Don-chan

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Don-chan
MKAGPDX Don-chan artwork.jpg
Don-chan in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.
Species Taiko Drum
First appearance Taiko no Tatsujin (2001, Taiko no Tatsujin series)
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (2013, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! (2018, Taiko no Tatsujin series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media, cameo)
Latest portrayal Miki Narahashi (2001-present)

Don-chan[1] is the main character of the Taiko no Tatsujin series, and appears as a default playable character in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.[2] Don-chan has two downloadable palette swaps in the game that dresses him in a strawberry and knight costume, known officially as Strawberry Don-chan and Hero Don-chan respectively.

Additionally, Don-chan appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as one of the characters that Pac-Man can randomly summon during his Namco Roulette taunt.[3]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どんちゃん
Don-chan
Don-chan; from don (ドン), onomatopeia usually referring to a loud impact (in this case, the beat of a taiko drum)

Trivia[edit]

  • Don-chan's artwork for Strawberry Don-chan is the only character artwork in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX that is entirely two-dimensional. The same applies to all his in-game portraits, even those of normal Don-chan.

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