Shy Ranger

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Super Mario RPG enemy
Shy Ranger
Battle idle animation of a Shy Ranger from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Location(s) Pipe Vault
HP 300
Attack 100
Magic attack 4
Defense 80
Magic defense 10
Speed 43
Spells Escape
Sp. attacks Knife Toss, "Shuriken Toss"
Items None
Exp. points 20
Coins 1
Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 50%
Magic evade 0%
Strong Jump, Fire, Thunder, Ice, Critical
Weak None
Bonus Flower Lucky! (50%)
Yoshi Cookie Kerokero Cola
Morph rate 25%
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A Shy Ranger is a camouflaged Shy Guy that appears in the Pipe Vault of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. They appear only around Piranha Plants. Shy Rangers have high Speed ratings and as such, they will immediately run away from battle if encountered. However, if the party manages to defeat a Shy Ranger, twenty Experience Points will be earned.

Mario, Geno or Toadstool with a Speed-increasing item, particularly Feather or Troopa Pin, can outspeed Shy Rangers before they escape. Geno additionally has the opportunity to outspeed it with Jinx Belt, Signal Ring or Zoom Shoes. Mallow or Bowser can also barely outspeed it with the Super Suit. Shy Rangers can be eaten by Yoshi with a Yoshi Cookie, providing a Kerokero Cola, although the chances of its occurring successfully is 25%.

A Shy Ranger will occasionally attack before running away. To attack, the Shy Rangers use a slingshot and fire a rock at a party member, an attack rating of one hundred. Immediately after attacking, the Shy Ranger will run away as usual. If the player afflicts Shy Rangers with a status ailment, they will stay and fight. They use, in addition to a slingshot, throwing knives and shuriken.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーミーヘイホー
Āmī Heihō
Army Shy Guy (not to be confused with Shy Squad)


  • Shy Rangers fill a similar niche to Metal and Liquid Metal Slimes from the Dragon Quest series, being difficult to defeat but offering a substantial experience reward.
  • Shy Ranger is the only enemy in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars that is immune to all four "elements" (Jump, Fire, Thunder, and Ice).
  • Shy Ranger is also the only respawnable enemy that is immune to critical hits from Geno Whirl.
  • In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Shy Guys with an army-camouflaged coloration appear to assist Gunner Guys to attack Mario or Luigi.

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