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My Nemesis

Do it properly this time! Get rid of Grunty and save us from her rhymes. Off with her head!

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How to unlock the My Nemesis achievement

  • MtldMtld1,463,011
    19 Jan 2011 19 Jan 2011
    50 1 4
    This is a new guide to help those who don't want to do it legit, but prefer to use cheats. Don't vote negative just because you hate cheats... "don't hate the player" ;)

    So, once you get enough Jiggies to reach the tower (70), you can use a cheat that will make your honeycombs replenish after a short while. If Grunty hits you, you'll get your health back in no time, as long as you don't take other damage.

    To enable the cheat, go in game, in the first level (Mayan Temple), and warp in front of Wumba's tent. Turn left and enter the pyramid there (if you didn't break the door, use the golden statue with Mumbo to break it). Once inside, you can enter cheats. Cheats you have unlocked are entered directly. However, you can still enter cheats that you didn't unlock by writing CHEATO, and then the cheat BACKWARDS!

    So, if you want health replenish, type CHEATO, and then honeyback backwards, hence KCABYENOH. After that, immediately turn right (into the pyramid) and go towards the wall there. There, cheats you have unlocked can be turned on or off. Turn this one ON, and go beat that witch.

    Having more eggs is also useful, so type CHEATO, and then SGGE.

    You can follow other guides to beat her, but once you get infinite health, its way easier.

    A little tip : when the motor stops, use the ticking bomb and enter the HAG1 with it to blow the batteries.

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    Moe GZYou can also get infinite eggs and feathers with CHEATONESTKING, so you can be invicible when Grunty is in her tank. With all these code I beat Gruntilda in only one try.

    Posted by Moe GZ on 09 Apr 14 at 16:23
    MtldApparently the game will prompt you that your game will not save and post to leaderboards, but the last achievement will still pop if cheats are activated.
    Posted by Mtld on 14 Aug 14 at 01:25
    netstrykerI got the achievement without these inside game cheats, but anyway, is a good guide.
    Posted by netstryker on 15 Jan 18 at 01:21
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  • SpeedyBlueDudeSpeedyBlueDude64,272
    06 May 2009 06 May 2009
    24 1 2
    Edit: This guide is not mine. It is from Banjo Kazooie Wiki.
    Ok this is kinda of a long guide.
    You fight Grunty in the Hag 1, which has 10 stages.

    Stage 1 -Grunty turns on two lasers in opposite corners of the Hag 1 and makes it spin around. The lasers are low to the ground and are easy to jump over; moving around isn't really required. Eventually, Grunty will pop out of the hatch and ask you a question. These questions are different than the ones in the Tower of Tragedy and have a 5-second time limit. If you get the question right, she'll use a slower attack. If you get it wrong, she'll fire her spells much faster. The fast-firing spell fires quickly.

    You'll then switch into Breegull Blaster mode. Fire eggs at Grunty (you have to aim upwards, so either use or ) until her health drops to 90 (you can't deal any more damage than that right now). Blue Eggs do 1 damage, Fire and Ice Eggs do 2 damage, and Grenade Eggs do 3 damage.

    Gruntilda goes back into the hatch and drops a honeycomb. It won't disappear during the battle, so save it for later.

    Stage 2 - Grunty turns on all four lasers of the Hag 1 and makes it spin around. Not much different than before; only jumps are needed (although you can Talon Trot in the same direction the lasers are spinning - just be warned that using the Talon Trot causes you to face the wrong way when you next enter Breegull Blaster mode). Eventually, Grunty will pop out of the hatch and ask another question, with the same motivation.

    Breegull Blaster mode is activated again. Take another 10 HP off Grunty (so, down to 80) and stop shooting to avoid wasting eggs. Save the honeycomb Grunty drops for later, when you really need them.

