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

A 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 Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, it serves as a type of Extra Life Balloon[1] and grants three extra lives.

A Blue Balloon is retooled with a different purpose in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port, 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
French Ballon Bleu 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!" – Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, page 15.