List of Diddy Kong profiles and statistics

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Donkey Kong series[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: Although he would never admit it, Diddy Kong is a Donkey Kong wannabe. His ambition in life is to be a video game hero just like the big guy. And although Donkey Kong would never say it to Diddy's face, the kid has potential. He's fast, agile, and has the heart to be a world class video game hero. He just needs a little more experience and, of course, exposure!

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: Diddy's in the starring role this time and he's off to prove himself a true member of the Kong Family of Video Game Heroes. He'll have his work cut out for him as he storms Kaptain K. Rool's pirate haven on Crocodile Isle!

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

He's back again and about time too
And this time he's in the mood
He can fly real high with his jetpack on
With his pistols out, he's one tough Kong
He'll make you smile when he plays his tune
But Kremlings beware 'cause he's after you!

  • Instruction booklet bio from Professor Cranky Kong: Donkey's little nephew wannabe. He's quick, nimble and courageous but still a bit of a lightweight when compared to my fine physique. He's also got this new-fangled thing he calls a Jetbarrel, but it sounds like nothing more than a lot of hot air to me.

German Donkey Kong 64 website[edit]

German Donkey Kong 64 website screencap
  • Name: Diddy Kong
  • Occupation: Race Car driver
  • Hobbies: Plucking the guitar
    Tuning cars
  • Favorite dish: Peanut butter sandwhich
  • Favorite movie: Banana Jones 2
  • Greatest hero: Manki Lauda

Diddy, meanwhile, also enjoys great respect since he has often actively supported his best friend Donkey. The story about he and his friends beat the evil Wizpig in an exciting racing adventure is just as well-known on the island as Donkey's courageous jungle escapades. The bright Diddy can hardly wait until the next great challenge, and so he rushes into every adventure, no matter how dangerous. It seems as if just this proved to be his downfall, for as he wanted to take on a group of Kremlings alone, he was literally overpowered by them and taken prisoner. All the wiser for the experience he now awaits his rescuer Donkey Kong...

DK: King of Swing[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: "With lightning-quick movement and an even better jumper than Donkey, Diddy Kong is the favorite to take the Jungle Jam crown. His light physique could make him vulnerable in attack-based contests, though...
  • Jump: 4
  • Attack: 2

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Diddy Kong's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.

  • Unlock method: Available by default.
  • Rival: Kip
  • Boost: 3/5
  • Speed: 2/5
  • Agility: 4/5

Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

  • Website Bio: "Donkey Kong's little buddy makes up for his small stature with a host of useful gadgets. Equipped with a Barrel Jet and a Peanut Popgun, he's an essential companion - whether playing solo or with a friend in the room."

Diddy Kong Racing series[edit]

Diddy Kong Racing[edit]

  • Diddy Kong Racing instruction manual: "(Medium acceleration, medium weight, good handling, medium top speed) Regarded as a hero after all his adventures in Kong country, the young primate is a long-time friend of Timber and doesn't think twice about responding to his call for help. With his family tending to their guests, he even manages to sneak off without their interference."
  • Diddy Kong Racing Official Nintendo Player's Guide: "Diddy was the first to be recruited by Timber ,and once the Kongster learned of the crisis, he sent his friend Squawks the Parrot to pass the word. As a driver, Diddy is middle-of-the-road, so to speak, and we'll just have to wait and see if he does as well racing as he does chasing after Kremlings."
  • Character stats
    • Weight group: Middle
    • Acceleration: 3/5
    • Turning: 3/5
    • Top Speed: 2.5/5
    • Vehicle Color: Blue

Diddy Kong Racing DS[edit]

  • Character stats
  • Speed: 2/5
  • Acceleration: 3/5
  • Handling: 3/5

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

The Diddy Kong Hat icon.

Hat description: A red cap with a strikingly long brim. Smells unusual.

The Diddy Kong Suit icon.

