Artwork of Kiddy Kong in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)|
|Latest portrayal||Chris Sutherland (2005)|
- “Whoooaaa - Big Man!”
- —Kiddy Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Kiddy Kong is a playable character and the sidekick of Dixie Kong in the games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Kiddy is the cousin of Dixie and her sister, Tiny Kong, and the baby brother of Chunky Kong. Kiddy Kong is the youngest member of the Kong Family, and his most notable attributes are his strength and weight, due to his huge body, despite his young age. He is one of three Kongs who have not has made any physical appearances in games not developed by Rare, the others being Swanky Kong and Chunky Kong.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
At the start of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Dixie finds Kiddy at Funky's Rentals. Funky Kong gives her Kiddy to babysit, and the two Kongs start their adventure searching for the missing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
At the end of their adventure in Kastle Kaos, both Kiddy and Dixie discover the new leader of the Kremling Krew, KAOS, is a robot operated by Baron K. Roolenstein. In the post-game, Wrinkly Kong asks both Kongs to find the hidden Banana Birds hidden across the Northern Kremisphere to rescue the imprisoned Banana Queen.
In Donkey Kong Country 3 for the Game Boy Advance, Swanky does not allow Kiddy to compete in the Swanky's Dash minigame, due to him being a minor, and allows only Dixie to participate.
Donkey Kong Land III
In Donkey Kong Land III, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong enroll in a contest in searching for the Lost World, and Dixie is left behind to babysit Kiddy Kong. She decides to participate in the contest and takes Kiddy along with her. The Kongs find out that Baron K. Roolenstein and the Kremling Krew are also searching for the Lost World. After defeating Baron K. Roolenstein, Dixie and Kiddy prove themselves heroic. It can be assumed that they won the Lost World contest.
Donkey Kong 64
While Kiddy does not physically appear in Donkey Kong 64, he is mentioned in the game's manual as being the younger brother of Chunky.
Donkey Kong Racing
Kiddy Kong was intended to appear in the unreleased Nintendo GameCube game Donkey Kong Racing. He can be seen riding Ellie the Elephant at the end of the trailer.
In the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24", a huge UFO begins pulling the Earth away from the sun, resulting in a sudden drop of temperature all over the planet. This also affects the Kongs' jungle, so Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong set off to carry out negotiations with the aliens. Kiddy Kong joins them on their mission into space. However, he stays in the space shuttle with Cranky Kong, while Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, and Dixie Kong begin discussions with the aliens. Their mission ultimately ends in success, and the aliens leave the planet in peace. At the end of the comic, Donkey Kong is depicted joyfully throwing Kiddy Kong in the air.
Donkey Konga 2
In Donkey Konga 2, Kiddy is mentioned in one of Dixie's notes. In it, Dixie states that he played the bongos for the first time and understood the principle of hitting both sides at the same time immediately. Due to a translation oversight, Kiddy is referred to as Dinky, his Japanese name.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kiddy Kong makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of Dixie Kong's enhanced spirit, named "Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong," which depicts their artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3 for the Game Boy Advance. He does not have his own spirit, however.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Kiddy Kong, or a character who resembles him, appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. In the film's second trailer, he is shown driving alongside Mario, Princess Peach, Toad, and many others on a rainbow-like road. This is the first time since 2005 that Kiddy made a physical appearance.
Kiddy Kong has the typical ape-like attributes associated with every Kong, and his appearance has currently never changed. He is a portly toddler who wears light blue pajamas and sometimes a green pacifier (which he is only shown wearing in his artwork and never in-game). His pajamas are short sleeved with a few yellow, round buttons on them, and his pants go all the way around his feet. Because of Kiddy's short and small legs, his pajamas appear to be a little too big for him. Kiddy's arms, however, appear to be quite long and burly, displaying his strength. Even as a toddler, he is much bigger than his partner, Dixie Kong, in size, and is about the same size as Donkey Kong. However, because he is so large, he is shown to be very heavy, and he can hardly be lifted up by Dixie.
Kiddy Kong's hair appears to be a dark brown color, but it is a little brighter near the top of his head, which forms a point similar to Donkey Kong's hair. His eyes are also brown, and they resemble Dixie and Diddy Kong's large eyes. Kiddy is shown to be a little chubby, as his mouth is much bigger than any other part of his face. While his mouth is very big, he has very small ears and a tiny nose. Kiddy is overall the youngest member of the Kong family, being three years old.
