Propeller Shy Guy

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Propeller Shy Guy
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Variant of Shy Guy
Black Shy Guy
Fly Guy
This article is about the flying Shy Guys from Yoshi's Story. For the similar enemy with propellers on their heads, see Fly Guy.

Propeller Shy Guys,[1] also known as Flying Shy Guys,[2] are a variant of Shy Guys that first appeared in Yoshi's Story. They fly via a helicopter-like pack that they carry on their back consisting of a two-blade propeller (on top of the pack), which spins on a horizontal axis, and an eight-blade propeller (at the back of the pack), which spins on a vertical axis. These propellers are powered by the Propeller Shy Guys themselves, who continuously pedal with their feet to remain airborne, although the pedals are not visible.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

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In Yoshi's Story, Propeller Shy Guys appear flying above Baby Yoshi carrying fruit. The Propeller Shy Guy will continue to fly back and forth in a particular area, but will immediately fly off-screen as soon as Baby Yoshi eats the fruit from its hands. Propeller Shy Guys may appear alone, or in a swarm; after appearing they disappear off of the screen, reappearing in the background, and in the foreground again. They can be defeated by Baby Yoshi like any other Shy Guy; with the exception of the elite Black Shy Guy, who has its own special characteristics.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

In Super Smash Bros., they appear occasionally in the background of Yoshi's Island stage, sometimes carrying fruit.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Propeller Shy Guys appear as a stage element, and as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. They appear as enemies on the Yoshi's Island: Yoshi's Story stage, carrying food. When attacked softly, or if an object is thrown at them, the Propeller Shy Guy drops his food and flies off the screen; if they are knocked out with an attack, they drop the food they are carrying, and spin downwards off the screen. If food is disabled in the item switch, they do not bring food. They also sometimes appear in the background of the Yoshi's Island stage from Super Smash Bros., renamed Past Stages: Yoshi's Island.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Propeller Shy Guy is one of the many characters to appear as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A Propeller Shy Guy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Propeller Shy Guys reappear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where they return as stage elements in the Yoshi's Story stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Propeller Shy Guy Sticker.png Yoshi's Story [Explosive] - Attack +14


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラヘイホー[1]
Puropera Heihō
Propeller Shy Guy; shared with Fly Guy
Italian Tipo Elica Propeller Guy


  1. ^ a b Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker.
  2. ^ "Flying Shy Guys: These Shy Guys fly through the sky with the aid of little propellers attached to their heads. The fruit-bearing ones disappear once you steal their fruit. Should you run into a formation of four, defeating all of them with one egg toss wins you a melon!"- Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 109.