Stretch (Shy Guy)
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)|
|Variant of||Shy Guy|
Stretches 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, with additional hair on their head. Yoshi cannot defeat them by jumping on them; instead, when jumped on, Stretches get flattened and spit out watermelon seeds. If Yoshi keeps at least one of these Shy-Guys around, he can easily take out other enemies nearby. They are very rare, and are only encountered in two levels; the latter version also includes magenta ones in Endless World of Yoshis.
Profiles and statistics
Yoshi's Island series
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
- Shogakukan guide: 踏むとスイカのタネを吐き出すひょうきん者。 (A funny guy who spits out watermelon seeds when you step on him.)
- Player's Guide: Jump or pound Stretch and he'll lay low until you step off. Then, he'll pop back into shape.
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Shogakukan guide: ふむとスイカのタネをはき出すひょうきん者。近くに敵がいれば、このタネを当てて倒すことができるぞ。 (A funny guy who spits out watermelon seeds when you step on him. If there are enemies nearby, you can hit them with these seeds to defeat them.)
Names in other languages
|Possibly from「蟻ほぞ」(arihozo, dovetail tenon), referencing their tall and thin shape, and「ヘイホー」(Heihō, Shy Guy)|
|German||Slim Guy||-|