In Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Donkey Kong can blow air to move or dissipate certain objects, or to extinguish flaming enemies. This can be done by crouching, then shaking the Wii Remote or pushing the / button on the Nintendo 3DS. Diddy Kong can also perform this move, but only when he is controlled independently in multiplayer. The Kongs can blow small air currents for as long as the actions above are executed. The move does not appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, although the game introduces a similar ability to pluck items from the ground.
List of objects that can be blown onto
There are a multitude of objects that are affected by Donkey Kong's breath. When blown onto, many of these objects reveal items such as bananas, Banana Coins, and Puzzle Pieces, while others cause something to occur. The appearance of these objects is mostly influenced by the environment they are found in. Their role is similar to that of item containers.
Below is a list of each object, with a description on its appearance and how it behaves: