Gobi first appears in Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo and Kazooie first find Gobi, the camel is tied down, complaining about the heat in Gobi's Valley. When he is freed, Gobi runs off and rests next to Trunker, but refuses to share his water with the tree, until Banjo and Kazooie drill him making him spit water.
Later, when Banjo makes Gobi cough up a honeycomb, Gobi angrily announces his departure from the valley.
Gobi later turns up under a large flower in Click Clock Wood, where Banjo makes him to give up his water more times. He is fed up then and leaves for a lava world, later known as Hailfire Peaks in Banjo-Tooie.
Also, in the sequel, Gobi is seen wearing a beard and is thus dubbed the "Ancient Bearded Camel". If Banjo goes talking to Gobi alone, Gobi reveals that the beard was put on him to make him more popular, but it's not working.
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
- Gobi was supposed to appear in one more Banjo-Kazooie level, Mount Fire Eyes which was later removed. This is why Gobi says that he will be leaving to a place "where Banjo won't find him", meaning the beta level has been removed and Banjo and Kazooie cannot access it. In Banjo-Tooie, it's revieled that he was heading to Hailfire Peaks.