Trunker is a character in Banjo-Kazooie.

“Ahhh... lovely water! Trunker feels great!”
Trunker, Banjo-Kazooie

Physical traitsEdit

Trunker is a coconut tree who wears a turban.


Trunker appears in Gobi's Valley, on a small island next to the world's starting point. When Banjo and Kazooie encounter Trunker, he tells them that he is very thirsty. Kazooie rudely and unsympathetically asks, "How's your nuts, bark breath?," and is then reprimanded by Banjo. Banjo offers to provide Trunker with feathers and eggs, although Trunker says that only water can quench his thirst.

Once Banjo and Kazooie have freed Gobi, he lies under Trunker's shade. Gobi selfishly keeps all the water for himself, so Banjo and Kazooie must use Beak Buster on his back to have Gobi forcefully spit out his water onto Trunker. Gobi runs away complaining, but Trunker grows tall, and a Jiggy appears on his head. To reach the Jiggy, Banjo and Kazooie can either climb the nearest palm tree and use Feathery Flap toward Trunker or by fly to the Jiggy.

Name originEdit

Trunker's name is based on the word "trunk," which is the name of the main stem of a tree.


Language Name Meaning
Japanese トランカー