List of King K. Rool profiles and statistics

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Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

Donkey Kong Country[edit]


  • SNES instruction booklet (page 28): The supreme commander of the Kremlings and mastermind of the banana heist.
  • Player's Guide (page 119): The villainous scoundrel that has been the mastermind behind this whole banana fiasco is not even on the island! He's out in the water on his ship, acting like a pirate. King K. Rool is the biggest beast that any ape has ever seen. The lumbering lard bucket just sits out there on his ship, barking orders at his minions. The main deck of his ship is where the final battle will take place. You have to be more than ready. K. Rool is much more agile than he looks and he's ready to rumble. You've already taken back more bananas than he had ever thought you world.
  • Instruction booklet bio (GBC version) (page 17) / (GBA version) (page 22): This Kremling Kommander was the mastermind behind the great banana heist.


King K. Rool
Sprite of King K. Rool in Donkey Kong Country
World N/A Level Gang-Plank Galleon
Hits to defeat 9 Reward Completion
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Nintendo Power trading card[edit]

  • AKA: The King, The Caped Croc
  • Distinguishing Features: A big, green crocodile with long, sharp theet, a gold crown, and a red cape. He also sports a gold breastplate and bracelets.
  • Location: Cruising around Donkey Kong Island on the Gang Plank Galleon.
  • Apprehension: He puts up quite a fight. Jump over his crown and then jump on his head. Roll to avoid the cannonballs and dash across the deck when he jumps in the air. Don't fall for his "play dead" stunt.
  • Past Convictors: Five Banana heists, Conspiracy to commit Banana heist, Banana heist ring leader.

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

  • Instruction booklet bio (page 31): The leader of the pack is back, and this time he’s packing a blunderbuss! Ouch!
  • Player's Guide (page 17): And in this corner, weighing in at a trumped-up, swell-headed, big-bottomed 286 pounds, the King of Chaos, the Master of Disaster himself... Kaptain K. Rool! This rancorous reptile has fashioned himself after the pirates of old, but you know he’s just a burly bully with delusions of grandeur. He’s kidnapped your pal, DK, so roll up your sleeves and get ready to rumble!

Rarewhere: DKC Trilogy Cast List[edit]


He just won’t stay down! No matter how many times DK, Diddy, Dixie and Kiddy trounce the scaly Kremling overlord, he always manages to spring back in a new guise with an even more dastardly plan up his sleeve. He failed to beat back the Kongs in his role as King, he failed as a hardy pirate Kaptain and he failed once more as loopy scientist Baron K. Roolenstein. Nevertheless, he's a single-minded scoundrel and he'll keep coming back with his loyal Krem hordes, dreaming up wilder and wilder schemes to gain control of DK Country...

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio from Professor Cranky Kong (page 10): While K. Rool may have ditched his ridiculous disguises, his intentions are as evil as ever. Fortunately, a combination of his own incompetence and useless minions have allowed us to defeat him in the past. But the future of Kong Isle rests in the ability of Donkey and his new buddies to prevent the croc’s latest effort. I could defeat him single-handedly of course, but then you wouldn’t have a game to play would you?
  • Rarewhere: As if you'd ever doubted it, the Kremling overlord is back - and his less-than-brilliant track record has made him more determined than ever to have his way with the Kongs' homeland. But this time he's moved on from a simple takeover bid... now he wants the whole place turned into rubble! Could Crocodile Isle's new Blast-O-Matic cannon finally tip the odds against DK & Co.?
  • Prima Games guide (page 14): He's back! That evil lizard just won't give up! This time, he's sure he'll win—but he's always sure he'll win. With a new clan of thugs and evil-doers, K. Rool threatens to blast DK Island to smithereens. You must stop him.
  • Japanese website: ドンキーコングたちをいつも目の敵にしている、クレムリン軍団の王。新兵器ブラストマティックでDKアイランドをぶっ壊そうとしましたが、ブラストマティックが壊れて失敗。かわりに、コングたちが大切にしているゴールデンバナナを盗み、ディディーら4匹のコングを捕まえて牢屋に入れてしまいました…

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

King K. Rool
King K. Rool
Donkey Kong Country
How to unlock: Obtained at random from the Lottery after unlocking all characters
The demented head of the Kremlings and big boss in the Donkey Kong series, K. Rool is a giant, greedy glutton with a serious eye tic. While he fits the evil boss mold nicely, he's just enough of a bumbler to have gained a few fans over the years. His plan to blow up the DK Isles with his Blast-o-Matic shows how unbalanced he is.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

King K. Rool
Appears in:
SNES Donkey Kong Country
N64 Donkey Kong 64
How to unlock: Clear Target Smash! Level 4 with all characters.
The supreme commander of the Kremling Krew. King K. Rool steals bananas from Donkey Kong and ends up kidnapping Diddy Kong. He is so good at playing dead that sometimes the credits even roll as he lies there, feigning defeat. His brother, Kaptain K. Rool, made an appearance in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
King K. Rool
King K. Rool Sticker in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Artwork from: Donkey Kong 64
Effects in The Subspace Emissary: [Throwing] - Attack +29
Usable by: Anyone

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

King K. Rool
K. Rool Trophy.png
Wii U:
King K. Rool trophy from 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: -
How to unlock:

