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DONKEY KONG: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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DONKEY KONG: Gameplay Tip, Moveset, Final Smash, Unlock

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Learn all about DONKEY KONG in Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU) in this Fighter guide; including rating, unlock condition, Super Moves & Final Smashes, featured move tips and more!

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DONKEY KONG - Rating & Overview

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DONKEY KONG - Fighter Rating

Rating
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DONKEY KONG - Debut & Appearances

Debut in Smash Bros. First Appearance
Super Smash Bros.Donkey Kong

Character Origin & Backstory

Donkey Kong, the arcade classic, was released in 1981. In that game, the heroine known as Lady was kidnapped and Dongkey Kong tried to stop Mario from rescuing her.

Did You Know? Facts About the Fighter

Donkey Kong first wore his signature red necktie with the initials DK in Donkey Kong Country. In that game, he sets off on an adventure to recover his banana hoard that was stolen by King K. Rool.

DONKEY KONG - How to Unlock

3 Unlock Methods Available

3 Unlock Methods Available

There are in total, 3 ways of unlocking / adding new character to your roster in SSBU. By completing either one of these condition will unlock these Fighter to be used in Smash Mode and Classic Mode.

Game ModeCondition
World of LightWorld of LightJungle Zone
Classic ModeClassic ModeDefault Character
Smash ModeSmash ModeDefault Character
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DONKEY KONG - Fighter Tips & Featured Move Sets

DONKEY KONG - Featured Video

Toss Enemy in Your Preferred Direction with Kong Karry (Forward Throw)

You'll toss opponents diagonally upward when throwing forward, toss them high when throwing backward, and launch them low when tossed down. Throwing them up is a great start to a combo.

Rip Open Enemy Guard With Powerful Moves

Donkey Kong can use his side special Headbutt and his down special Hand Slap to damage or even shatter his foes' shields.

4 Moves with Metor Effect (Hit Enemy Downward)

Four of Donkey Kong's moves have a meteor effect—his forward air attack, down air attack, midair side special, and the second hit of his midair down special.

DONKEY KONG - All Move Sets

Jungle Rush - Final Smash

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Jungle Rush
Donkey Kong pummels opponents with a flurry of punches before launching them with a finishing uppercut. If the first hit doesn't make contact, the whole attack fails so make sure to get that hit in.

Super Move List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamageSuper Move & Effect
Super
(B)
12.0 ~ 33.6%[Giant Punch]
Charges up a punch that can keep charging after dodging or shielding.
Side Super
(← or → + B)
12.0%[Headbutt]
Buries opponents when they're hit on the ground. Can't be interrupted by weaker attacks.
Up Super
(↑ + B)
19.2%[Spinning Kong]
Spins with a whirlwind of punches. Can shift left or right while airborne and forward while grounded.
Down Super
(↓ + B)
16.8%[Hand Slap]
Sends out shock waves by slapping the ground, sending foes into the air. Has a meteor effect while airborne.

Smash Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.
*Value in brackets shows damage results when fully charged.

ControlDamageEffect
Side Smash26.4%
(36.9%)
Donkey Kong spreads his arms open wide and claps his giant hands to the side.
Up Smash22.9%
(31.9%)
Donkey Kong claps upward with both hands.
Down Smash21.3%
(28.5%)
Raising his fists up and then downward, Donkey Kong smashes the ground to his sides.

Normal Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Normal Attack14.8%
Normal Attack27.2%
Normal Attack3-%

Tilt Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Side Tilt Attack9.6%
Up Tilt Attack12.0%
Down Tilt Attack7.2%
Dash Attack14.4%

Jump Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Jump Attack13.2%
Jump Front Attack19.2%
Jump Back Attack15.6%
Jump Up Attack15.6%
Jump Down Attack15.6%

Throw Attack List

*Actual results may differ according to distance between target and combos.

ControlDamage
Grab Attack1.9%
Front Throw14.4%
Back Throw10.8%
Up Throw8.4%
Down Throw13.2%

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