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The Bowling Ball is an item that appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, and is acquired as part of a trading sequence.
When Dixie and Kiddy Kong deliver Blizzard's Present to Blue, it turns out to be a Bowling Ball. Since Blue has no use for it, he decides to give it to the Kongs. The Kongs should then take the Bowling Ball to Bazooka in Mekanos, who uses it as ammunition for his cannon, Big Bessie, which launches the Kongs into a Banana Bird Cave.