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Dixie Kong
Dixie Kong artwork from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Dixie Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (cameo) (2023)
Latest portrayal Kahoru Sasajima (2005–present)
“Don't try to argue--if you're going, I'm going with you.”
Dixie Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Dixie Kong is one of the main characters of the Donkey Kong games. A member of the Kong clan, Dixie's trademark ponytail allows her to attack, hold onto objects such as hooks, and hover in the air by spinning it like a rotor, a move called the Helicopter Spin. Introduced as Diddy Kong's strong-willed girlfriend, she has starred in multiple installments of the Donkey Kong Country series as a playable character. Dixie Kong has a sanguine and energetic personality, and she often expresses herself in cheerful vocalizations and acrobatic mannerisms.

After Rare's departure from Nintendo, Dixie Kong has occasionally appeared in spin-off Super Mario franchise titles as a playable character.


Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Dixie swimming

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Dixie joins Diddy on his journey to rescue Donkey Kong from Crocodile Isle. Dixie's unique and trademark ability is the Helicopter Spin, which allows her to glide across the air. If Dixie hits an End of Level Target hard enough at the end of a level, she takes out an electric guitar and briefly performs on it before exiting.

Diddy and Dixie eventually reach The Flying Krock, where they get in a boss fight against Kaptain K. Rool. They eventually defeat him and free Donkey Kong. Later in the Lost World, Diddy and Dixie encounter Kaptain K. Rool again at Krocodile Kore. After the Kongs defeat Kaptain K. Rool, Crocodile Isle starts to sink underwater, and the Kongs evacuate the island. In the ending, Dixie is seen with Donkey Kong and Diddy, watching as Crocodile Isle sinks underwater.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Dixie has the same voice clips as Tiny Kong, recycled from Donkey Kong 64. This is later repeated for the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Artwork of Dixie Kong moving from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Dixie Kong walking

Dixie Kong has her first starring role in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. In the backstory for the game, Donkey Kong and Diddy go on a fishing trip. After a few days of them not returning, Dixie goes to the Northern Kremisphere to search for them. She goes to Funky's Rentals, where Funky Kong gives her Kiddy Kong to babysit. Kiddy joins Dixie in her adventure to find Donkey Kong and Diddy.

As they travel through the worlds, Dixie and Kiddy encounter many Kremlings along the way. At Mekanos, they first encounter the Kremling Krew's supposed new robotic leader, KAOS. At the end of Kaos Kore, Dixie and Kiddy fight KAOS and its creator, Baron K. Roolenstein. The Kongs defeat both KAOS and K. Rool and free Donkey Kong and Diddy, who were revealed to be inside KAOS.

At the end of Dixie and Kiddy's adventure, all of the rescued Banana Birds carry them up into the clouds to the Banana Queen and the Banana Birds free the Banana Queen from her barrier. Dixie and Kiddy then ride the Banana Queen as she chases after Baron K. Roolenstein, and the Banana Queen drops a large eggshell on K. Rool to stop him.

The first part during the end credits shows an album made by Dixie, titled Dixie Kong's Photo Album, and it shows a photograph and name for nearly every character and enemy that appear in the game.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Dixie Kong with Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

After six years of absence, Dixie reappears as one of the playable characters in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port of the same name, along with Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Cranky Kong (and Funky Kong in the Nintendo Switch port). At the start of the game, the Snowmads blow away the four Kongs to a faraway island, the Lost Mangroves.

Dixie can spin her ponytail to slow Donkey Kong's descent. Unlike her earlier appearances, Dixie can briefly gain altitude by using her Helicopter Spin in midair, even while riding Donkey Kong. Dixie can also slam her ponytail on the ground in a similar fashion to Donkey Kong's Hand Slap, or use the Ponytail Propeller underwater in order to swim against strong currents. Like Diddy and Cranky, Dixie also has her own popgun, the Gumball Popgun. If Dixie and Donkey Kong use the Kong POW move together, every enemy on-screen turns into Gold Hearts. Unlike the second and third Donkey Kong Country titles, Dixie uses her hands to carry an object rather than her ponytail.

Dixie plays air guitar when left idle for a awhile. She also plays guitar in the ending sequence, both referencing her love of guitars from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Her new guitar has a banana-themed design.

Donkey Kong Land series[edit]

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Dixie reappears in Donkey Kong Land 2, where she has the same role and abilities as in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. It is also the first time that Dixie appears on a handheld game.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Screenshot of Ford Knocks in Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong.
Dixie in Donkey Kong Land III

Dixie is the main character of Donkey Kong Land III, with Kiddy acting as her sidekick, just like Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. During their adventure, Dixie and Kiddy encounter many of the Kremlings and eventually Baron K. Roolenstein at the end of Tin Can Valley. The Kongs battle him another time in the Lost World itself.

