This article is about Banjo & Kazooie appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Banjo and Kazooie.

Banjo-Kazooie is a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They were revealed at the Nintendo Direct shown at E3 2019, alongside Hero.



  • Since Kazooie lacks a hurtbox for every action except Talon Trot, Banjo can make use of a disjointed playstyle.
  • Wonder Wing has priority over almost every attack in the game, which makes approaching projectile characters easy.
  • A third midair jump allows for an easier time recovering, as well as the ability to turn while in the air.
  • Shock Spring Pad does not put him in special-fall, which can be good against ledgeguarding characters.


  • Breegull Blaster cancels all of his other moves while active, which can leave him open to attack if an opponent has a reflector or projectile-cancelling ability.
  • Wonder Wing has a maximum number of uses at 5, which cannot be refilled without losing a stock.
  • They damage themself with Rear Egg.



Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Claws forward with both hands and then finishes with an uppercut. If button mashed, Kazooie pecks repeatedly at alternating angles and finishes with a beak slash.
  • Forward Tilt: Banjo grabs Kazooie and pokes her beak forward.
  • Up Tilt: Banjo kicks upwards. KO's midweights at about 115%
  • Down Tilt: Banjo crouches down and Kazooie dives forward.
  • Dash Attack: Banjo rolls forward.

Smash Attacks

  • Side Smash: Banjo slams Kazooie's body forward.
  • Up Smash: Kazooie drills upward with her beak.
  • Down Smash: Kazooie slams her wings down on both sides.

Other attacks

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral Aerial: Banjo and Kazooie spin while Kazooie has her wings out.
  • Up Aerial: Kazooie bats her wings together upward.
  • Forward Aerial: Banjo performs an overhead swing, can kill at higher percents but has slow startup lag.
  • Back Aerial: Kazooie pecks repeatedly behind Banjo while mid-air.
  • Down Aerial: Kazooie dives downward with her beak. Can meteor smash if sweet-spotted.

Grabs and Throws

  • Grab: Mid-ranged. Banjo grabs the opponent with his left hand. Both Kazooie and Banjo stare menacingly at the enemy.
  • Pummel: Kazooie pecks the opponent.
  • Up Throw: Banjo hoists the fighter up, and crouches down for Kazooie to peck them once.
  • Forward Throw: Banjo lets go of the opponent briefly, so that Kazooie can kick them with both feet, once.
  • Back Throw: Banjo spins the enemy counter-clockwise a few times, and let go with his left hand, then his right hand. Similar to Mario's back throw.
  • Down Throw: Banjo hoists the fighter up, then slams them on the ground with enough force to bury them. Similar to King K. Rool's down throw.

Special Moves

Banjo & Kazooie's Special Moves
Standard Special Breegull Blaster
Side Special Wonderwing
Up Special Shock Spring Jump
Down Special Rear Egg
Final Smash The Mighty Jinjonator


  • Up Taunt: Banjo stands on his toes, stretching his body and arms, while Kazooie pokes her head out to yawn.
  • Side Taunt: Banjo and Kazooie swerve from left to right (and vice versa) in sync while looking at each other, followed by a confident thumbs up.
  • Down Taunt: Banjo performs a bow from right to left, subsequently giving his signature 'Guh huh!'[1].

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

  • Kazooie pecks Banjo on the head. A reference to their idle animation in Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie.
  • Kazooie comes out and checks the surroundings.

Victory Poses

  • Banjo collects a Jiggy and gives a thumbs up while saying "Guh huh!"
  • Banjo does a jig on the spot, before bowing twice and saying "Guh huh! Guh huh!" Kazooie also pops out to strike a pose.
  • Banjo and Kazooie play their signature instruments and strike a pose together, a reference to the intro sequence to Banjo-Kazooie.

In Competitive Play


Palette Swaps

800px-Banjo & Kazooie Palette (SSBU)



  • Banjo & Kazooie’s reveal trailer is a spoof of King K. Rool’s reveal trailer.
    • This is possibly a reference to how Rare Limited developed both Donkey Kong games and Banjo-Kazooie games.
  • Banjo & Kazooie can be considered both Nintendo and Microsoft characters, due to the two console companies’ histories on owning the character publishing rights. This means that Banjo & Kazooie might be a dual-party character.
  • Banjo & Kazooie's introduction tagline refers to them as Banjo-Kazooie, the name of their game series instead of their actual names separated.
  • Their introduction tagline is also a nod to Rare Limited, who developed their titular game series.
  • Banjo & Kazooie are the first playable characters that their rights are currently owned by a direct competitor to Nintendo hardware-wise.
  • Kazooie along with Falco and the duck from Duck Hunt are the only avian characters.
  • All dlc fighters of the fighters pass have cinematic final smashes

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