Ticker's sprite from Banjo-Kazooie.
Abilities Biting
Species Termite
Affiliation(s) Gruntilda

Game(s) Banjo-Kazooie
First appearance Banjo-Kazooie (1998)

Ticker is an enemy found in Banjo-Kazooie whom mainly reside at Mumbo's Mountain inside of Ticker's Tower, but one can still be found outside of the entrance to Gruntilda's Lair and three are hidden in a Christmas tree in Freezeezy Peak. This place is really large so it is viewable from any world in Banjo-Kazooie.

Their home can be found on a steep slope. This slope is very steep so not even the Talon Trot move can work. Even if Banjo reaches the place without transforming, the termites tell Banjo that he cannot enter so he must go to Mumbo's Skull and ask Mumbo Jumbo if he can transform into a termite so he can enter and go up the steel slope. However, the termites recognize Banjo's pants and backpack and, therefore, still attack him.


  • They are referred to as Termites multiple times in the game, but they look nothing like termites, and by far resemble ants more.

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