In the backstory, Donkey Kong and Diddy enter a competition in search of the Lost World. Dixie is left behind to babysit Kiddy. Dixie wants to enter the competition but was not considered for the contest. Dixie, wanting to prove herself as competent, decides to join the search for the Lost World, and she takes Kiddy with her.

Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24[edit]

Dixie and Diddy in "Banana Day 24"

Dixie appears in the comic, "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24". Dixie is sleeping in a palm and is suddenly awakened by Squawks the Parrot. Afterward, Diddy and Cranky explain to her that it is Christmas. After learning what day it is, she suggests to prepare a Christmas party, but, suddenly, she starts to shiver. The Kongs quickly discover that snow is falling from the sky, something Dixie and the others has never experienced yet. At the TV, the Kongs learn that the temperature has dropped all over the world and also that the president of the United States of America invites for a summit to find a solution to the problem. The Kongs decide to travel to the United States to talk with the president. Dixie and the others ride their Animal Friends to the nearest airport where they take the Jumbo Barrel to travel to Washington D.C..

The president tells them that a huge UFO pulling the Earth away from the sun is the cause of the low temperature. He provides them with a space shuttle, and with help of Cranky, Dixie and the others are launched into the aliens' space shuttle. At the space shuttle, Dixie, Diddy and Donkey Kong quickly notice the aliens look like them but bigger and green and blue. The Kongs learn that the aliens do not want to dominate Earth, and what really happened is that the aliens thought Earth was a giant Coconut. After giving bananas to the aliens in exchange of them returning Earth to its original temperature, the Kongs head back to Earth where they are hailed by the people for saving them. Back in the jungle, Dixie and the others finally celebrate a Christmas party. At the end Dixie enjoys the starry sky along her boyfriend.

Donkey Kong Country cartoon[edit]

Dixie in the Donkey Kong Country cartoon

Dixie Kong makes sporadic appearances on the Donkey Kong Country cartoon produced by Nintendo and Nelvana. On the show, her personality is drastically different than the one portrayed in the games; her clothing is also different, consisting of a teal singlet with a flower on it, somewhat resembling what her sister, Tiny Kong wears. Her ponytail is also smaller than it is in the games. In the episodes Get a Life, Don't Save One and Klump's Lumps, Dixie loses her pet crab and lobster, respectively. In the latter episode, she is also shown to be more trusting than the other Kongs, befriending a recently fired General Klump when no one else can. She is the only Kong included in the show that makes her debut in Donkey Kong Country 2. Dixie was voiced by Louise Vallance.

Her first appearance in the show is in episode seven, Kong for a Day. In this episode, she cheers up Donkey Kong after Funky gets angry with him, and she also goes with him when he has to leave the island. When they are in the jungle, Krusha imitates Donkey's voice and tricks Dixie, making her believe that Donkey Kong is hitting on her and saying bad things about Diddy.

In the episode From Zero to Hero, she is one of the characters reunited to see Cranky's new experiment, the X-ray machine. When Bluster enters, saying he has more rights than Dixie and the others, just because he is rich, she gets mad and tells him that he is inconsiderable. As Candy has to go to work, Dixie is the next character to enter and have X-rays. Later, she is the one that informs Cranky that King K. Rool has the Crystal Coconut.

In the episode Buried Treasure she convinces Candy of going with Bluster on a treasure hunt to mountain mines. After the treasure is found Dixie, along the other Kongs and King K. Rool start fighting for it.

Bumm-Badabumm im Urwald[edit]

Dixie is one of the main characters in the Donkey Kong comic Bumm-Badabumm im Urwald. Here, she aids both Diddy and Donkey Kong in tracking down their stolen bananas and defeating Kaptain K. Rool and the Kremling Krew. She goes to Donkey Kong's house, because she heard noises. There, Donkey informs her and Diddy that all the bananas are gone. After, they go and check if their banana depot is also without bananas, and they realized that it is empty as well. Dixie finds a hole from where the thieves entered. Diddy enters the hole and finds a Kremkoin. Then they realize that the Kremlings are behind the disappearance of the bananas and decide to teach the Kremlings a lesson.

