Fawful Guy

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Fawful Guy
Alternate sprite of a Fawful Guy from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Shy Guy
Dark Fawful Guy

Fawful Guys are a variant of Shy Guys that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They wear orange robes and a green Fawful-like mask. Their profile for Bowser Jr.'s Journey states that they willingly defected to Fawful's side. In the 3DS version of Bowser's Inside Story, they wear light orange clothes with blue shoes, while in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey side mode, they wear dark orange clothes and black shoes similar to the original Nintendo DS game.

Fawful Guys are found in Bowser Path, where Bowser can instantly defeat them in the overworld for coins, and they also appear in battle alongside Magifoofas in Bowser's Castle. A stronger variant, the Dark Fawful Guy, appears later in Peach's Castle.


One of the Fawful Guy's attacks has them eaten by a Yoshi-like tongue that extends from offscreen; this is preceded by a Yoob-like roar in the original game. A targeting cursor then appears, referencing the Yoshi's Island games, and aims for Mario or Luigi. A Yoshi Egg containing the Fawful Guy is fired at the target, which can be countered by jumping over it; jumping on the egg will break it open and damage the Fawful Guy.

Fawful Guys will also leap towards the brothers à la Woozy Guys and attempt to headbutt them, which must be countered with the hammer. They will occasionally reveal Glide Guy-style umbrellas on their heads, delaying their drops and changing the counterattack's timing.

In the remake's Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode, Fawful Guys are Melee-type units. Their Special Skill is Chain Stomp.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story enemy
Fawful Guy
Animated Idle of a Fawful Guy HP 172 (258) POW 45 (113) DEF 57 (86) SPEED 58 (87) Coins 60 (90)
Level 22 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Bowser Path
Bowser's Castle
Dizzy? Normal Stat down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 240 Item drop Ultra Mushroom - 5%
1-Up Mushroom - 25%
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey enemy
Fawful Guy
A Fawful Guy from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. HP: 98 POW: 55 DEF: 44 SPEED: 58 Experience: 240
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 60
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item drop: Super Mushroom - 30%
1-Up Mushroom - 25%
Level:           11 Location(s): Bowser Path, Bowser's Castle
  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: A Shy Guy that has defected to Fawful's side. Calmly does chain stomps while skipping about.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲラホー
Combination of「ゲラコビッツ」(Gerakobittsu, Fawful) and「ヘイホー」(Heihō, Shy Guy)
French (NOA) Shy Faffreux Shy Fawful
French (NOE) Graskass From Fawful's French name, "Gracowitz", and "Maskass", Shy Guy's French name.
German Krank Guy From Fawful's German name, "Krankfried", and "Shy Guy".
Italian Tipo Ghigno From Fawful's Italian name, "Sogghigno", and "Tipo Timido", Shy Guy's Italian name.
Spanish (NOA) Fawful Guy Fawful Guy
Spanish (NOE) Grácoguytz Pun on Grácovitz (Fawful's European Spanish name) and Shy Guy.