Grate Guy

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Grate Guy
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars promotional artwork: Grate Guy
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
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 its remake, and the younger brother of Knife Guy. Grate Guy's name is a play on the term "great guy". He and his older brother resemble clowns, with Grate Guy constantly balancing on a ball, as 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 Peach.

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 Croaka Colas. If Mario wins this game one hundred times, he will be rewarded with the Star Egg, a powerful item.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Grate Guy
Battle idle animation of Grate Guy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 900 FP 50 Speed 14 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 60 Magic attack 25 Location(s) Booster Tower Bonus Flower Attack Up! (20%)
Defense 40 Magic defense 40 Weak Thunder Items Flower Jar (25%), Flower Jar (5%)
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong Fire, Sleep, Critical Morph rate 0%
Coins 10 Exp. points 50 Spells Meteor Blast Sp. attacks Echofinder, "Mini Light Beam"
Psychopath "Peace is just a dream."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Grate Guy
Image of Grate Guy from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 900
Exp. 40
Weak Elements Lightning
Weak Statuses FearPoisonMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Booster Tower
Monster List profile
He picked up ball-balancing as a hobby, but now he can't help but balance on other things too. His only flaw is a tendency to sweat under stress.
Thought Peek
Can there be no new era without misfortune?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラウン・弟 (battle message) / クラウンおとうと (in battle)
Kuraun Otōto
クラウンブロス(弟) (out of battle)
Kuraun Burosu (Otōto)
Clown Younger Brother

Clown Bros. (Younger)
Chinese (Simplified) 克劳弟
Kè Láo Dì
Clown Younger Brother
Chinese (Traditional) 克勞弟
Kè Láo Dì
Clown Younger Brother
French Clown cadet Youngest clown
German Harlepokus Portmanteau of "Harlekin" (harlequin) and "Hokuspokus" (hocus pocus)
Italian Clown Pallino Small Ball Clown
Korean 클라운동생
Keullaun Dongsaeng
클라운브러스 (동생)
Keullaun Beureoseu (Dongsaeng)
Clown Younger Brother

Clown Bros. (Younger)
Spanish Bufoncio From "bufón" (jester/buffoon)