Outfit description: A popular outfit among tail enthusiasts.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • Partner: Donkey Kong
  • Class: Light
  • Personal Kart: Barrel Train
  • Special Item: Giant Banana
  • Bio: You've never seen a monkey drive like this. Diddy Kong is a free-wheeling, banana-chucking, chest-thumping ball of jungle fire!
  • Instruction booklet bio: His charm is in his amazing tail. Donkey Kong convinced him to race in the Grand Prix.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Diddy Kong's complete vehicle roster
  • Size: Medium
  • Actual Bonuses
    • Acceleration: +1
    • Drift: +1
    • Mini-Turbo: +2
  • Website Stats:
    • Acceleration: 2/3
    • Top Speed: 2/3
    • Off-Road: 2/3
Mario Kart Wii trading card for Diddy Kong.
  • Bios
    • Website: "Donkey Kong's sidekick is no stranger to the racetrack. Like his bigger buddy, Diddy is bound to get up to some monkey business when the race gets underway."
    • Guide: "Swinging from tree to tree isn't what is used to be! Diddy Kong loves the hairpin turns and rickety rope bridges of DK Island!"
    • Trading card: "Middleweight madness ensues as Diddy Kong brings his fun & light-hearted spirit to Mario Kart Wii. He is always happy to be hanging with his buddy, Donkey Kong. Diddy is locked initially, but is relatively easy to unlock. So do it quickly, because he his[sic] one fun driver!"

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special item Banana Barrels from Mario Kart Tour Banana Barrels
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R
New York Minute 2 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2R/T
3DS Toad Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
SNES Choco Island 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Choco Island 2T
DS Waluigi Pinball R from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R
SNES Mario Circuit 3 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 3
Tokyo Blur R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur R/T
Tokyo Blur 2 from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 2
New York Minute 2 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 2
3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach R**
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Koopa Troopa Beach T
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Mario Circuit 2R/T
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R/T*
New York Minute R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute R
New York Minute R/T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute R/T
London Loop T from Mario Kart Tour
London Loop T

* indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 3. ** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 6.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • "Driver introduction: Diddy Kong
      "His trademark red cap and star-pattern shirt make him instantly recognizable!"[1]
    • "Diddy Kong is back after 11 long years, for the first time since his appearance in #MarioKart Wii! Plus, he returns with a new special Item - a pair of Banana Barrels! Pre-register now and get ready to paint the course yellow on 9/25 with tons of banana peels!"[2]

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

  • Type: Speed
  • Bio: Diddy is small and quick. He is acrobatic as well, so he can receive the ball with ease and return a very powerful shot.
  • Bio 2: Faster than a speeding bullet, Diddy Kong bounds around the court, covering all corners with his acrobatics. He can also really blast the ball with power for such a small player.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

  • Type: Speedy
  • Trick Shots: Acrobatics (forward/backward), Diddy Roll (side)
  • Special Shot: Jungle Swing
  • In-game bio: "Diddy Kong is small and agile. He lands shots with strong and acrobatic moves and has a top-tier dash ability for getting to the ball."

Mario Golf series[edit]

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

  • Distance: 207 yards
  • Star Distance: 245 yards (+38)
  • Trajectory: Draw
  • Height: High
  • Impact: 13
  • Star Impact: 10
  • Control: 11
  • Spin: 9
  • Bio quote: "It's me, Diddy! I'm hooked on this game, and I wanna show you my skills! Ready?"

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

  • Trajectory: Draw
  • Height: 6.25
  • Drive: 211 yards
  • Sweet-Spot: 6.75
  • Control: 6
  • Star Drive: 264 yards (+53)
  • Star Sweet-Spot: 4.5
  • Star Control: 5.05
  • Challenge Mode Character Match course
    for star rank to be given:
    Sky Island

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

Good Chemistry[edit]

Bad Chemistry[edit]

  • None


  • Batting: 3
  • Pitching: 6
  • Fielding: 7
  • Running: 7

Star Missions[edit]

  1. Cross home plate!
  2. Win MVP!
  3. Get a Chimp Banana!
  4. Strike out Birdo!
  5. Strike out Baby Mario!
  6. Pitch and bat with the Boomerang Ball and win the game!
  7. Get a hit with Mario!
  8. Climb up the wall and make a catch!


