List of Funky Kong profiles and statistics

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Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: "Funky Kong, Donkey Kong's bronze tanned, sunglasses wearin' surf punk friend, usually hands out at Donkey Kong Country's many beaches. However, he also operates a special Barrel Flight service which will allow Donkey and Diddy to travel back to any level in the game that they have already finished. Although Funky hates to go on adventures himself (he's too laid back) he keeps up on the island scene and may have useful information at times."[1]
  • Player's Guide: "The ultimate sufter dude, Dunky Kong owns and operates Funky’s Flights. It’s a small airline based on the island. If you visit him, he’ll fly you back to any area that you’ve completed. Unfortunately, he has to comply with an airline regulation that states, “No flights will be scheduled to uncompleted areas.”"[2]
  • Instruction booklet (Game Boy Color version): "DK’s suff-punk friend operates a Flight Barrel Service that can take our heroes back to any level they’ve already finished."[3]
  • Instruction booklet (Game Boy Advance version): "This time around, DK's suff-punk friend operates an unusual combo of Flights and Fishing."[4]
  • Player's Guide (Game Boy Advance version): "Funky Kong is the Kong family beach bum. The ape surfer runs Funky’s Flights (a Kong Island flight service) and Funky’s Fishing. After you meet Funky Kong for the first time, you’ll be able to use Funky’s Flights to visit completed areas. You can try out Funky’s fishing challenges to win prizes at any Funky’s Fishing location."[5]
  • Prima Games guide (Game Boy Advance version): "Part-time pilot of Funky Airways, part-time fisherman, and all-around ice-cool ape, this chilla gorilla inhabits his own fishing hut in each of the island's worlds. When you visit him, he can fly you to any previously completed area (you can access him from the in-game menu, too), or offer you a quick fishing challenge. He also has a minigame. Strategies for completing each challenge are in the walkthrough. Tips on the fishing minigame are in the "Gorilla Tactics" section."[6]

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

  • Player's Guide: "Funky is in business with his own Rental Shop! He has a special rental rate for Kong family members: absolutely free! As you find items in the various worlds in the game, take them back to Funky and see if he can use his handyape skills to fix up the assortment of boats in the back room. You'll need his specialized watercraft to reach the most remote regions of the Northern Kremisphere."[7]

Rarewhere: DKC Trilogy Cast List[edit]

APPEARS IN: DKC 1, 2, 3

The self-proclaimed coolest of the Kongs, a title he'll go well out of his way to uphold if necessary. Funky keeps himself up to date on what's happening around DKC and is probably the one single member of the family who's seen most of it, what with his Barrel Flights outfit, boat-building business and endless quest for the best beaches to surf. And seeing as he's always on hand to help the more daredevil members of his family get from place to place during the adventures he personally takes great care to avoid, they can easily forgive his obsession with style and baffling jungle-wise lingo.[8]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

  • Digital manual bio: "A fun-loving surfer just back from a chillaxing vacation. He runs Funky's Fly 'n' Buy and is extremely proud of it."[page number needed]
  • Prima Games guide: "Radical! Tubular! Excellent! Bodacious! Anyone else remember those good ol’ sayings from the 1980s? Well, all are sure to be in Funky’s repertoire of sayings. This Kong sells you the most useful items in the country. Although his goodies are not available on a newly unlocked island, once you complete a few levels, you can be sure he and his white plane of commerce will arrive in no time. If you are frugal, and you hoard as many banana coins as possible, price per item should not be an issue, so stock up as much as you can for those dodgy temple levels!"[9]
  • UK website (Nintendo Switch version):

In Original Mode, stop by this surfer’s new venture – Funky’s Fly ‘n’ Buy – to swap your hard-earned Banana Coins for helpful items.

All this funk couldn't be cooped up forever, though – in Funky Mode, Funky Kong can head out on adventure for himself! He can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and underwater corkscrews, and protect himself from spikes with his surfboard – with all these abilities, Funky can keep cool in any situation![10]

Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special[edit]

"Funky Kong, Donkey Kong’s bronze, surfin’ friend, usually hangs out at the island’s many beaches. Funky hates to go on adventures himself (he’s too laid back) he keeps up on the island scene and is useful source of information at times. He also operates Funky’s Flights - an air taxi service of very limited range. One day it may go further, but only if Funky feels like doing any work."[11]

