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“Ahhh... lovely water! Trunker feels great!”
Trunker, Banjo-Kazooie

Trunker is a coconut tree who wears a turban. He appears in Gobi's Valley from Banjo-Kazooie, on a small island next to the world's starting point. Trunker's name is based on the word "trunk," which is the name of the main stem of a tree.

The Gobi's Valley entrance from Gruntilda's Lair is a tree shaped like Trunker.


When Banjo and Kazooie encounter Trunker, he tells them that he is very thirsty. Kazooie rudely and unsympathetically asks, "How's your nuts, bark breath?," and is then reprimanded by Banjo. Banjo offers to provide Trunker with feathers and eggs, although Trunker says that only water can quench his thirst.

Once Banjo and Kazooie have freed Gobi, he lies under Trunker's shade. Gobi selfishly keeps all the water for himself, so Banjo and Kazooie must use Beak Buster on his back to have Gobi forcefully spit out his water onto Trunker. Gobi runs away complaining, but Trunker grows tall, and a Jiggy appears on his head. To reach the Jiggy, Banjo and Kazooie can either climb the nearest palm tree and use Feathery Flap toward Trunker or by fly to the Jiggy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トランカー