Parry the Parallel Bird

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This article is about a bird from Donkey Kong Country 3. For Peach's similarly-named umbrella, see Perry.
Parry the Parallel Bird
Parry DKC3.png
Artwork of Parry the Parallel Bird, from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Species Bird
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
“This fellow is never too far away and helps you collect out-of-reach items. Once you release Parry, he will follow you from above, collecting items.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 17

Parry the Parallel Bird is an Animal Friend who only appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. He is a small yellow bird with a blue head and a white neck-stripe; his blue wing-feathers are tipped with red, and his tail slightly resembles that of a real world Quetzal. Parry's name is a shortened form of the word "parallel" ("to be an equal distance apart").

History[edit]

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

Parry and the Kongs go to a Booty Bird in Squeals on Wheels.

Similar to Squawks in Donkey Kong Country's Torchlight Trouble, Parry is an unmountable Animal Friend in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble. Parry's Animal Crate is smaller than the other Animal Friends, given his short size. Parry is only Animal Friend of the game to not have his own Animal Barrel. Parry flies above Dixie and Kiddy Kong and mimics their movements, hence his name.

The Kongs can primarily utilize Parry to get out-of-reach items, such as Banana Bunch Coins, Bananas, or an Extra Life Balloon. In this way, the Kongs can use him to grab out-of-reach items, typically from mimicking their jump movement. Parry is the most vulnerable Animal Friend, as he cannot attack any enemy but can be defeated by most aerial enemies, in most instances, Buzzes. Booty Birds are the inky exception, as Parry can easily defeat one by touching it.

The Kongs usually receive a large reward if they successfully navigate Parry past its No Animal Sign, such as a blue Extra Life Balloon, or even an accessible Bonus Barrel.

Parry appears in five levels, most of which each have a different level theme: Squeals on Wheels, Rocket Barrel Ride, Barrel Drop Bounce, Ropey Rumpus, and Stampede Sprint. Nearly half of Parry's level appearances are in waterfall-themed stages.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パリー
Parī
Parry