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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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“Banjo-Kazooie are Raring to Go!”
Banjo & Kazooie's introduction tagline

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth installment of the Super Smash Bros. series of crossover fighting games, released worldwide on December 7, 2018. On September 4, 2019, Banjo and Kazooie were released as the fourth DLC fighter and the third downloadable character of the Fighters Pass.

Relevance to Banjo-Kazooie

E3 2019 reveal trailer

Banjo and Kazooie's introduction tagline

Banjo and Kazooie's reveal trailer is similar to King K. Rool, and possibly a continuation, as Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and K. Rool are relaxing in Donkey Kong's treehouse, and a Jiggy bounces by them. They look out the window and see a silhouette of Banjo and Kazooie, only to notice it was Duck Hunt playing a prank on them (much like King Dedede pretending to be K. Rool in his reveal trailer). Suddenly the real Banjo and Kazooie fall down from the sky and take out signature instruments; the Kongs and K. Rool wildly cheer.

Banjo and Kazooie's appearance are based on that from Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie. Their moveset is taken from their abilities from said games, including Egg Firing (front and back), Talon Trot, Breegull Bash, Beak Barge, Shock Spring Jump, and Wonderwing. They are capable of shooting Blue Eggs from front or a Grenade Egg from the back. Their Final Smash involves them summoning The Mighty Jinjonator and other Jinjos from the tower, and the Jinjonator rapidly strikes the opponent numerous times. The trailer shows K. Rool being struck, falling off a cliff, into the ground, and then a rock falls on him (just like Gruntilda in the ending for Banjo-Kazooie).

There is a new stage based on Spiral Mountain, which itself has an appearance based on Banjo-Kazooie. Fighters are fighting atop the spiraling hill of the location. The bridge to Gruntilda's Lair is shown, as is Banjo's House (which uses its Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts design). Bottles, Mumbo Jumbo, and Gruntilda flying on her Broomstick are shown as stage features. The stage's theme is a rearrangement of the original Spiral Mountain theme, and like the original theme, it is also done by Grant Kirkhope.[1]

The end of the trailer shows Banjo tiptoeing and stealing pancakes next to Ivysaur, before quickly running off. This is a reference to Ssslumber from Banjo-Tooie, whom Banjo and Kazooie try to obtain a Jiggy from.

Classic Mode route

Banjo and Kazooie's congratulations scren

Banjo & Kazooie's Classic Mode route is titled "Perfect Partners," and it pits them against fighters that work as a team.

Round Opponent(s) Stage Song Notes
1 Duck Hunt (brown/red costume) Spiral Mountain Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie Duck Hunt's color scheme references Banjo & Kazooie themselves.
2 Rosalina & Luma Tortimer Island Treasure Trove Cove References Treasure Trove Cove.
3 Ice Climbers Summit Freezeezy Peak References Freezeezy Peak, with the Ice Climbers matching its polar climate.
4 Link, Zelda Mushroomy Kingdom Gobi's Valley References Gobi's Valley.
5 Fox (dark costume), Falco (dark costume) Luigi's Mansion Mad Monster Mansion References Mad Monster Mansion. Fox and Falco's color schemes are likely meant to resemble a wolf and a raven respectively, which are animals that would appear in a typical haunted setting.
6 Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong Jungle Japes Donkey Kong Country Returns References the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country series both being created by Rare, including Diddy Kong and the modern design of Donkey Kong.
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand Final Destination Master Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
References that both hands often work together. Additionally, both bear a resemblance to Motzand.


The DLC Spirit Board for the Banjo-Kazooie spirits

There are nine spirits for the Banjo-Kazooie series DLC. Unlike spirits from other series, nearly every Banjo-Kazooie spirit uses new artwork except for Banjo & Kazooie, Mumbo Jumbo, and the Jiggy.

