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King Jingaling

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“I'm already planning my next venture: Jinjo window cleaning!”
King Jingaling, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

King Jingaling is a large, yellow Jinjo who rules the Jinjo Village and "all things Jinjo", debuting in Banjo-Tooie. He lives in his palace at the center of Jinjo Village with his pet, Toots.



King Jingaling first appeared in Banjo-Tooie, where he is found in his palace in Jinjo Village, accessible after defeating Klungo for the first time. He tells Banjo and Kazooie that Gruntilda and her sisters scared away all the Jinjos in the village with the Hag 1, and then gives the duo a Jiggy to start their adventure. Later, Gruntilda sucks up the life force of King Jingaling with the Big-O-Blaster to create a new body for herself, barely missing the Banjo and Kazooie when they left the throne room. Due to that, the king becomes a lifeless zombie and Toots a pile of ashes with blinking eyes. Standing in the Zombified Throne Room with the zombified King Jingaling will make him give hints on how to defeat bosses and other dialogue, but he can also attack the duo if he touches them.

At the end of the game, the king is rescued by Banjo and Kazooie when they enter Cauldron Keep. Using the Big-O-Blaster, they manage to revive both King Jingaling and Bottles, who also died at the beginning of the game. King Jingaling and Klungo later go to the party at Bottles' House to celebrate Gruntilda's defeat (and also scaring Klungo with a firecracker during it).

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, by the tower where the final battle is, there's a stone model of his head.


In Banjo-Pilot, King Jingaling is the host of the Jinjo GP, a "highly secret event" that only the "very best of racers" can participate. He chooses six random tracks that the racer must participate in and obtain as many points as possible. After completeing all races, the king will give the pilot the Jinjo GP ribbon.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, King Jingaling can be found in Showdown Town, where he runs the Bingo Palace and hosts the Jinjo Bingo mini-game. To play it, Banjo and Kazooie must acquire Jinjo Tokens, which are obtainable by completing Jinjo challenges in the game's various worlds. Playing Jinjo Bingo will reward the duo with vehicle parts and Musical Notes. While Jinjo Bingo isn't the same as American Bingo, the concept is still similar, being that the duo uses Jinjo Tokens to fill the rows and columns to get prizes. When all tokens are collected, the entire board can be completed.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

King Jingaling is a large, yellow Jinjo with green eyes. He wears a crown with a purple cap, an orange armor and purple slippers. As a zombie, King Jingaling is dull gray in color, and his eyes do not have pupils. In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, he wears a red, checkered robe, and each of its lighter red squares show a number (likely a reference to bingo). King Jingaling also wears blue slippers instead of purple.


King Jingaling seems to act "young", due to him often saying "Yo" in his dialogue. He is one of the few characters whom Kazooie does not insult, even saying his pet, Toots, is "cool". Banjo and Kazooie often get his name wrong, which gradually annoys him and is evident even after the game is completed.



  • It is possible that King Jingaling may have once been an ally of Gruntilda's, considering that she calls him a "traitor" right before blasting him with B.O.B.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Italian JingalRè From Jingal and Re, King.
Japanese キング・ジンガリン King Jingaling
Spanish Rey Jingaling King Jingaling