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Artwork of Kalypso from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Kalypso in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Species Kremling
First appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
Portrayed by Satsuki Tsuzumi

Kalypso is a female Kremling who makes her first and only physical appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where she is an unlockable character. She and Kass are the only two female Kremling characters, not counting King K. Rool's implied wife. Kalypso has pale blue-green skin, red eyes, a purple top with a skull on it, purple claw polish, blue jeans with a white belt, and golden jewelry around her neck, left wrist and tail. Kalypso has a large purple afro, and she is only one of three Kremlings to have hair, the other two being Kass and Kasplat. Kalypso is about the same height as Tiny. Kalypso's name is derived from "calypso," a style of lively Caribbean folk music.


Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Kalypso joins the Kremlings in a racing competition against the Kongs. She is an unlockable character and is unlocked by winning the Sapphire Cup with a Kremling. She appears in the game as a rival for Tiny Kong; as such they share stats and have similar body compositions. Kalypso slashes with her claws as her attack. Her bongos are designed to represent her purple palette and golden jewelry. She has top boost and good speed, but below-average agility similar to Tiny.

Aside from the main game, Kalypso also appears in various cutscenes. In the Single Racing cutscene, Kalypso can be seen, alongside Kass, Kritter and Klump, in front of their rivals, Tiny Kong, Dixie Kong, Donkey Kong and Lanky Kong. In the Time Trial cutscene, she can be seen along with Kopter and Diddy Kong as part of the public giving indications to Kass and Lanky Kong of which lap they are on by showing them a sign. She makes another appearance in Candy's Challenge #14: Help Tiny Kong!, where Donkey Kong has to help Tiny Kong beat Kalypso in a race.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Trophy model in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kalypso also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker and a trophy, both of which can be obtained in single-player modes at random. The Kalypso sticker can be applied to any fighter, and doing so boosts their launch power by 26 points in The Subspace Emissary. Kalypso's original trophy description, also translated for British English and Korean localizations, mentions that she owns a clubhouse, is talented at sports and dancing, and a good leader. In American English releases, Kalypso's trophy description was rewritten to instead focus on her Donkey Kong Barrel Blast rather than details about herself.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Kalypso reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class support spirit. When used on a fighter, it takes up one support slot and equips them with a Rocket Belt at the start of a battle. In World of Light, the spirit is located in a small forested area at the southwest of the Light Realm. In its corresponding battle, the player has to win against a team of four Wendys on the Kongo Falls stage. The core obtained from Kalypso's spirit can be combined with Don Flamenco's core to summon Jimmy T's spirit.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Kalypso's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Rival Tiny Kong Boost 5/5
Speed 4/5 Agility 2/5
How to unlock: Win the Sapphire Cup with a Kremling.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Appears in:
(NTSC) Wii Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
(PAL) Wii Donkey Kong: Jet Race
How to unlock: Random
A cool beauty with chic makeup and groovy hair. Kalypso combines enough acceleration to break free from the pack with a respectable top speed. Her cornering is a bit weak, but good players should be able to overcome this. Her claw attack will get you...if her high-pitched laugh doesn't. (American English)
A cool beauty with chic make-up and groovy hair. A strong leader figure, she has full trust of all the Kremling Krew. She boasts excellent reflexes, and is very accomplished in sports and dancing. The clubhouse she owns is regarded as something of an oasis for Kremlings. (British English)
A sticker of Kalypso in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Artwork from: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Effects in The Subspace Emissary: [Launch Power] - Attack +26
Usable by: Anyone

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Kalypso The Spirit image of Kalypso, reused from her Donkey Kong Barrel Blast artwork Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Support (1) Novice Rocket Belt Equipped World of Light (Light Realm) Wendy ×4
  • The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Kongo Falls Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カリプソ

German Kalypso
Italian Kalypso
Russian Калипсо