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Not to be confused with Baboom.
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Full name Ba-Boom, the Boisterous
Species Baboons
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Ba-Boom is the third boss in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port of the same name. It is a trio of baboon brothers serving as the bosses of Bright Savannah, appearing in the level Triple Trouble. Before the battle, the Kongs notice a Banana Bunch in the air by a wooden pole. As they try to grab it, a baboon slyly snatches the bunch. It then splits into each member of Ba-Boom, who promptly mock the Kongs, angering them.

General information[edit]

The Ba-Boom trio taunting the Kongs

Physical description[edit]

Ba-Boom consists of a trio of baboons with black fur that gradually becomes a pair of lighter shades of gray as they take damage,[1] though their bright cheeks make them more closely resemble mandrills (possibly in reference to the fact that mandrills were formerly classified as baboons). Aside from their cheeks, their muzzles are longer than Donkey Kong's and they also have messy hair. They each wear a stereotypical Viking helmet that bears the Snowmads' insignia, as well as bracelets on their limbs. The trio look exactly alike except for the color of their cheeks and bracelets, being blue, teal and red. The members of Ba-Boom are the only primates in the Donkey Kong franchise to have four digits on their hands and feet since the GameCube era.


Triple Trouble
The Ba-Boom trio, swinging to attack the Kongs

The Ba-Boom brothers move quickly, often relying on their speed to attack. The baboons attack by swinging a rope and swinging a hammer. They can also perform a rolling attack, though they end up getting dazed and vulnerable at the end of it. They also throw Watermelon Fuse Bombs, which can be either spiky or bare; the bare ones can be thrown back at them. A baboon can also call his siblings to his side if they are not defeated. When all but one of the baboons are defeated, it will summon ghosts of them and repeat the aforementioned patterns. The baboon and these ghosts also swing back and forth in a chain formation while tossing bombs and the ghost at the bottom of the chain swings a hammer if the Kongs duck under the swinging chain.


To defeat Ba-Boom, the Kongs will have to damage the brothers, either by jumping on them, or by throwing their Watermelon Fuse Bombs back at them. However, the Kongs can only jump on their rear ends, as their helmets will render jump attacks on the head useless. However, this can be mitigated by using Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce. They are more vulnerable when on the ground and can be rolled into.

Each brother can only take up to three hits, and as they take damage, their fur color becomes lighter. When one Ba-Boom member is defeated, however, the remaining members will fully heal themselves before beginning the next phase.


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World Bright Savannah Level Triple Trouble
Hits to defeat 16 Reward Sea Breeze Cove
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バブーンブラザーズ
Babūn Burazāzu
Baboon Brothers

French Ba, Da & Boum, les Bagarreurs
Ba, Da and Boom, the Brawlers
German Die Radikalen Rambazambas
The Radical Rambazambas
Italian Bam, Bum e Babum, i babbuininja
Bam, Boom and Baboom, the baboons-ninjas
Spanish (NOE) Babum el Bombardero
Ba-Boom the Bombardier


  • While the members of Ba-Boom are referred to as brothers in both the Japanese text and the Prima Games guide, the first baboon appears to use ninjutsu in order to create or summon two of them before the boss fight, as evident by his usage of hand seal movements.
  • When a baboon performs a rolling attack, the animation and sound effect are similar to Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin Dash.
  • Given how one of the baboons tricked the Kongs using a Banana Bunch, this makes Ba-Boom the only other boss in the game (besides Lord Fredrik) to have seemingly known about Donkey Kong. This idea is also hinted at by the numerous prohibition signs bearing Donkey Kong's tie that can be seen throughout Bright Savannah.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 19, 130 and 131.