Kong POW

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“If you fill the Kong POW meter, you can transform all enemies on screen into items. The type of item will change depending on your partner. In two-player mode, both players must press their respective buttons at the same time to perform a Kong POW attack.”
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze manual

Kong POW is a move used by Donkey Kong and another Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port that turns all onscreen enemies into a specific item. Its name could be a pun on "kung pao chicken," a type of Chinese delicacy. A yellow meter on the top left corner of the screen determines if the Kongs can use Kong POW. As the Kongs collect bananas, the meter fills up. Once they collect 100 bananas and a Kong is on Donkey Kong's back, the duo can use the ability. The enemies transform into a different item depending on which Kong is with Donkey Kong: Diddy Kong turns enemies into Red Balloons, Dixie Kong turns them into Gold Hearts, and Cranky Kong turns them into Banana Coins. The move cannot be used without another Kong, when the player is riding a vehicle, when they are inside a Barrel Cannon, or while they are holding an object.

In multiplayer mode, Kong POW can be initiated if both players press the same button on their controllers.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 必殺技[1]
Italian Kong POW[2] -
Spanish Kong-fu Pun on "Kong" and "kung fu"