Kazooie

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Kazooie
N-Gang Kazooie.png
Species Red Crested Breegull
First appearance Banjo-Kazooie (1998, Banjo-Kazooie franchise)
N-Gang ("Freeze Frame", cameo) (1999, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 3) (2019)
Latest portrayal Chris Sutherland (1998–present)

Kazooie is one of the main characters from the Banjo-Kazooie franchise, first appearing in Banjo-Kazooie for the Nintendo 64, where she serves as Banjo's partner. As a playable duo, they appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the third Fighters Pass DLC character. She belongs to a fictional species of birds called the Breegull.

Kazooie, like Banjo, is owned by Rare Ltd., a former second-party developer for Nintendo. In 2002, Rare was sold to Microsoft, and the rights of both Banjo and Kazooie were transferred to the company.

History[edit]

Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

Although Kazooie is absent from Diddy Kong Racing, she is mentioned in the instruction manual, prior to her debut in a video game. An additional nod to her is featured in the form of a kazoo being played during Banjo's segment of the opening title sequence (though it is absent from Banjo's theme on the character select screen).

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Banjo and Kazooie's cameo in an early build of Donkey Kong 64

Both Banjo and Kazooie made a cameo in early versions of Donkey Kong 64, but were ultimately cut from the final game. Their faces were going to appear on a shower stall in DK's Tree House.

N-Gang[edit]

"Freeze Frame"[edit]

Banjo and Kazooie make a brief cameo at the end of the N-Gang comic "Freeze Frame", where they are seen celebrating alongside many other Nintendo characters.

"N-Gang vs. Nintendo"[edit]

Banjo and Kazooie's appearance in the comic

Kazooie appears alongside Banjo in the 2000 N-Gang comic "N-Gang vs. Nintendo", where they play on the same soccer camp team with Wario, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, and Lanky Kong. Mario referees the match.

"Die Hexe lacht um Mitternacht"[edit]

Kazooie makes a brief cameo at the end of the N-Gang comic "Die Hexe lacht um Mitternacht", where she is seen at a Christmas party with other Nintendo characters.

Mario Artist: Paint Studio[edit]

Artworks for Kazooie, along with Banjo and other Banjo-Kazooie characters, make an appearance in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.

Minecraft[edit]

On January 30, 2018, both the Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions of Minecraft received an update that included many Microsoft-related character skins, including Banjo-Kazooie characters like Banjo and Kazooie. This is the first time Kazooie appears with Mario characters in a game.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

BanjoKazooieEmblem.png
Super Smash Bros. character
Banjo & Kazooie
BanjoKazooie SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (downloadable)
Special moves
Standard:  Egg Firing / Breegull Blaster
Side:  Wonderwing
Up:  Shock Spring Jump
Down:  Rear Egg
Final Smash:  The Mighty Jinjonator
Battle entrance
Banjo appears from a Jiggy-shaped portal with Kazooie, bowing.
SmashWiki article: Banjo & Kazooie (SSBU)

Kazooie along with Banjo were announced as the third downloadable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct on June 11 (PST). The game marks their first non-cameo appearance in a new game since Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie, which was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010 as well as the duo's first appearance in a Nintendo console since Banjo-Pilot. They were released on September 4, 2019 (PST) as part of Challenger Pack 3.

In the duo's reveal trailer, a Jiggy bounces across the floor as Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and King K. Rool are lounging in Donkey Kong's tree house, causing them to look outside the window and seeing a silhouette of Banjo and Kazooie. It is then revealed to be Duck Hunt playing a prank, in the same manner as King Dedede pretending to be K. Rool in the latter's reveal trailer. Banjo and Kazooie then appear from the sky, knocking Duck Hunt out of frame, with Kazooie holding her namesake instrument, the kazoo.

Banjo and Kazooie's moveset and appearances are directly pulled from their two Nintendo 64 titles, Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie. Spiral Mountain, the location of their home, serves as the representation for their stage. Regarding weight, Banjo & Kazooie are a heavyweight fighter, being heavier than Link, Yoshi, Captain Falcon, and Mii Gunner, but lighter than Wario, Ike, Ridley, Simon, and Richter, while having the same weight as Snake and R.O.B..

When Kirby absorbs Banjo and Kazooie, his backpack has a plush toy version of Kazooie inside.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Banjo & Kazooie's Classic Mode route pits them against fighters that work as a team.

Perfect Partners
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Duck Hunt (brown/red costume) Spiral Mountain Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie
2 Rosalina & Luma Tortimer Island Treasure Trove Cove
3 Ice Climbers Summit Freezeezy Peak
4 Link, Zelda Mushroomy Kingdom Gobi's Valley
5 Fox (dark costume), Falco (dark costume) Luigi's Mansion Mad Monster Mansion
6 Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong Jungle Japes Donkey Kong Country Returns
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Final Destination Master Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)

Special moves[edit]

Egg Firing / Breegull Blaster[edit]

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Egg Firing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Breegull Blaster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Egg Firing

Egg Firing is Banjo & Kazooie's standard special move.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning

Wonderwing[edit]

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Wonderwing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Wonderwing

Wonderwing is Banjo & Kazooie's side special move.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning

Shock Spring Jump[edit]

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Shock Spring Jump in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Shock Spring Jump

Shock Spring Jump is Banjo & Kazooie's up special move.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning

Rear Egg[edit]

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Rear Egg in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: Rear Egg

Rear Egg is Banjo & Kazooie's down special move.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning

Final Smash[edit]

The Mighty Jinjonator[edit]

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The Mighty Jinjonator in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
SmashWiki article: The Mighty Jinjonator

The Mighty Jinjonator is Banjo & Kazooie's Final Smash.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

Banjo and Kazooie shares this stock conversation with all other DLC characters except Piranha Plant. It was originally used for Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, who are downloadable fighters in that game.

  • Pit: Who is THAT?
  • Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
  • Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
  • Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!

Spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Banjo & Kazooie SSBU Banjo and Kazooie Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Fighter N/A N/A Classic Mode as Banjo & Kazooie N/A N/A N/A N/A

Official website[edit]

  • The missing piece of the puzzle is found as Banjo & Kazooie join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable fighter! With Banjo’s bare hands to bruise rivals up close and Kazooie’s egg-cellent shooting skills, your rivals will be singing the blues in no time. For their Final Smash, these perfect partners call upon a flock of Jinjos and the Mighty Jinjonator to deal the final blow to any “feeble jerk” that may stand in their way!

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Mario Artist: Paint Studio Cameo in artworks from Banjo-Kazooie 1999 Nintendo 64DD
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Playable skin via update 2018 Wii U
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Playable skin via update 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable character via DLC 2019 Nintendo Switch

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カズーイ
Kazūi
Kazooie
Russian Казуи
Kazui
Kazooie
Korean 카주이
Kajui
Kazooie
Chinese 小笛
Xiǎodí
阿卡 (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Ākǎ
Literally "small flute"

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External links[edit]

Kazooie's page on other NIWA wikis: