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“Hey...It's me, Mr. Jiggy! Now go and find a picture with a piece missing.”
Jiggy, Banjo-Kazooie

Jiggies, also known as Jigsaw Pieces, are a recurring item in the Banjo-Kazooie series.

Locations and uses[edit]

Jiggies are golden jigsaw pieces that can open entrances to various worlds using their magic, being required to progress through most Banjo-Kazooie games. In the platforming games, Jiggies are generally obtained by completing mini-games, defeating bosses, reaching the end of platforming segments or helping characters.


In Banjo-Kazooie, their first appearance, Jigsaw Pieces are used to complete Jigsaw Pictures and open different worlds. There are 100 Jiggies in the entire game, each world having 10 each (with the only exception being Spiral Mountain). Unlike in the subsequent games and remakes, used Jiggies will disappear from the duo's counter.


In Banjo-Tooie, Jiggies are used in Jiggywiggy's Temple to complete challenges and unlock worlds. There are 90 Jiggies in total, 10 less than the previous game.

Grunty's Revenge[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Jiggies are once again used to open worlds with the help of Master Jiggywiggy in his temple, although no challenge is required to be beaten anymore. There are 60 Jiggies in total, 30 less than in the previous title.


In Banjo-Pilot, Jiggies are collected in the Jiggy Challenges, with 6 in each course, 24 in each Cup, 96 in each Grand Prix and 192 in total, being the biggest number of Jiggies in a Banjo-Kazooie game. A Jiggy also appears as the symbol of the Jiggy Cup.

Nuts & Bolts[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Jiggies can be obtained in various ways such as throughout the Acts or buying them from Jolly Dodger. After collecting them, they must be withdrawn from a Jig-O-Vend and be inserted in the Jiggy Bank, located in the center of Showdown Town in order to open new Acts. If a cop sees the duo carrying Jiggies in their vehicle, it will assume they're smuggling and chase them. There is a total of 131 Jiggies that can be collected in the entire game.

Other appearances[edit]

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

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo & Kazooie's All-Star Move — Jiggy Rain — involves Kazooie using Mumbo's Wrench to the send waves of Jiggies in their opponents.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Jiggy appears as a spirit, and one of Banjo & Kazooie's victory poses has the duo collecting one and posing. A Jiggy also serves as the series symbol for the Banjo-Kazooie universe.

In the trailer that announced Banjo & Kazooie, a Jiggy was thrown through Donkey Kong's house, foreshadowing the duo's imminent appearance.

Cameo appearances[edit]

A wild Fizzlybear hunting a Raisant with Jiggies in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise.

In Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Jiggies can be seen in several portraits throughout Ghoulhaven Hall.

In Viva Piñata, Fizzlybears use Jiggies in their attacks and the Bird and Bear Statue depicts Banjo holding a Jiggy. Additionally, Piñatas can wear an accessory named "Jiggy Earrings" which appears as part of the Banjo-Kazooie-themed Accessory Pack 6. The accessory returns in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise.

In Killer Instinct, a Jiggy tattoo appears as part of the "Rarewear" costume for Rash.

Flavor text[edit]


  • Manual profile: "These are the most important items of all; without them you won't be able to open the doorways from Gruntilda's Lair to further game worlds. You'll find the first piece soon after entering the witch's domain, and, from then on there are ten to be found in each world. Whether they're held by other characters, hidden in hard-to-reach places or waiting to be earned at the end of tricky puzzles, Banjo and Kazooie are going to need your help to dig them all out!"


  • Manual profile: "Collect these to gain access to the various areas around the Isle o' Hags. Generous King Jingaling will give you the first one as a gift, but you'll have to earn the rest on your own."

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge[edit]

  • Manual profile: "These magical objects are missing pieces that will open new levels for Banjo to explore, and are vital in completing the quest."

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise[edit]

  • Jiggy Earings description: "Don't flash these off in front of Banjo! He'll more than likely pull them off your ears to help get him access to whichever world is next in line to be opened."

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[edit]

  • Manual profile: "You compete in Jiggy games to win Jiggies—jigsaw-puzzle-shaped tokens—which are used to unlock later Game Worlds. The more Jiggies you have, the more games you can compete in."

Game data[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Ability How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Jiggy BK Jiggy art.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Support Novice Lightweight •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v5.0.0)
•Gold Kirby ×5 (10 HP) •Timed stamina battle
•The enemy falls slowly
The Great Cave Offensive Treasure Trove Cove


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Jiggy.


Language Name Meaning
French Jiggy[1][2][3]
Pièce de puzzle[4][5][6]
Jigsaw piece


  • In Banjo-Kazooie, Grabba states that he had been guarding his Jiggy for one thousand years, implying they have existed for very long.


  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit
  2. Banjo Pilot instruction booklet, french segment page 9
  3. Banjo-Kazooie: La revanche de Grunty instruction booklet, french sgement page 18
  4. Banjo Kazooie instruction booklet, french segment page 16
  5. Banjo Tooie insutruction booklet, french segment page 60
  6. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing met/avec Banjo Kazooie insutruction booklet, French segmant page 18