Clanker's artwork from Banjo-Kazooie.
Powers Sharp teeth
Species Cyborg 'Whark'
Affiliation(s) Banjo, Kazooie
Enemies Unknown (possibly Gruntilda)
Game(s) Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-Pilot (cameo)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (cameo)
First appearance Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
Latest appearance Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008)

Clanker is a Cyborg Whark (Whale x Shark) that appears in the Banjo-Kazooie series. He is also said to be Grunty's garbage disposal.

Background of  Clanker

Clanker was originally a real giant fish, then Grunty had captured and was keeping it in a bizarre aquarium.Grunty decided to converting Clanker into a cyborg 'Whark' and now using Clanker as a trash disposal unit.


The Creator of Clanker

Appearances in video games


Clanker makes his debut in Banjo-Kazooie and owns his own area called Clanker's Cavern. He also has red "wounds" on his sides. During the game, Clanker is stuck to a chain and requests the help of Banjo and Kazooie to be freed from the chain. Banjo has to swim in the shape of a key three times to free Clanker so he can give him a Jiggy. If you fix his teeth, you can go in to see if there is another Jiggy inside. And Banjo can gain access to his gills if Clanker's mouth is opened or his blowhole if the bolt clears off him. You can stand on the bolt and Clanker fires up so you can get one of the Jiggies.


In Banjo-Pilot, Clanker makes a cameo in Clanker's River.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Clanker reappears in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts in Banjoland. Here, L.O.G. had separated him into many different areas as a display.



  • In the beta version of Banjo-Kazooie, Clanker seems to be a biological whale rather than a mechanical one..
  • Clanker's voice is actually extremely slowed down Banjo audio samples.
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