|Appears in||Rayman 3 (Game Boy Advance)|
|Resistance||(wooden shield version)|
|Attacks||Plum juice jug throw|
They wear an outfit very similar to that of the Grim Keepers, though with distinctive Hoodbooms' heads. They have a notable string of plum juice jugs around their bodies, as Hoodbooms do. They are much weaker than their regular counterparts, which is counterbalanced by the massive shields they carry around, made out of either wood or metal. When they are defeated, they seemingly melt into the ground.
The weakest variety of shielded Hoodboom can only be found in the first part of Hoodlum Hideout. They carry flimsy, wooden shields that, unlike Grim Keepers', can be destroyed in two punches. Once the shield is destroyed, the hapless Hoodlum carries on throwing jugs of plum juice. With his shield gone, he needs only one hit to be defeated. There are only four of these in the game and are usually the first Hoodlums Rayman has to fight.
The most powerful variant of shielded Hoodboom can be found in the second part of Hoodlum Hideout. They carry reinforced metal shields that Rayman cannot destroy, and wear bright orange instead of red and green. As they block all of Rayman's shots, a different approach is needed; Rayman must shoot the lower part of the Hoodlum's torso to make it stop blocking its head or to hit the head first, attacking its torso when it is visible. Rayman must hit the Hoodlum twice anywhere in order for it to be defeated. There are only four of these in the whole game.