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 Shyster.
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 Rail Lift. Most Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks merely stand in a specific spot and jump over and over.

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.