Stretch (Shy Guy)

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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[1] 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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Player's Guide: Jump or pound Stretch and he'll lay low until you step off. Then, he'll pop back into shape.[1]


Names in other languages[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island 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.