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Bottles is a shortsighted mole and one of the main allies of Banjo and Kazooie in the Banjo-Kazooie series. He is the brother of Jamjars and the descendant of Bozzeye. Bottles is known for his calm and casual personality, contrary to Jamjars' stereotypical drill sergeant behavior.

History[edit]

Banjo-Kazooie[edit]

Banjo and Kazooie meet Bottles in Banjo-Kazooie

In Banjo-Kazooie, Bottles is Tooty's closest friend and the only eyewitness to her kidnapping by the witch Gruntilda. He informs Banjo of her kidnapping, and urges him to go to Gruntilda's Lair to save Tooty.

Bottles teaches Banjo and Kazooie various moves throughout the game, provided they find his Molehills scattered throughout the different worlds. He also gives various instructions to the duo when they first enter Grunty's Lair. He is later seen eating corn during the barbecue held to celebrate Tooty's rescue, and comically falls off of his chair in shock when Tooty reminds them that Grunty must still be defeated. During the final battle with the witch, Bottles makes a Flight Pad appear to allow the duo to fly and continue the fight. He makes one last appearance in the ending, where he is seen enjoying himself on a beach alongside his friends, still eating corn.

Bottles also hosts a moving picture challenge, accessed by looking at his picture inside Banjo's house. For each level completed, Bottles gives the duo a cheat code to input in the Treasure Trove Cove's Sandcastle.

Bottles frequently bickers with Kazooie due to her nature, with her giving him several unflattering nicknames, and him often teasing or messing with her in return.

Bottles' initial tutorial in Spiral Mountain can be skipped, whereupon he will teach Banjo and Kazooie all of their basic moves immediately and tell them to meet him at the top of the mountain. Humurously, if Banjo continues talking to him again via the molehill right next to Banjo's house, Bottles will get progressively more annoyed until he threatens to delete the player's Game Pak, although Banjo will talk him out of doing it. However, if the player inputs a third forbidden cheat code in the Sandcastle, Bottles will give a genuine warning that the player's save file will be erased if they choose to activate the cheat, and offer them a chance to back out.

Banjo-Tooie[edit]

In the intro to Banjo-Tooie, Bottles and his friends are playing cards, being one of the victims of, as well as objecting to, Kazooie's constant cheating. When Mumbo Jumbo warns of Grunty's return, Bottles refuses to evacuate because he thinks Mumbo is lying. Unfortunately, Bottles is killed by the witch's spell that destroys Banjo's House. From this point on, he remains as a ghost near Banjo's house, waiting for the duo to resurrect him.

Bottles' house in Jinjo Village is introduced in this game, which Banjo and Kazooie have to pass through to reach the Wooded Hollow after talking with King Jingaling. The duo meet Bottles' wife Mrs. Bottles, his son Speccy, and his daughter Goggles, and can optionally talk to them, but they can't bring themselves to tell them about Bottles' murder.

Near the end of the game, Banjo and Kazooie use the leftover energy from the Big-O-Blaster to revive Bottles. He runs back to his house, where he is greeted by his angry wife and forced to eat his burnt dinner for being so late. He tries to explain himself by telling her how he was killed and resurrected, but she doesn't believe him. King Jingaling and a reformed Klungo then come into the house, where they all decide to house a party in honor of Banjo and Kazooie's victory. Humorously, Banjo and Kazooie themselves are denied entry to the party until Grunty is defeated. In the ending, the duo, Jamjars, Mumbo Jumbo and Humba Wumba go to Bottles' house to join the party, only to be greeted by a sleeping Bottles, who tells them the party ended early due to Klungo eating most of the food by himself; to everyone else's disappointment.

Although Bottles' brother, Jamjars, acts as the duo's move tutor in this game, Bottles himself gives Banjo and Kazooie optional tutorials on their moves from the first game if they examine his molehills on Spiral Mountain. Before he is revived, his corpse and ghost can be visited near the remains of Banjo's house, where Bottles will lament his body is decomposing and urge Banjo to hurry up.

Bottles also heavily features into a scrapped gameplay mode called Bottles' Revenge. In it, Bottles took on a devilish appearance and allowed a second player could take control of certain enemies to antagonize player one. Although the mode became unused, a face icon for Bottles' devilish appearance can be seen as one of the icons that can appear on selectable answers in the Tower of Tragedy Quiz.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, it is said that his family has left him due to the trauma of his resurrection, so he has become a tour guide in Showdown Town. The resilient mole now serves as Showdown Town's tourist information officer. He claims that it is the most stressful thing he has dealt with... well, since his death and subsequent resurrection. He also appears in Nutty Acres, LOGBOX 720, Banjoland, and Jiggoseum.

Bottles' Nicknames[edit]

Throughout Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, Bottles was given many nicknames by Kazooie. This is a list of those nicknames. Some of the names from Banjo-Kazooie would end up being assigned to Bottles' various family members in Banjo-Tooie.

  • Geeky
  • Worm Breath
  • Beetle Breath
  • Squinty
  • Bogeyes
  • Root Muncher
  • Short Stuff
  • Bottle Boy
  • Goggle Boy
  • Goggle Eyes
  • Jamjars
  • Goggles
  • Specky
  • Soil Brain
  • Ghosty Boy (Banjo-Tooie)

Trivia[edit]

  • In the beta version of Banjo-Kazooie, Bottles had black-colored goggles rather than red.
  • In Nuts & Bolts, in Banjoland, the back of Bottles's clip board appears to be a picture of himself in his orange jacket.
  • In Nuts & Bolts, Bottles will take his glasses off revealing his beady eyes. Despite them not being on his face, the eyes on his glasses still move for an unknown reason.
  • Bottles' seems to sometimes be unable to tell the difference between some objects. This is indicated by how he had put a real Jinjo in an exhibit with five models of Jinjos in Banjoland. This Jinjo is involved in a Jinjo mission to take him to the entrance, stating how he was mistaken for an exhibit.
  • Bottles makes a cameo appearance on a Club Nintendo comic talking to Mario.
  • In Grabbed by the Ghoulies pictures of Devil Bottles can be seen in Ghoulhaven Hall.

Gallery[edit]

Main article: Bottles/gallery

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボトルズ -
Spanish Bottles -