Shy Guy

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Shy Guy
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Mask-Mimic artwork from The Legend of Zelda 4 Koma Manga Kingdom Volume 2




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Sword - 1 hit
Koholint Sword - 1 hit
Boomerang - 1 hit
Bombs - 1 hit
Bow - 2 hits
Hookshot - Freezes
Magic Rod - 1 hit


Shy Guys are enemies in Link's Awakening, based on the enemies from the Mario franchise. They were known as Mask-Mimics in versions of Link's Awakening prior to the 2019 Nintendo Switch remake.

Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening (Game Boy) & Link's Awakening DX

Mask-Mimics are strange enemies that copy Link's movements in opposite directions, much like the Arm-Mimic.[1] A simple sword slash will do nothing but push this enemy back. Link's sword will only harm a Mask-Mimic if he uses a spin attack on it from behind. Alternatively, they can be defeated with arrows or bombs. Link can also pick up objects such as pots to throw at Mask-Mimics to take them out quickly. They can be found in Bottle Grotto and Face Shrine.

Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)

Shy Guys now take their name from the Mario series, but function as in earlier versions. A Shy Guy figure can be won in the Trendy Game after the completion of the Face Shrine dungeon, provided Link has collected all the figures already available as prizes. Once obtained, it can be placed on a stand in the Quadruplet's House.


See also


  1. "Native to the dungeons of Koholint Island, these pretenders wear masks and precisely match the moves of their opponents.", The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia