Paper Macho Shy Guy

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Paper Macho Shy Guy
A Paper Macho Shy Guy from Paper Mario: The Origami King.
First appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Shy Guy

A Paper Macho Shy Guy is an enemy in Paper Mario: The Origami King, a type of Paper Macho Soldier. They attack by dashing toward Mario, although faster and farther than a Paper Macho Goomba. They are common in certain places.

Like the other Paper Macho Soldiers, a Paper Macho Shy Guy is invulnerable at first due to the sticker on its back. Mario must get behind the Paper Macho Shy Guy and hammer the sticker to make it vulnerable, then dodge its following attacks and hammer to finish it off.

The first few Paper Macho Shy Guys are found on Overlook Mountain. Southwest of Overlook Tower is an open soccer field with three Paper Macho Shy Guys playing soccer with the red Shell Stone. After the last Paper Macho Shy Guy is destroyed, three Toads are released and play soccer themselves. Paper Macho Shy Guys are described as more interested in playing soccer than socking players.

Several slightly smaller Paper Macho Shy Guys star in the western play on the first floor of the Big Sho' Theater. They rely on Mario to protect them from an outlaw and his gang. More Paper Macho Shy Guys appear in the third floor performance in a dance routine. When Mario is tasked with holding one up, he becomes exhausted and drops it, destroying it. This threatens the others, who start to attack him onstage.

Lots of tiny Paper Macho Shy Guys appear in the Fire Vellumental Cave where they hold buckets of oil which are lit on fire by a Fire Vellumental statue. While they hold the buckets, Mario can hammer them to ignite them, then hammer them again to defeat them. They can attack by pouring the buckets in front of them, creating a line of fire, at which point they will run to get another bucket. Hammering them when they don't have a bucket will instantly defeat them.

A Paper Macho Shy Guy is fought in the second stage of Scuffle Island, labeled the Poker-Faced Punisher. Defeating it is worth 500 coins the first time and 50 coins the next. There are now three stickers Mario must hammer before he can inflict any real damage.

A Collectible Treasure of Paper Macho Shy Guy (No. 21) can be found in Overlook Mountain just down the slope from the soccer field where Mario has fought the three soccer-playing Paper Macho Shy Guys.


  • Collectible Treasure No. 21: "Another of King Olly's massive papier-mâché enforcers. More interested in playing soccer than socking players."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハリボテヘイホー
Haribote Heihō
Papier-mâché Shy Guy

Chinese (simplified) 纸糊嘿呵
Zhǐhú Hēihe
Paste Paper Shy Guy

French Maskass mâcho
Paper Macho Shy Guy
German Pappmacho-Shy-Guy
Paper Macho Shy Guy
Italian Tipo Timido cartapestifero
Paper Macho Shy Guy
Spanish Shy Guy de papel maché
Paper macho Shy Guy

Poker-Faced Punisher[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あかい ポーカー フェイス
Akai Pōkā Feisu
Red Poker Face

Chinese (simplified) 红衣扑克脸
Hóng Yī Pūkèliǎn
Poker Face in Red

French Casse-pied camouflé
Camouflaged nuisance
German Das Pirschende Pokerface
The stalking poker face
Italian Tipo Impassibile
Impassive guy
Spanish El atacante impasible
The impassible attacker