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“Use the devastating Beak Bomb aerial attack by pressing B while Kazooie is flying.”
Bottles, Banjo-Kazooie

The Beak Bomb is an aerial attack learned in Freezeezy Peak. If B button (N64) is pressed while flying, Banjo and Kazooie will hurl themselves at a target like a missile at the cost of one red feather. This ability is the only attack capable of defeating Sir Slush, and while it is the most damaging of all attacks aside from the Wonderwing, it can be extremely hard to aim, especially when trying to hit a moving target; as such, its main purpose aside from Sir Slushes is hitting switches or targets which are too high for other abilities to reach. The only time the Beak Bomb is ever required to hit a moving target is the final battle with Gruntilda in Banjo-Kazooie, but even then, she is a slow-moving and large target who sits still every once in awhile.

In Banjo-Tooie, B button (N64) can be held to keep the Beak Bomb going for an additional feather every second. Tilting the control stick also gives the attack limited directionality in mid-air, making course corrections easier if you realize you're about to miss a target (or hit something undesirable). Because of its ability to gain altitude in this way, not to mention the huge horizontal distance it can cover, the Beak Bomb is an excellent way to fly across long distances quickly at a minimal feather cost, considering the steady loss of altitude which accompanies flying normally.

Despite this, the Beak bomb is less useful in Banjo Tooie due to a lack of targets or enemies that can be exclusively hit with the move. This relegates it's use to faster travel only.

One should use this move cautiously, however, for should the pair hit anything which was not intended to be struck with the Beak Bomb, they will suffer injuries and may be forced to land from the sudden drop in altitude if used too close to the ground. Beak Bombing the ground also results in a long period of slowdown as the two slide a fair distance, as well as a loss of health.

On a side note, the Beak Bomb has its own death animation if Banjo accidentally gets killed from Beak Bombing into a wall or the ground.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くちばしミサイル
Kuchibashi Misairu
Beak Missile