Grate Guy

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Super Mario RPG enemy
Grate Guy
Battle idle animation of Grate Guy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Location(s) Booster Tower
HP 900
Attack 60
Magic attack 25
Defense 40
Magic defense 40
Speed 14
Spells Meteor Blast
Sp. attacks Echofinder, "Mini Light Beam"
Items Flower Jar (25%), Flower Jar (5%)
Exp. points 50
Coins 10
Misc. stats
FP 50
Evade 0%
Magic evade 0%
Strong Fire, Sleep, Critical
Weak Thunder
Bonus Flower Attack Up! (20%)
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph rate 0%
"Peace is just a dream."
Not to be confused with Gate Guy or crate guy.
“Yikes!! They're pretty tough!”
Grate Guy, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Grate Guy is a boss in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and the younger brother of Knife Guy. Both seemingly work as entertainers and bodyguards for Booster. They ambush Mario and company on the balcony of Booster Tower to protect Booster, who has fled to Marrymore with Toadstool.

In battle, Grate Guy is a magic user; each turn, he will either attack directly, use Echofinder to Mute a target (preventing it from using magic), or put the target to Sleep.

After several turns, the two will team up, and Knife Guy will stand on Grate Guy's head. They are still considered separate targets during this time. During this phase, each turn Grate Guy will use Meteor Blast, inflicting strong damage to the party.

The length of this phase is determined by both a hidden counter and the HP of the brothers. Each time Grate Guy takes damage, the counter is increased by 1, and each time he uses Meteor Blast, the counter is increased by 2. If either Knife or Grate Guy is defeated, or the counter reaches at least 5, they will separate and return to their first phase. As Grate Guy has 200 more HP than Knife Guy, it is more efficient to defeat him second to limit the number and duration of team-up phases.

After their defeat, both brothers decide to split up, with Grate Guy opening up Grate Guy's Casino. The entrance to the casino is well-hidden in the underground of Bean Valley. If Mario and company have a Bright Card, which they can win from Knife Guy in Booster Tower, they are considered members, and allowed to enter.

Inside, Grate Guy can play a game with Mario called "Look the other way". To play, Mario must guess which way Grate Guy will look, and look the other way. If Mario wins, he will be usually be rewarded with subpar prizes such as a Rotten Mush, Wilt Shroom, or Moldy Mush, although he will occasionally receive rare items such as Red Essences and Kerokero Colas. If Mario wins this game one hundred times, he will be rewarded with the Star Egg, a powerful item.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラウン・弟
Kuraun Otōto
Kuraun Burosu (Otōto)
Clown Younger Brother
Clown Bros. (Younger)