Blue Balloon

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This article is about the blue-colored balloons from the Donkey Kong Country games. For the blue-colored balloons from Diddy Kong Racing and Diddy Kong Racing DS, see Weapon Balloon.
Blue Balloon
Artwork of a Blue Balloon from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Original: Grants three extra lives.
New: "Automatically refills your air meter when it's empty."
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
“This brand-new Blue Balloon has everything you need for some excellent underwater air time!”
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

The Blue Balloon is an item in the Donkey Kong Country series. It is identical to a Red Balloon, except, as its name indicates, it is colored blue. In the first three Donkey Kong Country games, it serves as a type of Extra Life Balloon[1] and grants three extra lives.

It is retooled with a different purpose in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, where it can be obtained at Funky's Fly 'n' Buy for five Banana Coins. If Donkey Kong (or Funky Kong in the Nintendo Switch version) equips a Blue Balloon, it grants extra air underwater.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルーバルーン
Barū Barūn
Blue Balloon


  1. ^ "Extra Life Balloons come in three great flavors. Red Balloons give you one extra life, Green Balloons give you two and the elusive Blue Balloons give you three extra lives!" - The Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, page 15.