Strong Kong

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Strong Kong in the game Donkey Kong 64.
Donkey Kong using the Strong Kong ability in Angry Aztec.

Strong Kong (Strongum Kongus) is one of Donkey Kong's special abilities in Donkey Kong 64. He can learn the ability at Cranky's Lab in Angry Aztec for five Banana Bunch Coins, and after doing so, Donkey Kong can jump into a Donkey Barrel to activate Strong Kong. While Strong Kong is active, Donkey Kong is surrounded by flashing and sparkling lights, similarly to a Super Star. Donkey Kong cannot be damaged in his Strong Kong form, also allowing him to move across surfaces such as quicksand and lava. Strong Kong is powered by Crystal Coconuts, so if Donkey Kong runs out of Crystal Coconuts, the ability wears off. Donkey Kong also loses the power if he uses a Bananaport Pad. The player can also revert Donkey Kong to normal at will by simultaneously pressing Z Button and Left C Button. In the Crystal Caves lobby, using Strong Kong is required to obtain a Golden Banana above the lava.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ストロングDK
Sutorongu DK
Strong DK

French Kong Kostaud
Strong Kong
Italian Kong forte[1]
Strong Kong


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