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Pumpkin Banjo

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Pumpkin Banjo is a transformation that turns Banjo into a pumpkin. It is featured throughout Mad Monster Mansion in Banjo-Kazooie.



The pumpkin transformation does not grant any unique ability or attack, but its small size can allow Banjo and Kazooie to enter previously-inaccessible small entrances. This transformation can carry over into the hub in Gruntilda's Lair, which has a shack that can only be entered from the pumpkin transformation. It is also required for squeezing through a hole behind Brentilda in the lava-filled room just before the Mad Monster Mansion hub.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts[edit]

A model of Pumpkin Banjo makes a brief cameo in Banjoland of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Additionally, in the game's intro, L.O.G. transformed Gruntilda into a pumpkin.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Citrouille Pumpkin
German Kürbis Pumpkin
Japanese カボチャ


  • The Pumpkin may normally roam as far as the Gobi's Valley jigsaw puzzle in the Lava Room of Gruntilda's Lair. This is the longest range from the native level to the automatic transformation reversal. However, through glitching, the pumpkin can go into Gobi's Valley itself and access the room with the Blue Mystery Egg, a somewhat popular trick among speedrunners.