Gold Shy Guy

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Color Splash enemy
Gold Shy Guy
A Gold Shy Guy from Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Location(s) Fort Cobalt, Fortune Island
Type Normal
Role Common
HP 8
Strong Any non-iron attack
Weak Iron
Moves Slash Attack (25), Group Attack (25), Blowback Attack (12)
Card probability 0



Usual: "Solid gold!" ~ "I'll melt YOU down!" ~ "You want the gold. Admit it." ~ "This metal ain't precious."
After layer removed: "From riches to rags..." ~ "Bloop." ~ "I declare bankruptcy!" ~ "Look away. I'm hideous!"

Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 150
Red paint 20
Yellow paint 20
Blue paint 20
Orange paint 10
Green paint 10
Purple paint 10

Gold Shy Guys are a variant of Shy Guy in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Gold Shy Guys, like Silver Shy Guys, are invincible to all attacks except for Iron Jumps, Hurlhammers, Spin Jumps, and Things. Iron Jumps and Hurlhammers will cause their gold layer to fall off, revealing that they are really red Shy Guys. They act like normal Shy Guys once their gold covering comes off. Gold Shy Guys appear in Fort Cobalt and in Wendy O. Koopa's battle in Fortune Island. A Gold Shy Guy is the second-round opponent in Roshambo Temple #8.

When Gold Shy Guys are defeated, they drop more Coins and Hammer Scraps than most enemies.

Similar entities[edit]

In Super Mario Party, Shy Guy is covered in gold after using a Golden Drink similar to a Gold Shy Guy.

Artwork of Shy Guy (Gold) from Mario Kart Tour
In-game artwork of Shy Guy (Gold) from Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, a Shy Guy with a golden coating similar to a Gold Shy Guy was introduced as a playable character in the 1st Anniversary Tour. Its special item is the Giga Bob-omb.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホーゴールド
Heihō Gōrudo
Shy Guy Gold

French Maskass d'or
Maskass (or) (Mario Kart: Tour)
Gold Shy guy
Shy guy (gold)
German Goldener Shy Guy
Golden Shy Guy
Italian Tipo Timido dorato
Golden Shy Guy
Russian Золотой скромняга
Zolotoy skromnyaga
Gold Shy Guy

Spanish (NOA) Shy Guy dorado
Gold Shy Guy