Spy Guy

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This article is about the enemies from Paper Mario. For the enemies from Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, see Spy Guy (Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis).
Paper Mario Enemy
Spy Guy
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Max HP 7
Attack 2
Defense 0
Moves Hammer Smack (2, Command Loss), Quick Slingshot (2)
Type Ground
Items Dusty Hammer, Fire Flower, Pebble, Thunder Bolt, Thunder Rage
Coins 1 + 0-3
Misc. stats
Level 15
Run 30
Strong None
Weak None
Sleep? 70%, 0
Dizzy? 80%, 0
Shock? 90%, 1
Shrink? 75%, 0
Stop? 90%, 0
Fright? 60%
Air Lift? 85%
Hurricane? 80%

This is a Spy Guy. Spy Guys look like they're ready for war in their spiffy camouflage gear! Max HP: 7, Attack Power: 2, Defense Power: 0 They change their weapons each time they're attacked. You'd best try to avoid their hammer attack! Every time you're hit by it, you'll lose one of your commands!

A Spy Guy with its hammer

Spy Guys are a type of Shy Guy encountered in Paper Mario. They appear exclusively in Shy Guy's Toy Box. Spy Guys are dressed in camouflage gear, wearing a leafy bush with flowers on their heads as a disguise. They resemble Petal Guys from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They hold either a slingshot or hammer in their hand.

Spy Guys were originally going to reappear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but were cut from the game. Their "Komando Heihoo" name remains in the game's coding.[1]


They can attack Mario with a slingshot outside and inside of battle; the long range of this attack gives Spy Guys an advantage in scoring a First Strike, and conversely good at avoiding Mario's own attempts. Whenever a Spy Guy is damaged, it changes weapons, altering between slingshot and hammer. If Mario fails to guard against a hammer attack, he suffers the Prohibited Command status effect and loses one of his action commands for several turns. Unlike other Shy Guys, when a Spy Guy is defeated, they will sit on the floor rather than continue their "damaged" animation.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コマンドヘイホー
Komando Heihō
Commando Shy Guy
German Spy Guy -
Chinese 间谍嘿虎
Jiàndié Hēihǔ
Spy Shy Guy