Skating Shy Guy

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Skating Shy Guy
Skating Shy Guys in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Mario Kart 8 screenshot
First appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Variant of Shy Guy

Skating Shy Guys[1] are Shy Guys that appear in Sherbet Land, which first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and later in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a retro course. The Skating Shy Guys skate around the course on ice skates and occasionally twirl into the air. They also serve as obstacles for the racers, slowing them down if they hit them.

They come in blue and red varieties; the blue ones skate by themselves, while the red ones skate together holding hands.

In Mario Pinball Land, Shy Guys on Skates[2] appear as enemies in the Frosty Frontier Stage. In addition to blue and red, they also appear in green and yellow.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホー[3][4]
Shy Guy (Super Mario Ball)


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander. Mario Kart 8 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 198. "Skating Shy Guys: These graceful guys skate in groups across the ice parts of the track, pirouetting into the air and possibly plotting to sabotage their ice skating rivals’ gold medal dreams."
  2. ^ Nintendo Power issue 185 (November 2004), p. 116
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  4. ^ Super Mario Ball Shogakukan book