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List of spirits (Donkey Kong series)

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The following is the list of the spirits from the Donkey Kong series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Primary Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Origin Game Acquisition
137
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong & Lady.png
Donkey Kong & Lady
Grab
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 4,047 10,119 2,386 5,967 1,432 3,580 Strong Throw Donkey Kong •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
138
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong Jr..png
Donkey Kong Jr.
Grab
★★★ 2,696 8,132 1,374 4,143 1,170 3,529 Strong Throw Donkey Kong Jr.
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Jr. Math)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
139
SSBU spirit Stanley.png
Stanley
Shield
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,624 6,519 763 3,064 861 3,455 No Effect Donkey Kong 3 •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
140
SSBU spirit Cranky Kong.png
Cranky Kong
Attack
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 2,918 8,798 1,378 4,155 1,324 3,992 Speed ↓ Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country Returns)
•Summon with cores from Cyrus & Reese and Wrinkly Kong
•Battle via World of Light (DK Island)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
145
SSBU spirit Dixie Kong.png
Dixie Kong
Grab
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 2,526 7,600 1,288 3,876 1,238 3,724 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
•Summon with cores from Tiny Kong and Candy Kong
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
146
SSBU spirit Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong.png
Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong
Grab
★★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 4,465 11,167 2,212 5,531 2,001 5,004 Thrown Items ↑ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! •Enhance the Dixie Kong spirit
147
SSBU spirit Lanky Kong.png
Lanky Kong
Grab
★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 1,505 6,023 775 3,102 730 2,921 No Effect Donkey Kong 64 •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
149
SSBU spirit Chunky Kong.png
Chunky Kong
Attack
★★ ⬡⬡ 1,707 6,851 939 3,768 768 3,083 No Effect Donkey Kong 64 •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
150
SSBU spirit Rambi.png
Rambi
Attack
★★★ 2,662 8,026 1,024 3,087 1,536 4,631 Speed ↑ Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country Returns)
•Battle via World of Light (Forest Hill)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
151
SSBU spirit Enguarde.png
Enguarde
Attack
★★ 2,018 8,078 1,076 4,306 828 3,315 Electric Weakness Donkey Kong Country •Battle via World of Light (DK Island)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
159
SSBU spirit Kritter.png
Kritter
Grab
956 4,782 631 3,156 325 1,626 No Effect Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Barrel Blast)
•Battle via World of Light (DK Island)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
160
SSBU spirit Zinger.png
Zinger
Shield
1,208 6,041 767 3,836 441 2,205 No Effect Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: DK: Jungle Climber)
•Battle via World of Light (DK Island)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
161
SSBU spirit Klaptrap.png
Klaptrap
Attack
★★ 1,926 7,742 1,176 4,728 676 2,717 Weight ↓ Donkey Kong Country •Complete Challenge (Classic Mode): As King K. Rool, reach the goal in Bonus Game within 45 seconds.
