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Not to be confused with Shy Guy Stack.
Shy Guy Tower
PMShyStack.png
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Mario Sports Superstars (2017)
Parent species Shy Guy

Shy Guy Towers (known as Shy Stacks in Paper Mario) are Shy Guys arranged in a tower formation, described in their Paper Mario tattle as having "an incredible sense of balance."

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Shy Stacks debut in Paper Mario, where they form the third part of the Shy Guy Army. They consist of four Shy Guys standing on top of each other. The Spin Smash Badge or Kooper can be used to knock them off. They use slingshots to attack, like regular Shy Guys in Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

They also appear in Yoshi's Island DS, along with a Pirate Guy variant. If a Yoshi licks one of the Shy Guys in the stack, they will fall down and become regular Shy Guys.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Shy Guy Towers return under their new name in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. Unlike in Yoshi's Island DS, the tower cannot be disbanded by removing a single Shy Guy from the formation; however, this is not the case when Yoshi steers through them as Moto Yoshi. When one of them is eaten or attacked with a Yarn Ball, any other Shy Guys that were staying on top of it drop a level lower. They can also be stomped on one by one, or Ground Pounded from the top to instantly defeat all of them. Often, the Shy Guy at the top of the tower holds a Bead or a Bomb.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Shy Guy Towers later reappear in Mario Sports Superstars in the "Road to Superstar" mode as enemies, though only two Shy Guys stand on top of each other. They can be defeated by the sports balls that the amiibo cards yield.

Paper Mario profile and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Shy Stack
PMShyStack.png Max HP 10 Attack 1-4 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 1 Strong None Weak None Moves Multi-shot (1-4)
Sleep? 60%, 0 Dizzy? 60%, 0 Shock? 90%, 0 Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 60%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle This is a Shy Stack. Whoa, this pile has an incredible sense of balance! Look at that stack! Max HP: 10, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 Its attack power equals the number of Guys in the stack. It will be 4 if there are four Shy Guys stacked up. If you have the Spin Hammer ability, you can knock 'em off one by one. Obviously, their attack power decreases when there are fewer of 'em in the stack.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーテムヘイホー
Tōtemu Heihō
ぐらぐらヘイホー[1][2]
Guragura Heihō
タワーヘイホー[3]
Tawā Heihō
Totem Shy Guy (Paper Mario)

Totter Shy Guy (Yoshi's Island DS)

Tower Shy Guy (Yoshi's Woolly World)
French Mass'groupés Portmanteau of Maskass and groupés (grouped)
German Shy Stapel Shy Stack

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Dream Book, page 14.
  2. ^ Scan of 「ヨッシーアイランドDS 100点満点クリアガイド」 (Yoshi's Island DS 100ten-manten Clear Guide)
  3. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World (Japanese)