Dixie and Diddy in the comics

The three of them enter the hole that leads to the jungle. Then Dixie notices a wasp, and quickly, Donkey Kong throws a barrel at it. Dixie looks at the stings and says that a sting would have hurt. In the way, they find Rambi and the three of them ride him. Afterward, they find themselves around many Kremlings. Rambi takes out all the Kremlings, and they continue their way to King K. Rool. After they reach the mountains, Rambi leaves them. They start climbing the mountain until they arrive to a place where the Kremlings pull the rope up. Donkey Kong throws Dixie upwards so she can let the rope down. After they reach the top, a Necky starts attacking them, but Donkey Kong takes him out quickly. Afterward, they reach the portal, but it is locked. They successfully open the portal with the Kremkoin. Inside the portal, they are attacked by Kremlings. After beating the Kremlings a giant Kremling appears. The Kongs escape from him through a narrow tunnel.

In the tunnel, they find a mine cart. They start racing against the Kremlings, but, as the distance between them increased, the mine cart becomes dangerous. After the rails ended, the Kongs land on a swamp. Diddy then realizes they are not the only ones swimming in the swamp; Krocheads are all around them. They all quickly go up to a crashed boat, and while thinking, Donkey Kong remembers something. He starts to jump on flies until he reaches land. Diddy and Dixie repeats. Dixie realizes they are in the Lost World. Dixie climbs a wall and sees King K. Rool in the other side with all the bananas. Suddenly, Dixie falls and the Kremling sees her. Donkey Kong and Diddy quickly jumps and helps her. A fight against the Kremlings starts. King K. Rool starts shooting pineapples, but Donkey Kong evades them. He then finds an explosive barrel and throws it to him, which defeats him. The Kongs finally recover the bananas.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Dixie Kong appears in the fourteenth issue of the Super Mario-kun manga comics. Even though this issue is based on Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the end of the comic features Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Dixie is featured with her boyfriend, Diddy Kong, while battling Kaptain K. Rool.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Although Dixie does not appear in Donkey Kong 64, Cranky mentions her a few times in the manual. The game marks the debut of Dixie's sister, Tiny, whose abilities are similar to Dixie's.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

SmashWiki article: Dixie Kong
Dixie's trophy as seen in a video for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, alongside Diddy and Xananab

Dixie Kong has made a few cameos throughout the Super Smash Bros. series in the form of collectible items. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, there is a trophy of Dixie that mentions about her being quick and nimble as well as times she helped save Donkey Kong. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, there is another trophy of Dixie, and she also has a sticker, based on her artwork from Donkey Konga 2. Dixie's sticker is only usable by Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong, and it increases their launch resistance by 39. Dixie's Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy mentions about her ponytail helping her for flying and attacking. Both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U include another trophy of Dixie, whose trophy description mentions that she loves adventuring with Diddy Kong, mentions how she's capable of using her hair for swimming faster, soaring in the sky, and lifting barrels, and refers to her as Diddy's girlfriend. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Dixie is an item in the Smash Tour, and her item provides an extra double jump to the characters for the duration of the battle. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dixie appears as a spirit, which can be upgraded a spirit of her with Kiddy Kong in the Hovercraft from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, and the game also has a Mii Fighter wearable hat based on Dixie Kong that can be found in a chest in World of Light.

Incomplete character data for Dixie Kong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, implying she was once planned as a character, but was dropped due to technical difficulties. In an interview with Famitsu, Sakurai confirmed that Dixie Kong was planned to be a character with Diddy as a tag team[1]. One of Diddy's alternate costumes matches the colors of Dixie Kong.

Donkey Konga series[edit]

Dixie Kong playing bongos
Dixie art for Donkey Konga 2

Donkey Konga 2[edit]

Dixie appears as a playable character in the 2003 game, Donkey Konga 2; her first appearance on the Nintendo GameCube. In this game she is one of the three characters available to play different songs with the bongos and help win money to buy bananas. She also has the option of playing mini-games.

Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku[edit]

She returns in the Japan-only sequel, Donkey Konga 3: Tabehōdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku, as one of the four playable characters. She again plays songs on the bongos. This time she can choose from 57 different songs to play. Dixie Kong again helps Donkey Kong get money to buy bananas and can also play different mini-games.

DK series[edit]

Dixie Kong in DK: King of Swing.
Artwork from DK: King of Swing

DK: King of Swing[edit]

In DK: King of Swing, Dixie makes two brief appearances in Adventure mode. She appears in the opening cutscene, and later in the ending one, celebrating with the other Kongs when Donkey Kong recovers all of the medals for the Jungle Jam Tournament.

