Sky Guy

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Not to be confused with Fly Guy.
Paper Mario enemy
Sky Guy
Battle idle animation of a Sky Guy from Paper Mario
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 7
Attack 3
Defense 0
Moves Aerial Shot (3)
Role Common
Type Flying
Items None
Coins 1 + 0-2
Level 14
Run 30
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 70%, 0
Dizzy? 90%, 1
Shock? 90%, 1
Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0
Fright? 80%
Air Lift? 90%
Hurricane? 90%

This is a Sky Guy. Sky Guys are master balloonists. Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 3, Defense Power: 0 We can attack the balloon, too. Once they fall, they're just like normal Shy Guys. I wish I had a balloon so I could float... That looks awesome!

Sky Guys are Shy Guys that float using balloons. They appear in Paper Mario, where they shoot at Mario with a slingshot. Sky Guys are always red. The balloons keeping them afloat can be attacked, grounding them and turning them into normal Shy Guys.

Outside of battle, Sky Guys attempt to swoop down at Mario to try to make the First Strike just like Paragloombas.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルーンヘイホー
Barūn Heihō
Balloon Shy Guy

Chinese 气球嘿虎
Qìqiú Hēihǔ
Balloon Shy Guy

French Mass'vole
Portmanteau of "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "voler" (to fly)
German Sky Guy


  • Though Sky Guys themselves have only appeared in Paper Mario thus far, Shy Guy's Special Shot in Mario Tennis Aces involves him grabbing some balloons, much like a Sky Guy. Similarly, in Mario Strikers: Battle League, if Shy Guy wins a match, his victory animation has him floating in mid-air with some balloons; again, much like a Sky Guy.