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Artwork of a red Gruntling from Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge.
Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
Bad Magic Bayou
|Notable member(s)||Gruntling Commander|
Gruntlings are enemies debuting in Banjo-Kazooie, that later reappeared in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge. As their name implies, they are Gruntilda's minions. There are many types of Gruntlings, identified by the color of their cloaks.
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Gruntlings have a much more major role compared to their previous appearance, acting as Gruntilda's main minions and appearing as enemies in every world, with two more types than previously. Additionally, in the world Bad Magic Bayou, there is a mini-boss called Gruntling Commander who summons one of each type of Gruntling.
In Banjo-Pilot, a red-cloaked Gruntling makes a cameo at the Grand Prix awards ceremony along with other characters that appeared in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge.
The red-cloaked Gruntlings are the basic and most common type, taking only one attack to be defeated.
Blue-cloaked Gruntlings are relatively rarer than red-cloaked Gruntlings and take two attacks to be defeated.
Black-cloaked Gruntlings are the most resistant Gruntlings of the original Banjo-Kazooie (although stronger types debuted in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge), taking three attacks to be defeated.
Brown-cloaked Gruntlings are one of two types of Gruntling that debuted in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge and take four attacks to be defeated.
Gray-cloaked Gruntlings are one of two types of Gruntling that debuted in Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge and take five attacks to be defeated, being the most resistant Gruntlings.