Dixie is a playable character in the Jungle Jam mode. Dixie and Wrinkly Kong are tied for the best jumping ability, although Dixie has the worst attack.

DK: Jungle Climber[edit]

Dixie plays a very small role in DK: Jungle Climber, seen only in the intro and 100% cutscene. In this game, she is in a vacation in Sun Sun Island, with all the other Kongs. In the opening cutscene, she is seen playing beach volleyball with Diddy and Donkey Kong. Although she is not playable in story mode, she is playable in the game's wireless multiplayer mode as P3. Additionally, she hosts the secret stages, which provide DK and Diddy with several additional DK Coins needed to complete the game with a 100%.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

In Mario Superstar Baseball, Dixie is an unlockable playable character, and she is voiced by Kahoru Sasajima. She is unlocked by completing Challenge Mode with Donkey Kong's team. Dixie appears as a technique team player on Donkey Kong's team. She has good chemistry with Donkey Kong and Diddy. She uses a stick as a bat, and the sweetspot is the middle of the stick. Her only talent is Clamber, meaning she can climb walls to catch the ball. In stats, she is tied with Baby Luigi and Toadette for the worst batting stat in the game, but she has average pitching and above average fielding and running.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Dixie Kong prepares to bat in Mario Super Sluggers.
Dixie Kong prepares to bat in Mario Super Sluggers
“Oh Donkey Kong, you crazy ape! You never listen to anyone!”
Dixie Kong, Mario Super Sluggers

She returns in Mario Super Sluggers. She appears as a team player once again on Donkey Kong's team. In challenge mode, she can be found in the DK Jungle stadium. After being saved from Dark Bones, she asks Mario and the others to find the stone tablet. After doing so she joins the team. She does not need to be unlocked in this game.

She has good chemistry with Tiny, Diddy, Donkey Kong, Baby DK, Funky, and the Pink Mii; she has bad chemistry with King K. Rool, Kritter, and Dry Bones. Compared to the earlier game, her batting stat has improved such that it is no longer the worst, though it remains quite low. Her pitching is worse than it was before and is now among the worst in the game, but her fielding was improved and her running was improved slightly. She again uses a stick as a bat. In this game she is the fastest Kong, but is the worst Kong at batting.

Online Card Collection[edit]

Dixie Kong is available in the Mario Super Sluggers online card collection. She is from the first characters to be released. In Double Play, she can be combined with Donkey Kong to get Donkey Kong's wallpaper.

Her rookie year is 1995, which refers to the year she debuted, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Her card appears in the Collection wallpaper and appears randomly in the Flipping Frenzy screen-saver. It also appears in the Collection Complete Poster, between Tiny Kong and Diddy Kong.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

Dixie Kong
Dixie in Mario Hoops 3-on-3

In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Dixie is an unlockable character, like in Mario Superstar Baseball. She is also a speedy character, just like Diddy. Dixie can also enter the tourney in which she and her team have to beat different teams. Her special shot is the Cannon Shot, in which she starts spinning and suddenly a barrel cannon falls from the sky and catches the ball, then Dixie back-flips onto the cannon and shoots the ball into the hoop, followed by a red explosion and multicolored confetti.

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

Art of Dixie Kong from Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dixie Kong sitting on a tire in Diddy Kong Racing DS

Dixie is a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing DS, replacing Conker from the original game. She has below average speed and medium acceleration and handling. She has a high-pitched voice in this game. Diddy Kong Racing DS is the first game which both Dixie and Tiny appear in, as well as Dixie's first appearance in a racing game.

When Dixie's animation square shows up when being used by the AI after she attacks the player with a weapon, is overtaken by the player, or is attacked by the player's weapon, the Rare logo can be seen on her beret (although it is silver instead of gold), despite the fact that Microsoft Game Studios purchased Rare in late 2002.[2]

Dixie Kong and the others on their way to help

Dixie is first called by Diddy Kong; he explains that Timber asks him to help him defeat Wizpig and to find out what happened to Drumstick.

During the quest, they race in several areas, and after beating all the challenges in the area, Dixie (or one of the other racers) races the boss guarding the Wizpig Amulet. If she beats him, he opens the Balloon Pop challenges. Once all the challenges are completed, they could have a rematch against Tricky. If Dixie and the others manage to defeat him, the spell on him would break, and Tricky thanks them by giving the piece of Wizpig's amulet he is guarding.

