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The Rat-a-tat Rap is an attack performed by jumping and pressing B button (N64), or by pressing B button (N64) at any time in the air. Banjo will lower his head and allow Kazooie to peck enemies. Because it can be executed quickly and deals high damage, this attack is ideal for defeating most enemies, provided that they are tall enough for it to reach.

The Rat-a-tat Rap can sometimes be used as an alternative to the Feathery Flap when jumping across long spans. Although it does not provide the same upward boost, it can cover a greater distance without descending, especially when given a running start.

The Rat-a-tat Rap can also be used while using the Talon Trot in Banjo-Kazooie, whereas the Feathery Flap cannot.

The Rat-a-tat Rap also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Banjo's neutral and back aerial attacks. On the ground, the move takes place after Banjo uses his Claw Swipe attack followed by Kazooie repeatedly pecking at the enemy to build up damage. In the air, the Rat-a-tat Rap attacks the opponent up to three times, with the last hit being stronger than the first two.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キツツキアタック
Kitsutsuki Atakku
Woodpecker Attack


  • Many players commonly misspell and/or mispronounce the name of this move, often calling it "Rat-a-tat Tap", "Rat-a-tap Rap", "Rat-a-tat Rat", or some other variation.
  • The Rat-a-tap Rap is the answer to one of the questions asked in the Grunty's Furnace Fun game near the end of the original Banjo-Kazooie game.