Sombrero Guy

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This article is about the enemy from the Paper Mario series. For the depiction of the same enemy in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, see Paper Sombrero Guy.
Sombrero Guy
PMCS Sombrero Guy.png
First Appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
Latest Appearance Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)
Parent Species Shy Guy
Derived Species
Paper Sombrero Guy
Related Species
Accordion Guy
Maraca Guy
Mariachi Guy

Sombrero Guys are a type of Shy Guy that debut in the game Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They wear Sombreros on their head and hold Mexican instruments.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Sombrero Guys are the more common member of the Mariachi Guys, found in the various levels of World 2. Unlike standard Shy Guys, Sombrero Guys have more health and are also slightly larger than Shy Guys. If the player is battling with a Sombrero Guy as well as another enemy, the Sombrero Guy will play its guitar and temporarily double each foes' attack stat for 2 to 5 turns or if the Sombrero Guy has low HP, it may restore 10 HP to itself and its allies. If a Sombrero Guy is battled alone, it will usually run away if not defeated instantly. Occasionally, it might throw its Sombrero at Mario. They sometimes drop a Sombrero sticker upon defeat. They are found in every level in World 2 except Damp Oasis.

Unlike other enemies in the overworld, a Sombrero Guy will simply stay in place and play their guitar. If the player goes into battle with an enemy in the vicinity, the Sombrero Guy will jump into the battle as well. However if Mario runs out of HP in battle and the player does the same area again, Sombrero Guys in that area will not jump into the battle making the enemies much easier to battle.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Sombrero Guys return in Paper Mario: Color Splash, appearing on the Sunset Express. One is first seen riding on the back of the train playing its instrument when Larry Koopa hijacks it. On the train itself, there are two Sombrero Guys riding on opposite sides of the vehicle. If Mario approaches them, their music can be heard replacing the normal Sunset Express theme. Like in the previous installment, Sombrero Guys will hop into every battle in their vicinity and begin the battle by powering up all other enemies. In these battles, Sombrero Guys will dodge most attacks, including Thing Cards. Since they hang out in the back, Line Jumps are the most reliable way to attack them. After the first turn, the Sombrero Guy will heal all enemies fully and then flee. The Sombrero Guys can be battled and attacked only if the enemy itself is attacked on the overworld. The Sombrero Guy will begin the battle by powering itself up, and will attack by throwing its sombrero. It will also attempt to reduce damage given to it by blocking attacks with its guitar. Once it is defeated, it will no longer appear in nearby battles, and it will also have a chance to drop its card.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Sombrero Guy
Sombrero Guy PMSS.png Max HP 15 Location(s) Drybake Desert, Yoshi Sphinx, Sandshifter Ruins, Drybake Stadium
Attack 4 Moves Guitar Solo (x2 Attack or +10 HP), Sombrero Throw (4), Run (flees battle)
Defense 0 Stickers Sombrero
Color Splash Enemy
Sombrero Guy
PMCS Sombrero Guy.png HP 30 Type Normal 2
PMCS Sombrero Guy Card.png
Attack 9 Strong None
Defense Weak None
Moves Sombrero throw, Run away
Location(s) Sunset Express
Quotes Usual: "Fear the sombrero!" ~ "I'm all hat, ALL CATTLE!" ~ "How do you say? Ah, yes. Attack!" ~ "Passionate arpeggio of DOOM!"
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 2 Red Paint 24 Yellow Paint 0 Blue Paint 3 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0 Coins

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Guy Sombrerudo Technically "Sombrero Guy", though "sombrerudo" denotes an adjective.
Spanish (NOE) Sombreroguy Sombrero Guy
French (NOA) Maskache Sombrero Maskache is Shy Guy's French NOA name
French (NOE) Mass'quero From Maskass (Shy Guy's French NOE name) and vaquero
German Sombrero Guy -
Italian Tipo Sombrero Sombrero Guy
Korean 솜브레로헤이호
Somblelo heyho
Sombrero Shy Guy