Don Bongo is a boss from Yoshi's Story. Don Bongo is a pudgy dragon-like creature with green skin and yellow spots, big red lips, a yellow stomach with stripes, and a big orange-and-yellow bellybutton. He somewhat resembles a Gabon, and he likely used an edited version of Gabons' base model for their sprites. The "don" in Don Bongo's name may derive from "don," the Spanish word for "lord," while "Bongo" may refer to the sound of his footsteps, which resemble the sound of a low drum such as a timpani. It may also be an attempt to translate his Japanese name to English, as the sound he makes while walking is "donbaba."
In Yoshi's Story, Don Bongo is fought at the end of Stage 3-4: Frustration. He attacks by stomping back and forth across the room, causing pots and pans to rain down from the ceiling. To defeat Don Bongo, a Baby Yoshi has to hit him in the lips three times. After each hit, Don Bongo's lips swell, making them a somewhat easier target, although his movement becomes a lot faster after his lips are hit twice. The Baby Yoshi does not lose any health if he touches Don Bongo, simply bouncing off him instead. Only the items falling from the ceiling can hurt the Baby Yoshi.
Mario Artist: Paint Studio
His artwork can be used as a stamp in Mario Artist: Paint Studio.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Don Bongo also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. In The Subspace Emissary, the Don Bongo sticker can be used by any fighter to increase the power of their explosion-based attacks by 25 points.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Don Bongo also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Shield-type Advanced-class primary spirit. It does not grant any slots for support spirits. When used, it increases the power of fire-type attacks, such as Bowser's Fire Breath. The spirit's battle takes place on the Yoshi's Story stage, featuring a large green King Dedede as the puppet fighter.
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Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
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