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
162
SSBU spirit Kaptain K. Rool.png
Kaptain K. Rool
Attack
★★★★ ⬡⬡ 4,232 10,583 2,243 5,609 1,989 4,974 No Effect Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest •Battle via World of Light (The Final Battle - Dark)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 15,000G
163
SSBU spirit Baron K. Roolenstein.png
Baron K. Roolenstein
Shield
★★★ ⬡⬡⬡ 2,933 8,826 1,584 4,766 1,349 4,060 No Effect Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! •Summon with cores from Dr. Crygor, Kritter, and The Creature & Flea Man
165
SSBU spirit Tiki Tak Tribe.png
Tiki Tak Tribe
Neutral
⬡⬡⬡ 990 4,952 314 1,571 638 3,191 Fire Weakness Donkey Kong Country Returns •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
166
SSBU spirit Lord Fredrik.png
Lord Fredrik
Grab
959 4,801 516 2,582 389 1,948 Weight ↑ Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
167
SSBU spirit Kip.png
Kip
Shield
858 4,300 409 2,049 401 2,008 Jump ↑ Donkey Kong Barrel Blast •Purchase at Funky Kong's Shack for 500SP
•Battle via Spirit Board
170
SSBU spirit Karate Kong.png
Karate Kong
Attack
★★★ 2,643 7,970 1,385 4,177 1,157 3,487 Fist Attack ↑ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat •Purchase at Anna's Emporium for 4000SP
•Battle via Spirit Board
171
SSBU spirit Ninja Kong.png
Ninja Kong
Shield
1,052 5,265 631 3,159 421 2,106 No Effect Donkey Kong Jungle Beat •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G

Support Spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Origin Game Acquisition
142
SSBU spirit Candy Kong.png
Candy Kong ★★ Critical-Health Stats ↑ Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: DK: Jungle Climber)
•Battle via World of Light (DK Island)
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
143
SSBU spirit Swanky Kong.png
Swanky Kong Banana Gun Equipped Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
144
SSBU spirit Wrinkly Kong.png
Wrinkly Kong ★★ Trade-Off Defense ↑ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
(Artwork: DK: Jungle Climber)
•Treasure Chest in World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
148
SSBU spirit Tiny Kong.png
Tiny Kong ★★★ Easier Dodging Donkey Kong 64 •Battle via World of Light (Sacred Land)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 6000G
152
SSBU spirit Squawks.png
Squawks ★★ ⬢⬢ Fog Immunity Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country Returns)
•Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
153
SSBU spirit Expresso.png
Expresso Trade-Off Speed ↑ Donkey Kong Country •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
154
SSBU spirit Winky.png
Winky Foot Attack ↑ Donkey Kong Country •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
155
SSBU spirit Squitter.png
Squitter ★★ ⬢⬢ Sticky-Floor Immunity Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
156
SSBU spirit Rattly.png
Rattly ★★ Jump ↑ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest •Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
157
SSBU spirit Ellie.png
Ellie Water & Ice Attack ↑ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
158
SSBU spirit Professor Chops.png
Professor Chops Stamina ↑ Donkey Kong Country Returns •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
164
SSBU spirit Blast-o-Matic.png
Blast-o-Matic ★★★★ Giant Killer Donkey Kong 64
(Artwork: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
•Purchase at Sheldon's Place for 10,000SP
168
SSBU spirit Kalypso.png
Kalypso Rocket Belt Equipped Donkey Kong Barrel Blast •Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
•Battle via Spirit Board
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
169
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong & Bongos.png
Donkey Kong & Bongos ★★ Perfect-Shield Reflect Donkey Konga •Purchase at Timmy and Tommy's for 1000SP

Master Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Facility Origin Game Acquisition Music
141
SSBU spirit Funky Kong.png
Funky Kong Shopping (Funky Kong's Shack) Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
•Battle via World of Light (DK Island) Funky's Fugue

Fighter Spirits[edit]

No. Image Alternate Artwork Name Origin Game Acquisition
134
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong.png
Donkey Kong SSBU.png
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
•Complete Classic Mode with Donkey Kong
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G
135
SSBU spirit Diddy Kong.png
Diddy Kong SSBU.png
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
•Complete Classic Mode with Diddy Kong
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Diddy Kong)
136
SSBU spirit King K. Rool.png
King K. Rool SSBU.png
King K. Rool Donkey Kong Country
(Artwork: DK: Jungle Climber)
•Complete Classic Mode with King K. Rool
•Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking King K. Rool)

Spirit Battles[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
137
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong & Lady.png
Donkey Kong & Lady •Giant Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png (250 HP)
•Ally: Peach PeachHeadRedSSBU.png (120 HP)
Grab
13,500 75m •Item Tidal Wave •You lose if your CPU ally is KO'd
•The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
•Timed stamina battle (1:30)
Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
  • The Giant Donkey Kong represents the original Donkey Kong, who was originally depicted as giant in this spirit’s artwork
  • The Peach ally represents the Lady, who was originally depicted as a blonde woman in this spirit’s artwork.
  • The stage and music represent Donkey Kong and the Lady's debut in Donkey Kong, with the original 8-bit forms of Donkey Kong and the Lady appearing as stage elements.
