Green banana

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Green banana
A Green Banana in Donkey Kong 64.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Green bananas in the Super Mario franchise are items appearing in a few games, the Donkey Kong Country series and Donkey Kong 64 in particular. Green bananas have little difference from bananas, aside from having a light-green peel, comparably to Blue Bananas and their light-blue peels.


Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

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

Bonus level in Ripsaw Rage
Green banana
The present that aesthetically replaces the green banana when using the "MERRY" cheat.

Green bananas first appear in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, where they are found in certain Bonus Levels. In these Bonus Levels, the object is for Dixie and Kiddy Kong to collect fifteen of them within a time-limit. If they succeed, they are awarded with a Bonus Coin. The catch here is that only one green banana appears at a time, and they appear in random spots, forcing the Kongs into scrambling to collect them. If the Kongs are not fast enough, any uncollected green bananas disappear.

Through the use of the "MERRY" code, which gives the Bonus Levels of the game a Christmas theme, the green bananas are replaced with presents, which serve the same purpose.

Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color)[edit]

Sprite of a Green Banana from Donkey Kong Country

Green bananas[1] in the form of Banana Bunches reappear in the Game Boy Color version of Donkey Kong Country in certain levels, though they are simply a different color and serve the same function as a regular bunch, still being worth ten bananas when collected. They only appear to indicate a nearby DK Sticker Pack, requiring a stomp or Donkey Kong to perform a Hand Slap near them to unearth it. After the DK Sticker Pack is collected, the corresponding green bananas turn into normal bananas. A total of 18 green bananas appear in the entire game.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

A Green Banana Bunch in Donkey Kong 64.

Green bananas in Donkey Kong 64 are collectibles only for Chunky Kong. If a different Kong is current active, the green bananas become transparent and cannot be collected. 100 green bananas appear in each of the game's seven levels after Chunky Kong is saved and unlocked from his prison in Frantic Factory. These colored bananas are required collectable items, as Chunky Kong needs them to feed Scoff. Green Banana Bunches make their first appearance and are worth five green bananas when collected. Shooting a Pineapple at a green Banana Balloon is worth ten green bananas from Chunky Kong's Pineapple Launcher.

Donkey Kong Country television series[edit]

In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, green bananas of a different type appear in the episode "Watch the Skies". They are eaten by Diddy, who believes it would keep the aliens away. Later, when he sees General Klump sleepwalking and mistakes him for an alien, Diddy shoots a green banana out of its skin at him, waking him up.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グリーンバナナ[2][page number needed]
Gurīn Banana
Green Banana


  1. ^ "DK Sticker Packs Uncover these hidden items, found near green bananas, with stomps or hand slaps, then use the Game Boy Printer to print them out." – Nintendo. Donkey Kong Country Game Boy Color instruction booklet. Redmond, WA: Nintendo of America (American English). Page 10.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコング2001任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 2001 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook)Media:DK2001Shogakukan.jpg