“Don't try to argue--if you're going, I'm going with you.”
Dixie Kong is a character from the Donkey Kong series. She is Diddy Kong's girlfriend and Tiny Kong's older sister. She is also cousins with Chunky Kong and Kiddy Kong. Her first appearance is as a sidekick in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Aside from games, Dixie also appeared in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon and in two comics.
Dixie Kong appears in almost all Donkey Kong games and in some Mario spin-off titles. Although Candy Kong is the first female Kong to appear, Dixie is the first female Kong to be playable. Up to now, Dixie has appeared in 19 games and is playable in 16 of them.
Donkey Kong Country series
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Her first appearance is in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Donkey Kong is kidnapped by Kaptain K. Rool. As such, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong travel to Crocodile Isle, home of the Kremlings, to rescue him. They eventually defeat Kaptain K. Rool, save Donkey Kong, and blow up Crocodile Isle. Although the game is centered on Diddy's quest to prove he is a great video game hero (in the likes of Mario, Yoshi, and Link), his sidekick Dixie manages to prove her worth as well. In this game, she gets her first ability, Helicopter Spin. She reappears in the game's pseudo-handheld port Donkey Kong Land 2, where she has the same abilities and role in the plot.
In the Game Boy Advance port of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, the plot is the same, but there are some small differences. Swanky Kong counts the time it takes for Dixie, or Diddy, to beat a boss. Dixie and Diddy can also complete Wrinkly's task, which consists of filling a scrapbook with pictures. Dixie can play mini-games at Funky's place, where her sister makes an appearance.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Dixie Kong stars in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. As the Kongs are vacationing in the Northern Kremisphere, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong decide to go out on one of their adventures, leaving Dixie behind. However, the two of them get kidnapped by a new group of Kremlings, led by their new mysterious leader KAOS. Dixie discovers the Kremlings and decides to rescue DK and Diddy Kong. However, K. Rool, in the guise of Baron K. Roolenstein, returns. He secretly controls KAOS from behind the scenes, making K. Rool the de facto leader of the Kremling Krew. K. Rool kidnaps DK and Diddy to use their cerebral energies to power the robotic KAOS.
Early on in the adventure, Funky Kong asks Dixie to babysit her cousin Kiddy Kong. Together, they rescue Donkey and Diddy and also stop K. Rool and his Kremlings. During their quest, they also free all the Banana Birds; when all the Banana Birds are freed, they take Dixie and Kiddy up to the clouds to free the Banana Bird Queen, who is imprisoned by King K Rool.
In the Game Boy Advance port of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, the plot is the same, but Dixie has to collect more Banana Birds. Dixie can play minigames at Cranky's Dojo or at Funky's Rentals. Swanky Kong has a new minigame that only Dixie can play. She has a new location to explore, Pacifica.
Donkey Kong Land III
In Donkey Kong Land III, Dixie once again teams up with her cousin Kiddy. Again, Donkey Kong and Diddy go off on an adventure, this time searching for the Lost World, and, again, they leave Dixie behind. Dixie decides to find the Lost World herself first. Unbeknownst to all, K. Rool returns with his Kremlings. He too is searching for the Lost World. In the end, Dixie and Kiddy discover the Lost World and defeat K. Rool once again.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Dixie Kong makes an appearance as a playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Similar to Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Dixie can use her ponytail to stop Donkey Kong's descent, but she can also use it so that Donkey Kong can fly upward. This is her first appearance in five years.
Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24
Dixie appears in the comic, "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24". Dixie is sleeping in a palm and is suddenly awakened by Squawks the Parrot. Afterward, Diddy and Cranky explain to her that it is Christmas. After learning what day it is, she suggests to prepare a Christmas party, but, suddenly, she starts to shiver. The Kongs quickly discover that snow is falling from the sky, something Dixie and the others has never experienced yet. At the TV, the Kongs learn that the temperature has dropped all over the world and also that the president of the United States invites for a summit to find a solution to the problem. The Kongs decide to travel to the United States to talk with the president. Dixie and the others ride their Animal Friends to the nearest airport where they take the Jumbo Barrel to travel to Washington D.C..
