Sombrero Guy

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Sombrero Guy
Sombrero Guy PMTOK sprite.png
A Sombrero Guy from Paper Mario: The Origami King
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)
Variant of Shy Guy
Accordion Guy
Maraca Guy
“Let's have ourselves a super-duper canned-food par-tay to celebrate, shy oh my!”
Sombrero Guy, Paper Mario: The Origami King

Sombrero Guys are a type of Shy Guy that first appear in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They wear sombreros on their head and hold Mexican instruments.


Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

A Sombrero Guy with an Accordion Guy and a Maraca Guy in Yoshi Sphinx.

Sombrero Guys are the more common Shy Guys in the various levels of World 2. Unlike standard Shy Guys, Sombrero Guys have more health and are also slightly larger than Shy Guys. If the player is battling with a Sombrero Guy as well as another enemy, the Sombrero Guy will play its guitar and temporarily double each foes' attack stat for 2 to 5 turns or if the Sombrero Guy has low HP, it may restore 10 HP to itself and its allies. If a Sombrero Guy is battled alone, it will usually run away if not defeated instantly. Occasionally, it might throw its sombrero at Mario. They sometimes drop a Sombrero sticker upon defeat. They are found in every level in World 2 except Damp Oasis.

Unlike other enemies in the overworld, a Sombrero Guy will simply stay in place and play their guitar. If the player goes into battle with an enemy in the vicinity, the Sombrero Guy will jump into the battle as well. However if Mario runs out of HP in battle and the player does the same area again, Sombrero Guys in that area will not jump into the battle making the enemies much easier to battle.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

A Sombrero Guy plays the guitar for two Boomerang Bros.

Sombrero Guys return in Paper Mario: Color Splash, appearing on the Sunset Express. One is first seen riding on the back of the train playing its instrument when Larry Koopa hijacks it. On the train itself, there are two Sombrero Guys riding on opposite sides of the vehicle. If Mario approaches them, their music can be heard replacing the normal Sunset Express theme. Like in the previous installment, Sombrero Guys will hop into every battle in their vicinity and begin the battle by powering up all other enemies. In these battles, Sombrero Guys will dodge most attacks, including Thing Cards. Since they hang out in the back, Line Jumps are the most reliable way to attack them. After the first turn, the Sombrero Guy will heal all enemies fully and then flee. The Sombrero Guys can be battled and attacked only if the enemy itself is attacked on the overworld. The Sombrero Guy will begin the battle by powering itself up, and will attack by throwing its sombrero. It will also attempt to reduce damage given to it by blocking attacks with its guitar. Once it is defeated, it will no longer appear in nearby battles, and it will also have a chance to drop its card.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

The Canned-Food Par-tay Trio, consisting of a Sombrero Guy, a Spike, and a Bone Goomba.

Sombrero Guys appear as NPCs in Paper Mario: The Origami King.

A Sombrero Guy appears on Autumn Mountain. Mario and Olivia meet him when their companion Bob-omb runs off in the Tall Grass Plains. Bob-omb is found befriending and talking to the Sombrero Guy, who is setting up for a "canned food par-tay". Later, the trio returns to the spot for help opening a can of tuna. The Sombrero Guy is waiting for two guests: a Spike and a Bone Goomba. After both arrive, the Bone Goomba uses his teeth to open the can.

Another Sombrero Guy runs the Singing Café in Shroom City. When Mario purchases a Sombrero Blend from the cafe, the Sombrero Guy performs some music with the other customers: a Ptooie and a Dino Rhino.

Concept art at the Musée Champignon shows that they were also planned to appear as Folded Soldiers.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Sombrero Guys, here known as Paper Sombrero Guys, appear as enemies in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. They are encountered at the lower level of Mount Brrr, and stronger variants are encountered in Neo Bowser Castle. They only have three options for their turn: they attack by throwing sombreros at the Trio or just the Bros. which must be jumped over, if they are jumped onto the Paper Sombero Guy will run into the bro, which there is no time to jump over. They can also give all their allies the POW-Up status, or flee with no experience given. They rarely attack, and are more likely to power up their allies or run away from the fight. They don't get hit by a First Strike, even if all the enemies were defeated in one hit. Sombrero Guys are the only Paper Mario-exclusive enemies to appear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (excluding Tower Power Pokey).