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio from Professor Cranky Kong: "Lazy, rude and loud he may be, but Funky the monkey stocks the necessary firepower you’re gonna need to blast your way through the collection of mediocrity known as the levels. Be warned though, as Funky’s comprehensive guarantee on his products expires as soon as you leave his hut."[12]
  • Player's Guide: "Funky has come a long way from his surfer dude days. Now, he’s in business helping his Kong comrades defeat K. Rool. In the back of his shop, Funky tinkers with shooters specially designed for each Kong. Like Cranky, Funky isn’t above selling his wares, but he gives his friends free ammo whenever they visit. He’ll also upgrade their shooters with ammo belts and telescopic sights. If one Kong pays for any upgrade, all of the Kongs get it. Now that’s customer service!"[13]
  • Prima Games guide: "This inventive gorilla comes up with some excellent weaponry for the DK crew. Each character gets a unique shooter from their friend Funky—again, for a modest price. He also offers upgrades as the game progresses. Check in with Funky often. If you're low on ammo, he'll fill you up for free."[14]
  • German website: "The coolest ape in the world has once again changed his occupation. Some time ago he discovered his predilection for weapons technology. He has succeeded in transforming harmless tropical fruit and colorful feathers into effective projectiles. Switches that are located outside the range of the Kongs or that cannot be activated even using all of one's body strength no longer pose a problem due to the use of these special weapons. The integrated target functions and the add-on target-searching-ammunition make the weapons an indispensable aid in the search for the golden bananas. Funky also offers, as a further service, refilling of the ammunition supply. The weapons and their extensions, however, cannot be had for nothing. But Funky always has especially low prices for his friends."

DK: King of Swing[edit]

  • Jump: 2
  • Attack: 4
  • Instruction booklet description:
    • English:
      The sunglasses wearing, coolest of the Kongs. Preferring attack-based contests to races, he's the dark horse of the Jungle Jam.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Funky Kong
Funky Kong's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Rival Kludge Boost 1/5
Speed 5/5 Agility 1/5
How to unlock: Win the Diamond Cup with a Kong.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Trophy
Funky Kong
BrawlTrophy318.png
Appears in:
SNES Donkey Kong Country
How to unlock: Random
A sunglassed surfer and friend of the Kongs. Funky Kong is indeed funky, from his looks to his lingo. Funky provides different services to the Kongs throughout the different games, be it a barrel-transport system or ammunitions expertise. He may have tired of business dealings, as he's been a barrel-race participant more recently
Sticker
Funky Kong
A sticker of Funky Kong
Artwork from: Donkey Konga 3 JP
Effects in The Subspace Emissary: [Leg] - Attack +13
Usable by: Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong

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

Trophy
Funky Kong
3DS:
Funky Kong Trophy.png
Wii U:
Funky Kong trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Game(s): Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Category: Series Related
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Appears in:
SNES Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
N64 Donkey Kong 64 (11/1999)
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Trophy Box: 17: Donkey Kong and His Friends
How to unlock:
Random
Has he remodeled his personal jet into a shop? Maybe he thinks it will encourage his items to "fly off the shelves." He claims he ran an airport once... Maybe that's true. Much like his style of conversation, I'm sure it was a pretty funky experience. (American English)
Funky Kong's turned his private plane into a shop, all in some kind of effort to make stuff "fly off the shelves". Classic jokes like that and the way he says things like "tubular" might make you think you're back in the 80s, but that's all part of his charm, right? (British English)
Trophy
Funky Kong + Offroader
Funky Kong + Offroader trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Game(s): Super Smash Bros. for Wii U only
Category: Series Related
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Appears in:
Wii Mario Kart Wii (04/2008)
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Trophy Box: 10: Super Mario Kart
How to unlock:
Random
You may wonder why this kart is called the Offroader when its off-road ability is so average. But a true off-roader is a kart that can take on the world and survive—and this kart fits that description to a tee. It handles like a king, and if other karts try to ram into it, they'll be the ones crying. It has just one big weakness...drifting. (American English)
You may wonder why this kart is called the Offroader when its off-road ability is so average. But a true off-roader is a kart that can take on the world and survive – and this kart fits that description to a tee. It handles like a king, and if other karts try to ram into it, they'll be the ones crying. It has just one big weakness...drifting. (British English)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirit
#141 Funky Kong
Artwork of Funky Kong from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Series/game Donkey Kong Series
Type Master
Slots Shopping
Class N/A
Strength / effect(s) Funky Kong's Shack
Often sells transportation-related spirits
How to obtain World of Light (DK Island)
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong
Conditions

Rule: Item: Bullet Bill

  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Stage Kongo Jungle
Song Funky's Fugue

