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SSBU spirit Zinger.png
Symbol of the DK series.

Official artwork of a Zinger from DK: Jungle Climber.

Universe Donkey Kong
Debut Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Designed by Steve Mayles
Article on Super Mario Wiki Zinger

Zingers (ジンガー, Zinger) are enemies from the Donkey Kong series.


The basis of the Zinger's appearance in Brawl and For Wii U.
Artwork of a Zinger from DK: King of Swing.

Zingers made their debut in Donkey Kong Country as a common enemy, and has become a recurring enemy in later Donkey Kong games. They are wasp-like insects with spines sticking out from their back, which prevents them from being defeated by getting jumped on. Zingers can be defeated by other means, such as throwing a barrel, or with projectiles like the Peanut Popgun.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Zinger appears as a collectible sticker.

Name Game Effect Characters
Zinger DK: King of Swing DefenseSlash+005EffectIcon(Slash).png Resistance +5 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Zinger (DK King of Swing).png
(DK: King of Swing)

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Zingers appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a Smash Tour item and as a Trophy.

In Smash Tour[edit]

Zingers appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a blue Smash Tour item based on their design from DK: King of Swing. When used at the beginning of their turn, the player can place a trap on the space they are standing on. The first opponent to walk over the trap will be launched, unless the player is immune for any reason.


Zinger's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC It'd be a ton of fun to ride on a Zinger, flying high up into the sky. Too bad they're covered in spikes and not all that friendly to begin with. Zingers come in different colors, with the yellow ones flying up and down and the red ones flying in circles. We don't want to spoil it, so you'll have to play to find out what the others do!
SNES: Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
N64: Donkey Kong 64 (11/1999)
PAL It'd be great if you could fly through the sky on a Zinger – too bad they're covered in spikes and far too nasty to let you. The yellow ones fly up and down while the red ones go round in circles. Want to know more? Go and check them out yourself, then. No promises you'll come back in one piece, though!
SNES: Donkey Kong Country (11/1994)
N64: Donkey Kong 64 (12/1999)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Zinger appearas as a Novice-class primary spirit.

In the intro cutscene of Adventure Mode: World of Light, the Zinger is one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including Zinger. Zinger's spirit is located in the DK Island sub-dungeon of The Light Realm.

Zinger's Spirit Battle uses a Pikachu puppet fighter and is fought on The Great Cave Offensive stage's Ω form. During the battle, the Unira item appears, referencing the Zinger's spines which prevent them from being defeated under normal circumstances.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
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0 1208 6041 767 3836 441 2205 No Effect Donkey Kong Series