  • The battle conditions represent the main gameplay of Donkey Kong where Jumpman must rescue the Lady from Donkey Kong at the end of each stage within the time limit while Jumpman has three lives.
  • The Barrel items in the Item Tidal Wave rule reference Donkey Kong's villainous role in the titular game by kidnapping the Lady and throwing down the barrels in the game's first level.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Grab type, and Strong Throw ability reference Donkey Kong's villainous role in the titular game by kidnapping the Lady and throwing down the barrels in the game's first level.
138
SSBU spirit Donkey Kong Jr..png
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
•Giant Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
9,000 Kongo Jungle (hazards off) N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy's throws have increased power
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley Spirit Battle trivia:
  • The Giant Donkey Kong represents the original Donkey Kong who is depicted as giant, while the smaller Donkey Kong represents Donkey Kong Jr., who is seen as smaller than his father.
  • The stage references the first two stages of Donkey Kong Jr., which takes place in a jungle.
  • The battle conditions reference the ending of Donkey Kong Jr., where the titular character rescues his father from Mario's imprisonment by climbing up vines and poles and carries him off-screen.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Grab type, and Strong Throw ability reference the ending of Donkey Kong Jr., where the titular character rescues his father from Mario's imprisonment by climbing up vines and poles and carries him off-screen.
  • In World of Light, the Donkey Kong Jr. spirit is located in the Pac-Maze section, referencing Donkey Kong Jr. debuting as an 8-bit character.
139
SSBU spirit Stanley.png
Stanley Villager VillagerHeadCyanSSBU.png
Shield
3,700 75m N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Gust Bellows Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong Jr. Medley
  • The Villager and Stanley are both young protagonists.
  • The stage and music reference how Donkey Kong 3 is the sequel to both Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr.
  • The Villager starting off with a Gust Bellows references the main Gameplay of Donkey Kong 3 where Stanley must use his fumigator to defend the greenhouse from Donkey Kong and the bugs.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Shield type references the main Gameplay of Donkey Kong 3 where Stanley must use his fumigator to defend the greenhouse from Donkey Kong and the bugs.
140
SSBU spirit Cranky Kong.png
Cranky Kong Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Attack
9,700 Jungle Japes •Hazard: Slumber Floor •The floor is sleep-inducing Opening - Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong represents Cranky Kong, the older, bearded version of the original Donkey Kong who is also the grandfather to the current Donkey Kong.
  • The stage represents Cranky Kong's cabin in Donkey Kong Country where his silhouette appears inside the window in the background. In World of Light, Cranky Kong’s spirit is located at his cabin in the DK Island map.
  • The music represents Cranky Kong's debut as Donkey Kong in the titular arcade game, as well as the song Cranky Kong plays during the opening cutscene of Donkey Kong Country.
  • The Slumber Floor Hazard references Cranky Kong’s old age, as he is often seen walking slower and fallen asleep.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Speed ↓ ability references Cranky Kong’s old age, as he is often seen walking slower and fallen asleep.
141
SSBU spirit Funky Kong.png
Funky Kong Captain Falcon CaptainFalconHeadBlueSSBU.png
Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
Neutral
9,000 Kongo Jungle •Item: Bullet Bill •The enemy is easily distracted by items Funky's Fugue
  • Captain Falcon and Funky Kong are both pilots of their own aircraft.
  • The Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong minions reference both characters being fellow Kongs along with Funky Kong, as well as Funky's regular customers in his businesses.
  • The stage, music, and Bullet Bill item represent Funky's Flights, the travel service operation in Donkey Kong Country that provides the Kongs aerial transport to a previous location in a game via his Jumbo Barrel jet aircraft. In World of Light, Funky Kong’s spirit is located at Funky’s Flights in the DK Island map.
