Laundry Guy

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Color Splash enemy
Laundry Guy
Laundry Guy from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Location(s) Vortex Island
Type Normal
HP 16
Strong None
Weak None
Moves Attack (10), Group Attack (10), Blowback Attack (16)
Card probability 0



Usual: "Now what am I gonna wear?" ~ "AND I left my wallet in my jeans!" ~ "I was doing laundry!" ~ "This is a great article...of clothing."

Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 5
Red paint 48
Yellow paint 0
Blue paint 15
Orange paint 0
Green paint 0
Purple paint 0
Vortex Island
The Laundry Guy in the North American and Japanese version of the laundry room

The Laundry Guy is a Shy Guy who appears in the American and Japanese versions of Paper Mario: Color Splash. He is found in the laundry room on Vortex Island sitting on a chair reading a book, while watching over the laundry. After Mario and Huey squeeze the Washing Machine Thing into a Battle Card, however, the Laundry Guy berates them for wringing it out while his clothes were still in the wash, and begins to fight them. Shortly after his defeat, three more enemies whose clothes were also in the Washing Machine (a Shy Guy 5-Stack, a Koopa Troopa, and a Shady Sledge Bro) burst into the laundry room in succession to fight Mario.

The Laundry Guy is absent in the European and Australian versions of the game, as it features an entirely different laundry room and Washing Machine design. Instead, he is replaced by a regular red Shy Guy who appears from behind a rock shortly after Mario obtains the Washing Machine, though he still utters the same quotes as the Laundry Guy.[1]


  • "Today is a perfect day for doing laundry. I chucked in all the dirty stuff that's been piling up lately."
  • "How dare you wring that out! It was right in the middle of the spin cycle!"
  • "Hey, look—it's the jerk who wrung out the washing machine while all of my laundry was still in it..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ざっしヘイホー
Zasshi Heihō
Magazine Guy
Italian Tipo Timido lavandaio Shy Guy washerman
Spanish (NOA) Guy lavandero Laundryman Guy


  1. ^ BeardBear. (October 4, 2016). Paper Mario Color Splash 100% Walkthrough Part 25 | Vortex Island [100%] Wii U Gameplay. YouTube. Retrieved December 13, 2016.