In Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the playable characters can blow air to move or dissipate certain objects, or to extinguish flaming enemies. Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong can blow air by having the player repeatedly shake the Wii Remote or push the / button on the Nintendo 3DS while the character is crouching. Diddy Kong is only able to perform this action when he is controlled independently in multiplayer. The move does not appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, being replaced with the 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: