White Shy Guy

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This article is about the Shy Guy helpers in Yoshi's Story. For instances of Shy Guys wearing white, see Shy Guy.
White Shy Guy
A White Shy Guy
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Variant of Shy Guy
“-White Shy Guy?- The White Shy Guy follows you around. Does he want to be your friend?”
Hint Block, Yoshi's Story

White Shy Guys are white-colored Shy Guys found in the game Yoshi's Story. They are friends of the Yoshis, and could be considered the antithesis of the black Shy Guy, as the White Shy Guys work against their Shy Guy brethren, while the black Shy Guys are the elite in Baby Bowser's Shy Guy forces.

If a Baby Yoshi finds a White Shy Guy in Yoshi's Story, the White Shy Guy will follow behind the Yoshi like a Yoshi Egg, copying the Yoshi's movements until the stage is completed. Indeed, the White Shy Guy will take the place of one the Yoshi's eggs, meaning that the Yoshi can only carry five eggs instead of the normal amount of six. After the stage is completed, the White Shy Guy can be selected in the Yoshi select screen. There can potentially be multiple White Shy Guys on the select screen if the players collects them throughout the game without using them. If selected, the White Shy Guy will equip the helicopter backpack of the large Flying Shy Guys and travel to Baby Bowser's Castle in order to rescue any Yoshi that has been captured by the Toadies. However, the White Shy Guy cannot rescue Black Yoshi and White Yoshi if the player loses them. White Shy Guys are usually hidden inside ? Bubbles or ? Blocks in the levels they appear in. These blocks that contain them can only spawn in the respective levels if the player has lost any Yoshi that is not the Black or White one.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘイホー[1][note 1]
Shy Guy
Chinese (Simplified) 白嘿虎
Bái Hēihǔ
White Shy Guy
French Maskass blanc White Shy Guy
  1. ^ Specifically, it is referred to as しろい ヘイホー (Shiroi Heihō, meaning "White Shy Guy"), though due to the space, "shiroi" does not seem to be part of the name itself.


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story Message Block (set to Japanese)