Primate Punch

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Chunky Kong, performing the Primate Punch

The Primate Punch (Sandwichium Knucklus) is one of Chunky Kong's special moves in Donkey Kong 64. The Primate Punch's scientific name is a pun on "knuckle sandwich," a nickname for a punch.

This move can be purchased from Cranky's Lab right after Chunky Kong is freed by Lanky Kong for five Banana Coins. It can be activated by pressing and holding the Z Button button while hitting the B Button button when Chunky Kong is immobile. The Primate Punch is one of the most powerful attacks in the game, capable of taking down most enemies (including some durable enemies, such as the Robokremling) with one hit, and is the key move for defeating King K. Rool. The attack can also be used to take out obstructions such as boxes and gates. Wall switches can be activated with this move.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パンチパンチ
Panchi Panchi
Punchy Punchy
French Poing-Primate Primate Fist
Italian Pugno Primate Punch[1] Primate Punch Punch


  1. ^ Donkey Kong 64 English-Italian manual, pag. 32