  • The battle condition likely references Funky Kong's role as an item shopkeeper in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
142
SSBU spirit Candy Kong.png
Candy Kong Bayonetta BayonettaHeadPinkSSBU.png
Shield
3,800 Kongo Falls •Item: Bananas •The enemy starts the battle with a Banana Gun
•The enemy has increased move speed
Mangrove Cove Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Bayonetta and Candy Kong's both share beauty and curvaceous figures.
  • The stage resembles Candy's Save Point, a location in Donkey Kong Country where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong save their progress. In World of Light, Candy Kong’s spirit is located at Candy's Save Point in the DK Island map.
  • The Banana items reference the Kongs' shared love for bananas.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Critical-Health Stats ↑ ability references how Candy’s Save Point is converted into a dancing Mini-game in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country where the Kongs could win extra lives.
143
SSBU spirit Swanky Kong.png
Swanky Kong Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadRedSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Kongo Jungle •Item: Beastball •The enemy is easily distracted by items Funky's Fugue
  • Donkey Kong and Swanky Kong both share similar facial appearances.
  • The music references both Swanky
  • The Beastball items reference Swanky Kong's role in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, in which he hosts Swanky's Sideshow, a circus-themed attraction where Swanky hosts three ball-tossing minigames.
144
SSBU spirit Wrinkly Kong.png
Wrinkly Kong •Clear Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
3,500 Luigi's Mansion •Hazard: High Gravity
•Hazard: Low Gravity
•Your jumping power decreases when the enemy's at high damage
•The enemy is less affected by gravity
•The enemy starts with damage but is more powerful
The Map Page / Bonus Level (Remix)
  • The Clear Donkey Kong represents Wrinkly Kong, the deceased member of the Kongs.
  • The stage likely references Wrinkly's status as a ghost, as Luigi's Mansion is inhabited by ghosts.
  • This spirit’s Trade-Off Defense ↑ ability and first battle condition likely references Wrinkly Kong being old and frail, but came back as a ghost.
  • The High Gravity and Low Gravity hazards and battle conditions reference Wrinkly Kong's high jumping ability in DK: King of Swing.
145
SSBU spirit Dixie Kong.png
Dixie Kong Isabelle IsabelleHeadPinkSSBU.png
Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadPinkSSBU.png
Grab
9,100 Jungle Japes •Item: Banana Peel •The enemy is easily distracted by items Swinger Flinger Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Isabelle and Dixie Kong are both female anthropomorphic characters with blonde hair. Isabelle starting off with a Super Leaf references Helicopter Whirl, Dixie Kong's signature move which allows her to glide across the stage and reduce falling speed.
  • The Diddy Kong minion references both Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong's major role as the main playable characters in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, with the minion fighter's pink costume being based on Dixie's color scheme.
  • The music references Dixie's playable appearance in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
  • The Banana items reference the Kongs' shared love for bananas.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Grab type references Dixie’s ability to carry objects with her ponytail.
147
SSBU spirit Lanky Kong.png
Lanky Kong Diddy Kong Team DiddyKongHeadBlueSSBU.png×6
Grab
3,900 Kongo Falls •Item: Bananas •The enemy is easily distracted by items
•Defeat an army of fighters
DK Rap Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Diddy Kong and Lanky Kong are both unlockable playable characters in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The six Diddy Kongs likely references Lanky Kong's sticker ability in Super Smash Bros. Brawl: Attack +6.
  • The music represents Lanky Kong's debut in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The Banana items reference the Kongs' shared love for bananas.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Grab type references Lanky Kong’s ability to stretch out his arms in long distances, making it easy to defeat enemies and climb.
148
SSBU spirit Tiny Kong.png
Tiny Kong Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
9,500 Jungle Japes •Tiny
•Hazard: Low Gravity
•Hazard: Heavy Wind
•Dangerously high winds are in effect
•Timed battle (1:00)
•Gravity is reduced
DK Rap Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Diddy Kong and Tiny Kong are both unlockable playable characters in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The music represents Tiny Kong's debut in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The Tiny rule, hazards, and timed battle condition reference Tiny's abilities in Donkey Kong 64, including the ability to fly using her pigtails and shrink by jumping into a Tiny Barrel, but only for a limited time until the player runs out of Crystal Coconuts needed to enable her shrinkage.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, Tiny Kong's spirit is located in the Lost Woods in the Sacred Land map, likely referencing the Minish, a race of tiny forest-dwelling sprites from The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap who shares a similar diminutive trait with Tiny Kong's shrinking ability.
