Z-Bananas are items in Mario Party 9. They are purple-colored Bananas that act as the replacement of Mini Ztars (much like how Bananas replace Mini Stars). They only appear in DK's Jungle Ruins. Z-Bananas appear single or in a bunch of three. Collecting one Z-Banana will cause the player to lose a Banana, however, collecting a bunch will cause them to lose three Bananas. Z-Bananas also appear in the second Captain Event, and it is possible to obtain them. Z-Bananas do not appear in the Boss minigames on the board.