    Stage 3 - This time, you want to switch to the Talon Trot. Run around in a circle. The Hag 1 will spin, then stop and fire a cannon. It's easy to dodge the initial blast, but you also have to jump, or the shrapnel will hit you. The shrapnel shoots in four directions. You know when the blasting is over when the Hag 1 stops for a long time. When that happens, stop the Talon Trot and face her. She'll pop out of the hatch and ask a question. Answer it correctly so she uses her slower attack.

    You then get to shoot at her some more. Get her down to 70 HP. Grunty drops another honeycomb, but don't waste it! You'll be needing them eventually...

    Stage 4 -Grunty will call in another mortar cannon. This time the Hag 1 spins faster, the blast is larger, and there is an eight-directional shrapnel. If you stay with the Talon Trot and keep moving and jumping when the shrapnel comes, you shouldn't get hit. However, you have to shift your movement a bit when you jump or you'll land on the shrapnel anyway. Answer Grunty's question correctly or she'll use the quick spells.

    You get to shoot some more. Grunty gets down to 60 HP and drops another honeycomb. Save them for when you're low on health.

    Stage 5 - Grunty recalls the cannons, fires up the drill, and switches on the two front lasers. This is similar to the first stage, however this time she also opens the exhaust port to air out the engine. You have to Talon Trot if you expect to avoid damage, since she'll spin around, then try to move forward with the drill, attempting to hit you. She'll throw in a sudden change in direction every now and then to try and catch you with the lasers. You have to anticipate these so you can jump at the right moment. It's much easier if you make sure you're equally distant from both lasers on your sides. This may be easier if you move to the very edge of the battlefield for maximum spacing, but don't get too close since the battlefield wall is sloped and may limit your jumping. Note that the best place to be during this part is behind the Hag 1, not because of the lasers but because you must use its backside shortly. Once Grunty pops out of the hatch, answer her question and start blasting.

    You have to be a little more careful this time. The lasers stay turned on, so you only have a limited area to move. Keep an eye on the lasers or you'll step right into them. Blast her until she's down to 50 HP.

    The engine will sputter because of Grunty's reckless driving. Quickly shoot a Clockwork Kazooie Egg and make it jump into the exhaust port, which isn't letting out exhaust anymore (otherwise the Clockwork Kazooie would get pushed away). If you don't make it before the exhaust comes out again, you'll have to go through another round of dodging lasers and the drill. Hop over the cables inside the Hag 1 and avoid the enemies. (Clockwork Kazooie bombs detonate automatically on contact with enemies, and you don't want to hit them.) Head to the back and blow up either of the batteries.

    Grunty hears the explosion and proceeds to the next stage.

    Stage 6 - Similar to the second and previous stage, but with all four lasers active, the Hag 1 is a lot faster, and it changes direction more suddenly as well. Stay close to the back of the Hag 1, since you know there's another battery inside that you need to destroy. Grunty will eventually pop her question, so answer it correctly.

    Again, you must avoid the lasers and shoot Grunty down to 40 HP. Grunty drops another honeycomb after this.

    The engine breaks down, so fire another Clockwork Kazooie Egg into the exhaust port. Hop over the cables, avoid the enemies and destroy the other battery.

    Stage 7 -With both batteries destroyed, the Hag 1 shuts down. Grunty's fed up, so she sticks to the fast spells now and ditches the questions, but you have unlimited space to move as Mr. Drill is no longer here to scare you and neither are the lasers. The rest of the battle is in Breegull Blaster mode. Just strafe left or right to dodge the spells. Blast her down to 30 HP to start the next phase. Grunty drops a honeycomb. Pick it up if you are in need.

    Stage 8 - The Flying MinionsGrunty ponders whether or not there's anything left the Hag 1 can do, and indeed, there are still a couple of tricks you haven't seen. Grunty sends Gruntlings to hop out of the hatch and attack you.