With all the pieces of the amulet, Dixie and the other manage to race against Wizpig, whom after being defeated, teleports away. Dixie, with all the other racers, holds a celebration. During the celebration, Wizpig arrives and asks for a rematch, but this time in his planet, Future Fun Land. After the rematch, Dixie and the others defeat him and again held the celebration, this time without problems.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Artwork of Dixie Kong riding with her signature pink jet bongos from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Dixie Kong with her pink bongos in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Dixie is a default character in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, along with Donkey and Diddy. Her stats are similar to Diddy's. She has his agility, but her boost is maxed (shared with the unlockable Tiny) and her speed is lower. Dixie's rival is Kass. Her drums are pink and have attached what seems to be sky blue upside down flowers. She attacks by swinging her ponytail in front of herself. As all playable characters she had the ability of doing Wild Moves. This is the second racing game in which she appears in and her first appearance on the Wii console.

In the Single Race cutscene, she can be seen, along Donkey Kong, Tiny and Lanky, standing in front of their rivals, Kass, Kritter, Kalypso and Klump. Also, in the Candy Challenges cutscene, Candy seems to be choosing who participates in the challenges and Dixie is raising her hand, while Kritter seems to tell her to be quiet. In the Options cutscene, she is seen running from side to side with a bongo or a toolbox while Funky Kong is fixing his bongos. In the Records cutscene, she is seen along Kludge, Tiny, Funky and Kip looking at a scoreboard. Because she is so small, she often jumps so she can see it as Kludge and Tiny are obstructing her sight.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Dixie Kong using Triple Bananas in Mario Kart Tour
Dixie Kong using her special item in Mario Kart Tour

Dixie Kong made her debut appearance in the Mario Kart series in Mario Kart Tour as the Week 2 spotlight High-End racer of the Jungle Tour. Starting with the Bowser vs. DK Tour, she is a regular High-End driver, and starting with the 2022 Los Angeles Tour, she has her own self-named cup. Dixie Kong's special item is the Triple Bananas, which is shared with Daisy (Swimwear), Waluigi (Bus Driver), Donkey Kong Jr. (SNES), and the Pastry Chef Mii Racing Suit.

Dixie Kong's emblem is derived from the design of the Dixie Kong Barrel in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, although the characters are yellow and the background is pink.

Dixie Kong is the only playable Kong from this game to not return in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as a playable character available in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Screenshot of Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Chunky Kong from The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Dixie Kong's appearance in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Dixie Kong can be seen in the audience behind Donkey Kong in a poster for The Super Mario Bros. Movie with Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong, and Swanky Kong, among various other generic Kongs. During the film, Dixie Kong is shown sitting with Diddy Kong and Chunky Kong in the Great Ring of Kong. When Cranky Kong scolds Diddy Kong for cheering for too long, Dixie Kong glares at Diddy Kong in disapproval for embarrassing himself. Dixie Kong, Diddy Kong, and Chunky Kong react to Cat Mario looking adorable, and cheer for Mario when he wins the match against Donkey Kong.

Dixie Kong's outfit looks slightly different in the film than it does in the games. Rather than a pink knotted shirt, she is shown wearing a pink tank top similar to Diddy Kong with a white star and trimming on it. The Rare logo pin on her hat that was removed following Rare's acquisition by Microsoft has been reincluded on her beret.

Other appearances[edit]

Dixie was one of the playable characters in the 2001 and 2003 builds of the canceled Diddy Kong Pilot. The latter iteration was eventually finalized as Banjo-Pilot and she was replaced with Jinjo, as shown by their shared statistics.

Dixie appears in the board game Nintendo Monopoly, where she takes the place of Atlantic Avenue. She costs $260. Her artwork is from DK: Jungle Climber.

In Super Mario Odyssey, there is a street in New Donk City named "Dixie Street", as well as a sign by the Crazy Cap shop reading "Dixie Theater".


Physical appearance[edit]

Dixie Kong
Dixie from Donkey Konga 3 when she wore knee-pads

Dixie is a light-brown furred Kong who has a thick blonde ponytail tied with a light blue band. She also has bangs, and the hair at the sides of her bangs is longer and curled. Unlike Diddy Kong, with whom she shares a strong resemblance, she seems to have no tail. She wears what appears to be a short pink top and can be recognized by her trademark pink beret. In one of her artworkMedia:DiddyandDixie.jpg for Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Dixie is shown to have a red headband under her beret. She typically wears large blue pearl earrings, although these were originally small and golden. She is almost always seen having her top tied, with her official artwork for DK: King of Swing being the only exception, where her top is not tied.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, it is revealed that Dixie has no eyelids, similar to Diddy Kong; whenever she blinks, her eyes remain open.

