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Artwork of a Dōryī from Donkey Kong
Artwork of a Dōryī from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)

Dōryī (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as flowers)[1] are plant enemies originating in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They are first seen in the Forest, in Stage 2-3. Dōryī attack by shooting out seeds at regular intervals. The seeds travel horizontally and are harmful for Mario, but the plants themselves can be touched and stood on fine; on the other hand, they cannot be defeated. Cannons in the Desert and Airplane are similar to Dōryī, but alternate between one and two shots.

Similar enemies to Dōryī, Tane Pakkun, appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ドーリィー (JP) / Dōryī (EN)
Artwork of a Dōryī from Donkey Kong
Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん フラワーぞく Place of origin Flower clan
性格せいかく 攻撃的こうげきてき Disposition Aggressive
登場とうじょうゲーム GBゲームボーイドンキー Game appearances GB Donkey


They spew fireballs.

A plant with large petals. However, it has a ferocious personality that does not match its appearance. At regular intervals, it sprays fireballs at you. Try to advance by anticipating when the fireballs will appear.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドーリィー[2][3]
Possibly from a partial corruption of「ドリアード」(doriādo, the French name of "dryad"), referring to their botanic nature


  1. ^ "These flowers can't keep their fonds to themselves." - Nintendo Power Volume 61. Page 81.
  2. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Page 120.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga. Page 51Media:Donkey Kong GB characters KC.jpg.