Talk:Animal Friends

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I'm unsure what category to put this page in, maybe characters and allies? Also should Banana Birds be counted as Animal Buddies? -- Sir Grodus

Maybe Category:Terms would do? And yes I would consider Banana Birds animal buddies because Animal Buddies are Animal Buddies or Animal Allies and don't even have to be playable to be considered one.--Knife, the guy who just asks questions, but does nothing on the wiki 00:10, 8 December 2006 (EST)

Banana Birds are not animal buddies. Banana Birds are collectibles that don't help in the actual levels. -- Son of Suns

I could maybe include them in the "Others" section, as they do aid you at the end of the game and you can ride them. -- Sir Grodus

When do you ride Banana Birds?!?!? -- Son of Suns

If you get the games "best" ending the Banana Birds will pick you up and take you to the Banana Bird Queens lair. -- Sir grodus

You must remember, Animal Buddies don't just have to help, they can be damsels too so it is an animal buddy. Since I'm here, want me to create a Template for you?--Knife, the guy who just asks questions, but does nothing on the wiki 23:26, 12 December 2006 (EST)

Maybe, it could probably be seperated into three sections: rideable, unrideable and other. -- Sir Grodus

Nah maybe I'll separate it into just Rideable and Other. Other and Unrideable are pretty much the same thing.--Knife, the guy who just asks questions, but does nothing on the wiki 23:32, 15 December 2006 (EST)

Jungle Buddies[edit]

DK Jungle Beat refers to Animal Buddies as Jungle Buddies. Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge (Talk·Contribs)

This could be mentioned in the article and a redirect could be made. -- Sir Grodus

So no move? I thought that we moved pages to their latest names. Little Mouser.PNGPaper Jorge (Talk·Contribs)

Well, the term "Animal Buddy" is still widely used and has been used in at least a dozen games, while "Jungle Buddies" has so far only been used once, we could make a redirect and maybe have an "also known as Jungle Buddies thing" in the opening paragraph. -- Sir Grodus


Shoudn't there be an template for animal buddies?Mr. Guy the GuyPickle.png Who's asking this for no reasonE


Shouldn't the article titles have their full name, such as Salvo the Slime? Plumber 16:11, 1 September 2007 (EDT)

Ghost Rope[edit]

I think we should take the ghost rope off the list of possible animal buddies. First, it's not an animal or character, it's just an object with a face that makes sounds. Second, a lot of them appear on the same level and third, the ghost barrels are technically the same thing yet they are not in the list. Reshiram.pngSupermariofan14Zekrom.png

I agree. It's just some rope that regularly disappears to make the level more difficult, not a "buddy" in any way. --Grandy02 14:42, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Something I've always wondered[edit]

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Why are the animal friends' article names "X the Y" instead of just "X"? RickTommy (talk) 16:36, January 21, 2020 (EST)

I agree that they should just be single names, since in-game text in Donkey Kong Country indicates that they should be read lowercase (i.e. "Rambi the rhino", "Enguarde the swordfish" and "Expresso the ostrich") and the species only get capitalized in some manuals because of headers. LinkTheLefty (talk) 17:40, January 21, 2020 (EST)
Additionally, Nintendo Power seems to support this, such as in the Volume 65 preview (page 19) and their Donkey Kong Country 2 guide. LinkTheLefty (talk) 10:56, June 30, 2020 (EDT)
I used to always call them by the "X the Y", but LTL raises a good point. I'm in support of this change Results May Vary (talk) 20:43, August 21, 2020 (EDT)