In the original Donkey Kong Country series, Dixie had pink nail varnish on her toes, but this was removed in all games after Donkey Konga 2. Her beret used to have a gold Rare logo pin attached to it in some early pieces of official artwork, but this is seen only rarely and has only reappeared in Diddy Kong Racing DS; it was removed entirely following Rare's purchase by Microsoft. She also used to wear pink knee pads, but these were removed in DK: King of Swing and later games. Dixie was originally depicted with four fingers and three toes, but was given five fingers and toes in Donkey Konga 2 and later games.

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, the second team's Dixie in the Two Player Contest mode has purple clothes and crimson red hair (the color of her bubblegum and juice box in her idle animations change to reflect this). In the Two Player Contest mode of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, her Player 2 palette has violet clothes and her normal blonde hair. In DK: King of Swing, her alternate colors for a second player (also selectable in single player by pressing up or down) include blue clothes and red hair, which may be a reference to her Two Player Contest colors in Donkey Kong Country 2. The colors for a third player reverse her hair and clothes, giving her pink hair and a yellow outfit, while the fourth player is given a Dixie with royal purple hair and green clothes as default.

In the comics, Dixie retains her original look. In the cartoons, she has much lighter, almost yellow fur. She still wears a pink beret, but now wears a light blue shirt with a flower in it (which Tiny Kong's design is inspired from) and pink converse shoes. Unlike in the games, she does not have earrings.


Dixie is generally fearless[3] and has a love for adventure, and while she eagerly engages upon Diddy's quest to save Donkey Kong she is also happy to go on adventures herself, as seen when she saves both of them with the aid of Kiddy Kong in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble and searches for the Lost World in Donkey Kong Land III. In games such as DK: Jungle Climber, it is shown that she likes playing with Donkey Kong and Diddy. She is also one of the most active Kongs, and known to enjoy sports, joining in with Diddy and Donkey when they play basketball and baseball. Her demeanor is slightly tomboyish and assertive, but also cheerful and lively. Her hobbies include blowing bubbles and mixing banana milkshakes,[4] which is seen in her idle animation as chewing bubblegum and then briefly sitting down to drink a banana milkshake in Donkey Kong Country 2, although the latter was removed in Donkey Kong Country 3. She even owns a Gumball Popgun which she uses in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. She is also very musically inclined, perhaps moreso than any other Kong, showing her love for guitars in her debut in Donkey Kong Country 2 and playing one during the ending of Tropical Freeze, as well as playing air guitar when left idle for awhile. She has a habit of headbanging her remarkable hair when playing guitar and appears to be fond of rock music. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, she seems to have got a little more mature and a little less tomboyish. Her trophy description for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U implies that she probably takes great care of her hair. In Donkey Kong Country 2, when thrown away by Diddy or hit by an enemy, she starts crying; this also occurs in Donkey Kong Country 3 after being thrown away by Kiddy or after being hit by an enemy attack (on an extra note, when a player enters a cheat in Donkey Kong Country 3 (only in the SNES version), her crying sound effect occurs.)

In the cartoons, Dixie is portrayed as a friendly and somewhat childish character. In one of the episodes, she even befriends a Kremling. She is also shown to really care about the others; she always tries to help her friends. Dixie also loves animals; during the show, she has different pets.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Dixie Kong's greatest asset is her long, blonde ponytail. Her ponytail has the ability to rotate as a helicopter, allowing Dixie to slow down her fall, control her descent to the ground when she is in the air, and expand her jump. She can also use her ponytail to lift Barrels, whip enemies, and as a propeller to traverse underwater. Her ponytail has significant amount of strength, being able to toss Kiddy Kong into the air, lift Donkey Kong from the ground while using her helicopter technique, and it is even capable of pounding the ground. Although she is a bit slower than Diddy Kong, the versatility of her ponytail more than makes up for it. Swimming in the water is second nature to Dixie due to having grown up on an island.[5] In Mario Hoops 3-on-3 she has the ability Cannon Shot, which consists in her summoning a barrel to shoot the ball. In DK: King of Swing, she is an exceptionally high jumper and can attack by performing an aerial attack, which glows red when charged. In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, she attacks with acrobatic flips and had the ability of doing Wild Moves. She is talented in playing an electric guitar, as seen in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest—where she plays it whenever the player finishes a level with her—and in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze—where she plays the guitar before the credits start. She is also skilled at playing bongos. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Dixie has a popgun of her own which fires bubblegum.


