Butterfly (Donkey Kong 3)

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Butterfly from the arcade version of Donkey Kong 3
First appearance Donkey Kong 3 (1983)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū (1984)
Subject origin Butterfly

Butterflies are enemies that appear in Donkey Kong 3, being one of the most difficult foes. They appear starting from round 24 (15 in the NES version) and move in random patterns, swooping down on Stanley or taking his flowers. Butterflies can easily distract Stanley from his task of defeating Donkey Kong.

In Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū, Butterflies fly in groups that reach the bottom of the screen. They make their first appearance On the Ground Picture, the sixteenth stage. They take one hit to defeat, and are essentially a faster version of the Kabutomushi.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バタフライ[1]


  1. ^ Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū manual.