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)

Karate Kong is an elderly, yet powerful Kong, member of the Evil Kings, and the sixth boss faced in the game Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.

Karate Kong is the ruler of the Pineapple Kingdom, the sixth kingdom Donkey Kong ventures through. Despite his age, Karate Kong is a skilled fighter, capable of doing powerful flying kicks and karate chops. Donkey Kong, however, still managed to defeat Karate Kong on the log raft they are battling on.

Karate Kong later appears at the end of game ceremony, along with the other Evil Kings to honor Donkey Kong's victory against the Ghastly King.

He appears 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 appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンフーコング
Konfū kongu
Kung-Fu Kong
French Kong-Fu
Italian Kong Lee Referring to Bruce Lee


  • Karate Kong is one of two Kongs encountered in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat who wears any type of clothing. The other is Sumo Kong.
  • Karate Kong shares his French name with Kong Fu, his possible counterpart in the Donkey Kong Country animated series, which originated in France.