149
SSBU spirit Chunky Kong.png
Chunky Kong Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadYellowSSBU.png
Attack
3,800 Jungle Japes N/A •The enemy's punches and elbow strikes have increased power DK Rap
  • Donkey Kong and Chunky Kong are both being playable characters in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The music represents Chunky Kong's debut in Donkey Kong 64.
  • The battle condition references Chunky being the strongest member of the Kongs.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Attack type references Chunky being the strongest member of the Kongs.
150
SSBU spirit Rambi.png
Rambi Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Attack
9,100 Kongo Falls (Ω form) N/A •The enemy can deal damage by dashing into you Jungle Level (Brawl) Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Donkey Kong's current incarnation and Rambi the Rhino both debuted in Donkey Kong Country.
  • The Impact Run battle condition references Rambi's main method of attack by ramming into enemies.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, Rambi's spirit is located in the Forest Hill map, an animal-themed dungeon, referencing how Rambi is the Kongs' Animal Friend.
  • This spirit’s Attack type, and Speed ↑ ability Rambi's main method of attack by ramming into enemies.
151
SSBU spirit Enguarde.png
Enguarde Corrin CorrinHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
3,600 Great Bay •Buoyancy Reduced •You can't swim
•The enemy's dash attacks have increased power
•The enemy favors dash attacks
Ice Cave Chant Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Corrin and Enguarde are both associated with water and swords, with Enguarde being a swordfish.
  • The stage references how Enguarde the Swordfish is often found in underwater stages in the Donkey Kong Country series. In World of Light, Enguarde's spirit is located in a large body of water similar to the stage's sea setting.
  • The Buoyancy Reduced rule and battle condition reference Enguarde's enhanced swimming ability.
  • The Battle conditions reference Enguarde's ability to attack and defeat enemies by dashing underwater that the Kongs are unable to, with the dash attack resembling Enguarde's pointed bill.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Attack type references Enguarde's ability to attack and defeat enemies by dashing underwater that the Kongs are unable to, with the dash attack resembling Enguarde's pointed bill.
  • This spirit’s Electric Weakness ability references Enguarde being vulnerable to electrical attacks, as water is a conductor for electricity.
152
SSBU spirit Squawks.png
Squawks Duck Hunt DuckHuntHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
4,400 The Great Cave Offensive •Hazard: Fog •The stage is covered in fog
•Timed battle (1:30)
Ice Cave Chant Spirit Battle trivia:
  • The Duck from Duck Hunt and Squawks the Parrot are both small bird characters.
  • The stage, music, and the Fog hazard reference Torchlight Trouble, a level in Donkey Kong Country where Squawks carries a lantern that guides the Kongs through a dark cavern.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Squawks is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • In World of Light, Squawks' spirit is located at the Raging Volcano section, referencing Squawks' Shaft, a level within the volcanic Crocodile Cauldron in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest.
153
SSBU spirit Expresso.png
Expresso Falco FalcoHeadBlackSSBU.png
Attack
1,800 Green Hill Zone •Slippery Stage •The stage's platforms are very slippery
•The enemy has increased move speed
•The enemy falls slowly
The Map Page / Bonus Level (Remix) Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Falco and Expresso the Ostrich are both bird-like characters.
  • The stage, Slippery Stage rule, and second battle condition references Expresso's high top speed which makes it difficult for him to control, with the stage being a joke on Expresso's speedy mechanic which is often used in the Sonic series.
  • The Floaty Jumps condition represents Expresso's ability to fall slowly.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Expresso is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • This spirit’s Trade-Off Speed ↑ ability references how Expresso is unable to defeat his enemies, but makes up for it with his speed, being an ostrich.