"DK’s partner and buddy. Diddy’s trademark is his red baseball hat. While Donkey Kong boasts incredible power, Diddy’s forte is his nimbleness. Using his prehensile tail to great effect, Diddy Kong is a natural fielder who won’t ever boot routine balls."

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Diddy Kong
His hits and pitches move like crazy!
Artwork of Diddy Kong from Mario Super Sluggers
  • Team Name: Diddy Monkeys
  • Stadium: None
  • Star Pitch: Banana Ball
  • Star Swing: Banana Swing
  • Fielding/Running: Clamber
  • Bats/Throws: Left/Right
Pitch 5/10
Bat 4/10
Field 8/10
Run 6/10


Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong, Dixie Kong, Funky Kong, Tiny Kong, Brown Mii King K. Rool, Kritter

Online Collectible Card Bio[edit]

Diddy Kong is a formidable pitcher with a mean changeup that he puts to good use as captain of the Diddy Monkeys. He likes to stack his team with fellow Kongs Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong any chance he gets.

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

  • Baller Name: Diddy? No he didn't!
  • Type: Speedy
  • Special Shot: Jet Shot
  • Letter to Tap: M
  • Manual Bio: "With speedy plays and a tiny stature, opposing teams are at the mercy of Diddy Kong!"

Mario Sports Mix[edit]

Character Name Character Type Home Court Power Statistic Speed Statistic Technique Statistic
Diddy Kong

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Diddy Kong's team emblems from Mario Sports Superstars


Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong's stats in the soccer portion of Mario Sports Superstars
Type Speed




Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong's stats in the baseball portion of Mario Sports Superstars
Type Speed




Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong in tennis from Mario Sports Superstars
Type Speed




Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong's stats in the golf portion of Mario Sports Superstars
Drive 216 yards
Trajectory Draw
Height Slight High


Sweet Spot

Horse Racing[edit]

Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong's stats in the horse racing portion of Mario Sports Superstars
Type Speed



Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party DS[edit]

Name Image Description How to Unlock
Diddy Kong A figure with Diddy Kong on it. Though he's much smaller than Donkey Kong, Diddy is just as rambunctious! And no one has more tricks up his sleeve when it comes to using his tail. Win 22,000 MP Points.
Diddy Kong Friend A badge of Diddy Kong. 21,000 MPP earns you the rank of Diddy Kong Friend, and this is your badge! Makes you a bit mischievous. Win 21,000 MP Points.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Diddy Kong's constellation in the game Mario Party 9.
  • Jungle Minor: A constellation named after the long-tailed Diddy Kong. Don't let the T-shirt and cap fool you: he's as serious about bananas as anybody else.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
Diddy Kong as viewed in the Character Museum from Mario Party: Star Rush Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong's loyal friend.
"Diddy Kong has been invited to several of Mario's parties, but this is his debut as a playable character. Go Diddy!"

Super Mario Party[edit]

  • Website Bio: "Diddy Kong looks harmless but is actually a peanut-popping powerhouse of a player."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


  • Instruction Booklet: "DK's buddy toys with foes using nimble acrobatic moves."
  • Website: "Donkey Kong’s pal has finally joined the battle! Unfortunately, screenshots fail to truly capture the way he moves. He scrambles around the battle, using whimsical fighting moves while wielding both his Rocketbarrel Boost and Peanut Pop Gun!"

Solid Snake Codec Conversation[edit]

  • Snake: Otacon, there's a chimpanzee here wearing a Nintendo hat.
  • Otacon: That's Diddy Kong. He's Donkey Kong's partner. Not only is he lightweight, he can use a wide range of weapons as well. He can fly using those barrel jets on his back, and he can shoot nuts with his Peanut Popgun.
  • Snake: Peanuts? As in the ones in the little shells? Are you serious?
  • Otacon: Wait, here's the best part. You see them lying on the ground after he shoots? If you pick up some of those peanuts, they'll restore your health a little.
  • Snake: Hmm. Edible ammunition, huh... Times sure have changed.


Name Image Game Description
Diddy Kong BrawlTrophy042.png SNES Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong's little buddy. He's famous for his quickness and his long tail. He usually plays second banana to DK, but he teamed up with his girlfriend, Dixie, to rescue DK when he got captured. He's spent some time playing music and competing in races, and he's also an expert at using barrels.
N64 Donkey Kong 64
Rocketbarrel Barrage BrawlTrophy043.png Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Diddy Kong's Final Smash. Equipping his rocketbarrels and dual peanut popguns or peanut launchers, Diddy can fly around attacking opponents in rapid-fire fashion. He can tilt the barrel jets left or right to control his flight and shoot peanuts straight down, too. This is a technique that tests one's ability to control both movement and attack direction.


Image Game Effect
A sticker of Diddy Kong Donkey Kong 64 Launch Power +20
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong
A sticker of Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country [Tail] - Attack +28
Usable by: Diddy Kong
A sticker of Diddy Kong Mario Hoops 3-on-3 [Leg] - Attack +28
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong
A sticker of Diddy Kong Mario Superstar Baseball [Leg] - Attack +12

Prima Rating[edit]

Offense: 8
Defense: 7
Projectile: 8
Final Smash: 7
Throwing Ability: 6
Speed: 10
Overall: 8

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong Trophy.png
Diddy Kong trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SNES Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (11/1995)
Donkey Kong's trusty partner. He sports his signature look: red hat, red shirt, Rocketbarrel Pack. In Smash Bros., he's incredibly agile. Charge the Rocketbarrel Pack by holding down the button before launch, and you can steer with left and right. Don't forget to drop banana peels—enemies love it! Red cap? Red T-shirt? Rocketbarrel Pack? Yep, it's Diddy Kong. His agility lets him get attacks in quickly in this game. Fire up his Rocketbarrel Pack and keep the button held down to fly further. You can even steer him in the air! Tip: If you don't mind fighting dirty, make your opponent slip on a Banana Peel, then hit 'em while they're down.
Diddy Kong (Alt.)
Diddy Kong All-Star Trophy.png
Diddy Kong trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
SNES Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (11/1995)
The Banana Peel Diddy throws when you use his down special can be picked up and used against you, so be careful. His Monkey Flip side special is a rolling leap followed by a grab (or a kick if you press the button again midjump). If you grab someone, press the button again to attack or jump off them to go high into the air.
Rocketbarrel Barrage N/A
Rocketbarrel Barrage trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
N/A Diddy Kong's Final Smash is an attack on all fronts! Diddy takes to the air with his Barrel Jet, tackling opponents as he fires explosive shots from his Peanut Popguns. His Final Smash is nearing its end when he begins flashing, so get as close to your foes as you can-the Barrel Jet will explode at the end of this Final Smash. With a Peanut Popgun in each hand, Diddy showers his foes with a hail of explosive destruction. This Final Smash lets him fly freely through the air, dealing damage to anyone in his way. When his body starts to flash, that means the Final Smash is about to end, so try to catch your foes in the Rocketbarrel Pack's explosion!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Oh, look! It's Diddy Kong.
  • Viridi: He's Donkey Kong's little buddy.
  • Pit: Wonder if he'd let me win for a banana.
  • Palutena: Don't underestimate just because he's a monkey. He's faster and stronger than any human.
  • Pit: As long as he can't fly, I'm good.
  • Palutena: He can't fly, but he does have a Peanut Popgun and an inexhaustible supply of peanuts to shoot at you.
  • Pit: So? I love peanuts!
  • Palutena: Not when they're pelting you in the face.
  • Pit: I don't know. Still sounds pretty good to me.
  • Viridi: Oh, Pit! What WON'T you do for a snack?
  • Palutena: Fighting does take strength.
  • Viridi: Anyway, if you can hit Diddy Kong at just the right angle, he'll drop his Rocketbarrel Pack.
  • Palutena: However, it explodes when it lands on the ground, so watch out.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

  • Super Smash Blog bio: "Donkey Kong's trusty partner Diddy Kong uses his light weight and agility to get around quickly! For his Final Smash, Diddy takes to the air with his Rocketbarrel while firing his popguns. The final hit is seriously powerful!"

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Flag Description (Wii U version)[edit]

Diddy Kong
Although this simian lacks the brute strength of his buddy Donkey Kong, he makes up for it with keen agility and technique. This skill set makes him particularly well-suited for dodging tackles in rugby events.

Miis' Dialogues (Wii U version)[edit]

  • Diddy Kong is Donkey Kong's buddy and partner. If you'll look closely, you'll see that Diddy Kong has a tail, but Donkey Kong doesn't.
  • Diddy Kong is very spry and agile. He can also run fast and jump far, which might give him a big edge over run-of-the-mill opponents. And sure, he's pretty tiny, so he's not exactly what you call tough — but he could probably find some way to turn his size to his advantage, too!
  • Diddy Kong's almost always wearing his trademark red cap and vest. They really do suit him quite well. Maybe I should try an outfit like that sometime... Hey, maybe it would even give me some of Diddy Kong's smooth moves! Do you think?

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Image Abilities Attack Speed Defense
Animated image of Dr. Diddy Kong from Dr. Mario World
  • Stage mode: "Changes next full capsules (4) into two half-capsules."
  • Versus mode: "Changes next full capsules (3/6/6/6/6) into two half-capsules."
An attack bomb representing a doctor's attack from Dr. Mario World
An attack bomb representing a doctor's attack from Dr. Mario World
An attack bomb representing a doctor's attack from Dr. Mario World
An attack bomb representing a doctor's attack from Dr. Mario World
An attack bomb representing a doctor's attack from Dr. Mario World
Stage Mode Versus Mode
Level Speed Description Speed
1 29 Changes next full capsules (3) into two half-capsules. 62
2 27 Changes next full capsules (6) into two half-capsules. 62
3 25 Changes next full capsules (6) into two half-capsules. Fills skill meter faster (low). 45
4 23 Changes next full capsules (6) into two half-capsules. Fills skill meter faster (medium).
5 21 Changes next full capsules (6) into two half-capsules. Fills skill meter faster (high). 25
  • Dr. Mario World Twitter: Yellow: "The other doctor making his debut at 3 AM on Oct. 31 PT is Dr. Diddy Kong! He's really rocking that wooden head mirror. But what's a doctor need a head mirror for? I think it's probably just to make him look official!"[3]

Kids section of Nintendo Co., Ltd. site[edit]


Diddy Kong
A mischievous young male Kong with his trademark features of a red cap and red shirt!
He's Donkey Kong's trusted companion and close friend! They're always adventuring together, and Diddy's a reliable friend who helps assist Donkey Kong. It seems he also has a girlfriend named Dixie Kong.
Although he's small, he's nimble and his jumping strength is an excellent quality. He can also hang from things with his long tail.
In comparison to Donkey Kong, Diddy has quite the firm character. He can skillfully wield all kinds of items!


  • Diddy Kong is Donkey Kong's trusty partner. He sports his signature look: red hat, red shirt and Rocketbarrel Pack. He's famous for his quickness and his long tail. Diddy usually plays second banana to DK, but he recently teamed up with DK, Dixie, and Cranky to save his home DK Island from invading arctic Snomads.

Mario Portal[edit]


His red shirt and red cap are his trademark.
He is Donkey Kong's close friend and reliable partner.
He is not as powerful as Donkey Kong, but he is nimble and his jumping ability is considerable.
He's also good with his fingers and masters the use of various items.


  1. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 5, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  2. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 6, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  3. ^ Drmarioworld_EN (October 30, 2019). Twitter. Retrieved March 29, 2020.