Rare, shiny variants can also appear in place of the regular Sombrero Guys in the same areas. These have greater stats, though their methods of attack remain the same, and the ones in Mount Brrr will always drop a Super Candy and a LV 1 ? Card when defeated, with the ones in Neo Bowser Castle always dropping a Max Mushroom and Shiny Battle Card when defeated.


Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Sombrero Guy
Sombrero Guy PMSS.png Max HP 15 Location(s) Drybake Desert, Yoshi Sphinx, Sandshifter Ruins, Drybake Stadium
Attack 4 Moves Guitar Solo (x2 Attack or +10 HP), Sombrero Throw (4), Run (flees battle)
Defense 0 Stickers Sombrero

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Sombrero Guy
PMCS Sombrero Guy.png HP 30 Type Normal 2
PMCS Sombrero Guy Card.png
Strong None Weak None
Moves Cheer Power (Power-Up Status), Cheer Heal (Heals 60 HP to allies), Hat Attack (13), Group Attack (13), Blowback Attack (12), Run (Runs from battle)
Location(s) Sunset Express
Quotes Usual: "Fear the sombrero!" ~ "I'm all hat, ALL CATTLE!" ~ "How do you say? Ah, yes. Attack!" ~ "Passionate arpeggio of DOOM!"
Enemy Class
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 2 Red Paint 24 Yellow Paint 0 Blue Paint 3 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Sombrero Guy (1)
MLPJPaperSombreroGuy.png HP 35 POW 83 (81) Defense 91 (79) Type Paper Item Drop Super Candy - 10%
LV 1 Character Card - 6%
Experience 68 (63) Coins 46 Speed 65 Weakness Fire Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level           17 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Sombrero Guy (2)
MLPJPaperSombreroGuy.png HP 78 POW 226 (199) Defense 224 (189) Type Paper Item Drop Max Mushroom - 10%
Shiny Battle Card - 2%
Experience 175 (170) Coins 90 Speed 150 Weakness Fire Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle, Bad Nabbit
Level           33 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
(Shiny) Paper Sombrero Guy (1)
MLPJShinyPaperSombreroGuy.png HP 42 POW 124 (109) Defense 136 (99) Type Paper Item Drop Super Candy - 100%
LV 1 Character Card - 100%
Experience 204 (199) Coins 184 Speed 97 Weakness None Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level           26 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
(Shiny) Paper Sombrero Guy (2)
MLPJShinyPaperSombreroGuy.png HP 93 POW 339 (311) Defense 336 (299) Type Paper Item Drop Max Mushroom - 100%
Shiny Battle Card - 100%
Experience 525 (520) Coins 360 Speed 225 Weakness Fire Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle, Bad Nabbit
Level           46 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソンブレロヘイホー
Sonburero Heihō
Sombrero Shy Guy
Spanish (NOA) Guy Sombrerudo Technically "Sombrero Guy", though "sombrerudo" denotes an adjective.
Spanish (NOE) Sombreroguy Sombrero Guy
French (NOA) Maskache Sombrero From Maskache (Shy Guy)
French (NOE) Mass'quero From Maskass (Shy Guy) and vaquero (Spanish for cowboy)
German Sombrero Guy -
Italian Tipo Sombrero Sombrero Guy
Portuguese Masquito Sombrero Sombrero Shy Guy
Russian Амиго
Korean 솜브레로헤이호
Somblelo heyho
Sombrero Shy Guy
Chinese (Simplified) 墨西哥帽嘿虎
Mòxīgēmào Hēihǔ
Sombrero Shy Guy
Chinese (Traditional) 墨西哥帽嘿呵
Mòxīgēmào Hēihē
Sombrero Shy Guy