Rocket Guy

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Rocket Guy
First appearance Yoshi's Island DS (2006)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy

Rocket Guys[1] are Shy Guys who fly on rockets that appear in Yoshi's Island DS and Yoshi's Crafted World.

In Yoshi's Island DS, they first appear in outer space, where Yoshi is also in a rocket. Here, they are invincible and, if touched by Yoshi, cause his rocket to explode, forcing him to restart from the nearest check point. Rocket Guys can only be defeated, and thereby added to the Island Museum, during the boss battle with Moltz the Very Goonie, where they fall from above after every hit dealt to the boss. Yoshi's Eggs turn the rockets around during the boss battle, and the Shy Guys riding them can be eaten (though the rockets continue flying even without a rider), which will add the Rocket Guys to the museum.

Rocket Guys return in Yoshi's Crafted World during the fight with The Great King Bowser and Kamek Kerfuffle. Unlike in Yoshi's Island DS, eating the Shy Guys while they are riding their rockets will cause the rockets to stop and be knocked away.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロケットヘイホー[2]
Roketto Heihō
Rocket Shy Guy


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 277.
  2. ^ 「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.