The president tells them that a huge UFO pulling the Earth away from the sun is the cause of the low temperature. He provides them with a space shuttle, and with help of Cranky, Dixie and the others are launched into the aliens' space shuttle. At the space shuttle, Dixie, Diddy and Donkey Kong quickly notice the aliens look like them but bigger and green and blue. The Kongs learn that the aliens do not want to dominate Earth, and what really happened is that the aliens thought Earth was a giant Coconut. After giving bananas to the aliens in exchange of them returning Earth to its original temperature, the Kongs head back to Earth where they are hailed by the people for saving them. Back in the jungle, Dixie and the others finally celebrate a Christmas party. At the end Dixie enjoys the starry sky along her boyfriend.
Donkey Kong Country cartoon
Dixie Kong makes sporadic appearances on the Donkey Kong Country cartoon. On the show, her personality is drastically different than the one portrayed in the games; her clothing is also different, somewhat resembling what her sister, Tiny Kong wears. Often, Dixie loses her various pets. She is also more trusting than the other Kongs, befriending a recently fired General Klump when no one else can. She is the only Kong included in the show that makes her debut in Donkey Kong Country 2. Dixie was voiced by Louise Vallance.
Her first appearance in the show is in episode seven, Kong for a Day. In this episode, she cheers up Donkey Kong after Funky gets angry with him, and she also goes with him when he has to leave the island. When they are in the jungle, a Krusha imitates Donkey's voice and tricks Dixie, making her believe that Donkey Kong is saying bad things about her and Diddy.
In the episode From Zero to Hero, she is one of the characters reunited to see Cranky's new experiment, the x-ray machine. When Bluster enters, saying he has more rights than Dixie and the others, just because he is rich, she gets mad and tells him that he is inconsiderable. As Candy has to go to work, Dixie is the next character to enter and have x-rays. Later, she is the one that informs Cranky that King K. Rool has the Crystal Coconut.
In the episode Buried Treasure she convinces Candy of going with Bluster on a treasure hunt to mountain mines. After the treasure is found Dixie, along the other Kongs and King K. Rool start fighting for it.
Bumm-Badabumm Im Urwald
Dixie is one of the main characters in the Donkey Kong comic, "Bumm-Badabumm Im Urwald". Here, she aids both Diddy and Donkey Kong in tracking down their stolen bananas and defeating Kaptain K. Rool and the Kremling Krew. She goes to Donkey Kong's house, because she heard noises. There, Donkey informs her and Diddy that all the bananas are gone. After, they go and check if their banana depot is also without bananas, and they realized that it is empty as well. Dixie finds a hole from where the thieves entered. Diddy enters the hole and finds a Kremkoin. Then they realize that the Kremlings are behind the disappearance of the bananas and decide to give the Kremlings a lesson.
The three of them enter the hole that leads to the jungle. Then Dixie notice a wasp, and quickly, Donkey Kong throws a barrel at it. Dixie looks at the stings and says that a sting would have hurt. In the way, they find Rambi and the three of them ride him. Afterward, they find themselves around many Kremlings. Rambi takes out all the Kremlings, and they continue their way to King K. Rool. After they reach the mountains, Rambi leaves them. They start climbing the mountain until they arrive to a place where the Kremlings pull the rope up. Donkey Kong throws Dixie upwards so she can let the rope down. After they reach the top, a Necky starts attacking them, but Donkey Kong takes him out quickly. Afterward, they reach the portal, but it is locked. They successfully open the portal with the Kremkoin. Inside the portal, they are attacked by Kremlings. After beating the Kremlings a giant Kremling appears. The Kongs escape from him through a narrow tunnel.
In the tunnel, they find a mine cart. They start racing against the Kremlings, but, as the distance between them increased, the mine cart becomes dangerous. After the rails ended, the Kongs land on a swamp. Diddy then realizes they are not the only ones swimming in the swamp; Krocheads are all around them. They all quickly go up to a crashed boat, and while thinking, Donkey Kong remembers something. He starts to jump on flies until he reaches land. Diddy and Dixie repeats. Dixie realizes they are in the Lost World. Dixie climbs a wall and sees King K. Rool in the other side with all the bananas. Suddenly, Dixie falls and the Kremling sees her. Donkey Kong and Diddy quickly jumps and helps her. A fight against the Kremlings starts. King K. Rool starts shooting pineapples, but Donkey Kong evades them. He then finds an explosive barrel and throws it to him, which defeats him. The Kongs finally recover the bananas.
