Karate Kong

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Karate Kong
Karate Kong.png
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)

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Boss fight against Karate Kong

Karate Kong is an elderly member of the Evil Kings and the sixth boss in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. As his name suggests, Karate Kong is skilled with the ancient art of karate.

Karate Kong is the ruler of the Pineapple Kingdom, and Donkey Kong fights him on a log drifting across the river as a raft. Despite his old age, Karate Kong is still a skilled fighter, and is capable of performing powerful flying kicks and karate chops. Donkey Kong eventually manages to defeat Karate Kong.

Karate Kong and the other Evil Kings later appear at the end of game ceremony, in celebration of Donkey Kong's victory over the Ghastly King.

Karate Kong makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. The sticker raises the resistance to regular attacks (such as punches and kicks) by 25, and can only be used by Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. In addition, he also appears as a Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Karate Kong Sticker.png Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Battering Resistance +25
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Karate Kong Karate Kong.png Donkey Kong Series Primary (1) Ace Attack
Fist Attack ↑
Anna's Emporium; Spirit Board Ryu Rule: Hard to Launch
Hazard: High Gravity
  • The enemy's physical attacks have increased power
  • Timed Stamina battle
  • All fighters have reduced jump ability
Kongo Falls (Ω) Battle for Storm Hill

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンフーコング
Konfū kongu
Konfu Kong; "Konfu" being a portmanteau of "Kong" and "kung-fu" (カンフー, kanfū)
Spanish Kung-Fu Kong Kung-Fu Kong
French Kong-Fu Kong-Fu
Italian Kong Lee Referring to Bruce Lee
Russian Карате Конг
Karate Kong
Karate Kong

Trivia[edit]

  • Karate Kong shares his French name with Kong Fu, a character in the Donkey Kong Country animated series, which originated in France.
  • Karate Kong and Sumo Kong are the only two Evil Kongs who wear clothing.