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This article is about the Shy Guy with the knife-shaped pogo stick from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. For the pogo stick-using Shy Guy from Yoshi's Story, see Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks.
Artwork of Shyster from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)
Variant of Shy Guy
Shy Guys on Pogo Sticks
“Look at him! Can't even bounce! Hey, maybe we could bounce on his head!”
Shymore, Super Mario RPG

Shymores, originally known as Shysters, are small artificial beings resembling Shy Guys that hop on sword-tipped pogo-sticks named Shyhoppers. They appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. Shymores attack by jumping on top of their opponents. Additionally, Shymores can use the weak attack Hot Shot to shoot a small fireball at opponents. Shymores can be easily defeated with lightning magic. During Mario and Mallow's battle with Claymorton, the boss summons four Shymore Bodyguards to aid him in the fight.

Shymores are soldiers that work for the Smithy Gang and seem to love nothing more than hopping around all day long. During Claymorton's invasion of Mushroom Kingdom, the Shymores terrorize the townsfolk.

After Mario's penultimate fight with Smithy, a Shymore, an Aero, and a Drill Bit ask their master to calm down and to stop slamming the floor with his mallet in order to prevent the Factory from falling apart, as the foundation was only built yesterday. Their efforts fail as Smithy continues to slam the foundation with his hammer, collapsing the floor and sending his minions flying away.

Several stronger varieties of Shymores exist, including the Springer and the Shyper, as well as the Machine Made version of Bodyguard.

Shymore's original name Shyster, in addition to being a pun on "Shy Guy," is likely derived from the actual term "shyster," which really means "conman." The pun is altered in the remake to where it now references the sword type known as "claymore."


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Shyster from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 30 FP 2 Speed 18 Yoshi Cookie Honey Syrup
Attack 20 Magic attack 18 Location(s) Mushroom Kingdom, Mushroom Castle Bonus Flower HP Max! (20%)
Defense 26 Magic defense 10 Weak None Items Honey Syrup (5%)
Evade 10% Magic evade 0% Strong None Morph rate 100%
Coins 2 Exp. points 3 Spells Drain Sp. attacks None
Psychopath "Boing, boing, boing."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Artwork of Shyster from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 30
Exp. 3
Weak Elements N/A
Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute
Drops N/A
Rare Drops Honey Syrup
Found In Mushroom Kingdom
Monster List profile
They look like Shy Guys, but they're a completely different species that's part of the Smithy Gang. They attack with vehicles called Shyhoppers.
Thought Peek
Boing, boing, boing.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイパー
Play on「ヘイホー」(Heihō, Shy Guy) and "hopper"; "-per" may also be evoking "Excalibur", similar to Excalipur from Final Fantasy V
Chinese 嘿啪
Transliteration of Japanese name
Dutch Shygo From "Shy Guy" and "pogo stick"
French Maskahot From "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "cahot" (jolt)
German Hopsling From "hopsen" (to hop) and the suffix "-ling"
Italian Pugnaldo From "pugnale" (dagger) and possibly the name "Aldo"
Korean 헤이파
Transliteration of Japanese name
Spanish Saltarino Diminutive of "saltar" (to jump)


Language Name Meaning
French Maskahoteur Pun on "Maskahot" (Shymore) and "hauteur" (height)
Italian Pugnalpogo Portmanteau of "pugnale" (dagger) and "pogo [stick]"


  • The Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide mistakenly uses the name and image of Shyper when referring to this enemy.[1]


  1. ^ Pelland, Scott, and Kent Miller. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide. Page 110.