|First appearance||Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)|
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 Kong bosses 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 appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker
|Image||Artwork from||Effect in The Subspace Emissary|
|Donkey Kong Jungle Beat||Battering Resistance +25|
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|Name||Image||Game||Type||Class||Effect||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|Karate Kong||Donkey Kong Series||Primary (1)||Ace||Attack
Fist Attack ↑
|Anna's Emporium; Spirit Board||Ryu||Rule: Hard to Launch
Hazard: High Gravity
|Kongo Falls (Ω)||Battle for Storm Hill|
Names in other languages
|Konfu Kong;「コンフー」being a portmanteau of "Kong" and「功夫」(kanfū, kung fu)|
|French||Kong-Fu||Pun on "Kong" and "kung fu"|
|Italian||Kong Lee||Referring to Bruce Lee|
|Spanish||Kung-Fu Kong||Kung-Fu Kong|
- 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 Kong bosses who wear clothing.
|Baby Kong • Bink • Bluster Kong (Leo Luster) • Candy Clone • Candy Kong • Chunky Kong • Cranky Kong • Cranky Kong's great grandfather • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Donkey Kong (Baby) • Donkey Kong Jr. • Dread Kong • Driver • Eddie • Funky Kong • Ghastly King • Karate Kong • Kiddy Kong • Kong Fu • Lanky Kong • Mini Donkey Kong (Game & Watch) • Ninja Kong • Rabbid Cranky • Rabbid Kong (Mega) • Ringo • Sumo Kong • Super Kong • Swanky Kong • Tiny Kong • Uncle Kong • Wrinkly Kong|
|Chained Kong • Cyber Kong • Guerrilla • Helper Monkey • Kong • Manky Kong • Mini Diddy Kong • Mini Donkey Kong (toy) • Ninjape • Snow Ucky Kong • Uckykong|
|Cannon Kong • Capture Kong • Catapult Kong • Circus Kong • Cool Kong • Crash Kong • Kongā|
|Kong (boss group) • Kong Family • Monkey robots|