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Whiplashes are a recurring enemy in the Banjo-Kazooie series.


Whiplashes are fleshy, tentacle-like enemies that are mostly pink, although some are green, depending on the area.


Banjo and Kazooie encounter some Whiplashes in Clanker's body

In Banjo-Kazooie, their first appearance, Whiplashes are pink tendrils with red bases found inside of Clanker's body during Clanker's Cavern. They sway back and forth gently until Banjo and Kazooie approach, causing them to thrash about violently. If Banjo gets hit, he loses a honeycomb of his health. Whiplashes cannot be defeated and must be avoided. It is not known if they are a natural part of Clanker's digestive system, or some kind of foreign parasite.

In Mad Monster Mansion and Click Clock Wood, Whiplashes have a more common variant, Whipcracks, which have the appearance of a vine. Although they are a different species, Whipcracks have the same behavior as Whiplashes, and they appear in more areas. Unlike their counterpart, Whiplashes cannot be defeated by any means; Blue Eggs and Beak Bomb will pass right through them, and they are always either underwater or too high up, so they cannot be reached with Wonderwing.

Grunty's Revenge[edit]

In Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Whiplashes are the most common enemy, and they appear in every world, both on land and underwater. Whiplashes are a basic enemy and can be defeated instantly from any attack. They sway slowly, even if Banjo approaches one. Sometimes, a Whiplash is hiding under a pile of sticks, and Banjo can reveal it by using Pack Whack on the sticks.

Just before the first battle against Klungo, he is shown to be creating Whiplashes and Gruntweeds for Gruntilda. According to the Jinjo Oracle, Gruntweeds are a hybrid of a Whiplash and a Gruntling. Whiplashes have a stronger and larger variant, Stinglashes, which are found in later areas.

Green Whiplashes appear in the oily waters of Spiller's Harbor and in the icy sea of the Freezing Furnace. Aside from color, there is no difference between them and the common pink Whiplashes.


In Banjo-Pilot, a green Whiplash makes a cameo appearance during the Grand Prix awards ceremony.



Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウィプラッシュ