|World(s) Used|| Gruntilda's Lair|
|Special Abilities||Walking on thorns|
'Termite' Banjo is the first transformation of Banjo-Kazooie and is found in the first world of the game, Mumbo's Mountain. It requires 5 Mumbo Tokens and can only be used in Mumbo's Mountain and the area outside of the world in Gruntilda's Lair.
Although this little termite has no attack, it can climb up the steep hills of Ticker's Tower to reach a Jiggy that normal Banjo and Kazooie are unable to reach (it can also climb up the side of the mountain in Gruntilda's Lair for the same reason). In addition, the ant will sink to the bottom of a body of water and does not require oxygen to breathe, allowing it to easily grab items at the bottom. It can also fall from very high places without receiving any damage.
Other termites will still be hostile to it, due to wanting its backpack and shorts.
|Banjo-Kazooie Transformations:||Termite Banjo · Crocodile Banjo · Walrus Banjo · Pumpkin Banjo · Bee Banjo · Bottles' Bonus Alterations · Washer Banjo|
|Banjo-Tooie Transformations:||Stony Banjo · Detonator Banjo · Van Banjo · Submarine Banjo · T-Rex Banjo · Washer Banjo · Snowball Banjo · Bee Banjo · Dragon Kazooie|
|Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge Transformations:||Mouse Banjo · Candle Banjo · Octopus Banjo · Tank Banjo|