- 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.
|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
|Variant of||Shy Guy|
- “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.
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
|Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy|
|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)
|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.|
|Boing, boing, boing.|
Names in other languages
|Play on「ヘイホー」(Heihō, Shy Guy) and "hopper"; "-per" may also be evoking "Excalibur", similar to from Final Fantasy V|
|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"|
|Transliteration of Japanese name|
|Spanish||Saltarino||Diminutive of "saltar" (to jump)|
|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.
- Pelland, Scott, and Kent Miller. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide. Page 110.