Petal Guy

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Petal Guy
Artwork of a Petal Guy from Yoshi's New Island.
Artwork of a Petal Guy from Yoshi's New Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy
Spy Guy
Notable members
Petal Guy

Petal Guys[1] (originally known as Mufti Guys[2]) are a type of Shy Guy that wear flowers on their head to disguise themselves. Their petals can come in different colors.


Yoshi platform series[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

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

Mufti Guys first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They use flowers to hide by crouching down on the ground so that Yoshi can only see the flowers. When Yoshi gets too close to where they are hiding, they will get up and try to hurt Yoshi. When they get up, they still have flowers on their head.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

In Yoshi's Island DS, Petal Guys disguise themselves as flower patches and begin to start moving when Yoshi comes close to their hiding spots, similarly to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Petal Guys return in Yoshi's New Island, acting the same way as they did in previous games. While green-robed variants have artwork, they are absent, as only the regular red-robed ones make an appearance in-game. They hide as a flower bed, and get up to move around when Yoshi approaches them.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

In Yoshi's Crafted World, Petal Guys wear flowers made of cardboard instead of actual ones. Only green-robed Petal Guys appear. They can be defeated with Yoshi's jump, but their flowers protect them from all attacks until they reveal themselves.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

A Petal Guy appears in Mario Party Advance. One of the player's quests involves helping him tell a Flutter that he is in love with her.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

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

  • Player's Guide: Clever camouflage, eh? You'll have to jump or pound them twice to knock the flowers off.[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フラワーヘイホー[3][4]
Furawā Heihō
Flower Shy Guy
French (NOA) Maskache Pétale Petal Shy Guy
French (NOE) Massrime Combination of Maskass and Rime (Rhyme)
German Style Guy Style Guy
Italian Tipo Narciso Narcissus Guy


  1. ^ a b Yoshi's New Island Official North American website.
  2. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 21.