Relay Heihō

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Relay Heihō are bomb-dropping Boo Guys from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, and Yoshi's New Island.


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

A group of Relay Heiho in The Potted Ghost's Castle

In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, they are found stationed in long rows within the ceilings of certain castles. They relay a single purple bomb, dropping it when a Yoshi approaches them. The Yoshi can perform a Ground Pound to force them to drop the bomb. If they miss, the one who dropped it will hang its head with an ashamed expression, with them starting over a few moments later. Due to their position, they cannot be defeated.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Six Relay Heihō and a bomb from Yoshi's New Island

In Yoshi's New Island, Relay Heihō act the same, though they no longer change expression when the Yoshi ground pounds.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆーれいヘイホー[1]
Yūrei Heihō
Rirē Heihō
Yūrei Shy Guy; same as Boo Guy (Super Mario: Yossy Island)

Relay Shy Guy (Yoshi's New Island)


  1. ^ べてからはきせば、コロコ口がってをまとめてせる。天井んでバケツリレーのように爆弾び、投下するものもいる。」 ("If spat after eating, they roll and can defeat enemies at once. Some also line up in the ceiling like a bucket relay to transfer a bomb, and drop it.") - 「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 23.
  2. ^ 「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), page 26.