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
Battle idle animation of a Spy Guy with its slingshot from Paper Mario Battle idle animation of a Spy Guy with its hammer from Paper Mario
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!

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
Chinese 间谍嘿虎
Jiàndié Hēihǔ
Spy Shy Guy
French Mass'Pion Pun on "Maskass" (Shy Guy) and "espion" (spy)
German Spy Guy -