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Banjo & Kazooie SSBU Banjo Kazooie Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Fighter N/A N/A Classic Mode as Banjo & Kazooie N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tooty Tooty Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Support Advanced Poison Damage Reduced •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v5.0.0)
Diddy Kong
•Banjo & Kazooie
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy shields often
•Magic attacks aren't as effective against the enemy
Spiral Mountain Main Theme - Banjo-Kazooie
Bottles Bottles Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Shield Primary No Effect •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v5.0.0)
Donkey Kong •The enemy is invisible
•The enemy favors side specials
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
Spiral Mountain (Bottles) Spiral Mountain
Mumbo Jumbo SSBU Mumbo Jumbo spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Grab Ace Magic Attack ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (since v5.0.0)
•Gold Mii Swordfighter (with the moves Gale Strike, Gale Stab, Hero's Spin and Blade Counter, and wearing Skull Kid's Hat and Ashley Outfit)
•Giant Gold R.O.B. (INT)/R.O.B. (JP/CH/KR)
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•You constantly take minor damage
•The enemy favors air attacks
Jungle Japes (hazards off) Mumbo's Mountain
Jinjos Jinjos Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Neutral Advanced Can be enhanced at Lv. 99 •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v5.0.0)
•Giant Mr. Game & Watch
•Mr. Game & Watch Team (x3)
•The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you
•Reinforcements will appear after an enemy is KO'd
Summit (Ω form) Freezeezy Peak
The Mighty Jinjonator The Mighty Jinjonator Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Neutral Ace Giant •Enhance the Jinjos spirit N/A N/A N/A N/A
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
Gruntilda Gruntilda Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Support Legend Poison Power ↑ •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G (since v5.0.0)
•Giant King Dedede (250 HP)
•Giant Dr. Mario (40 HP) (45 HP) (50 HP)
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•The floor is poisonous
•Stamina battle
•The enemy starts the battle with a Star Rod
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Find Mii (Ω form) Vs. Klungo
Buzzbomb Buzzbomb Spirit.png Banjo-Kazooie Series Support Novice Floaty Jumps •Battle via DLC Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G (since v5.0.0)
Ridley ×3 (50 HP) •Stamina battle
•The enemy favors up specials in the air
•The enemy falls slowly
Garden of Hope (hazards off) Spiral Mountain

Alternate costumes

Image Color Description
Banjo & Kazooie default costume.png Brown The default look, based on the duo's physical appearance in both Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie.
Banjo & Kazooie pink costume.png Pink Banjo's fur color matches Mumbo Jumbo's pink skin, and Kazooie resembles her color scheme from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts.
Banjo & Kazooie black costume.png Black Banjo is similarly colored to Bottles, and Kazooie resembles one of her four possible colors from the Squawkmatch, as well as Heggy from Banjo-Tooie.
Banjo & Kazooie red costume.png Red Banjo resembles his sister Tooty, whose blonde hair is represented by his yellow backpack. Kazooie resembles one of her four possible colors from the Squawkmatch, as well as the Chained Breegulls from Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge.
Banjo & Kazooie white costume.png White Banjo resembles Boggy, while Kazooie resembles a gentoo penguin.
Banjo & Kazooie yellow costume.png Yellow Banjo resembles one of his four possible colors from the Squawkmatch, and possibly the golden Extra Life statues from Banjo-Kazooie. Kazooie resembles Terry from Banjo-Tooie.
Banjo & Kazooie blue costume.png Blue Both characters resemble the color of their respective name on the Banjo-Kazooie logo, as well as the Split-up Pads from Banjo-Tooie. Banjo's fur color also matches one of his four possible colors from the Squawkmatch.
Banjo & Kazooie green costume.png Green Banjo and Kazooie's colors are based on Gruntilda's green skin and purple scarf. Banjo's skin color also matches ugly Tooty from the Banjo-Kazooie Game Over sequence. It is the only alternate costume that changes the duo's eye color, Banjo's necklace, and the stripes on his shorts.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


  • Banjo and Kazooie's artwork was designed by Paul Cunningham, who was also the designer for Diddy Kong Racing.[2]

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