Groove Guy

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Not to be confused with Juggling Heyho.
Paper Mario enemy
Groove Guy
Battle idle animation of a Groove Guy from Paper Mario
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 7
Attack 2
Defense 0
Moves Dash Attack (2), Dizzy Dance (Dizzy - Fair, 2), Backup Call (summons Shy Guy, Groove Guy or Medi Guy)
Role Common
Type Ground
Items Fright Jar, Mystery?
Coins 2 + 0-3
Level 15
Run 32
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 70%, 0
Dizzy? 50%, -1
Shock? 90%, 1
Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 80%, 0
Fright? 70%
Air Lift? 85%
Hurricane? 80%

This is a Groove Guy. Groove Guys wear weird clothes. They're probably stage clothes. Pssh... You know performers... Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 They shake their booties to call in reinforcements. They also spin around in front of you and make you feel dizzy. These rock 'n' rollers are a drag, so let's ditch 'em as fast as we can.

Groove Guys are a variation of Shy Guys dressed as court jesters that appear in Paper Mario. During battles, Groove Guys often dance to call in reinforcements. They can summon either Shy Guys, Medi Guys, or additional Groove Guys with their dancing, and can also make Mario temporarily Dizzy but can also shy dive Mario for damage in the same manner as Shy Guys.

At the end parade, some Groove Guys are dancing, while General Guy plays music.

Groove Guys were going to reappear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but were cut from the game.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダンシングヘイホー
Danshingu Heihō
Dancing Shy Guy

Chinese 舞步嘿虎
Wǔbù Hēihǔ
Dancing Shy Guy

French Mass'cool
Portmanteau of "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "cool"
German Groove Guy
Spanish GuayGuy
Cool Guy