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Kannon (object)

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest artwork

A kannon,[1] also simply spelled cannon,[2] is a pirate ship-like cannon featured in some of the Donkey Kong games. It first appears in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Kannons are consistently depicted as being attached from within a wooden support.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, to activate a kannon, Diddy or Dixie Kong must throw a kannonball into it. The Kongs can then enter the kannon, which launches them to a Bonus Area. Kannons first appear in Mainbrace Mayhem, and are only found in levels with standalone kannonballs. There is also a Kremling enemy named Kannon, whose name is based on the kannon it carries around.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

A kannon makes a brief appearance in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. After Dixie and Kiddy Kong defeat Belcha, a kannon pops up on top of Belcha's Barn from the world map and blasts the Kongs back to the start of Lake Orangatanga.

The Game Boy Advance version does not feature a kannon, as defeating a boss instead returns the Kongs back to the Northern Kremisphere map.

Donkey Kong 64

A single kannon appears in Donkey Kong 64 in the Gloomy Galleon stage. To use the kannon, Chunky Kong must put a kannonball into it. He must use the kannon to fire kannonballs at moving targets on the wall. By firing at enough of them, Chunky is awarded with a Golden Banana.


  • Donkey Kong Land 2 Virtual Console manual bio: "Stuff a cannonball into a cannon and you may be able to open up a path to a bonus level."


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大砲[3]


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 17.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Land 2 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual, tab 9: "Progressing Through Stages"
  3. ^ Super Donkey Kong 2: Dixie & Diddy instruction booklet, page 20.