Paper Macho Shy Guy

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Paper Macho Shy Guy
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.

A Paper Macho Shy Guy is fought in the second stage of Scuffle Island, labeled the “Poker-Faced Punisher”. Defeating him 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.


  • Collectible Treasure description: 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