Shunned Guy

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Color Splash Enemy
Shunned Guy
PMCS Shunned Guy Idle Animated.gif
Location(s) Indigo Underground, Tangerino Grill, Sunset Express
Type Normal
HP 12
Strong Jump, Hammer
Weak Fire
Moves Attack (5), Straw Attack (heals itself while reducing the red paint of Mario), Last Straw Attack (heals itself while reducing the red paint of Mario), Group Attack (5), Blowback Attack (12)
Enemy Class ENEMY_ZAKO_LV1
Card Probability 2

PMCS Red Slurp Guy Card.png


Indigo Underground: "My favorite color is slurple!" ~ "Paint and suffering..." ~ "Not fire! Anything but fire!" ~ "Heh... Eheheheh..."
Tangerino Grill: "Eheheheh..." ~ "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." ~ "*sniff* *sniff*" ~ "SCHLURRRRRRP... Tastyyyyyyyyy..."

Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 20
Red Paint 42
Yellow Paint 0
Blue Paint 5
Orange Paint 0
Green Paint 0
Purple Paint 0
“Paint and suffering...”
Shunned Guy, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Shunned Guy is a Slurp Guy first found in the Indigo Underground in Paper Mario: Color Splash. It can be located in a small cave branching off from a platforming room next to an upward-moving block. It is seen sucking the color out of a Toad. When Mario approaches it, it suddenly bends backward unnaturally and spots Mario before moving towards him similar to a 2-Fold Goomba or a bug, initiating the battle. Mario tries to escape, but he's unable to. Attacking the Shunned Guy with Jumps or Hammer does not damage it, but it can be defeated with fire-based attacks, outright stated from one of its in-battle quotes.

The Shunned Guy is also the final opponent in the third Roshambo Temple tournament before the Rock Paper Wizard's appearance.

Another Shunned Guy appears in the kitchen of Tangerino Grill during the commotion caused by Shy Guys, in the shelves next to the sink. Yet another appears in the Sunset Express scaring one of the Red Rescue Squad members. In both appearances, a Shunned Guy can be defeated outside of battle with First Strike attacks, but still retain their invulnerability to Jump and Hammer attacks in battle.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Rastreroguy Crawling Guy (having its meaning from arrastrarse, to crawl), but also can mean Despicable Guy (since rastrero means despicable, too)
French (NOA) Maskache araignée Maskache, Shy Guy's French NOA name, and Spider
French (NOE) Maskass maudit Maskass, Shy Guy's French NOE name, and Cursed
Dutch Shunned Guy -
German Raupen Guy Caterpillar Guy
Russian Ползун


  • The theme that plays during the battle with the first Shunned Guy is an arrangement of a horror movie-style theme that plays earlier in the game when Mario first witnesses a Slurp Guy draining color from Toad.
  • The first Shunned Guy encounter, in its entirety, is a tribute to the horror genre, particularly horror movies: the entire room leading to it is quiet except for an ambient track, and the scene which introduces it shares lots of qualities with the typical reveal of a horror monster, such as the slow camera pan and the single piano chord that plays afterwards to underscore shock as it bends back unnaturally, a reference to certain humanoid creatures found in supernatural horror that are able to do the same.