    The minions can actually be a good thing. First of all, if you keep moving, you probably won't get hit by them. Second of all, they sometimes drop honeycombs, and you bet you'll be needing them now (or soon). If they're getting on your nerves, use the Beak Bayonet (to avoid wasting ammo) and maybe scrape a honeycomb out of them. Killing one causes another to appear, however. Avoid the spells and blast Grunty down. In between spells (you have to be really fast), grab a honeycomb or kill off a minion. This is of superb importance.

    When you lower her to 15 HP, stop. She drops a honeycomb and starts the next stage.

    Stage 9 -Grunty releases purple cyanide and mustard gas into the air, limiting the amount of time you have to kill her. If you have all 10 bubbles from Roysten (which you should, otherwise you may be in trouble), you definitely shouldn't lose due to running out of oxygen.

    Continue blasting her with eggs. Keep strafing to avoid minions (which are now coming in pairs) and spells. Pick up honeycombs in between spells. When you get her down to a mere 1 HP, the final stage begins (after she drops a honeycomb, of course).

    Stage 10 -minions all die (presumeably from breathing the gas) and the gas vanishes. Gruntilda, finally through messing around, prepares her most powerful spell ever, and as she does, she lets her last name, Winkybunion, slip out. Don't let her boasting fool you; this spell doesn't do any more damage than the others. However, it does rapid-fire, so remember to keep moving. Do not stop or you will probably die! You are probably down to a couple honeycombs, and her final spell will roast you if you stop moving. Even if you are at full health with the maximum health bar, this will make short work of you. She doesn't stop firing these things, so you can't rest. What you have to do is hit her with an egg while she's holding the spell, causing her to drop the explosive spell. Oops.

    Grunty doesn't manage to find the spell in time, and as a result, the entire Hag 1, along with her body, explodes into a million pieces. Congratulations, you've beaten Grutilda Winkybunion (again)!

    Banjo and Kazooie head to the party at Bottles' house.
    That's a guide to beat Grunty for you people who need help.
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    OmegaMustardShould give credit to the original source before copy and pasting a sites entire guide word for word.
    Posted by OmegaMustard on 06 May 09 at 10:32
    SpeedyBlueDudeOk I will.
    Let me edit my post.
    Posted by SpeedyBlueDude on 06 May 09 at 22:39
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9374,350 374,350 GamerScore
    10 Dec 2016 18 Jun 2017 18 Jun 2017
    8 0 1
    I made a video showing how to beat Grunty hope it helps smile

    Code Chamber: (0:30)
    For honeycomb regeneration first type “CHEATO”, then the cheat honeyback backwards “KCABYENOH"
    You can also input other cheats here as well. Make sure you go to the wall and turn the cheat to “ON”!

    Klungo Battle: (4:00)
    Strafe to dodge his chemical beaker toss, when he duplicates go for the one that’s not faded

    Grunty Battle: (6:12)
    Step 1: 2 Lasers - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 2: 4 Lasers - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 3: Mortar Cannon - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 4: 2 Mortar Cannons - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 5: Open Exhaust Port - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 6: Stalling Tank (Open Exhaust) - When the tank stops, shoot a Clockwork Kazooie egg at the back and walk in the hole and destroy one of the batteries
    Step 7: Stalling Tank Part 2 - Shoot another Clockwork Kazooie egg and destroy the other battery
    Step 8: Pissed Off Grunty - Shoot Grunty when she pops out of her tank
    Step 9: Minions - Shoot Grunty while avoiding the minions
    Step 10: Toxic Gas - You only have a limited amount of time to take out Grunty before you die
    Step 11: Biggest Baddest Spell - Final Stage - Shoot her while she’s holding the spell to make her drop it in the tank

    This is way easier with cheats (obviously) but it does NOT void the achievement, only negative is that it won’t save after you turn on cheats. You can still follow this video without cheats you’ll just have to be more careful than I was :P
    Answering Grunty's questions correctly will make her attack slower
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    Vestri SatorThank you sooooo much!!!!
    Posted by Vestri Sator on 15 Nov 17 at 18:23
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