Mega Guy

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Mega Guy
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A Mega Guy in an early version of Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario Advance (2001)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy
Mega Kantera
Metal Guy

Mega Guys[1], also known as Mega Shy Guys[2], Giant Shy Guys[3] or Big Shy Guys[4], are Shy Guys that are larger than normal.


Super Mario Advance[edit]

Giant Shy Guys first appear in Super Mario Advance. They act much like normal Shy Guys, except that they provide a Heart when they are thrown at the ground or defeated. They take a few more seconds to be picked up due to their heavy size.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

A Big Shy Guy in Super Mario-Kun

In the small short that concludes the chapter in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun, a Big Shy Guy attacks Mario, Goombario, and Kooper. It then pits Mario against Robirdo. Mario, however, grabs the Big Shy Guy and throws it against Robirdo, defeating both.

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase[edit]

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, a Big Shy Guy is one of the enemies that can appear in the microgame Mario Adv.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

In Yoshi's New Island, Mega Guys spawn from large pipes, and unlike the game's regular-sized Shy Guys, they are impervious to stomps and constantly walk forward, only turning around once they reach a wall. Yoshi can swallow them to turn them into Mega Eggdozers, which can be used to destroy otherwise indestructible obstacles. Mega Guys require a bit more effort than normal to swallow, as the player has to rapidly press A Button to do it. A metallic variant known as Metal Guys also appear, which are used to make Metal Eggdozers.

Other appearances[edit]

Big Shy Guys appear in an early trailer of Yoshi's Story, though they are not present in the final game.[5] They also appear in the Yoshi Demo, where stomping one would turn it into a regular Shy Guy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグヘイホー[6]
Biggu Heihō
Mega Heihō
Big Shy Guy (Super Mario Advance)

Mega Shy Guy (Yoshi's New Island)
Italian Mega Tipo Timido Mega Shy Guy
Russian Мегаскромняга
Mega Shy Guy
Korean 메가헤이호
Mega Shy Guy


  1. ^ "One way to get a Mega Eggdozer is by swallowing a Mega Guy." - Yoshi's New Island digital instruction manual, Page 13 / 17 All about Eggs.
  2. ^ Yoshi's New Island trailer description
  3. ^ Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 7.
  4. ^ Super Mario Advance Official Perfect Guide, pages 2 and 6.
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  7. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 26.