Shield Guy

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Shield Guy
PMCS Red Shield Guy.png
First appearance Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)
Latest appearance Mario Tennis Aces (version 2.3.0) (2019)
Variant of Shy Guy
Shield Guys in Mario Tennis Aces

Shield Guys are a variant of Shy Guy in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Shield Guys hold wooden shields, which they use to guard themselves. Their shields do not completely block attacks, but they do cause them to avoid most of the damage. Shield Guys attack Mario by hitting him with their shield, causing him to take 10 HP of damage. Shield Guys can appear in red, yellow, or blue.

They later reappear in Mario Tennis Aces's "Shy Guy Train Tussle" co-op challenge, where they hold barrel lids for defending and can be hit for coins, although it takes two shots to do so. In addition to their usual colors, a green variant appears as well. In the July 2019 update, pink, cyan, and orange variants are introduced as well.

Stats[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Red Shield Guy
PMCS Red Shield Guy.png HP 16 Type Normal 2 PMCS Red Shy Guy Card.png
Strong Hammer Weak None
Card
Moves Attack (10), Group Attack (10), Blowback Attack (16)
Location(s) The Crimson Tower, The Golden Coliseum, Violet Passage, Fort Cobalt
Quotes Usual: "En garde!" ~ "I'm the hammer jammer, baby!" ~ "Defense wins games!" ~ "Shield ready!"
Enemy Class
ENEMY_JUMP
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 5 Red Paint 48 Yellow Paint 0 Blue Paint 5 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0
Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Yellow Shield Guy
PMCS Yellow Shield Guy.png HP 16 Type Normal 2
PMCS Yellow Shy Guy Card.png
Strong Hammer Weak None
Card
Moves Attack (10), Group Attack (10), Blowback Attack (16)
Location(s) Plum Park
Quotes Usual: "En garde!" ~ "I'm the hammer jammer, baby!" ~ "Defense wins games!" ~ "Shield ready!"
Enemy Class
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 5 Red Paint 0 Yellow Paint 42 Blue Paint 11 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0
Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Blue Shield Guy
PMCS Blue Shield Guy.png HP 16 Type Normal 5
PMCS Blue Shy Guy Card.png
Strong Hammer Weak None
Card
Moves Attack (10), Group Attack (10), Blowback Attack (16)
Location(s) Mustard Café, Black Bowser's Castle
Quotes Usual: "En garde!" ~ "I'm the hammer jammer, baby!" ~ "Defense wins games!" ~ "Shield ready!"
Enemy Class
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 5 Red Paint 11 Yellow Paint 0 Blue Paint 42 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンマーガードヘイホー
Hanmā Gādo Heihō
Hammer Guard Shy Guy
German Shild Guy Shield Guy
Russian Щитоносец
Shchitonosets
From Щит (Shield) and suffix -носец (Suffix for carrying)

Trivia[edit]

  • The quote "defense wins games" is a reference to the Bear Bryant quote "Defense wins championships".