Rat-a-tat Rap
BK manual rat-a-tat rap
Game(s) used Banjo-Kazooie (XBLA)
Banjo-Tooie (XBLA)
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
World learned Spiral Mountain (BK)
Pre-learned (BT)
Bad Magic Bayou (BK:GR)
Buttons A button (N64), B button (N64) (BK/BT)
A button (GBA), B button (GBA) (BK:GR)
Used for Medium-strength attack, can hit floating enemies

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.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
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.


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