Donkey Kong

Nickname King of the Jungle
Special Moves Giant Punch (Neutral), Headbutt (Side), Spinning Kong (Up), Hand Slap (Down)
Final Smash Konga Beat
First appearance Donkey Kong (1981)

Donkey Kong (ドンキーコング, Donkey Kong) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. His return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced during the E3 Nintendo Direct on June 11th, 2013. Donkey Kong uses realistic gorilla grunts like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although he now has updated voice clips.

Trophy Description

This king of the jungle really, really loves bananas. His adventures usually start with people stealing his hoard of them. In Smash Bros., he's known for his incredible strength and long reach. Despite his size, he's still pretty quick. He can even jump carrying heavy items! Use this knowledge well.


  • Donkey Kong's crowd chant references the DK Rap from Donkey Kong 64.
  • Donkey Kong's default moveset has four meteor smashes, the most out of the entire cast.
  • In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Donkey Kong's mouth has a tendency to become oddly contorted if he is pummeled. However, this is merely a graphical issue.
  • Donkey Kong's alt. trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U resembles his Adventure Mode trophy in Melee.
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