- 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|
|Location(s)||Shy Guy's Toy Box|
|Moves||Hammer Smack (2, Command Loss), Quick Slingshot (2)|
|Items||Dusty Hammer, Fire Flower, Pebble, Thunder Bolt, Thunder Rage|
|Coins||1 + 0-3|
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.
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
|Commando Shy Guy|
|Spy Shy Guy|
|French||Mass'Pion||Pun on "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "espion" (spy)|