Pirate Guy

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Pirate Guy
Red Pirate Guy from Yoshi's Island DS.Blue Pirate Guy from Yoshi's Island DS.Green Pirate Guy from Yoshi's Island DS.Yellow Pirate Guy from Yoshi's Island DS.
Pirate Guys in Yoshi's Island DS
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy
Pirate Guy Stack

Pirate Guys[1][2] are seafaring types of Shy Guys that are generally depicted as wearing bandanas of a specific color.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Pirate Guys in Yoshi's Story

Their first appearance was in Yoshi's Story, and they only appear in Stage 5-4: Shy Guy's Ship. They have Bob-omb cannons, Bill Blasters, and other utilities for bombardment.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Pirate Guys in Yoshi's Island DS

Pirate Guys reappear in Yoshi's Island DS, along with Pirate Guys who stack themselves on top of each other. They are like normal Shy Guys, except they are all white with purple shoes, wear differently colored bandanas and appear in beach-themed stages. They can be found in the level The Goonie Coast Isn't Clear!.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

Pirate Guys return in Yoshi's Crafted World, mostly acting like normal Shy Guys like in Yoshi's Island DS. They appear in the levels Pirate Pier and Bombs Away on Pirate Island. In the latter, they are also seen on cardboard galleons on different planes in the background, following Yoshi's own ship. These Pirate Guys attend cannons that shoot projectiles at Yoshi. Yoshi can attack back by sending cannonballs to the Pirate Guys' ships, sinking them along with the Pirate Guys. Some of them also carry Heyho Coin Bags.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Pirate Guys on the Shy Guy Galleon in Mario Kart Wii

Pirate Guys also appear in Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart Wii in the Shy Guy Beach course, where they navigate the galleon from where explosive cannonballs are sent onto the course.

Mario Party series[edit]

A Pirate Guy in Flagging Rights

They also appear in Mario Party and Mario Party 8 as the flag-raiser for the mini-games Shy Guy Says and Flagging Rights, the former of which reappears in Mario Party: The Top 100. They also appeared in Mario Party 2 on the Pirate Land board where they would fire their cannons at the player sending the player flying through the air and back to start if they landed on the Happening Spaces on the bridge.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かいぞくせんヘイホー[3]
Kaizokusen Heihō
Kaizoku Heihō
Pirate Ship Shy Guy (Yoshi's Story)

Pirate Shy Guy (Yoshi's Island DS)


  1. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Pages 61, 67.
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 149, 153, 157, 158.
  3. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 100.
  4. ^ 「ヨッシーアイランドDS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.