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Polterguy forms as seen in the Construction Zone.
First Appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009)
Parent Species Shy Guy (toy)
Related Species
Phantom Guy
Pyro Guy

Polterguys[1] are flaming, floating Shy Guys found in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!.

Polterguys are similar to the Phantom Guys of previous entries and transform into harmless blocks matching pressed Color Switches, although they appear upright and have active wind-up keys on their backs like their walking counterparts. They also have a spherical aura of fire similar to Pyro Guys rather than transparent bodies. In addition, they remain in the same spot rather than move in a given pattern, even though they turn to face Mini Marios. They are first encountered in Room 3-5.

Its name is based on poltergeist, referring to its somewhat spectral appearance.


  1. ^ "Polterguy – Mini Mario will burn if he is touched by a Polterguy! Step on a color switch to turn all the Polterguys of that color into blocks. Polterguy cannot be hurt by the hammer." - Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! help.