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 Mario Kart Tour (Yoshi Tour) (2023)
Variant of Shy 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's Island series[edit]

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

Mufti Guys first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and return in the Game Boy Advance version. 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 move when Yoshi comes close to their hiding spots, similarly to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Unlike in that game, however, only the regular red-robed ones appear.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Petal Guys return in Yoshi's New Island, acting the same way as they did in previous games and appearing in Don't Fear the Spear. While green-robed variants have artwork, they are absent, as only the regular red-robed ones make an appearance in-game, just like in Yoshi's Island DS. They hide as a flower bed, and get up to move around when Yoshi approaches them.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party Advance[edit]

“Eyes like the ocean, nose like a mountain, mouth like the shining Sun, you are my earth! And I, a lone spaceman, crash into your love.”
Petal Guy, Mario Party Advance

A Petal Guy has a role in the Shroom City mode of Mario Party Advance, where he is in love with Flutter. When the player arrives at the Petal House, Petal Guy asks the player to deliver his poem to Flutter. However, upon arriving at her floor in the Mushroom Condo, Petal Guy arrives, saying that he was also searching for his love. He then recites the poem, hoping that she will love him, but fails. It is presumed he made some more attempts before giving up. According to the ending, he gave up poetry, and started carpentry.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

In Mario Party: Star Rush, there is a painting of a Petal Guy sitting in a vase at the end of the Fruit Parade minigame. This painting can be seen on a wall in the background along with paintings of Shy Guys and a Spear Guy.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Petal Guys appear in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario Kart Tour as spectators in the background of the Yoshi's Island course. Unlike in Yoshi's New Island and Yoshi's Crafted World, they come in various colors again, such as red and green; exclusively in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a blue-robed Petal Guy variant makes its debut.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

In Yoshi's Crafted World, Petal Guys wear flowers made of cut paper instead of actual ones. Only green-robed Petal Guys appear in this game. Their flowers are now differently-colored pink, yellow and purple. They can be defeated with Yoshi's jump, but their flowers protect them from all attacks until they reveal themselves.


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

  • Shogakukan guide: 花束をかぶっているオシャレさん。しゃがんでいると、花に見える。[3](A fashionable guy wearing flowers on his head. When he is crouching, he looks like flowers.)
  • Player's Guide: Clever camouflage, eh? You'll have to jump or pound them twice to knock the flowers off.[1]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): 花たばをかぶっていて、しゃがんでいるときは花に見える。タマゴを当てたり、ふみつけたりするとふつうのヘイホーになる。[4](He wears flowers on his head and looks like flowers when he is crouched down. When hit with an egg or stepped on, he becomes a normal Shy-Guy.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 黄色の花の中に隠れているヘイホー。隠れている場所に近づくと動き出し、こちらに歩いてくる。動き出したら、必要以上に近づかずに食べてしまおう。[5](A Shy Guy hiding among yellow flowers. When you approach its hiding place, it will start to move and walk toward you. If it does, don't get any closer than you have to and eat it.)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Petal Guy.

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 ("Shy Guy") 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; Munson, Terry (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 127Media:SMW2 Guide 127.jpg.
  3. ^ a b 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 5Media:Super Mario Yossy Island Shogakukan P5.jpg.
  4. ^ a b 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 21Media:Advance 3 Shogakukan P21.png.
  5. ^ 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 24Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P24.jpg.