154
SSBU spirit Winky.png
Winky Greninja GreninjaHeadGreenSSBU.png
Attack
1,700 Mushroom Kingdom U N/A •The enemy deals damage when falling
•The enemy has increased jump power
Jungle Level (Brawl) Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Greninja and Winky the Frog are both frog-like characters.
  • The stage references both the New Super Mario Bros. and the Donkey Kong Country series being three-dimensional side-scrolling games.
  • The battle conditions reference Winky's ability to perform high jumps and defeat powerful enemies by stomping on them.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Winky is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • This spirit’s Foot Attack ↑ ability references Winky's ability to perform high jumps and defeat powerful enemies by stomping on them.
155
SSBU spirit Squitter.png
Squitter Diddy Kong DiddyKongHeadPinkSSBU.png
Grab
3,600 Jungle Japes •Move Speed ↓ •You have reduced move speed Ice Cave Chant Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Diddy Kong and Squitter the Spider are both playable characters in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Quest.
  • Move Speed ↓ rule references Squitter's webs, which can trap and defeat enemies.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Squitter is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • This spirit’s Sticky-Floor Immunity ability references Squitter's webs, which can trap and defeat enemies.
156
SSBU spirit Rattly.png
Rattly Yoshi YoshiHeadCraftedSSBU.png
Grab
3,400 Kongo Jungle N/A •The enemy loves to jump
•The enemy has increased jump power
Snakey Chantey Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Yoshi and Rattly the Rattlesnake are both green reptilian characters.
  • The music represents Rattle Battle, a stage in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest which prominently features Rattly as a playable character.
  • The battle conditions reference Rattly's ability to jump exceptionally high.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Rattly is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • This spirit’s Jump ↑ ability references Rattly's ability to jump exceptionally high.
157
SSBU spirit Ellie.png
Ellie Squirtle Team SquirtleHeadPurpleSSBU.png×4
Shield
2,100 Jungle Japes N/A •The enemy favors neutral specials Snakey Chantey Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Squirtle and Ellie the Elephant both utilize water-based attacks.
  • The stage and music references Ellie’s debut game, Donkey Kong Country 3: Double Trouble! being the sequel to Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2.
  • The stage featuring water, and Squirtle's favored Water Gun references Ellie the Elephant's ability to shoot water from her trunk. In World of Light, Ellie's spirit is located over a bridge in the Kongo Jungle section similar to the stage's setting.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references how Ellie is an Animal Friend to the Kongs.
  • This spirit’s Water & Ice Attack ↑ ability references Ellie the Elephant's ability to shoot water from her trunk.
158
SSBU spirit Professor Chops.png
Professor Chops Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Kongo Falls •Item: Banana Peel •The enemy can instantly escape from movement-disabling moves Jungle Hijinxs Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Donkey Kong represents Super Kong, the white-colored version of Donkey Kong summoned by Professor Chops during the Super Guide mode in each level of Donkey Kong Country Returns.
  • The music references Professor Chops' debut in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
  • The battle condition references Super Kong's invincibility to enemy attacks.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Support type references Professor Chops’ role in Donkey Kong Country Returns by providing information to the Kongs throughout their adventure.
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SSBU spirit Kritter.png
Kritter King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Grab
1,700 Kongo Jungle •Defense ↑ •The enemy has increased defense
•The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
Jungle Level (64)
  • King K. Rool and Kritter are both Kremlings, a race of crocodile enemies in the Donkey Kong Country series.
  • The stage references the Kritter's debut in Donkey Kong Country. In World of Light, Kritter's spirit is located in the DK Island map, a Donkey Kong-themed dungeon.
  • The music references the Kritter's appearance in Donkey Kong 64.
  • King K. Rool starts off with a Rocket Belt, referencing Kritter's appearance in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where this spirit's artwork is derived.
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SSBU spirit Zinger.png
Zinger Pikachu PikachuHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
1,800 The Great Cave Offensive (Ω form) •Item: Unira •The enemy's throwing-type items have increased power Stickerbush Symphony
  • Pikachu's cap features black-and-yellow stripes, referencing Zinger's black-and-yellow stripe design.
