In the Mario games Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Shy Guy appears as a regular enemy. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a group of Shy Guys drive around the Mario Circuit stage. Shy Guy has a bashful look on its mask.


Super Mario series

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic/Super Mario Bros. 2

Shy Guy first appears in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and later on in its western release, Super Mario Bros. 2.

While this foe is the first encountered enemy in the game, it acts as a Goomba would in the fact that it walks back and forth continuously. This foe also helps Wart on his goal to conquer and rule Subcon. This foe can be defeated by being picked up and thrown at another enemy. In this game, Shy Guy is colored pink or red (pink Shy Guys are colored blue in Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance). A Super Mario Advance-exclusive variation of Shy Guy called Giant Shy Guy is introduced as a new enemy in the game.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart DS

Shy Guy is one of the thirteen playable characters in the game Mario Kart DS. It, however, can only be played as in DS Download Play mode. In the game, Shy Guy is a lightweight character with a standard kart.

Mario Kart 7

Shy Guy reappears in Mario Kart 7 as an unlockable character in the game. Shy Guy can be unlocked by completing the Shell Cup in 150cc mode.

Mario Kart 8

Shy Guy reappears in Mario Kart 8 as an unlockable character in the game. As well as that, there is a race course called Shy Guy Falls.

Mario Party series

Mario Party 4

In Mario Party 4, Shy Guy reappears in the game with a fedora on its head. It hosts the board Shy Guy's Jungle Jam. Shy Guy is a playable character in the minigame Volley Folley.

Mario Party Advance

Shy Guy reappears in Mario Party Advance. In this game, he gives the player quests to help out the Shroom City's Train Station. The reward for completing these quests is the Gaddget Cake Maker.

Mario Party 8

In Mario Party 8, Shy Guy hosts the board entitled Shy Guy's Perplex Express.

Mario Party DS

In Mario Party DS, Shy Guy makes a minor appearance in the game. Shy Guy makes a minor appearance by appearing in food-related minigames, including Fast Food Frenzy, Rotisserie Rampage and Sweet Sleuth.

Other appearances

Mario Sports Mix

Shy Guys appear as goalies in the hockey sport games in Mario Sports Mix.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In London Party, he serves as a host for quizzes about the athletes.

Sonic: Lost World

Shy Guys appear as enemies in the free Yoshi's Island Zone downloadable content in Sonic: Lost World.


  • Stilt Guy: This species of Shy Guy has a Shy Guy on stilts. This makes it unable to be eaten by Yoshi, with the exception of being jumped on. This foe appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • Boo Guy: This foe is virtually the same as a regular Shy Guy, with the exception that it sometimes work in groups to throw down bombs.
  • Pyro Guy: This foe is a Shy Guy species that is on fire, allowing Yoshi to breathe fire if this foe is swallowed.
  • Zeus Guy: In contradiction to the name, this species of Shy Guy heaves lightning bolts at Yoshi.
  • Glide Guy: These species of Shy Guy is a Shy Guy with an umbrella on its head, letting it glide in the wind. It appears in Yoshi's Island DS.
  • Shy Stack: This species of Shy Guy is simply a stack of Shy Guys as implied by the name.
  • Pirate Guy: This species of Shy Guy has a bandanna on its head, hence the name. This foe mainly lives on rafts in ocean-related levels.
  • Snifit: This foe is a Shy Guy, but simply with a mask that allows them to spew out bullets.
  • Fly Guy: This is Shy Guy, but it has a propeller on its head and breaths fire at the player.
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