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Golden Goliath

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“The mighty shiny one sleeps until his services are required once again...”
Signpost, Banjo-Tooie

The Golden Goliath is a large, golden, tiger-like statue found in the Mayahem Temple. While initially dormant, he can be awakened with magic when "his services are required".

History[edit]

Banjo-Tooie[edit]

In Banjo-Tooie, the Golden Goliath can be found in the Mayahem Temple, near the Mayan Kickball Tournament. It is initially dormant, buried into the ground with the only body part visible being his head. However, he can be awakened with Mumbo Jumbo's Summon spell, granting control over the statue for seventy-five seconds. While being controlled, the Golden Goliath can perform a powerful kick and do a short jump, with the latter being mostly used to simply get through small stair steps near the world's entrance and exit. Many enemies, such as the Moggies, will run away from the Golden Goliath when he gets near them.

With his kick, the Golden Goliath is capable of destroying Sput Sputs and large boulders. It can also open ways to the Code Chamber, Prison Compound and Jade Snake Grove, making them accessible for Banjo and Kazooie. The latter also has a Jiggy inside only obtainable with the Golden Goliath, as he is one of the few characters to be able to safely get across quicksand.

When the time limit is up, he will lose his energy and go back to where he was first found. Mumbo can still use the Mumbo Pad next to the statue to summon him again, however.

Inside the world's Mumbo's Skull, a Signpost hinting at the Golden Goliath's functionality can be found.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[edit]

The Golden Goliath's head in Banjoland.
“The Golden Goliath was brought to life by a little Mumbo magic in Banjo-Tooie's first world, Mayahem Temple. The Goliath had an almighty kick, great for opening up blocked-off areas.”
Information Point, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, an exhibit of the Golden Goliath can be found in Banjoland in a Mayahem Temple-focused area, near a Stony Kickball stadium and a Targitzan exhibit.