  • The stage references the Zinger spirit located at the entrance of the Caves in the DK Island map in World of Light.
  • The music represents Bramble Blast, a bramble stage from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest where Zingers are prominently featured as an enemy.
  • The Unira items reference the Zinger's spines which prevents them from being defeated under normal circumstances.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Shield type references the Zinger's spines which prevents them from being defeated under normal circumstances.
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SSBU spirit Klaptrap.png
Klaptrap •Tiny King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBlueSSBU.png
Attack
4,000 Kongo Jungle •Assist Trophy Enemies (Klaptrap) •Hostile assist trophies will appear Stickerbush Symphony Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Klaptrap appears as the Assist Trophy enemy.
  • The Tiny King K. Rool and Kritter are both tiny Kremling enemies.
  • The stage and music represent Klaptrap's debut in Donkey Kong Country.
  • More than one Klaptrap Assist Trophy enemy appears in this spirit battle, referencing how Klaptraps are common enemies in the Donkey Kong Country series.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type and Weight ↓ ability references the Klaptraps being small, lightweight enemies who attacks using their sharp jaws.
  • This spirit's is obtainable through its challenge, referencing the Kremling working under King K. Rool in the Donkey Kong Country series.
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SSBU spirit Kaptain K. Rool.png
Kaptain K. Rool King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadBrownSSBU.png (180 HP)
Attack
13,500 Halberd •Invisibility •The enemy's neutral special has increased power
Stamina battle
•The enemy is invisible after a little while
Crocodile Cacophony Spirit Battle trivia:
  • Kaptain K. Rool represents his pirate alter-ego, Kaptain K. Rool.
  • The stage references the Flying Krock, Kaptain K. Rool's flying airship where he is encountered in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Quest.
  • The music represents the battle theme heard during Kaptain K. Rool's boss fight.
  • The battle conditions represent Kaptain K. Rool's boss fight where he frequently uses his Blunderbuss as his main method of attack and occasionally turns invisible during the fight. King K. Rool's frequent use of Blunderbuss also features King K. Rool donning his pirate hat during the attack.

Other trivia:
  • In World of Light, Kaptain K. Rool's spirit is located on Dharkon's side on The Final Battle map while Mipha is featured across from him on Galeem's side, referencing both characters being amphibious monarch characters, with K. Rool being a crocodile king.
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SSBU spirit Tiki Tak Tribe.png
Tiki Tak Tribe Diddy Kong Team DiddyKongHeadGreenSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadBlueSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadYellowSSBU.pngDiddyKongHeadCyanSSBU.png
Neutral
1,700 Kongo Falls N/A •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Jungle Hijinxs Spirit Battle trivia:
  • The Diddy Kong Team references the many number of members in the Tiki Tak Tribe.
  • The music references the Tiki Tak Tribe's appearance in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Fire Weakness ability references the Tiki Tak Tribe being made of wood, which is susceptible to fires.
  • In World of Light, the Tiki Tak Tribe spirit is located in the Poison Woods section, referencing the Tiki Tak Tribe stationed within the rainforests of Donkey Kong Island in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
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SSBU spirit Lord Fredrik.png
Lord Fredrik King K. Rool KingKRoolHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Grab
2,300 Summit (Battlefield form) •Hazard: Ice Floor •The floor is frozen Swinger Flinger Spirit Battle trivia:
  • King K. Rool and Lord Fredrik are both the leader of a team of nomadic animals who oppose the Kongs in their respective game, with King K. Rool's white coloration being based on Lord Fredrik's color scheme.
  • The stage and the Ice Floor hazard reference Lord Fredrik being the leader of the Snowmads, a group of arctic and Antarctic animals who turned Donkey Kong Island into a frozen wasteland in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit’s Weight ↑ ability references Lord Fredrik being a heavyweight character.
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SSBU spirit Kip.png
Kip •Tiny Yoshi Team YoshiHeadYellowSSBU.png×4
Shield
1,800 Yoshi's Story N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber Spirit Battle trivia:
  • The Tiny Yoshi and Kip are both small reptilian characters.
