For fighter info, see King K. Rool (SSBU).

King K. Rool (キングクルール Kingu Ku Rūru?) is the main antagonist of the Donkey Kong series, appearing in most of its games. He is the king of the Kremling Krew and the archenemy of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.


King K. Rool is the ruler of the Kremling race as well as the pirate captain of the Kremling Krew. His biggest aim is to steal the Kongs' banana hoard, and he has done things like kidnapping the Kongs and attempting to blow up DK Island.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

King K. Rool appears as a collectible trophy.

Trophy description


King K. Rool
The demented head of the Kremlings and big boss in the Donkey Kong series. K. Rool is a giant, greedy glutton with a serious eye tic. While he fits the evil boss mold nicely, he's just enough of a bumbler to have gained a few fans over the years. His plan to blow up the DK Isles with his Blast-o-Matic shows how unbalanced he is.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

K. Rool appears again as a collectible trophy.

Trophy description

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King K. Rool
The supreme commander of the Kremling Krew. King K. Rool steals bananas from Donkey Kong and ends up kidnapping Diddy Kong. He is so good at playing dead that sometimes the credits even roll as he lies there, feigning defeat. His brother, Kaptain K. Rool, made an appearance in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast

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

K. Rool appears again as a collectible trophy. He is also included as a DLC costume for the Mii Brawler.

Trophy description


King K. Rool
Whereas Mario often squares off against Bowser, Donkey Kong must fight against King K. Rool. He's a big croc with a big attitude...and a tiny crown. He probably could have been Donkey Kong's most trustworthy animal friend. Think he'll ever have a change of heart? Not likely.
Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
Donkey Kong 64 (11/1999)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a playable character

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Main article: King K. Rool (SSBU)

King K. Rool makes his playable debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an unlockable character. Although he is a big and heavy fighter, he possesses some projectile moves such as his Blunderbuss and his crown, which he can throw like a boomerang. He is also capable of using his belly to counter opponents' attacks.