Diddy Kong is one cool chimp and is known as Donkey Kong’s “Little Buddy”. They have gone on many adventures together like fighting Kremlings and getting their banana horde back. He also has a girlfriend named Dixie Kong who joined Diddy to rescue Donkey Kong from King K Rool. Dixie, in turn, would go to save both Diddy and Donkey in a later adventure.
Diddy Kong is a nimble character who focuses on speed, aerial mobility, as well as some elongated attacks. He uses a variety of items such as the Peanut Popgun, Rocketbarrel, and Banana for his specials.
Classic Mode: Hey, Little Buddy! Diddy Kong serves as Donkey Kong’s “little buddy” and so his Classic Mode battles includes him as a “little buddy” to other Nintendo characters.
Role in World of Light
Diddy Kong is obliterated after seeing Donkey Kong fall to the light beam. He tried to escape to fight another day but was erased alongside Rosalina and Luma.
Diddy Kong is rescued alongside Donkey Kong and King K. Rool in the Jungle area who then decides to go off on his own to search for Dixie along with Donkey Kong. Diddy Kong’s Arc takes Diddy Kong to Magican area where he also rescues Ness. Together, they fight against Porky Minch to free Dixie Kong. He, Dixie Kong, and Ness are later reunited with Donkey Kong. He later appears along with the rest of the cast in the final battles.
Diddy Kong shoots to peanut from his Popgun. The longer Diddy Kong charges the attack, the farther and quicker the peanut will fly. If Diddy Kong overcharges the attack, however, it will cause a very powerful explosion that leaves him vulnerable.
Diddy Kong performs a sideways hop that has the potential to launch him onto an opponent's face if timed correctly. Smashing the control stick will launch Diddy slightly farther. Once you have clung onto his foe's face, he can double chop them and leap away by pressing the attack button, or can perform a pseudo footstool jump with the jump button.
14% (clean midair kick), 12% (mid midair kick), 10% (late midair kick), 1% (pummel), 3% (grab attack hit 1), 7% (grab attack hit 2), 3% (jump attack hit 1), 5% (jump attack hit 2)
Diddy Kong charges his rocketbarrel pack which can potentially fly very far and very fast when charged, Hitting a surface, or being hit, will make Diddy Kong lose his rocketbarrels before falling to a huge distance while being unable to perform any action. Diddy Kong will also gain 5% damage to hitting a surface.
10% (launch), 6-8% (collision with opponent), 18% (explosion)
Charges faster and controls better than Rocketbarrel Boost, but does not go as far and is more prone to explode if Diddy hits any terrain during the move. Explosion inflicts 10% self-damage and sends Diddy flying farther.
7% (launch), 5-7% (collision with opponent), 17% (explosion)
Diddy Kong tosses Banana Peel over his shoulder and into the air to have it fall onto the ground. Grounded opponents who touch the peel while on the ground or are hit by the peel when thrown will slip and trip on the floor.
Diddy Kong throws the Banana Peel which will slide horizontally for some distance before stopping. In addition, once an opponent steps on it, they will begin sliding the direction they were moving before slipping.
Diddy Kong activates his Rocketbarrel Pack and flies up. I have then dashes across the screen in multiple directions, dealing damage to whoever he touches. After a while, I will lock on to the opponent's opponent, and unleash one final dash attack that launches the targeted opponent, as well as any other nearby opponents. After this last attack, Diddy Kong descends back to his original position. His Rocketbarrel Pack explodes before he lands, which damages nearby opponents.
Diddy Kong pulls out his guitar and plays a song much like how Donkey Kong pulls out his bongos. Pressing the special attack button while on the rhythm causes the sound amplifications to become bigger which juggles opponents.
5% (initial shockwave), 2-4% (no / bad input), 10-14% (good / great input), 16-28% (great input, close)
Final Smash Level 3
Diddy Kong blows a whistle and coming from the left side of the screen are various of the Kong’s Animal Friends which will run, fly, swim, and hope about the stage.
15% (Rambi the Rhino, 6% (Expresso the Ostrich), 6.8% (Winky the Frog), 10% (Engaurde the Swordfish), 3.6% (Squawks the Parrot), 8% (Squitter the Spider), 6.7% (Rattly the Rattlesnake), 12.5% (Hoofer the Wildebeest), 12.2% (Ellie the Elephant)
Diddy Kong pops out of a barrel and claps three times while jumping up and down.
Diddy Kong zooms in via Rocketbarrel from the foreground, does a circle, and lands.
Diddy Kong’s back is to the screen as he sits and eats a banana. After seeing the match is about to start, the downs the banana and jumps up.
Tosses his cap in the air and has it land on his head.
Jumps up and down while chattering like a chimp.
Crouches on the ground, spins around playfully, and then jumps back up.
Pulls out his Peanut Popgun and aims it playfully before saying “Bang!” He then puts it away.
Does a playful fighter's stance, trying to assert his dominance.
Stands on his hand and claps his feet once.
Scratches his butt, sniffs, and appears disgusted and holds his nose.
Stands up straight and claps in a stiff manner three times. Possibly referencing a clapping cymbal monkey toy.
Claps his hands above his head four times, switching feet in the process.
Scratches his rump, gets down on all fours, and shakes his fur.
Adjusts his cap.
Grabs his tail and flicks it slightly.
Sniffs the air and looks around nervously.
Straightens up and pats his belly.
Jumps in place twice.
Shoots the air with his Peanut Popguns, roll towards the camera and shoots near it.
Performs a cartwheel before jumping up into the air with a fist punch. He then lands while still holding the pose.
Jumps up and down while slapping the ground and then performs a “strong man” pose like Donkey Kong.
Pulls out a banana, peels it, and then takes a delighted chomp out of it.
Spins with his Rocket Barrels then faces the screen, dancing with hands on his head and chin.
Rides in on Rambi who uses his horn to stab upwards which surprises Diddy Kong. He then pats Rambi on the back.
Walks around on his hands while clapping his feet.
Comes from the top and pulls out two Peanut Popguns and fires them before landing. References his cutscene in the Subspace Emissary.
Does a small dance, then holds still in a breakdance-like pose, clapping his feet together.