Smokey the Dragon

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Smokey the Dragon
Smokey the Dragon in Diddy Kong Racing.
Artwork in Diddy Kong Racing
Species Dragon
First appearance Diddy Kong Racing (1997)
Latest appearance Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007)
Latest portrayal Johnni Christensen (1997)[1]

Smokey the Dragon is a boss in Diddy Kong Racing and its Nintendo DS remake. His body is colored orange with a yellow belly, face, and feet, and his eyes are green. He speaks with a Northern Irish accent. Prior to the game's events, Smokey was brainwashed by Wizpig and entrusted with the final piece of the Wizpig amulet, so Smokey is not inherently a villain.

During gameplay, the player can race Smokey at his own course in Dragon Forest after completing every challenge in said world. Smokey has a challenge level named after him, Smokey Castle, but he does not appear here. In the boss race, the player has to race Smokey while in a plane. Smokey drops behind puffs of fire that can slow the player. When the player completes the first match against Smokey, he challenges them to complete the four Silver Coin Challenges, or Balloon Touch Challenge in the remake, before engaging in a rematch. In his second race, Smokey flies faster than before and drops behind more fireballs. When the player wins again, Smokey is freed from Wizpig's control and gives players the final piece of the Wizpig amulet. Later on, during the ending, Smokey appears in Timber's Island, celebrating with the other characters.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドラゴン