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Kazooie's artwork from Banjo-Tooie.

Game Series Banjo-Kazooie
First Appearance Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
Status: Ally
Affiliation: Banjo
Species: Breegull
Height: Small
Weight: Light
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Spiral Mountain
Likes: Banjo
Dis-Likes: Gruntilda
Home: Spiral Mountain
Creator(s): Rareware

Kazooie is one of the main protagonists in the Banjo-Kazooie series.


Kazooie is a red-crested breegull who enjoys to go on adventures. Tooty, Banjo's sister and herself often request Banjo take them on adventures. Kazooie resides within Banjo's blue backpack and lives with him at the foot of Spiral Mountain.


Kazooie is considered to be the opposite of her honey bear friend, Banjo. She is hot-tempered and quick to insult others in contrast to Banjo, who is polite, easygoing and well-mannered. Kazooie enjoys to adventure and hates boredom, Banjo's lack of attitude and facing backwards all of the time.



Main article: Banjo-Kazooie

When Gruntilda, better known as Grunty, the evil witch whom lives in her lair near the top of Spiral Mountain, kidnaps Tooty for being more attractive than she is, Banjo and Kazooie head to her lair to save her. Banjo and Kazooie meet many allies, including Bottles, a mole whom teaches the duo new moves, and Mumbo Jumbo, a shaman who transform the duo into various animals.

At the top of Gruntilda's tower, Banjo and Kazooie are faced with a trivia game, known as "Grunty's Furnace Fun". They save Tooty from the clutches of the evil witch by successfully completing the trivia game and continue home to celebrate. Tooty soon reminds the heroic duo that they had not defeated Grunty and they quickly head back into her lair.

The duo confront Gruntilda with the help of the Jinjos, small magical beings. The Jinjos dispatch a large blue Jinjo, known as the Jinjonator. Grunty falls from the tower and is buried underneath a large boulder. Banjo and Kazooie return home to vacation, while they anticipate their next game, however, Kazooie shows distaste at the name of it. She recommends it include her name again and it be renamed "Banjo-Kazooie-Tooie".


Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge[]


Banjo and Kazooie appear alongside many of the characters met in his previous adventures, such as Mumbo Jumbo, Humba Wumba and Bottles.

According to Rare, the developers of the franchise, Banjo-Pilot does not have any story.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[]

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie[]

Banjo and Kazooie appear alongside the many Sega characters, such as Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sonic series, AiAi from the Super Monkey Ball series and Amigo from Samba de Amigo.


Kazooie is named after a musical instrument, the "kazoo". She is seen playing the instrument once, which is in Banjo-Kazooie's introductory scene.