Donkey Kong Jr.

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For the game Donkey Kong Jr., see Donkey Kong Jr. (game).
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Donkey Kong Jr., as he appeared in Mario Tennis 64.

Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Donkey Kong Sr. (father),
Donkey Kong III (implied son)
Species Kong
Affiliates The Kong Family
Enemies Mario
Games Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
Super Mario Kart
Mario's Time Machine
Mario's Tennis
Mario Tennis 64
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Super Mario Maker

Donkey Kong Jr. is known to be Donkey Kong Sr.'s son. His first appearance was in the game Donkey Kong Jr., though hasn't been seen in many other games since.


Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

In Nintendo's sequel to the popular Donkey Kong arcade game, Donkey Kong is kidnapped and it is up to Donkey Kong Jr. to save him. DK Jr. climbs ropes and avoid Snappers to reach the top of the area and get to his dad's cage, which is guarded by Mario. He can defeat enemies by dropping foot onto them.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math[edit]

The pink DK Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr. had an educational-game spin-off, featuring him, Donkey Kong as the host, and a pink Donkey Kong Jr. character acting as Player 2. In this game, DK Jr. must solve various math problems by using the ropes and vines to get to the number(s) that satisfy the math problem given.

The characters also returned in Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson, which was both of the games on one cartridge.

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)[edit]

In the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. teams up with Donkey Kong to kidnap Pauline, and Mario must defeat them both. Donkey Kong Jr. stays in areas inaccessible by Mario, activating and deactivating switches that could help or harm Mario.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. makes a cameo appearance in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in the level Aqueduct Assault, where he can be seen inside a Wii U Gamepad held by the original Donkey Kong.

Super Mario Kart[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. has appeared in Super Mario Kart for the Super NES as a playable character. He is one of the heaviest characters in the game along with Bowser. His kart has maximum top speed. His item is the banana, which he uses to litter the course.

Mario's Time Machine[edit]

In the NES version of Mario's Time Machine, Donkey Kong Jr. makes a cameo appearance as a painting in the background of Bowser's Museum.

Mario Tennis[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. also appeared in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 as an unlockable character. He is considered a power character along with Donkey Kong, Wario, and Bowser. He also appeared in Mario's Tennis, a game for Virtual Boy.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Donkey Kong Jr. appears as an audience member in Waluigi Stadium.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a costume Mario can wear.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

A trophy of Donkey Kong Jr. appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Two stickers of Donkey Kong Jr. appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Appearances Outside the Donkey Kong Series[edit]

Punch-Out!! series[edit]


In the first game in the series, Donkey Kong Jr. can be found watching the fight in the audience along with Mario and Luigi.

Super Punch-Out[edit]

In the second game in the series, Donkey Kong Jr. can be found in the audience again, this time with Mario< Luigi, and Donkey Kong.

Appearances In Other Media[edit]


Donkey Kong Jr. appears as the main protagonist of the cartoon short Donkey Kong Jr. short from the animated series Saturday Supercade. Here Donkey Kong Jr. finds out that his father is missing and decides to track him down, and while he is doing so, he gets help from a biker named Bones.


Donkey Kong Jr. makes an appearance in the sixth Nintendo Adventures Book, Doors to Doom; in the book, Mario and Luigi find themselves in a jungle where Donkey Kong Jr. lives after entering a doorway created by Dr. Sporis Von Fungenstein. Upon seeing the Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr. attacks them, forcing them to flee. Eventually, Mario and Luigi escapes him.


In the Super Mario Kart adaption in one of the volumes of Super Mario-Kun, Donkey Kong Jr. appears as a participating racer and an opponent to Mario.