Dixie Kong appears in the fourteenth issue of the Super Mario-Kun manga comics. Even though this issue is based on Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the end of the comic features Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Dixie is featured with her boyfriend, Diddy Kong, while battling Kaptain K. Rool.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Dixie also has a trophy in her likeness in the game, Super Smash Bros. Melee. Her trophy also mentions about her being quick and nimble, and it also mentions times she helped save Donkey Kong.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dixie Kong also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her trophy mentions about her ponytail helping her for flying and attacking. She also has a sticker based on her appearance from Donkey Konga 2. Her sticker increases launch resistance by 39 and can be used only by Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong.
Incomplete character data for Dixie Kong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is found, implying she is once planned as a character, but is dropped for unknown reasons. In an interview with Famitsu, Sakurai confirmed that Dixie Kong was planned to be a character with Diddy as a tag team. However, one of Diddy's color changes makes him resemble Dixie Kong.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Dixie Kong appears once more in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as a trophy, this time her trophy description mentions how she loves adventuring with Diddy Kong and refers to her as Diddy's girlfriend. It also mentions how she's capable of using her hair for swimming faster, soaring in the sky, and lifting barrels.
DK: King of Swing
Dixie also briefly appears in DK: King of Swing. Although she is not playable in story mode, she is one of the eight playable characters in the game's Jungle Jam mode, where she can play different mini-games with the other Kongs. In this game, she has very good jump, but a poor attack.
At the end of the game, when the player collects all the medals from King K. Rool, Dixie, with all the other Kongs, celebrate and continue the competition they are about to have.
DK Jungle Climber
Dixie plays a very small role in DK Jungle Climber, seen only in the intro and 100% cutscene. In this game, she is in a vacation in Sun Sun Island, with all the other Kongs. In the opening cutscene, she is seen playing beach volleyball with Diddy and Donkey Kong. Although she is not playable in story mode, she is playable in the game's wireless multiplayer mode as P3. Additionally, she hosts the secret stages, which provide DK and Diddy with several additional DK Coins needed to complete the game with a 100%.
Donkey Konga series
Donkey Konga 2
Aside from remakes, Dixie is not present in any other games, until she appears as a playable character in the 2003 game, Donkey Konga 2; her first appearance on the Nintendo GameCube. In this game she is one of the three characters available to play different songs with the bongos and help win money to buy bananas. She also has the option of playing mini-games.
Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku
She returns in the Japan-only sequel, Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku, as one of the four playable characters. She again plays songs in the bongos. This time she can choose from 57 different songs to play. Dixie Kong again helps Donkey Kong get money to buy bananas and can also play different mini-games.
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar Baseball
Dixie appears as a secret playable character in Mario Superstar Baseball, her first appearance in the traditional Mario series. This is also her first sports game. In this game she is voiced by Kaoru Sasashima. In challenge mode she can help Mario and the others beat Bowser and Bowser Jr.
In this game she appears as a technique sub-character. She has good chemistry with Donkey Kong and Diddy. She uses a stick as a bat, and the sweetspot is the middle of the stick. Her only talent is Clamber, meaning she can climb walls to catch the ball. In stats, she is bad at batting and medium in running, fielding and pitching.
Mario Super Sluggers
She returns in Mario Super Sluggers. She appears as a sub-character. In challenge mode, she can be found in the DK Jungle stadium. After being saved from the Dark Bones, she asks Mario and the others to find the stone tablet. After doing so she joins the team.
She has good chemistry with Tiny, Diddy, Donkey Kong, Baby DK, Funky, and the Pink Mii; she has bad chemistry with King K. Rool and Kritter. In stats, she is bad at pitching and batting, but she is very good at fielding and running. She again uses a stick as a bat. In this game she is the fastest Kong, but is the worst Kong at batting.
Online Card Collection
Dixie Kong is available in the Mario Super Sluggers online card collection. She is from the first characters to be released. In Double Play, she can be combined with Donkey Kong to get Donkey Kong's wallpaper.
