This article is about Diddy Kong's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For other uses, see Diddy Kong.
Donkey Kong’s trusty partner Diddy Kong uses his light weight and agility to get around quickly! For his Final Smash, Diddy takes to the air with his Rocketbarrel while firing his popguns. The final hit is seriously powerful!
—Description from the Super Smash Blog.

Diddy Kong (ドンキーコング, Donkey Kong) is a veteran fighter in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, first playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He was confirmed to return on June 12, 2018 during E3 2018.





Changes from SSBWU/3DS


  • Diddy Kong's hat now pops off during many actions.

Ground Attacks

  • Neutral attack now ends with a quick kick instead of a rapid tail attack, though it is possible he can now pick between the two.

Aerial Attacks

Grabs and Throws

Special Attacks

  • Diddy Kong‘s Final Smash, Rocketbarrel Barrage has changed, now under the name of Hyper Rockerbarrel. Instead of flying around and shooting peanuts with his Jetpack, Diddy jets around the stage in different directions, trying to hit the fighters, which culminates in Diddy aiming his jetpack towards a fighter, causing it to explode on impact, giving the affected fighter knockback.


Ground Attacks


  • Neutral Attack: Two slaps and a kick followed by a rapid tail attack that culminates with a tail flick.
  • Forward Tilt: Leans forward on one leg while punching both fists forward.
  • Up Tilt: An arcing headbutt.
  • Down Tilt (Hand Clap): A crouching clap.
  • Dash Attack: A cartwheel.

Smash Attacks

  • Forward Smash: A spinning slap followed by a punch.
  • Up Smash: A cartwheel followed by a punch.
  • Down Smash: A sweeping kick.

Other attacks

  • Floor Attack (Front): A kick to both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Back): A kick to both sides.
  • Floor Attack (Trip): A kick to both sides.
  • Ledge Attack: A tail flick.

Aerial Attacks

  • Neutral aerial: A cartwheel.
  • Forward aerial (Screw Kick): A corkscrew dropkick.
  • Back aerial: A kick.
  • Up aerial: A bicycle kick.
  • Down aerial: A double axe-handle punch.

Grabs and Throws

  • Pummel: A headbutt.
  • Forward Throw: Tosses his opponent forwards.
  • Back Throw: Tosses his opponent backwards.
  • Up Throw: Handstand kicks his opponent into
  • Down Throw: Leapfrogs over his opponent.

Special Moves

Diddy Kong's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Peanut Popgun
Side Special Monkey Flip
Up Special Rocketbarrel Boost
Down Special Banana Peel
Final Smash Rocketbarrel Barrage Hyper Rocketbarrel


  • Up Taunt: Tosses his hat into the air and lets it land on his head.
  • Side Taunt: Cackles while assuming a playful fighter's stance.
  • Down Taunt: Performs four overhead claps while switching feet for each clap.

On-Screen Appearance

Idle Poses

Victory Poses

In competitive play

To be added


Palette Swaps


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