|Main Weapon(s)||Bananas & Peanuts (usually)|
|Debut||Donkey Kong Country (1994)|
|Affiliation(s)|| DK Jungle,|
|Relation(s)|| Donkey Kong,|
Dixie Kong (girlfriend),
Diddy Kong (Japanese: ディディーコング Diddy Kong) is Donkey Kong's companion who has gone on countless adventures with him. Diddy is a creation of the British company, Rare Ltd.; however, he has a Nintendo logo on his trademarked red hat, probably because Nintendo owned Rare and the rights to the Donkey Kong franchise at the time. The name 'Diddy' is a slang word used in some parts of northern England for 'small,' as Diddy is. Diddy has also gone on many adventures by himself and has even starred in his own racing game for the Nintendo 64 and later for the Nintendo DS.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
Diddy Kong shares several traits to a Spider Monkey. He has brown-colored fur, while his face, ears, hands, feet, belly and belly button (in the original Donkey Kong Country he had no visible nostrils or belly button) are exposed, showing Diddy's pale skin. He has versatile feet, and a prehensile tail, which he uses most of the time to hold certain small items or also hang on objects. Diddy Kong's face is somehow similar to Donkey Kong; however, Diddy has big eyes and a less frowned space between the eyebrows, covered in fur, as opposed to DK's. His ears are a bit big, the same size of his eyes. Diddy's eyes are usually depicted as black, although Diddy Kong Racing reveals blue eyes. On the other hand, Super Smash Bros. Brawl gives him brown eyes.
Diddy's clothing consists of a red cap showing the logo of Nintendo on its front, a red Converse shoes and a red tank top, with yellow Stars on it (the details on his clothes were first introduced in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest). In Donkey Kong Country, an alternate Diddy's clothing was a yellow tank top, converse orange shoes and a yellow cap. It appeared when two players wished to play independently. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Diddy Kong appears with another alternate costume as well. In the sequel, Diddy wears a purple costume & converse purple shoes . For the recent edition of Super Smash Bros. series, Diddy has a wider selection of alternate color costumes. In Mario Strikers Charged, Diddy wears armor, protecting him against hazards set in the game. He wears a pair of wristbands, shoulder-pads, and a cuirasse over his tank top to protect his chest. The armor is mainly yellow, but it turns to purple in case that his opponents wear a similar color scheme. Later in Donkey Kong Country Returns, when the Super Guide mode is activated and Super Kong breaks a DK Barrel open, Super Diddy Kong appears. Super Diddy Kong has white fur, a white cap , converse white and blue shoes and a blue tank top.
Mario Kart seriesEdit
Diddy Kong returns as an unlockable character. He is a medium racer and his karts and bikes will follow a brown and red (sometimes also yellow) colour scheme. You can unlock him by beating 8 Staff Ghost Times.
He will do the following to each stat in whatever kart or bike he rides:
- Speed: +3
- Weight: +1
- Acceleration: +2
- Handling: +0
|The Video Games Fanon Image Database contains renders of this subject. For all available renders of this character, see here.|
|This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Diddy Kong (amiibo).|
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|Default Characters (Small):||Toad • Lakitu • Baby Mario • Koopa Troopa|
|Default Characters (Medium):||Mii • Mario • Luigi • Yoshi • Peach|
|Default Characters (Large):||Bowser • Donkey Kong • Wario • Waluigi|
|Unlockable Characters (Small):||Toadette • Baby Luigi • Paratroopa • Shy Guy • Penguin|
|Unlockable Characters (Medium):||Daisy • Birdo • Bowser Jr. • Kamek • Hammer Bro.|
|Unlockable Characters (Large):||King Boo • Wiggler • Petey Piranha • Boom Boom • Pianta|
|Purchasable Characters (Small):||Dry Bones • Goomba • Baby Peach • Baby Daisy • Whittle|
|Purchasable Characters (Medium):||Diddy Kong • Fawful • Professor E. Gadd • Chargin' Chuck • Rex|
|Purchasable Characters (Large):||Rosalina • Midbus • Funky Kong • Pom Pom • Wart|