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Banktoad is a green Toad who is a member of the Toad Brigade. He has a great love for treasure and can often be found in many different galaxies where he can usually be seen digging for coins. Originally unnamed, Banktoad receives his title in Super Mario Galaxy 2 for his duty of managing Star Bits in that game.
Super Mario Galaxy
In Super Mario Galaxy, Banktoad and four other Toads form the Toad Brigade. During the annual Star Festival, Bowser attacks the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnaps Princess Peach, inadvertently abducting Luigi and the Toad Brigade as well. Luckily, Mario comes across the Toad Brigade during the first mission in the Honeyhive Galaxy, after which they follow him back to the Comet Observatory. Once there, they construct a small spaceship called the Starshroom with the help of some of the Lumas onboard the Comet Observatory. After this, they use the spaceship to travel across the universe in order to help Mario recover the lost Power Stars. Banktoad can often be found with the Toad Brigade in various galaxies throughout the game. He can usually be seen exploring the area, digging for coins with his pickaxe, or otherwise giving Mario helpful hints regarding his quest.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
During his travels, Mario collects a lot of Star Bits. The player can deposit Star Bits with this banker (he appears after the player visits Spin-Dig Galaxy) on a regular basis. Banked Star Bits collect interest, which comes in handy when the player needs to make a withdrawal to feed the Hungry Lumas that Mario encounters on the World Map.
Banked Star Bits transfer across save files, so if players start a new game, they can keep all the Star Bits that they have in the bank. The Banktoad's appearance also changes, depending on how many Star Bits Mario gives to him. He can only hold up to 9999 Star Bits, however. This, along with the galaxy's Comet Medal, is required in order to access the Prankster Comet in Grandmaster Galaxy.
Depending on how many Star Bits Banktoad is holding, his appearance will change accordingly.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Banktoad also appears in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. While he doesn't appear to play the role as a Banktoad in this game, he proves to being a hardworking Toad and is often seen investigating various maps in certain levels. He wears an attire similar to Captain Toad with the uniform and backpack for collecting treasure.
Banktoad directly helps Captain Toad in certain situations in which he could follow behind the Captain alongside the other members of the Toad Brigade to help him reach difficult areas in order to find treasure and to snag the Power Star.
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