Rabbit (character)

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Racing Rabbit
Species Rabbit
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“Yawn... Hey, Lanky, I've heard you're a bit of a mover. How about a good old-fashioned running race around my obstacle course? First back here wins the trophy!”
Rabbit, Donkey Kong 64

The Rabbit[1][2][3], also known as Mr. Rabbit[2], Fast Rabbit[4], or Speedy Bunny[5], is a character from Donkey Kong 64 that lives in the carrot-shaped house in Fungi Forest. He heard from somewhere that Lanky Kong is a fast racer, so he challenges Lanky to a race. Before they can race, Lanky first has to awaken the Rabbit by playing Trombone Tremor.

The Rabbit races Lanky twice. In the first race, when Lanky wins, the Rabbit refuses to give him the Golden Banana. Instead, he tells Lanky to come back and to accept the "consolation prize," which is three blue Banana Coins. In the second race, the Rabbit is much faster, and Lanky's OrangStand Sprint ability is required to have a chance at winning against the Rabbit, who finally rewards the Golden Banana to him.

In Crystal Caves, Chunky Kong finds the Rabbit tied to a TNT Barrel in an igloo. He must defeat the flames within the time limit to rescue the Rabbit and receive a Golden Banana.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウサギ[6]


  1. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Ken Schmidt. Donkey Kong 64 Official Strategy Guide. Pages 100 and 101.
  2. ^ a b Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Pages 106 and 125.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong 64 Banana Guide on Nintendo.com, Nintendo. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Lockhart, Ryan. Donkey Kong 64 Official Perfect Guide. Page 71. "The first time you race this speedy bunny you should be able to win no real problems (follow the arrows for the location of the next checkpoint), but after he rests a bit, Fast Rabbit will present more of a challenge."
  5. ^ Lockhart, Ryan. Donkey Kong 64 Official Perfect Guide. Page 85. "Now that Diddy has complete his #5 Golden Banana, you can get into the Kong’s Igloo with Chunky. Once inside, you’ll see a familiar face... Remember this annoying guy? So, his Grandfather can run faster than you, huh? It doesn’t look like he’s running anywhere now, being strapped up to that TNT Barrel and all. Well then, I guess we can just leave. Heh. But, if you want all the Golden Bananas, you’ll have to rescue the Speedy Rabbit, and you’ll have to do it quickly."
  6. ^ 「ドンキーコング64任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), pages 87 and 105.