willy Wisp
Weak Ice Strong None Sp. attacks Elegy
Coins 30 Exp. points 1 Items Honey Syrup (25%)
Psychopath "La Dee Dah~ Ha Ha."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Artwork of Beezo from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 140 Weak Elements Ice Drops Honey Syrup
Exp. 1 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Land's End
Monster List profile Apparently they have their own theme song called "Beat It, Beezo!" which they seldom sing in front of others. If you manage to hear it, count yourself lucky.
Thought Peek "♪La dee dahh!♪ Haha."

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2 bios
  • Gray Beezo: 画面を横切るように、直線上に飛んでくる。[4] (They fly in a straight line across the screen.)
  • Red Beezo: 画面上部から、急降下しながら攻撃してくる。[5] (They attack from the top of the screen, swooping down.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トンダリヤ
Tondariya Aka
Tondaria Gurē
Tondariya Reddo
Tondariya Pinku
Tondariya Gurē
From「んだ」(tonda), the past-tense form of「ぶ」(tobu, "to fly"), and the anagram of「ヤリ」(yari, "spear")

Beezo-Red (Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, red type)

Beezo-Gray (Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, gray/green type; alternate spelling)

Beezoビーゾー-Redレッド[7] (Super Mario USA, red type)

Beezoビーゾー-Pinkピンク[7] (Super Mario USA, gray/green type)

Beezo-Gray (Super Mario USA, gray/green type)

Transliteration of the Super Mario Bros. 2 name

Chinese (simplified) 飞虫 (Super Mario Advance)
飞行枪枪 (Super Mario RPG)
Fēixíng Qiāngqiāng
Flying Insect

Flying Gun Gun

Chinese (traditional) 飛行槍槍
Fēixíng Qiāngqiāng
Flying Gun Gun

Dutch Beezo
French Beezo[9]
German Beezo[9]
Hebrew ביזו

Italian Beezo[10][11][12][13]
Ape-jet rossa[14]
Pungiglione Nero (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
Red Jet-bee
Black Sting
Korean 난다리야
From 날다 (nalda, "to fly") and part of the Japanese name

Russian Пчелиный бандит (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
Pcheliny bandit
Bee bandit

Spanish (NOA) Alinsecto
Portmanteau of ala ("wing") and insecto ("insect")
Spanish (NOE) Alinsecto
Beezo (Super Mario Advance European instruction booklet)[14]
Portmanteau of ala ("wing") and insecto ("insect")


Concept artwork of a neon sign saying "Beezo Blast"
  • The Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic manual contains entries for both a red and gray Beezo.[6] However, the accompanying screenshot appears somewhat pink-tinted due to the low quality. The Super Mario Bros. 2 manual labels it as pink and retains the screenshot,[1] although some copies of the former also change the color of the artwork to somewhat match,[15] which was kept in the Super Mario USA manual.[7]
  • Despite the artwork showing a mouth on the Beezo's mask, this feature does not appear in the enemy's sprites in any version of Super Mario Bros. 2; it does, however, appear in Super Mario RPG.
  • A neon sign in Dinohattan saying "Beezo Blast" was going to appear in the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film, as shown in the concept artwork, but it was removed from the final film.


  1. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. 2 English instruction booklet. Page 24 (early copies).Media:Gray Beezo SMB2 manual.jpg
  2. ^ Super Mario Advance European instruction booklet (English). Page 11.
  3. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 138.
  4. ^ a b Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario USA section. Page 67.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario USA section. Page 68.
  6. ^ a b c Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet. Page 32.Media:Beezos DDP manual entries.jpg
  7. ^ a b c d e Super Mario USA instruction booklet. Page 26.
  8. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 225.
  9. ^ a b Super Mario Bros 2 French instruction booklet. Page 27.
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual. Page 24.
  11. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition. Page 38.
  12. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 67-68.
  13. ^ Super Mario RPG Italian site. Retrieved November 17, 2023.
  14. ^ a b Super Mario Advance European instruction booklet.
  15. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet. Page 24 (later copies).Media:Beezopink.png