Her rookie year is 1995, which refers to the year she debuted, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Her card appears in the Collection wallpaper and appears randomly in the Flipping Frenzy screen-saver. It also appears in the Collection Complete Poster, between Tiny Kong and Diddy Kong
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Her second appearance in the Mario series is Mario Hoops 3-on-3, her first appearance on the Nintendo DS. She appears as an unlockable character. In this game, she is a speedy character, just like Diddy. She can also enter the tourney in which she and her team have to beat different teams.
Her special shot is the Cannon Shot, in which she starts spinning and suddenly a barrel cannon falls from the sky and catches the ball, then Dixie back-flips onto the cannon and shoots the ball into the hoop, followed by a red explosion and multicolored confetti.
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dixie appears as a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing DS, replacing Conker. She has below average speed and medium acceleration and handling. Dixie did not appear in the original Diddy Kong Racing. She has a high-pitched voice in this game. This is also the first game where she appears with her sister, and the first racing game in which she appears.
During the quest, they race in several areas, and after beating all the challenges in the area, Dixie (or one of the other racers) races the boss guarding the Wizpig Amulet. If she beats him, he opens the Balloon Pop challenges. Once all the challenges are completed, they could have a rematch against Tricky. If Dixie and the others manage to defeat him, the spell on him would break, and Tricky thanks them by giving the piece of Wizpig's amulet he is guarding.
With all the pieces of the amulet, Dixie and the other manage to race against Wizpig, whom after being defeated, teleports away. Dixie, with all the other racers, holds a celebration. During the celebration, Wizpig arrives and asks for a rematch, but this time in his planet, Future Fun Land. After the rematch, Dixie and the others defeat him and again held the celebration, this time without problems.
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Dixie is a default character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. Her stats are similar to Diddy's. She has better handling and a better boost, but her speed is lower. Dixie's rival is Kass. Her drums are pink and have attached what seems to be sky blue upside down flowers. She attacks with a flip attack. As all playable characters she had the ability of doing Wild Moves. This is the second racing game in which she appears in and her first appearance in the Wii console.
In the Single Race cutscene, she can be seen, along Donkey Kong, Tiny and Lanky, standing in front of their rivals, Kass, Kalypso, Klump and Kritter. Also, in the Candy Challenges cutscene, Candy seems to be choosing who participates in the challenges and Dixie is raising her hand, while Kritter seems to tell her to be quiet. In the Options, cutscene she is seen running from side to side while Funky Kong is fixing his bongos.
There have been many toys based on Dixie Kong, including plushies and key chains, which are generally based on her cartoon look. There are also posters featuring her and even candies based on her.
She also appears in the board game, Nintendo Monopoly, where she takes the place of Atlantic Avenue. She costs $260. Her artwork is from DK Jungle Climber.
Dixie has a thick blonde ponytail tied with a light blue band. She also has bangs, and the hair at the sides of her bangs is longer and curled. She has light brown fur, while her face, ears, hands, feet, belly, and belly button are exposed, revealing Dixie's pale skin. She can be recognized by her trademark pink beret. In one of her artworks she was shown to have a red headband under her beret but now she doesn't wear it anymore. She typically wears large blue pearl earrings, although these were originally small and golden. She is always seen wearing a pink tied top.
In the original Donkey Kong Country series, she has pink nail varnish on her toes, but this is removed in all games after Donkey Konga 2. Her beret used to have a gold Rare logo pin attached to it in some early pieces of official artwork, but this is seen only rarely and has only recently appeared in Diddy Kong Racing DS and has otherwise been removed entirely following Rare's purchase by Microsoft. She also wears knee pads, but these were removed in DK: King of Swing and later games. She was originally depicted with four fingers and toes, but was given five in Donkey Konga 2 and later games.
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, the second team's Dixie in the Two Player Contest mode has purple clothes and red hair. However, in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, she has purple clothes and her normal blonde hair. In DK: King of Swing, her alternate colors for a second player (also selectable in single player by pressing up or down) include blue clothes and red hair, which may be a reference to her Two Player Contest colors in Donkey Kong Country 2. The colors for a third player reverse her hair and clothes, giving her pink hair and a yellow outfit, while the fourth player has is given a Dixie with dark purple hair and green clothes as default.