Creation and development[edit]

The development team of Donkey Kong Country wanted to take risks and surprise players: As a result, it was decided to replace Donkey Kong with a new character.[7] The idea to give Dixie her trademark ponytail came after the game's director Gregg Mayles saw a piece of concept art that had the character depicted with long, flowing hair and him thinking that this could be used for gameplay opportunities.[7] Talking about Dixie's inclusion, Mayles explained that the decision to make her female was not born out of any particular desire for female representation and that the character's gender was decided before the ponytail design came about.[7]


Group photo of Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong, in Donkey Kong Country 2.
Dixie with Donkey and Diddy

Diddy Kong[edit]

Main article: Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong is Dixie's boyfriend in both the games and the show. She began a relationship with Diddy Kong after the events of Donkey Kong Country,[8] and helps him save Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and saves both of them in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. Dixie is one of the characters called by Diddy in Diddy Kong Racing DS. In Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, the two of them share good chemistry. Dixie is shown trying to kiss Diddy in certain episodes of the Donkey Kong Country television series, and in "Kong for a Day", she quickly gets mad at Donkey Kong when one of the Kremlings made it seem like he had been hitting on her and badmouthing her boyfriend.

Donkey Kong[edit]

Main article: Donkey Kong

Dixie and Donkey Kong are close friends, with DK acting as a big brother figure to Dixie. Dixie rescued him in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! In baseball games, Dixie shares good chemistry with DK. Donkey Kong is protective of Dixie, notably when a Dry Bones threatens her. Dixie Kong also attended DK's birthday and helped him and the group take their home back from the Snowmads in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Kiddy Kong[edit]

Main article: Kiddy Kong

Kiddy and Dixie are cousins and have a close relationship. He helped her save their friends in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Tiny Kong[edit]

Main article: Tiny Kong

Dixie's younger sister is Tiny Kong. However, aside from both accompanying Diddy in Diddy Kong Racing DS and sharing good chemistry in Mario Super Sluggers, the two have not been shown interacting to any extent, with their kinship not even being mentioned in any official material since Donkey Kong 64.

Candy Kong[edit]

Main article: Candy Kong

Dixie and Candy do not interact much in the games, but in the show, they are shown to be great friends, a parallel to their boyfriends' friendship, and hang out together at times, being seen searching for treasure, babysitting, going for x-ray examinations and vaccinations, planning a surprise party, discussing elections, and making wedding invitations together.

Funky Kong[edit]

Main article: Funky Kong

Funky and Dixie are friendly with each other, sharing good chemistry in Mario Super Sluggers. They are default partners in DK: King of Swing. In the Options cutscene of Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Dixie is shown running around straightening out Funky's tools per his directions while he tinkers with his barrel rockets. In the show, Funky gives Dixie pilot lessons.

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Playable character North America:
November 20, 1995
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Land 2 Playable character North America:
September 23, 1996
Game Boy
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Playable character North America:
November 22, 1996
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Donkey Kong Land III Playable character North America:
October 1, 1997
Game Boy
Super Smash Bros. Melee Cameo as trophy Japan:
November 21, 2001
Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 2 Playable character Europe:
June 25, 2004
Game Boy Advance
Donkey Konga 2 Playable character Japan:
July 1, 2004
Nintendo GameCube
DK: King of Swing Playable character in Jungle Jam mode Europe:
February 4, 2005
Game Boy Advance
Donkey Konga 3 JP Playable character Japan:
March 17, 2005
Nintendo GameCube
Mario Superstar Baseball Unlockable playable character Japan:
July 21, 2005
Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 3 Playable character Europe:
November 4, 2005
Game Boy Advance
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Unlockable playable character Japan:
July 27, 2006
Nintendo DS
Diddy Kong Racing DS Playable character North America:
February 5, 2007
Nintendo DS
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Playable character Japan:
June 28, 2007
DK: Jungle Climber Playable character in Multiplayer Japan:
August 9, 2007
Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as trophy and sticker Japan:
January 31, 2008
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character Japan:
June 19, 2008
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Playable character Japan:
February 13, 2014
Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Cameo as trophy Japan:
September 13, 2014
Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Playable character Japan:
May 3, 2018
Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as spirit Japan:
December 7, 2018
Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Tour Playable character (requires update) Worldwide:
May 20, 2020 (Jungle Tour)
Android / iOS

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Main article: List of Dixie Kong profiles and statistics

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

  • Type: Technique
  • Starting Team Captain: Donkey Kong
  • Stats:
    • Batting: 2/10
    • Pitching: 5/10
    • Fielding: 6/10
    • Running: 6/10
  • Talents: Clamber
  • Sweet Spot: The middle of the stick.
  • Good Chemistry: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong
  • Bad Chemistry: None
  • Star Missions
  1. Smack a hit!
  2. Crack a long hit!
  3. Beat Peach's team!
  4. Make a big play!
  5. Strike 'em out!
  6. Climb up the wall and make a catch!

