Stretch (Shy Guy)

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This article is about the type of Shy Guy that appears in Yoshi's Island. For the type of Boo that originally appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3, see Stretch (Boo).
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First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)
Parent species Shy Guy

Stretches[1], or Stretch Guys[citation needed], are enemies that are encountered in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. These variants of Shy Guys are taller and thinner than ordinary Shy Guys. Yoshi cannot defeat them by jumping on them; instead, when jumped on, Stretches get flattened and spit out watermelon seeds. If Yoshi kept at least one of these Shy Guys around, he could easily take out other enemies nearby. They are very rare, and are only encountered in two levels.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アリホー[2][3]
German Slim Guy[citation needed] -


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 14.