  • Yoshi starting off with a Rocket Belt references the flying gameplay mechanic of Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where this spirit's artwork is derived.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit is purchasable at Funky Kong’s Shack, a shop that sells spirits related to vehicles or transportation, referencing Kip’s rocket-powered bongos in this spirit’s artwork.
  • This spirit's Jump ↑ ability references the flying gameplay mechanic of Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where this spirit's artwork is derived.
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SSBU spirit Kalypso.png
Kalypso Wendy Team BowserJrHeadWendySSBU.png×4
Shield
1,800 Kongo Falls N/A •The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
•The enemy has increased move speed
Boss 2 - DK: Jungle Climber
  • Wendy and Kalypso are both female reptilian characters.
  • The stage references the Kongo Jungle section where Kalypso's spirit is located in World of Light.
  • Wendy starts off with a Rocket Belt, referencing the flying gameplay mechanic of Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, where this spirit's artwork is derived.
  • The second battle condition references Kalypso's top speed in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.
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SSBU spirit Karate Kong.png
Karate Kong Ryu RyuHeadPurpleSSBU.png (160 HP)
Attack
9,500 Kongo Falls (Ω form) •Hard to Launch
•Hazard: High Gravity
•The enemy's physical attacks have increased power
•Timed stamina battle (1:30)
•All fighters have reduced jump ability
Battle for Storm Hill
  • Ryu and Karate Kong are both experts of martial arts.
  • The stage references Karate Kong's boss fight taking place on a log floating along the river.
  • This spirit's battle conditions reference Karate Kong's boss fight, a stamina battle where he solely relies on physical attacks without jumping.

Other trivia:
  • This spirit's Attack type references Karate Kong's boss fight, a stamina battle where he solely relies on physical attacks without jumping.
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SSBU spirit Ninja Kong.png
Ninja Kong Donkey Kong DonkeyKongHeadBlackSSBU.png
Shield
1,900 Distant Planet (Battlefield form) N/A •The enemy's kicks and knee strikes have increased power
•The enemy favors side specials
Battle for Storm Hill
  • Donkey Kong and Ninja Kong are both members of the Kongs.
  • The stage references the barren forest-like area where Donkey Kong battles Ninja Kong.
  • The music references the stage of the same name, which Donkey Kong traverses before fighting against Ninja Kong.
  • The first battle condition and Donkey Kong's favored Headbutt reference Ninja Kong's ability to use powerful punches and kicks to stun Donkey Kong.

Series Order[edit]

Number Name Series
134 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Series
135 Diddy Kong
136 King K. Rool
137 Donkey Kong & Lady
138 Donkey Kong Jr.
139 Stanley
140 Cranky Kong
141 Funky Kong
142 Candy Kong
143 Swanky Kong
144 Wrinkly Kong
145 Dixie Kong
146 Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong
147 Lanky Kong
148 Tiny Kong
149 Chunky Kong
150 Rambi
151 Enguarde
152 Squawks
153 Expresso
154 Winky
155 Squitter
156 Rattly
157 Ellie
158 Professor Chops
159 Kritter
160 Zinger
161 Klaptrap
162 Kaptain K. Rool
163 Baron K. Roolenstein
164 Blast-o-Matic
165 Tiki Tak Tribe
166 Lord Fredrik
167 Kip Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast North America
Donkey Kong: Jet Race PAL
168 Kalypso
169 Donkey Kong & Bongos Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
170 Karate Kong
171 Ninja Kong

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to the 1.1.0 update, Dixie Kong (as well as the Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong spirit) was ordered before Swanky Kong and Wrinkly Kong.
  • Due to their appearances as spirits, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the first appearance of Kiddy Kong and Swanky Kong since the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3, as well as Tiny Kong in her debut design.
  • The Donkey Kong & Bongos' game of origin is listed as "Donkey Kong Jungle Beat", despite the artwork and specific pairing actually coming from the Donkey Konga series.