Mega Guy

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A red and blue Giant Shy Guy
A Giant Shy Guy in Super Mario-Kun.

Mega Guys[1], also known as Mega Shy Guys[2], Giant Shy Guys[3] or Big Shy Guys[4], are Shy Guys that are larger than normal.


Super Mario Advance[edit]

Giant Shy Guys first appear in Super Mario Advance, where they provide a Heart when they are thrown at the ground or defeated.

They appear in early trailer of Yoshi's Story, though they are not present in the final game. They also appear in the Yoshi Demo, where stomping one would turn it into a regular Shy Guy. A giant robotic Shy Guy appears in Yoshi's Island DS. One also appears in the WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase microgame Mario Adv.

A Mega Guy in an early version of Yoshi's New Island.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

In the small short that concludes the chapter in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun, a Giant Shy Guy attacks Mario, Goombario, and Kooper. It then pits Mario against Robirdo. Mario, however, grabs the Giant Shy Guy and throws it against Robirdo, defeating both.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Mega Guys also appear in Yoshi's New Island. Here, Yoshi can swallow them to turn them into Mega Eggdozers, which can be used to destroy otherwise indestructible obstacles. Mega Guys require a bit more effort than normal to swallow, as the player has to rapidly press A Button to do it. A metallic variant known as Metal Guys also appear, which are used to make Metal Eggdozers.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグヘイホー[5]
Biggu Heihō
Mega Heihō
Big Shy Guy (Super Mario Advance)

Mega Shy Guy (Yoshi's New Island)
Italian Mega Tipo Timido Mega Shy Guy
Russian Мегаскромняга
Mega Shy Guy


  1. ^ "One way to get a Mega Eggdozer is by swallowing a Mega Guy." - Yoshi's New Island digital instruction manual, Page 13 / 17 All about Eggs.
  2. ^ Yoshi's New Island trailer description
  3. ^ Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 7.
  4. ^ Super Mario Advance Official Perfect Guide, pages 2 and 6.
  5. ^
  6. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 26.