In the comics she has the same appearance as her original look, including the Rare pin. In the cartoons, she has much lighter, almost yellow fur. She still wears a pink beret, but has light blue shirt with a flower in it (which appears to be based on Tiny Kong), pink converse shoes and does not have earrings.
She is very brave and has a love for adventure, and while she eagerly engages upon Diddy's quest to save Donkey Kong she is also happy to go on adventures herself, as seen when she saves both of them with the aid of Kiddy Kong in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble and searches for the Lost World in Donkey Kong Land III. In games such as DK: Jungle Climber, it is shown that she likes playing with Donkey Kong and Diddy. She is also one of the most active Kongs, and known to enjoy sports, joining in with Diddy and Donkey when they play basketball and baseball. Her demeanor is slightly tomboyish and assertive, but also cheerful and lively. She has a particular fondness for bubblegum, and can often be seen chewing and blowing bubbles, and even owns a Bubblegum Popgun which she uses in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. She is also very musically inclined, perhaps moreso than any other Kong, showing her love for guitars in her debut in Donkey Kong Country 2 and playing one during the ending of Tropical Freeze, as well as playing air guitar when left idle for awhile. She has a habit of headbanging her remarkable hair when playing guitar and appears to be fond of rock music. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze,she seems to have got a little more mature and a little less tomboyish. Her trophy description for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U implies that she probably takes great care of her hair. In Donkey Kong Country 2 when thrown away by Diddy or hit by enemy, she starts crying, this also occurs in Donkey Kong Country 3 after being thrown away by Kiddy or after being hit by an enemy attack (in an extra note, when a player enters a cheat in DKC3 (only in the SNES version), her crying sound effect occurs.)
In the cartoons she is portrayed as a friendly and somewhat childish character. In one of the episodes, she even befriends a Kremling. She is also shown to really care about the others; she always tries to help her friends. She also loves animals; during the show she has different pets.
Powers and abilities
Dixie Kong's greatest asset is her long, blonde ponytail. Her ponytail has the ability to rotate as a helicopter, allowing Dixie to slow down her fall, control her descent to the ground when she is in the air, and expand her jump. She can also use her ponytail to lift Barrels, attack enemies (as her sister in Donkey Kong 64), and as a propeller to traverse underwater. Her ponytail has significant amount of strength being able to toss Kiddy Kong into the air ,lift Donkey Kong from the ground while using her helicopter technique, and even capable of pounding the ground. Although she is a bit slower than Diddy Kong, the versatility of her ponytail more than makes up for it. In Mario Hoops 3-on-3 she had the ability Cannon Shot, which consisted in her summoning a barrel to shoot the ball. In DK: King of Swing, she's an exceptionally high jumper and can attack by performing an aerial attack, which glows red when charged. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, she attacks with acrobatic flips and had the ability of doing Wild Moves. In Donkey Kong Country 2, she talented in playing an electric guitar which she plays whenever the player finishes a level with her. She is also skilled at playing bongos. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dixie has a popgun of her own which fires bubblegum.
Diddy Kong is Dixie's best friend and her boyfriend in both the games and the cartoons. She helps him save their mutual friend Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and saves both of them in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. Dixie is one of the characters called by Diddy in Diddy Kong Racing DS. In Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, the two of them share good chemistry. Dixie is shown trying to kiss Diddy in certain episodes of the Donkey Kong Country television series, and in "Kong for a Day", she quickly gets mad at Donkey Kong when the Kremlings make it seem like he had been hitting on her and badmouthing her real boyfriend. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Dixie and Diddy looked at each other in the opening and end cutscenes
Dixie and Donkey Kong are good friends in the show and in the games, with Dixie even being the only one to accompany Donkey Kong into exile earlier in that same episode.
Dixie's younger sister is Tiny Kong, however aside from sharing good chemistry in Mario Super Sluggers, the two have not been shown interacting together to any extent, with their kinship not even being mentioned in any official material since Donkey Kong 64.
List of game appearances
Official profiles and statistics
Mario Superstar Baseball
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Names in other languages