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Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Donkey Kong (boyfriend)
Kong Family
Species Kong
Affiliates The Kong Family
Powers/Abilities Can seduce almost anyone with ease
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong 64
Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)
DK: King of Swing
Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
DK: Jungle Climber
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (trophy cameo)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (trophy cameo)

Candy Kong is a character of the Donkey Kong series, created by Rare and owned by Nintendo. She is Donkey Kong's girlfriend[1][2], and she has been a minor ally a few times in his adventures.


Donkey Kong platformers

Donkey Kong Country

Candy Kong makes her first appearance in Donkey Kong's major 16-bit debut, Donkey Kong Country. Candy is the first female Kong in the series, and the only female protagonist in the game. Her role in said game is to save the player's game at her own Save Point in each world, which is notorious for being found rather late in a world (i.e. in Gorilla Glacier, the player needs to finish five levels in a row before they could save their game).

However, her saving purpose is no longer needed in the remakes of DKC, as the game can saved anywhere on the map in the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance ports. Instead of running a save point, she became the center of optional mini games alongside Funky, who also has a similar case. In the Game Boy Advance port, she ran a dance studio, and the music was completely different than her Save Point in the SNES version.

In the comic adaptation of DKC, she gives the Kongs Squawks when they pass by, in order to get through a dark cave. Her save point appears nearby but is never used. In the Donkey Kong Country animated series, Candy inevitably appeared, but looked far differently from the games. Candy had a quick tempered personality, and worked at the barrel factory run by Bluster Kong. Candy sometimes had a goal of buying the factory. Time to time, she had lunch with Donkey Kong. It's also worth noting that King K. Rool had created a robotic version of Candy called Candy Clone.

Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Candy Kong was notably absent from the original Donkey Kong Country 2 on the Super Nintendo, however in the game's Game Boy Advance remake she has an appearance. Here she is a host in Swanky Kong's Banana Bonanza. Her outfit notably changed to a white color only, but aside from that, she has no dialogue. Candy is also seen in the ending alongside other Kongs.

Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Candy also makes a very small cameo in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3. In one of the boat mini games, she is one of the Kongs the player needs to rescue.

Donkey Kong 64

Candy Kong's most major appearance was in Donkey Kong 64. Candy sports a notably different appearance from the previous games, looking more teenager-like. Candy provides music-based weapons for the DK Crew as they fight against the Kremling Krew once again. At the end of DK64, Candy also distracts King K. Rool as Funky Kong fires his weapon at the King at the end of the final boss fight.

Racing games

Diddy Kong Pilot (2001)

As seen in a YouTube video by Rare member Transparentjinjo, Candy was to be a playable character in Diddy Kong Pilot 2001. When she is about to be selected, she is blocked in selection and has Redneck Kong be the playable instead. Though, she is also seen on the Dogfights animated photo above the mode's text "DOGFIGHTS".

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

In the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Candy Kong has the title of the only Kong in the game that is unplayable. Instead of being a playable character, she runs Candy's Challenges, which as the name implies, gives the player challenges to unlock characters. She appears in the cutscene seen when the cursor is passed over the Candy Challenges options. She seems to be choosing who is going to participate in her challenges, although only Donkey Kong can participate, she may be as well choosing rivals for Donkey Kong.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy

Candy makes minor appearances in the DK series. In DK: King of Swing, she is seen cheering the Kongs on, and got yet another look change - she is seen wearing a bikini top and very short shorts. In DK: Jungle Climber Candy is seen in the intro as the Kongs have a vacation on Sun Sun Island. Despite the minority of the two appearances, she has her own official artwork. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, a collectible trophy of Candy Kong can be found.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Trophy description:

Candy Kong
Donkey Kong's rumored girlfriend--although nobody is quite sure if the rumor is true. With Candy's looks and elegance, she would be quite the catch. There's a mode in Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast where Donkey Kong must compete according to Candy's requests. Candy is also known to have run a music shop.
  • SNES Donkey Kong Country
  • N64 Donkey Kong 64

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Trophy description:

Candy Kong
NTSC-U Description: It's no surprise she catches the eyes of Donkey Kong and Funky Kong. Just by glancing at them, she makes guys wonder if she likes them. You probably best remember her as the helpful lady who runs Candy's Save Point in Donkey Kong Country.
PAL Description: You might remember Candy helping you save your game back in Donkey Kong Country. Both Donkey Kong and Funky Kong have just a little bit of a crush on her. Maybe one day, she'll notice one of them, and... Well, we're not writing a romantic novel here. Good luck to them both, though!
  • SNES Donkey Kong Country
  • N64 Donkey Kong 64

Character Description

Candy Kong has blue eyes and her hair is blond that on length goes slightly below her shoulders. She is the only female Kong that uses makeup; she uses a pink lipstick and has blue eye shadows, she also has pink nails. Her clothing consists of a pink bikini top, with her name on it, and pink mini-shorts with a belt on them. Her fur has shades of pink.

In her first appearance, her clothing was a pink swimming suit and wore a pink bow with white dots. Her eye shadows were pink. Her hair was shoulder-length and had a short bang with curly hair at the sides (similar to Dixie's current appearance). Her fur was brown.

In Donkey Kong 64, she had the same makeup as her current appearance. She wore a pink mini-short with a black belt and a pink short-sleeve top. She also wore headphones, and for the first and only time, she wore pink and white shoes. Her fur was brown.

In the remake of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, she wore a purple dress.

In the cartoons, she had orange short hair. Her clothing consisted of a white t-shirt, blue mini-shorts and a black belt. She also wore a light blue band and had light brown fur. She wore earrings and golden bracelets.






  • A store titled "Candy's Café" can be found in New Donk City from Super Mario Odyssey. Considering the numerous Donkey Kong references around the world, the store name is referring to Candy Kong.


  1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Exposed Nintendo Power VHS