For fighter info, see Diddy Kong (SSBB), Diddy Kong (SSBWU/3DS), and Diddy Kong (SSBU).

Diddy Kong (ディディーコング Dīdī Kongu?) is the secondary main protagonist of the Donkey Kong series and a main character in the Mario series. He was debuted in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. He was created by Rare and and has starred in many titles, such as Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest, also for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64, and Diddy Kong Racing DS for the Nintendo DS. He is Donkey Kong's sidekick, nephew and best friend, and is known for his fast running speed, incredible agility, high jumps, great strength and climbing skills.

Character description

Diddy Kong is a monkey who is Donkey Kong's nephew and is the main character in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Diddy Kong Racing. He has a girlfriend named Dixie Kong.

In Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong hires Diddy to guard their banana hoard from people who might want to steal it. Overhearing this, King K. Rool sends an attack on Diddy, who is beat up and tossed in a barrel and thrown into the bushes. Donkey Kong soon finds and frees him, and the two set out on an adventure to get the bananas back. In the game, Diddy Kong was used either for two player mode, or as a sort of level continue. As long as either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong were alive, a life was not lost. The missing teammate could then be retrieved by breaking open a barrel with the letters DK on it, similar to the one Diddy was initially trapped in.

Since his debut, he has appeared in many games, ranging from those in the Donkey Kong universe, like Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, to those in the Mario universe, like Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

As a playable character

Main article: Diddy Kong (SSBB)
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Diddy Kong is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, available to play as from the beginning. He uses many unique special attacks, such as his Rocketbarrel Boost, and Peanut Popgun attacks, both of which are used in his Final Smash, the Rocketbarrel Barrage. His small size and little power, combined with the use of weaponry offer a completely different fighting style than Donkey Kong, despite their alleged familial relation. Diddy Kong is the first character created by a European company (Rare) to be playable in the Super Smash Bros series. Due to the strategic use of his banana peels, great comboing potential, good agility, a powerful down air Meteor Smash finisher, and an overall imperessive amount of tournement wins, he is currently in the A+ tier at the very high 4th position on the official tier list.

Trophy Info

Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong's little buddy. He's famous for his quickness and his long tail. He usually plays second banana to DK, but he teamed up with his girlfriend, Dixie, to rescue DK when he got captured. He's spent some time playing music and competing in races, and he's also an expert at using barrels.
  • (SNES) Donkey Kong Country
  • (N64) Donkey Kong 64

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

As a playable character

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Diddy returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, being revealed on Masahiro Sakurai's official Miiverse page on February 21, 2014 as a celebration for the release of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze in North America and Europe. His design has been updated to almost match his appearances in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Despite being a top tier character in brawl, Diddy Kong has been buffed as his limbs now stretch farther in all of his attacks along with his KO moves being strengthened. However, his Banana Peel has been severely nerfed as Diddy can only have one out at a time and they now disappear after a foe slips on one or if it hits the ground twice.


Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong's trusty partner. He sports his signature look: red hat, red shirt, Rocketbarrel Pack. In Smash Bros., he's incredibly agile. Charge the Rocketbarrel Pack by holding down the button before launch, and you can steer with left and right. Don't forget to drop banana peels—enemies love it!
  • Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (11/1995)
Diddy Kong (Alt.)
The Banana Peel Diddy throws when you use his down special can be picked up and used against you, so be careful. His Monkey Flip side special is a rolling leap followed by a grab (or a kick if you press the button again midjump). If you grab someone, press the button again to attack or jump off them to go high into the air.
  • Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (11/1995)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a playable character

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Main article: Diddy Kong (SSBU)

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