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Flipflap DKKoS art.png
Artwork of a Flipflap from DK: King of Swing
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Latest appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Bat in Donkey Kong 64

Flipflaps[1], originally known as Bats[2][3], are a species of large bats that made their debut in Donkey Kong 64. In Donkey Kong 64, they were purple, but since DK: King of Swing, they are blue.

In Donkey Kong 64, Bats are encountered in Fungi Forest and Creepy Castle. Zingers replace Bats during daylight in Fungi Forest, and Bats lack the ability to drop oranges. Instead, they can quickly dive downward and attack a Kong. Bats can be defeated by blasting them with a Kong's weapon, their musical instrument, or an orange.

In DK: King of Swing, Bats return as Flipflaps, and are commonly encountered in places such as caves. They also appear in the racing title Donkey Kong Barrel Blast as enemies found in the Mt. Dynamite, Scorching Canyon, Mt. Dynamite Remix and Dynamite Run race tracks. Their latest appearance is in DK: Jungle Climber, where they can be mostly found in eerie forests.



  1. ^ DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, page 22.
  2. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 104 and 105.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Banana Guide on Nintendo.com, Nintendo. Retrieved November 24, 2014.