Shy Squad

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Not to be confused with Shy Guy Squad.
Paper Mario enemy
Shy Squad
Battle idle animation of the Shy Squad from Paper Mario
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 15
Attack 1
Defense 0
Moves Mob Rush (1x 1-15), Flee (if at 1-6 HP)
Type Ground
Items N/A
Coins N/A
Misc. stats
Level 1
Run N/A
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 0%, 0
Dizzy? 0%, 0
Shock? 0%, 0
Shrink? 0%, 0
Stop? 0%, 0
Fright? 0%
Air Lift? 0%
Hurricane? 0%

This is the Shy Squad. It'll attack us with all its members at once. Max HP: 15, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 The number of times we're attacked will equal the number of Shy Guys in the Squad. Its attack power is huge when there are many Guys, but it drops for each one that falls. Let's use an attack that does tons of damage so we can decrease their numbers and increase our chances!

“Ok, guys! All together now! Let's rush him! Chaaaaarge!!!”
Shy Squad, Paper Mario

The Shy Squad is General Guy's personal army of Shy Guys in Paper Mario. They are first encountered shortly before the boss battle against General Guy in Shy Guy's Toy Box. The Shy Squad is followed by two battalions: the Stilt Guys and Shy Stacks, before General Guy himself can be battled.

The Shy Squad fleeing from battle in Paper Mario
The Shy Squad fleeing from battle

The Shy Squad is similar to the X-Naut squad headed by Lord Crump in that they both appear in a large cluster, they have HP relevant to their numbers, and there is a particular member that trips a lot. Initially consisting of 15 members, the Shy Squad starts with 15 HP, and when Mario and his partners attack the Squad, the number of members decreases with each point of damage dealt, one per HP. The Shy Squad attacks by rushing up to Mario and striking him in quick succession, dealing 1 HP per hit. How many times Mario is attacked depends on how many Shy Guys are left in the Squad, which equals the Squad's remaining HP. With excellent timing, it is possible to defend every attack they do, nullifying damage. When only a few members are left in the Squad, they will flee, to which General Guy scolds them for deserting.

Despite Shy Guys having low, squeaky voices, the Shy Squad always has a high-pitched, feminine shriek.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぐんだんヘイホー
Gundan Heihō
Army Shy Guy (not to be confused with Shy Ranger)
Chinese (Simplified) 嘿虎军团[1]
Hēihǔ Jūntuán
Shy Guy legion
French (NOE) Mass'cadron Pun on "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "escadron" (squadron)
German Shy Trupp Shy Troop
Spanish Escuadra Shy Shy Squad


  1. ^ Darth Koopa (January 14, 2022). ique PAPER MARIO Part 28. YouTube. Retrieved January 14, 2022.