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Funky Kong's complete vehicle roster.
  • Size: Large
  • Actual Bonuses
    • Speed: +4
    • Off-Road: +3
  • Website stats:
    • Acceleration: 1/3
    • Top speed: 3/3
    • Off-road: 1/3
Mario Kart Wii trading card for Funky Kong.
  • Trading card bio: "Funky Kong spends much of his time hanging out with the likes of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. You can hang out with this cool ape too, if you accept the arduous challenge to unlock him. Take note: Funky Kong drives like a mad monkey, so he's worth the effort."
  • Guide bio: "This funky monkey doesn't like adventuring, so he's split his time between surfing, drumming, and learning some of the craziest kart shortcuts around!"
  • Website description:
    • English:
      Funky Kong has long been able to turn his hand to just about anything, so expect him to take to racing like a seasoned pro.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Special skill Banana Barrels from Mario Kart Tour Banana Barrels
Favorite courses
(Three items per Item Box)
DS DK Pass from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass
GCN Dino Dino Jungle from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain T
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
3DS Neo Bowser City from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City
3DS Neo Bowser City T from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City T
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle R/T
N64 Choco Mountain R from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain R
Los Angeles Laps R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps R/T
New York Minute 3R from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3R
Paris Promenade 2T from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade 2T
Paris Promenade 2R from Mario Kart Tour
Paris Promenade 2R
RMX Choco Island 2R from Mario Kart Tour
RMX Choco Island 2R
Tokyo Blur 4T from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4T
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Cheep-Cheep Island R
New York Minute B from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute B
Rome Avanti R/T from Mario Kart Tour
Rome Avanti R/T
Favored courses
(Two items per Item Box)
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Dino Dino Jungle T***
SNES Vanilla Lake 1 from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Vanilla Lake 1
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Bowser's Castle 2T*
DS DK Pass R from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass R
DS DK Pass T from Mario Kart Tour
DS DK Pass T
3DS Toad Circuit R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Toad Circuit R
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Cheep Cheep Lagoon**
3DS Rock Rock Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Rock Rock Mountain
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T from Mario Kart Tour
DS Waluigi Pinball R/T*
3DS Neo Bowser City R from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Neo Bowser City R
N64 Royal Raceway T from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Royal Raceway T**
N64 Choco Mountain from Mario Kart Tour
N64 Choco Mountain
New York Minute 3 from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3
New York Minute 3T from Mario Kart Tour
New York Minute 3T
SNES Donut Plains 2T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Donut Plains 2T
Tokyo Blur 4 from Mario Kart Tour
Tokyo Blur 4
Los Angeles Laps 3R from Mario Kart Tour
Los Angeles Laps 3R
Wii Mushroom Gorge T from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Mushroom Gorge T
Wii Mushroom Gorge R from Mario Kart Tour
Wii Mushroom Gorge R
3DS Piranha Plant Slide from Mario Kart Tour
3DS Piranha Plant Slide
Singapore Speedway 2R from Mario Kart Tour
Singapore Speedway 2R
GCN Daisy Cruiser T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Daisy Cruiser T
Sky-High Sundae R from Mario Kart Tour
Sky-High Sundae R
SNES Ghost Valley 2R/T from Mario Kart Tour
SNES Ghost Valley 2R/T
GBA Riverside Park T from Mario Kart Tour
GBA Riverside Park T
GCN Waluigi Stadium R/T from Mario Kart Tour
GCN Waluigi Stadium R/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.
*** indicates a favored course upgraded to a favorite course after reaching level 8.

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: "Look who's ready to flex some muscle out there on the track... It's Funky Kong! This cool cat is just as skilled with a kart as a surfboard, and he's here to make waves in the Jungle Tour!"[15]

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Funky Kong
A side view of Funky Kong, from Mario Super Sluggers.
Team DK Wilds Ability Clamber
Bat Right Glove Left
Batting 8/10 Pitching 4/10
Star Pitch N/A Star Swing N/A
Fielding 6/10 Running 3/10
Good chemistry Donkey Kong Diddy Kong Dixie Kong Tiny Kong Baby DK Bad chemistry King K. Rool Kritter
Bio: A powerhouse with slow charge pitches.
  • Collectible card info: "Funky Kong makes use of his long limbs in every aspect of the game. He has strong pitching skills and a great charge hit. His reach makes him an above-average fielder, so his defense must be reckoned with."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo (1994). Donkey Kong Country instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 26.
  2. ^ 1994. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 8.
  3. ^ Nintendo (2000). Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color) instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 14.
  4. ^ Nintendo (2003). Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance) instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 19.
  5. ^ Folsom, Jessica; Thomason, Steve (2003). Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-33-X. Page 9.
  6. ^ Hodgson, David S. J. (June 17, 2003). Donkey Kong Country Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4334-1. Page 12.
  7. ^ Owsen, Dan, Terry Munson, and Paul Shinoda (1996). Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 8.
  8. ^ Rarewhere: DKC Trilogy Cast List. Rarewhere (British English). Archived September 1, 1999, 05:21:11 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 1, 2024.
  9. ^ von Esmarch, Nick and Cory van Grier (2014). Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Prima Official Game Guide. Roseville: Prima Games. ISBN 978-0-804-16252-4. Page 11.
  10. ^ Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze | Nintendo Switch | Games. Nintendo of UK (British English). Retrieved July 1, 2024. (Archived July 1, 2024, 23:27:56 UTC via archive.today.)
  11. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Action Special. Page 17.
  12. ^ Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 9.
  13. ^ Bihldorff, Nate, Jason Leung, and Drew Williams (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 6.
  14. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica (December 1, 1999). Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2279-4. Page 13.
  15. ^ mariokarttourEN (May 20, 2020). Post. Twitter (English). Retrieved May 20, 2020.