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Fly Guys are a fictional species in the Mario series of video games.  They are mostly found in the Yoshi series and in Mario spin-offs.  Fly Guys are often mistakened for Shy Guys, but the difference between them is that Fly Guys have propellers sticking out of their heads while Shy Guys don't.

== Appearances in video games ==

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars: A Fly Guy named "Shy Away" who instead of fighting, watered Pirahna Plants to do battle for him.
Super Mario 64: Fly Guys appear as enemies while their primary attack is diving towards Mario, though they can also spit fire. If Mario jumps on them, he can hover by spinning his arms like a helicopter. In Super Mario 64 DS they reprise this role again.
Super Smash Brothers: Melee: Fly Guys appear in the Yoshi's Story stage as minor enemies carrying food which is dropped randomly or if they are killed.
Mario Power Tennis: Fly Guy appears for the first time as a playable character with his partner being Paratroopa.
Mario Party 6: Fly Guys appear in mini-games and as game board helpers.  Fly Guys also do this in Mario Party 7.
Yoshi Touch & Go: Fly Guys and Shy Guys appear frequently throughout the game as enemies.
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy: Fly Guys appear as enemies carrying coins.  Shy Guys also appear as enemies in the colors of yellow, green, and their original color red.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3: Fly Guy appears playable for the second time in the first ever Mario basketball game.