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Artwork of a Flipflap from DK: King of Swing.
First Appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Latest Appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)

Flipflaps[1], otherwise known as Bats[2] 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, Flipflaps are encountered in Fungi Forest and Creepy Castle. Unlike Zingers who replace Flipflaps in daylight in Fungi Forest, they lack the ability to drop Oranges. Despite this, they are still dangerous as they can quickly dive downward and attack a Kong. Flipflaps can be defeated by blasting them with a Kong's weapon, their musical instrument or an Orange grenade.

In DK: King of Swing, Flipflaps return as enemies, commonly encountered in places such as caves. They also appeared 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 manual, page 22
  2. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Banana Guide on Nintendo.com, Nintendo. Retrieved November 24, 2014.