Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks

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This article is about the pogo stick-using enemy from Yoshi's Story. For the similar bouncing Shy Guy from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Shymore.
Not to be confused with Pogo Guy.
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Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks[1] are pogo stick-using Shy Guys that appear only in Yoshi's Story, where they are first encountered in Surprise!!. Most Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks merely stand in a specific spot and jump over and over, occasionally performing a flip.

Unlike Stilt Guys, Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks do not need to be dismounted from their rides to be attacked and thus can be defeated by throwing a Yoshi egg at the exposed Shy Guys or swallowing them. Also, much like with normal Shy Guys, the color of the rider can be changed by ground-pounding near it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッピングヘイホー[2]
Hoppingu Heihō
Hopping Shy Guy

German Hoppel Guy
Hopping Guy
From hoppeln / Gehoppel.


  1. ^ "Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks: A variation on the Stilted Shy Guys, these units hop around the course and can jump over an ill-aimed egg toss. Yoshi can eat them, pogo stick and all."- Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima Official Strategy Guide. Page 109.
  2. ^ 「ヨッシーストーリー 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's Story Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 13.