Winky the Frog

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Rambi Crate DKC2.png Winky the Frog Enguarde Crate DKC2.png
WinkyHopping DKC.png
Species Frog
Gender Male
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Affiliates Kong family
Enemies Kremlings,
King K. Rool
Powers/Abilities High jumping ability
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2 (cameo)

Winky the Frog is a one-time Animal Buddy from Donkey Kong Country. He is first found in the first level of Monkey Mines, Winky's Walkway, which is named after him.


Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Though Winky's only playable appearance was in Donkey Kong Country, he was considered to be very helpful. Being a frog, he had a great jumping ability, far surpassing the Kong's and every other Animal Buddy's jump. Winky also had the notable ability to jump on a Zinger's head and defeat it. His jumping ability is usually used to reach bonus areas or to grab some further-up bananas. He would later be replaced with Rattly the Rattlesnake in DKC2.

Donkey Kong Country 2[edit]

Winky's latest appearance was in the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 2's Monkey Museum. Here, Winky was a background Easter Egg, though appears to be put to rest judging by how he does not move, and is on sale for $5.





Animal Buddies
Donkey Kong Country &
Donkey Kong Land series
Country / Land EnguardeExpressoRambiRam Bunkshus (DKL Beta) • SquawksWinky
Country 2 / Land 2 ClapperEnguardeExpresso (DKC2 GBA) • GlimmerQuawksRambiRattlySquawksSquitter
Country 3 / Land 3 EllieEnguardeParryQuawksSquawksSquitter
Tropical Freeze
Professor ChopsRambiSquawks
Donkey Kong 64 EnguardeLightfishRambiSquawks
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat FlurlHelibirdHelper MonkeyHooferOrco
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast EnguardeRambiSquawks