Kiddy Kong

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Kiddy Kong
Kiddy Kong running DKC3 artwork.jpg
Kiddy Kong in Donkey Kong Country 3
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
Latest portrayal Chris Sutherland (2005)
“Whoooaaa - Big Man!”
Kiddy Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Kiddy Kong, also known as "Dinky Kong" in Japanese material,[1] is a playable character and the sidekick of Dixie Kong in the games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Kiddy is the cousin of Dixie and her sister, Tiny Kong, and the baby brother of Chunky Kong.[2] Kiddy Kong is the youngest member of the Kong Family, and his most notable attribute is his strength, which rivals that of Donkey Kong despite his young age.

History[edit]

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

Artwork of Kiddy and Dixie riding the Hover Craft in Donkey Kong Country 3

At the start of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Dixie finds Kiddy at Funky's Rentals. Funky Kong gives her Kiddy to babysit, and the two Kongs start their adventure searching for the missing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

At the end of their adventure in Kastle KAOS, they discover the new leader of the Kremling Krew, KAOS, is a robot operated by Baron K. Roolenstein. In the post-game, Wrinkly Kong asks both Kongs to find the hidden Banana Birds hidden across the Northern Kremisphere to rescue the imprisoned Banana Bird Queen.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Kiddy Kong, as he appears in Donkey Kong Land III

In Donkey Kong Land III, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong enroll in a contest in searching for the Lost World, and Dixie is left behind to babysit Kiddy Kong. She decides to participate in the contest and takes Kiddy along with her. The Kongs find out that Baron K. Roolenstein and the Kremling Krew are also searching for the Lost World. After defeating Baron K. Roolenstein, Dixie and Kiddy prove themselves heroic. It can be assumed that they won the Lost World contest.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24"[edit]

Kiddy Kong as he appears in "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24."

In the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24", a huge UFO begins pulling the Earth away from the sun, resulting in a sudden drop of temperature all over the planet. This also affects the Kongs' jungle, so Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong set off to carry out negotiations with the aliens. Kiddy Kong joins them on their mission into space. However, he stays in the space shuttle with Cranky Kong, while Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong begin discussions with the aliens. Their mission ultimately ends in success, and the aliens leave the planet in peace. At the end of the comic, Donkey Kong is depicted joyfully throwing Kiddy Kong in the air.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

While Kiddy doesn't physically appear in Donkey Kong 64, he is mentioned in the game's manual as being the younger brother of Chunky.

Donkey Konga 2[edit]

In Donkey Konga 2, Kiddy is mentioned in one of Dixie's notes. In it, Dixie states that he played the bongos for the first time and understood the principle of hitting both sides at the same time immediately. Due to a translation oversight, Kiddy is referred to as Dinky, his Japanese name.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Kiddy Kong appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of Dixie Kong's enhanced spirit, which uses the same box artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

Kiddy Kong standing

Kiddy Kong has the typical ape-like attributes associated with every Kong, and his appearance has currently never changed. He is a portly toddler who wears light blue pajamas and sometimes a green pacifier (which he is only shown wearing in his artwork and never in-game). His pajamas are short sleeved with a few yellow, round buttons on them, and his pants go all the way around his feet. Because of Kiddy's short and small legs, his pajamas appear to be a little too big for him. Kiddy's arms, however, appear to be quite long and burly, displaying his strength. Even as a toddler, he is much bigger than his partner, Dixie Kong, in size, and is about the same size as Donkey Kong. However, because he is so large, he is shown to be very heavy, and he can hardly be lifted up by Dixie.

Kiddy Kong's hair appears to be a dark brown color, but it is a little brighter near the top of his head, which forms a point similar to Donkey Kong's hair. His eyes are also brown, and they resemble Dixie and Diddy Kong's large eyes. Kiddy is shown to be a little chubby, as his mouth is much bigger than any other part of his face. While his mouth is very big, he has very small ears and a tiny nose. Kiddy is overall the youngest member of the Kong family, being three years old. [3]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Kiddy Kong jumping

Kiddy Kong's main technique is his rolling ability, where it allows him to defeat many types of enemies, as well as enhance his jumping ability. If he rolls off a ledge then jumps, he can make leaps that are much longer than the average jump. Kiddy can also skip across bodies of water by rolling off dry land and jumping just as he hits the surface. In fact, he can do multiple rolling jumps to bounce across the water that get progressively higher with each successive skip. This ability allows Kiddy to traverse long sections of water without having to swim through them.

Given his strength, he can pick up objects and certain stunned enemies and throw them with ease. As the other Kongs, Kiddy has decent running ability. Although young, he can climb as well as any other member of the Kong Family.

Some abilities of Kiddy Kong are revealed only when he teams up with Dixie. Using his strength, Kiddy can throw Dixie long distances. By tossing Dixie upwards, Kiddy can help her reach areas and objects that are not within their jumping range. When Kiddy is thrown upwards by Dixie, Kiddy falls down, smashing through fragile areas in the ground. This often reveals Bonus Barrels and other secrets. Lastly, if Dixie throws Kiddy against a wall, then jumps on her cousin before the toddler stops rolling, she can ride on top of him as if he were a Steel Barrel.

Personality[edit]

Kiddy Kong, as his name implies, has a childish personality, being a toddler. For example, when Kiddy is defeated and loses a life, he throws a tantrum, crying loudly and slamming his fists down. He is simple and curious like a child; Dixie Kong first finds Kiddy chewing on an old tire, and when the player is not controlling him, he will often pull on his sock. However, he likely does not understand the greater consequences of his actions. For example, if Kiddy and Dixie get a Game Over, the two are imprisoned in a crib with child's toys. While Dixie is clearly upset over being captured, the arrangement upsets him less than Dixie. Kiddy is also considered to have a personality similar to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, as he seems to be getting into trouble all the time.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong Hover Craft DKC3 GBA.png Donkey Kong Series Primary (3) Legend Grab
Thrown Items ↑
Enhanced from Dixie Kong N/A N/A N/A N/A

List of appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Playable Character 1996 SNES
Donkey Kong Land III Playable Character 1997 Game Boy
Donkey Konga 2 Cameo (mentioned) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 3 (remake) Playable Character 2005 Game Boy Advance
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit cameo 2018 Nintendo Switch

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Kiddy Kong.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ディンキーコング
Dinkī Kongu
Dinky Kong
German Kiddy Kong -
Italian Kiddy Kong -
Russian Кидди Конг
Kiddi Kong
Kiddy Kong

Trivia[edit]

Kiddy riding Ellie at the end of the Donkey Kong Racing trailer
  • Although Dinky Kong became Kiddy's Japanese name, it was also an English name which Rare considered.[4] although his Japanese name
  • Kiddy Kong is the first playable Kong in the Donkey Kong Country series to not have the initials "D.K." in his English name.
  • Furthermore, one of the other names considered was "Tiny Kong," which would instead later become the name of a different character debuting in Donkey Kong 64, released three years later after the release of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
  • Kiddy Kong appears at the end of the Donkey Kong Racing trailer riding Ellie the Elephant.

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