- For fighter info, see Diddy Kong (SSBB).
Official artwork of Diddy Kong from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
|Debut||Donkey Kong Country (1994)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Brawl|
|Most recent appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)|
|Console of origin||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|English voice actor||Andrew Sabiston (TV)|
Kevin Bayliss (1994-2001)
|Japanese voice actor||Megumi Hayashibara (TV) Katzumi Suzuki (2008)|
|Article on Donkey Kong Wiki||Diddy Kong|
Diddy Kong (ディディーコング, Dīdī Kongu) is a main character from the Donkey Kong series who debuted in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. He was created by Rare and has starred in many titles, such as Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, also for the Super NES, Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64, and Diddy Kong Racing DS for the Nintendo DS. He is Donkey Kong's nephew and best friend, and is known for his fast running and climbing speed.
 Character description
In Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong hires Diddy to guard his banana horde from people who might want to steal it. Overhearing this, King K. Rool sends an attack on Diddy, who is tossed in a barrel and thrown into the bushes. Donkey Kong soon finds and frees him, and the two set out on an adventure to get the bananas back. In the game, Diddy Kong was used either for two player mode, or as a sort of level continue. As long as either Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong were alive, a life was not lost. The missing teammate could then be retrieved by breaking open a barrel with the letters DK on it, similar to the one Diddy was initially trapped in.
Since his debut, he has appeared in many games, ranging from those in the Donkey Kong universe, like Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, to those in the expanded Mario universe, such as Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Strikers Charged.
 In Super Smash Bros.
Diddy Kong is briefly mentioned in Donkey Kong's biography.
 In Super Smash Bros. Melee
Diddy Kong is briefly mentioned in Dixie Kong's trophy description. Also, he is mentioned in the DK Rap (which plays on the Kongo Jungle stage).
 In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Main article: Diddy Kong (SSBB)
Diddy Kong is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, available to play as from the beginning. He uses many unique special attacks, such as his Rocketbarrel Boost, and Peanut Popgun attacks, both of which are used in his Final Smash, the Rocketbarrel Barrage. His small size and lack of power, combined with the use of weaponry offer a completely different fighting style than Donkey Kong, despite their alleged familial relation. Diddy Kong is the first character created by a European company (Rare) to be playable in the Super Smash Bros series. Due to the strategic use of his banana peels, great comboing potential, good agility, a powerful down air Meteor Smash finisher, and an overall imperessive amount of tournament wins, he is currently in 3rd position on the official Tier list.
 Trophy Info
 Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong's little buddy. He's famous for his quickness and his long tail. He usually plays second banana to DK, but he teamed up with his girlfriend, Dixie, to rescue DK when he got captured. He's spent some time playing music and competing in races, and he's also an expert at using barrels.
- Donkey Kong Country (1994)(SNES)
- Donkey Kong 64 (1999)(N64)
Characters in the Super Smash Bros. series
|Super Smash Bros.||Mario · Donkey Kong · Link · Samus · Yoshi · Kirby · Fox · Pikachu · Luigi · Captain Falcon · Ness · Jigglypuff|
|New in Melee||Bowser · Peach · Zelda · Sheik · Ice Climbers · Mewtwo · Marth · Mr. Game & Watch · Dr. Mario · Ganondorf · Falco · Young Link · Pichu · Roy|
|New in Brawl||Diddy Kong · Ike · King Dedede · Lucario · Lucas · Meta Knight · Olimar · Pit · Pokémon Trainer (Ivysaur · Squirtle · Charizard) · R.O.B. · Snake · Sonic · Toon Link · Wario · Wolf · Zero Suit Samus|
|New in SSB4||Mega Man · Villager · Wii Fit Trainer|
Donkey Kong universe
|Characters||Donkey Kong (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Diddy Kong (SSBB)|
|Stages||SSB: Congo Jungle|
SSBM: Kongo Jungle · Jungle Japes · Past Stages: Kongo Jungle
SSBB: 75 m · Rumble Falls · Melee Stages: Jungle Japes
|Items||SSB: Hammer |
SSBM: Barrel Cannon
SSBB: Spring, Peanut
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Melee · Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|
|Related universes||Mario · Wario · Yoshi · R.O.B.|