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Monchee[1] are monkey characters first appearing in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They first appear in stage 4-3 in the Jungle. Monchee have long tails that Mario can use like a regular vertical rope to cross gaps. Holding onto a Monchee's tail while gripping a vine or another Monchee will cause it to squeak as it finds itself unable to move. Monchee are also harmless creatures that will not hurt Mario.

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Monchee reappear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, although their updated design resembles cylindrical, almost barrel-like toy monkeys that bang on cymbals. Like before, Mario can grab and hold onto their tails, which usually hang below whatever platform a Monchee is pacing on. Riding a Monchee's tail can help Mario get across several obstacles such as spikes. However, in this appearance, directly touching a Monchee from the side will cause Mario to lose a life. There is also a red, faster, more robotic-looking version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モンキッキ[2][3]
Portmanteau of the English word "monkey" and the Japanese onomatopoeia for a monkey's screech, "kiki".

Name for the alternate red version, using the word "robot" rather than "monkey".


  1. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong instruction booklet, page 29.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 68
  3. ^ a b Mario vs. Donkey Kong Shogakukan book