Boom Guy

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Partners in Time enemy
Boom Guy
Boom Guy.gif
Location(s) Bowser's Castle
Role Common
Battled by Anyone
HP 18 (20)
POW 25 (26)
Defense 28 (22)
Speed 7 (14)
Experience 8
Level 4
Coins 5
Item drop Green Shell – 15%
None – 0%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

A Boom Guy is a red Shy Guy in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time that balances a Bill Blaster on top of its head. Boom Guys patrol the halls of Bowser's Castle. Upon spotting their enemies in the overworld, Boom Guys fire a Bullet Bill, engaging them in battle if the projectile connects. In a fight, Boom Guys launch Bullet Bills from their Bill Blasters to attack; these Bullet Bills can be dodged by jumping. The Boom Guy may also try to fake out its opponent by firing a puff of smoke before it actually attacks. However, this can be predetermined by looking if it points at Mario or Luigi before attacking. If a Boom Guy is attacked enough times, its cannon falls off, leaving it defenseless, and causing it to become an ordinary Shy Guy. When this happens, the Boom Guy starts to panic. Without a cannon, it can only call for help. If it is heard, two Fly Guys appear and drop another Bill Blaster on the Boom Guy's head, allowing it to resume the fight. Otherwise, the Boom Guy continues to panic until its next turn.

Stronger versions of Boom Guys called Elite Boom Guys appear in Gritzy Caves. These enemies are blue and attack the same way, except that their Bullet Bills are fired much faster, and their Bill Blaster is more resistant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホーほう
Heihō Hō
Shy Guy Cannon

French (NOA) Maskanon
Pun on "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "canon" (cannon)
French (NOE) Maskass Boom
Boom Guy
German Bumm Guy
Boom Guy
Italian Tipo Boom
Boom Guy
Korean 헤이호캐논
Heiho Kaenon
Shy Guy Cannon

Spanish Boom Guy