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

  • Speed: 2/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Dixie Kong's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

  • Unlock method: Available by default.
  • Rival: Kass
  • Boost: 5/5
  • Speed: 1/5
  • Agility: 4/5


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Dixie Kong.


Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

  • "Ook ook eek! (HELP! HELP! EEEEEEK!)"
  • "Ook ook! (Thanks for your help.)"
  • "Ook! Ook! (Yes, I'm fine, but Bowser Jr....)"
  • "Ook! Oook! (I think he's trying to take over the ballpark.)"
  • "Ooooook... (Ack! The stone tablet at the top of this cliff!)"
  • "Ook! Ook! (Hey! Donkey Kong! Wait up!)"
  • "Ookie! Ookie! (Donkey Kong, you crazy ape! He never listens to anyone...)"
  • "Ookie ook. (Look, to get to the ballpark, you have to cross the stone bridge...)"
  • "Ookie! Ookie! (The stone tablet on top of the cliff was a switch.)"
  • "Ookie! Ookie! (But Bowser Jr. has broken it up and hidden it! What a cad!)"
  • "Ookie ooo! (Please! You have to help find the stone-tablet pieces!)"
  • "Ookie! Ookie! (I saw something near the back of the sign at the entrance. Try looking there.)
  • "Ookity ook? (So? Did you find the stone tablet?)"
  • "Ookie! Ookie! (I heard something about "the post by the entrance sign.")"
  • "Ook ook ooo! (Wow! You found a stone tablet!)"
  • "Ooook... (Oh no! It's been broken into pieces!)"
  • "Ook ook! (We need all 3 pieces of the stone tablet to fix the bridge.)"
  • "Ook oooook ook! (I'll help you look! Donkey Kong! Come down here, will you?)"
  • "Ook! (Donkey Kong! Why not let Mario and his friends handle it?)"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディクシーコング
Dikushī Kongu
Dixie Kong
Chinese 蒂克斯刚 (Simplified)
蒂克斯剛 (Traditional)
Dìkèsī Gāng
Dixie Kong
French Dixie Kong -
German Dixie Kong -
Italian Dixie Kong -
Korean 딕시 콩
Diksi Kong
Dixie Kong
Portuguese Dixie Kong -
Russian Дикси Конг
Diksi Kong
Dixie Kong
Spanish Dixie Kong -


  • In volume 212 of Nintendo Power, Dixie is mistakenly called Daisy Kong.[9]
  • Dixie's creator Steve Mayles joked that Dixie's ponytail is an actual tail, moved to her head as a result of "wacky evolution".[10]


  1. ^ 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズX (Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ XCageGame (November 11, 2018). Diddy Kong Racing DS All Tracks YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 13. "Dixie isn’t afraid of the water (or much else for that matter). She’s as much at home under the sea as her friend Diddy is."
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Land, Nintendo Magazine System (UK) WORLD EXCLUSIVE Review booklet, page 21. "Her hobbies, according to Nintendo, are blowing bubbles and mixing banana milkshakes."
  5. ^ "Growing up on an island, Dixie Kong learned how to swim at a young age. She's as much at home in the water as she is in the trees." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet. Page 13.
  6. ^ Shesez (November 22, 2019). The Donkey Kong Country 25th Anniversary Interview Documentary. YouTube. Retrieved January 17, 2023.
  7. ^ a b c Rory Milne (July 2018), "The Making Of Donkey Kong Country 2". Retro Gamer Magazine Issue 181 (p. 65 to 68). Retrieved September 27, 2020
  8. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) #50, page 53. "THE LOVE OF MY LIFE! Since returning from his first adventure, Diddy has been fending off unwanted women. However, one stuck around and soon became the love of his life. Her name is Dixie, a daredevil babe who's not afraid to help out her colleague in these times of trouble."
  9. ^ Nintendo Power volume 212, page 39. "Diddy's bringing his Kong kin-Tiny and Daisy-in on the action to fill in the gaps left by Conker and Banjo."
  10. ^ Steve Mayles on Twitter "Her tail moved up to her head. Some wacky evolution going on there"