Mega Guy

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Mega Guy
Yoshi's New Island screenshot
A Mega Guy in an early version of Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy

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


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island/Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its GBA remake, big Shy Guys[5] appear during the boss fight with Froggy. Yoshi must eat them to produce the Giant Eggs needed to damage the boss. These big Shy Guys are technically about the size of a regular Shy-Guy, if not actually smaller, but are large in relation to Yoshi and Baby Mario, who are shrunken by Kamek.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

In Yoshi's New Island, Mega Guys spawn from large pipes, and unlike the game's regular-sized Shy Guys, they are impervious to stomps and constantly walk forward, only turning around once they reach a wall. 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.

Super Mario Advance[edit]

Big Shy Guys appear as semi-common enemies in Super Mario Advance. They act much like ordinary Shyguys, aside from being twice as large, and come in red-robed and blue-robed variants just like ordinary Shyguys, with the difference being that blue-robed Big Shy Guys turn around at ledges, unlike red-robed ones that walk off of ledges instead. They release Hearts when thrown to the ground or defeated, and take longer to pick up compared to most enemies and items due to their large size. Their unique traits are largely similar to those of Big Ninjis, which also appear in Super Mario Advance.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Giant Shy Guy. Page 41, volume 26 of Super Mario-kun.
A Big Shy Guy in Super Mario-kun

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

WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase[edit]

In WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, a Big Shy Guy is one of the enemies that can appear in the microgame Mario Adv.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

In Mario Tennis Aces, a black Mega Guy appears in Snowball Fight, acting as a regular Shy Guy. In addition to the aforementioned type appearing in blue, in Ver. 2.3.0 onwards, much bigger black Mega Guy bandits wearing yellow or red bandanas are encountered individually in the added Shy Guy Train Tussle Co-op Challenge. They have increased health and can be attacked by either hitting back the projectiles shot by the four cannons overhead or hitting back the Bob-ombs or Mega Bob-ombs tossed by it. When defeated, they drop a key to a golden treasure chest with coins.

Other appearances[edit]

Big Shy Guys appear in an early trailer of Yoshi's Story, though they are not present in the final game.[6] They also appear in the Yoshi Demo, where stomping one would turn it into a regular Shy Guy.


Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 通常サイズより何倍も大きいへイホー。舌を伸ばしてボタンを連打すると、メガタマゴを作ることができる。メガどかんから出現することが多い。[7](A Shy Guy that is many times larger than normal. By extending your tongue and pressing the button repeatedly, you can create a Mega Eggdozer. They often appear from Mega Warp Pipes.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグヘイホー[8]
Biggu Heihō
Mega Heihō
Big Shy Guy (Super Mario Advance)

Mega Shy Guy (Yoshi's New Island)

French Méga Maskache[11]
Mega Shy guy
Italian Tipo timido gigante[9]
Mega Tipo Timido [10]
Giant shy guy
Mega Shy Guy
Korean 메가헤이호
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. ^ Stratton, Bryan. Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 7.
  3. ^ Arnold, J. Douglas, James Yamada, and Mark Elies. Super Mario Advance Official Perfect Guide. Pages 2 and 6.
  4. ^ Yoshi's New Island trailer description
  5. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Player's Guide. Page 60. "Food Fight Slurp up the big Shy Guys to make extra-large Eggs, then shoot Prince Froggy’s uvula (the thing dangling from the top of the screen). Don’t worry too much about aiming."
  6. ^ Hard4Games (April 11, 2020). Beta Kirby’s Air Ride & Goldeneye Rail-Shooter - VHS Preservation!. YouTube. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  7. ^ a b 「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 26Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P26.jpg.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Super Mario Advance European manual, pag. 111
  10. ^ Yoshi's New Island Italian e-manual, pag. 13
  11. ^ Yoshi's New Island french instruction booklet. Page 13.