Powers and abilities
Kiddy Kong's main technique is his rolling ability, where it allows him to defeat many types of enemies, as well as enhance his jumping ability. If he rolls off a ledge then jumps, he can make leaps that are much longer than the average jump. Kiddy can also skip across bodies of water by rolling off dry land and jumping just as he hits the surface. In fact, he can do multiple rolling jumps to bounce across the water that get progressively higher with each successive skip. This ability allows Kiddy to traverse long sections of water without having to swim through them.
Given his strength, he can pick up objects and certain stunned enemies and throw them with ease. As the other Kongs, Kiddy has decent running ability. Although young, he can climb as well as any other member of the Kong Family.
Some abilities of Kiddy Kong are revealed only when he teams up with Dixie. Using his strength, Kiddy can throw Dixie long distances. By tossing Dixie upwards, Kiddy can help her reach areas and objects that are not within their jumping range. When Kiddy is thrown upwards by Dixie, Kiddy falls down, smashing through fragile areas in the ground. This often reveals Bonus Barrels and other secrets. Lastly, if Dixie throws Kiddy against a wall, then jumps on her cousin before the toddler stops rolling, she can ride on top of him as if he were a Steel Barrel.
Kiddy Kong, as his name implies, has a childish personality, being a toddler. For example, when Kiddy is defeated and loses a life, he throws a tantrum, crying loudly and slamming his fists down. He is simple and curious like a child; Dixie Kong first finds Kiddy chewing on an old tire, and when the player is not controlling him, he will often pull on his sock. However, he likely does not understand the greater consequences of his actions. For example, if Kiddy and Dixie get a Game Over, the two are imprisoned in a crib with child's toys. While Kiddy is clearly upset over being captured, the arrangement upsets him less than Dixie. Kiddy is also considered to have a personality similar to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, as he seems to be getting into trouble all the time. As mentioned in Donkey Konga 2, Kiddy received a liking for playing the bongos when he learned how to play them.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
- Instruction booklet bio (page 14): "Kiddy’s a portly toddler with lots of power. He can reveal secret areas by breaking down doors and smashing the ground. He’s much like Donkey and Diddy Kong in the way he seems to get into trouble all the time."
Rarewhere: DKC Trilogy Cast List
APPEARS IN: DKC 3
Many of the Kongs find it alarming that Kiddy has reached such a size at the tender age of three, and the fact that he seems to be curious and mischievous in proportion to his growth doesn't make things any easier for those who get themselves involved in babysitting. It was Dixie who found herself lumbered with this little cousin on her most recent escapade, during which Kiddy proved that the traditional Kong adventuring abilities (not to mention sheer brute strength) still run in the family. He's as wary of Kremlings as you'd expect for a kid of his age, but once he gets frustrated it's the Krems who'd better watch out...
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
List of appearances by date
|Title||Year of release||Release medium||Role|
|Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!||1996||Super Nintendo Entertainment System||Playable character|
|Donkey Kong Land III||1997||Game Boy||Playable character|
|Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong||2000||Game Boy Color||Playable character|
|Donkey Konga 2||2004||Nintendo GameCube||Mentioned only|
|Donkey Kong Country 3||2005||Game Boy Advance||Playable character|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||2018||Nintendo Switch||Cameo as a spirit|
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Kiddy Kong.
Names in other languages
- Although Dinky Kong became Kiddy's Japanese name, it was also an English name which Rare considered. During the development of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, "Dinky" was also a suggestion for the name of Dixie Kong.
- Furthermore, Tiny Kong was another name considered; it would later become the name of a different character debuting in Donkey Kong 64, released three years later after the release of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
- Kiddy Kong is the first playable Kong in the Donkey Kong Country series to not have the initials "D.K." in his English name.
- ^ Donkey Kong 64 instruction manual
- ^ Rare. Kiddy Kong. Rarewhere: DCK Trilogy Cast List (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved September 12, 2016.
- ^ Kiddy Kong (Dinky Kong) at the Japanese Donkey Kong Land III website
- ^ Rare. Donkey Kong Country 3. Rarewhere (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved July 14, 2010.
- ^ The 'mixed quality' ideas sheet for Dixie
|Candy Kong • Chunky Kong • Cranky Kong • Cranky Kong's great grandfather • Diddy Kong • Dixie Kong • Donkey Kong • Funky Kong • Kiddy Kong • Lanky Kong • Redneck Kong (removed) • Swanky Kong • Tiny Kong • Wrinkly Kong|