Combo fairy

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Combo fairy
A screenshot from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat showcasing combo fairies
Donkey Kong, surrounded by combo fairies
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2005)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2009)
Black Fairy

Combo fairies[1] are a special kind of fairy that only appear in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They appear as bright, round lights that come in multiple colors, with wings attached. Combo fairies bear a close resemblance to the fairies in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, having nearly the same physical appearance aside from being slightly smaller.


Whenever Donkey Kong performs a combo (a special kind of action, such as swinging from a vine or getting a Jungle Buddy), a combo fairy appears and circles around Donkey Kong until he lands on the ground. Upon landing, all the collected combo fairies turn into beats. Donkey Kong can obtain more fairies by performing multiple combos with as few repeated actions as possible. There is no limit to how many fairies can circle around Donkey Kong in the game, though the current known maximum is eighteen. Upon reaching ten combos, the fairies begin to sparkle, and the sound effect that plays when Donkey Kong obtains a combo stops playing.

Ways to obtain Combos[edit]

Throughout the game, there are several ways to obtain a combo, which, as aforementioned, cause a combo fairy to appear. They include:

  • Swinging from a vine.
  • Helibirds.
  • Flurl.
  • Wall jumping.
  • Bubble Shrubs.
  • Leaping off a pop-up flower.
  • Jumping off an orange fairy bubble.
  • Helper Monkeys.
  • Leaping off a vine trampoline.
  • Ground pounding/diving.
  • Edge hop.
  • Leaping off a chain of Helper Monkeys.
  • Entering and exiting a Dragon Slot.
  • Flinging off a Banandelion.
  • Firing out of a plant similar to a Bubble Shrub.
  • Back-flipping.
  • Sliding down and jumping off a rope.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンボ妖精[2]
Konbo Yōsei
Combo Fairy



  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat English instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Japanese instruction booklet, page 17.
  3. ^ TCRF. tcrf:Super Mario Galaxy#Jungle Beat Leftovers. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 4, 2018.