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Trowzer

Trowzer is a supporting character that appears in Yooka-Laylee. He teaches Yooka and Laylee abilities at the cost of quills.

Trowzer's role in Yooka-Laylee is to teach the player new moves in exchange for a small fee of quills. After acquiring a move from Trowzer, he will explain its use. When the player speaks to Trowzer in Hivory Towers, he will give the player a new move free of charge to help open a new Tome and expand his business.

Trowzer's role in The Impossible Lair is dramatically different from Yooka-Laylee in that he expands the overworld in exchange for a certain amount of T.W.I.T. Coins through the use of paywalls.

Trowzer's Theme in Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Name Origin[edit | edit source]

Trowzer's name is a play on the term, "Trouser snake", a euphemism for male genitalia.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Trowzer is an Adder snake.[1] He has stripes of alternating light and dark red going across his back, a cream-colored belly, and yellow eyes. He wears an Australian slouch hat (which has a large bite taken out of it), a mustard-yellow striped necktie, and a black belt holding up a pair of khaki shorts, hence his name.

Trowzer's tail goes through one of the shorts' leg holes and then goes back up through the other hole, where it is situated next to his head; he rests his weight on the middle of his tail while sitting upright, and seems to use the end of his tail as a hand. His shorts feature a blue sewn-on patch on one side, giving the impression that his business ventures are not altogether successful.

He carries with him a brick phone, made by Brickcom, with the year 1985 written on the side.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Trowzer has been described as "a bit of a loser," and, "a business-snake whose career never took off"; despite this, however, he thinks he is the greatest salesman there ever was, and has also been called "smug". He owns a business called Trowzers Worldwide Incredible Traders Co. Ltd.[1]

Locations by World in Yooka-Laylee[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Thisss next move I used to defeat the world 3 bosss – a tricky encounter, that one."

Entire Conversations[edit | edit source]

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Entire Conversation (Tribalstack Tropics)

First Encounter[edit | edit source]

Trowzer:

"Well if it isn't my old matesss! Please ssstep right into my office..."

Laylee:

"What office? Looks more like a crumbly old temple to me."

Trowzer:

"Ah yesss, pay no attention. Top designers are on the case - award winners. Classsy stuff."

"Anyways, I take it you're here for some of Trowzer's famousss advanced manoeuvresss?"

Yooka:

"Yes please! We could really do with some new moves, Trowzer."

Trowzer: "Sssmashing. Just for you, my good pals, I'll teach you a real boss-ssslammer for just 30 quills - a bargain"

Laylee:

"Hold on, I thought we had a deal... We unlock worlds, you give us freebies.

Trowzer:

"My free movesss apply only in Hivory Towers, I'm afraid. In the tome worlds, it's businessss asss ussssual!"

"let me know which product you're after and we'll fill out the required formsss..."

Purchase confirmation[edit | edit source]

Trowzer:

"Top choice! Are you sure thisss is the move you're after?"

Purchasing the Sonar Shot[edit | edit source]

Yooka:

"We're ready to learn, Trowzer!"

Trowzer:

"Sssmashing. Thisss next move I used to defeat the world 3 bosss – a tricky encounter, that one."

Laylee:

"Yeah right, you can't even dress yourself properly."

Trowzer:

"To use Sonar Shot, sssimply use (XboxControllerButtonY.png/Triangle PS4.png) to have my purple pal fire devastating blasts of sonar energy!"

Laylee:

"Sounds cool! Anything else, Worm Boy?"

Trowzer:

"You can fire at enemies to ssstun them or activate sonar totems to uncover invisible objects! But watch it, Chaps... Every ssshot drains your power bar."

Trowzer:

"Now, will you be needing my 18-month insurance plan? You never know... You might have forgotten this move by next week."

Yooka:

"Erm, we're alright, thanks..."

Purchasing the Slurp Shot[edit | edit source]

Laylee:

"Alright Wormy, teach us something cool!"

Trowzer:

"Ah yesss... Prepare yourselvesss."

Trowzer:

"This next move is... Really ssspecial. A, erm, great move..."

Laylee;

"Go on then, spit it out! We've got magical books to fill."

Trowzer:

"Well, if you stand in front of 'Edible' objectsss like Berry Bushes, you can pressss the (BXboxOne.png/Circle PS4.png) button to... Eat them! Great, right?"

Laylee:

"IS THAT IT?! We could've save those Quills for the Casino World!"

Yooka:

"Calm down, Laylee. I'm sure there's more to this move..."

Trowzer:

"Yes, well... If you press the (XXboxOne.png/Square PS4.png) button after eating, our green friend will spit out his meal as a slimy projectile!"

Laylee:

"Useless. I suppose your next move will teach us how to pass wind..."

Trowzer:

"Well, actually..."

Purchasing the Buddy Slam[edit | edit source]

Yooka:

"Ok... what's this move all about, Trowzer?"

Trowzer:

"This next move is such a ssstunning offer I'm practically giving it to you for free."

Trowzer:

"Ssseriously... With prices like this I'm going to have to remortgage my house."

Laylee:

"Is that a battered, old ruin too?"

Yooka:

"Laylee!"

Trowzer:

"To perform buddy slam, simply jump into the air with (AXboxOne.png/Cross PS4.png), then press (LTXboxOne.png/L2 PS4.png) to send our green friend here ssslaming towards the floor, causing massive damage!

Yooka:

"Ooff... Wouldn't it make more sense to have Laylee do the slamming?"

Laylee:

"Not Likely!"

Trowzer:

"With buddy slam, Yooka will effortlessly sssmash through obstacles and foesss alike!"

Trowzer:

"Now, will you be needing accident insurance with that, my good mates?"

Yooka:

"Actually..."

Laylee:

"Nope, we're fine thanks, wormy!"

Leaving[edit | edit source]

Trowzer:

"Sssee you again! Remember, palsss... You can never have too many movesss!"

Trowzer:

"Off already? Hurry back before sssomebody sssnaps up my dealsss!"

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Trowzer was first revealed in website post by Playtonic Games on May 11, 2015.[1]
  • Trowzer seems to have been inspired by Bottles and Jamjars from the Banjo-Kazooie series, as both characters teach the main duo different new moves. Trowzer also only teaches you moves if you have a certain amount of a collectible, just like Jamjars.
    • Similar to Jamjars and Bottles, Trowzer is found around different parts of the worlds.
  • According to Laylee after meeting him, Trowzer sold her and Yooka a broken TV before the events of the game.
  • The year on Trowzer's brick phone is 1985, the year Rare, Ltd. was founded.[2]
  • Trowzer was the first supporting character of Yooka-Laylee to be revealed.[1]
  • The idea of Trowzer came from Gavin Price, who told Steve Mayles about it through a post-it note, and Steve Mayles then designed Trowzer.
  • It was originally thought that Grant Kirkhope was doing the voice for Trowzer the Snake, but Grant corrected it, stating that it was Dean Wilson.[3]
  • Any speech by Trowzer that contains the letter "s," "c," or "z" is drawn out to imitate a hissing sound.
  • Although he's clearly a snake, most of Laylee's nicknames for Trowzer are worm-themed.
  • When Yooka and Laylee come out of the Tribalstack Tropics' Grand Tome, the first Pagie that the duo collects state that Trowzer made a bet with the Pagie that the duo would not come back out of Tribalstack Tropics alive. Since the duo came out of Tribalstack Tropics, Trowzer lost this bet, which hints that Trowzer did not originally have faith in Yooka and Laylee.
  • Trowser's early design depicted him with one eye, a further reference to the innuendo that inspired him.

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