3DS: Random
Wii U: Play as Ganondorf and hit Sandbag at least 3280 ft. in Solo Home-Run Contest.
Whereas Mario often squares off against Bowser, Donkey Kong must fight against King K. Rool. He's a big croc with a big attitude...and a tiny crown. He probably could have been Donkey Kong's most trustworthy animal friend. Think he'll ever have a change of heart? Not likely. (American English)
This guy is to Donkey Kong what Bowser is to Mario. This crowned Kremling has a serious attitude problem. If only he could have been one of DK's Animal Friends instead... Maybe with just a little change of heart, he still could be! On second thought...nope. Never gonna happen. (British English)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


#136 King K. Rool
Artwork of King K. Rool from DK: Jungle Climber. Series/game Donkey Kong Series
Type Fighter
How to obtain Classic Mode as King K. Rool
#162 Kaptain K. Rool
Kaptain K. Rool Series/game Donkey Kong Series
Type Primary
Slots 2
Class Legend
Strength / effect(s) Attack
How to obtain World of Light (Final Battle); Spirit Board
Spirit battle Opponent(s) King K. Rool
Conditions Rule: Invisibility
  • The enemy's neutral special has increased power
  • Stamina battle
  • The enemy is invisible after a little while
Stage Halberd
Song Crocodile Cacophony
#163 Baron K. Roolenstein
Baron K. Roolenstein spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Series/game Donkey Kong Series
Type Primary
Slots 3
Class Ace
Strength / effect(s) Shield
How to obtain Summoned with Dr. Crygor, Kritter, and Creature & Flea Man cores

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Who's this guy? Talk about your super heavyweight!
  • Palutena: That's the leader of the Kremlings, King K. Rool.
  • Pit: Kremlings?
  • Palutena: A race of crocodile people.
  • Viridi: I hear they like bananas. Blech...
  • Pit: But I thought Donkey Kong was the one who liked bananas.
  • Viridi: I'm pretty sure all mouth-breathing knuckle-draggers like bananas. They're like the litmus test for idiocy.
  • Pit: I don't know what that means, but I LOVE BANANAS!
  • Viridi: The prosecution rests!
  • Palutena: Back to the fight at hand, some attacks will fail to penetrate King K. Rool's large, leathery belly. You might want to consider incorporating more grabs into your battle strategy.

Super Smash Blog bio[edit]

With long-distance special moves like the Blunderbuss, and counter moves like Stomach Attack, he is a versatile fighter. His Final Smash, Blast-O-Matic, was apparently a weapon created to destroy DK Island...

Moveset descriptions[edit]

The following descriptions come from a development spec sheetMedia:YT sora sakurai en C09 K Rool spec sheet.jpg shown in a video on the "Masahiro Sakurai On Creating Games" YouTube channel.[1]

  • Aerial Attack (Up): Performs a rising rocket headbutt in midair. Provides some height, but leaves himself relatively open.
  • Aerial Attack (Down): Spins, then kicks straight down with both legs. Applies a meteor effect.
  • Aerial Attack (Back): Punches hard downward with a clenched fist. Applies a meteor effect during one part of the motion.
  • Aerial Attack (N): Assumes a diving press pose. Hitbox is on the underside of the stomach.
  • Aerial Attack (Forward): A mid-air dropkick. Size-32 Rocket Kick.
  • Throw (Up): Hoists the opponent onto his shoulders face-up, leaps high into the air, then performs a backbreaker.
  • Throw (Down): Drives the opponent into the ground, burying them. Strikes a balance between vulnerability and counterattacking.
  • Throw (Back): Slams the opponent down into the ground, slides them backward as if striking a match, then throws.
  • Throw (Forward): Lifts the opponent back over his head, then slams them into the ground in front of him.

DK: King of Swing[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: Boss of the Kremling Corps and sworn enemy of the Kongs. This time, he runs off with some valuable medals in an attempt to ruin the Jungle Jam.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

King K. Rool
King K. Rool's character selection icon from Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
Rival Cranky Kong Boost 4/5
Speed 4/5 Agility 4/5
How to unlock: Win Candy's Challenge 31: Showdown vs. King K. Rool

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

King K. Rool
A side view of King K. Rool, from Mario Super Sluggers.
Team DK Wilds Ability Laser Beam
Bat Right Glove Left
Batting 10/10 Pitching 6/10
Fielding 2/10 Running 1/10
Good chemistry Kritter King Boo Mii (green) Bad chemistry Bowser Donkey Kong Diddy Kong Dixie Kong Tiny Kong Funky Kong Baby Donkey Kong
Bio: Dominating bat and arm, but poor stamina.
  • Collectible card info: King K. Rool and his Kremling Krew have been after the Kongs for years. Now he's bringing his might to the baseball diamond with a powerful swing and one of the meaner charge pitches around.


  • Whereas Mario often squares off against Bowser, Donkey Kong must fight against King K. Rool. He's a big croc with a big attitude...and a tiny crown. He probably could have been Donkey Kong's most trustworthy animal friend. Think he'll ever have a change of heart? Not likely.


  1. ^ @sora_sakurai_en (February 20, 2023). Learn to Count Frames! [Planning & Game Design]. YouTube. Retrieved February 24, 2023.