Diddy Kong (SSBU)

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Diddy Kong
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Diddy Kong SSBU.png
Universe Donkey Kong
Other Smash Bros. appearances in Brawl
in SSB4

Availability Unlockable

Diddy Kong (ディディーコング, Diddy Kong) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, officially confirmed on June 12th, 2018. Unlike his previous appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series, Diddy Kong is now an unlockable character instead of a starter character. His voice is once again comprised of his realistic chimpanzee screeches that were used in both Brawl and Smash 4.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

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  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, Diddy Kong's model features a more subdued color scheme. Like Donkey Kong, his fur is less detailed than the previous installment.
  • Change Diddy Kong is more expressive. His hat also appears to be "looser" around his head, popping off slightly while performing many actions.
  • Change Diddy Kong now faces more towards the screen. As a result, his stance, moveset, and animations are now mirrored.


  • Buff Like all characters, Diddy Kong's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Change Diddy Kong's neutral attack appears to now end with a quick side kick instead of attacking rapidly with his tail (though it is possible Diddy Kong can pick between a series of rapid hits or a single finisher hit).
  • Nerf Diddy Kong's down tilt has greater knockback, reducing its combo potential at higher percents.

Aerial Attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have reduced landing lag.

Special Moves[edit]

  • Change Diddy Kong can now hold Peanut Popgun on either right hand or left hand depending on the direction he turns towards.
  • Nerf Monkey Flip travels a shorter distance.
  • Nerf Rocketbarrel Boost's range appears to be shortened.
  • Change Banana Peel has a snappier animation.
  • Change Diddy Kong appears to throw the Banana Peel much higher than before.
  • Nerf Banana Peel appears to have more startup lag.
  • Change If the Banana Peel is thrown at an opponent once with the respective peel, it no longer disappears until thrown at again, allowing Diddy Kong to quickly pick it up again and reuse it. However, this also means his opponents can do the same when it is out.
  • Buff Rocketbarrel Barrage's function has changed. Diddy Kong now flies through the stage in an erratic fashion to collide with his trapped opponents. The final hit is where Diddy Kong does delayed, aimed punch, dealing heavy knockback. Diddy Kong then lands and deactivates his Rocketbarrel Pack at the spot where he first used the move.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Diddy Kong was among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.

Diddy Kong was present on the cliffside when Galeem unleashed its beams of light. He attempted to fly away with Rosalina & Luma using his activated Rocketbarrel Pack, but a beam of light hit him and he was vaporized and transformed into a spirit along with the other fighters, excluding Kirby.

Alternate costumes[edit]

Diddy Kong Palette (SSBU).png


Character Showcase Video[edit]

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