Candy Kong
Candy Kong as she is seen in DK: Jungle Climber.

Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Kong Family
Species Kong
Affiliates Donkey Kong (boyfriend)
The Kong Family
Enemies King K. Rool, Kremling Krew
Games Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong 64
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA)
Donkey Kong Country
DK: King of Swing
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
DK: Jungle Climber
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (trophy cameo)

Candy Kong is a character from the Donkey Kong series, created by Rare and owned by Nintendo. She is Donkey Kong's girlfriend and has been a minor ally numerous times in his adventures.


Candy Kong is seen, by not only the Kongs, but also the Kremlings, as one of the most beautiful beings alive, while she is flirtatious she uses double meanings in words to flaunt herself, Candy strategically uses these traits to her advantage getting her whatever she wants. She loves Donkey Kong, as she helps him on his many quests. She says in her opinion, Donkey Kong is currently not ready for marriage. To keep her figure, Candy engages in regular fitness regimes, and also loves music. In fact, her musical talent is exceptional. The bulk of her personality is explained in the German manual for Donkey Kong 64. Apart from that, Candy Kong is fairly mysterious. The Donkey Kong Country animated series portrayed her with a personality as fiery as her red hair. She wanted to buy her workplace, the Barrel Factory. However, she'd sometimes be a bit of a tease with Donkey Kong, cancelling dates on a whim, though she'd share tender, loving moments with him.


She was the first female character throughout the Donkey Kong Series, although Dixie Kong was the first playable female character who first appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. She appears to be very tall, much taller than Donkey Kong.


Donkey Kong Country

She first appeared in Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and allowed the player to save their game. In the Game Boy Color version, which allowed the player to save their progress at any time in the game, her role was altered into that of a manager of mini-games. In the Game Boy Advance port, she ran a dance studio minigame instead, and the music was completely different than her Save Point in the SNES version. In Donkey Kong Country, she wore a pink, one-piece swimsuit.

Donkey Kong 64

Candy Kong also appeared in Donkey Kong 64; in this game, she provided instruments for DK and company to use against the Kremling Krew and had on headphones, instead of a bow. She also distracted King K. Rool while Funky Kong fired his weapon at the King at the end of the final boss fight. She wears a pink T-shirt, a golden necklace around her neck, a black belt, pink shorts, and purple Converse sneakers.

DK: King of Swing

She would go on to make a brief cameo appearance in the Game Boy Advance game, DK: King of Swing with a much different appearance than usual - she wore a bikini top and very short shorts. She is seen cheering on Donkey or Diddy as they go on their adventure.

Donkey Kong Country 2

She also has a cameo in the GBA port of Donkey Kong Country 2 where she is in Swanky Kong's quiz show.

Donkey Kong Country 3

She also makes a cameo in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3. She appeared in one of Funky's mini games.


Candy was also a regular on the Donkey Kong Country animated series as well. She was voiced by Joy Tanner. In the series, she looked completely different from the pink-clad blonde seen in the games. She had orange hair and wore a white T-shirt, gold earrings and bracelets, turquoise bandanna, blue shorts held by a black belt with a yellow buckle, and blue sandals. She worked at the barrel factory run by Bluster Kong called Bluster Barrel Works. Bluster, her boss, constantly made passes at her. Candy sometimes had a goal of buying the factory. From time to time, she had lunch with Donkey Kong. This version of Candy also showed off a very quick temper and is a bit tomboyish despite her attractiveness, beauty and sexiness. Once K. Rool created a robotic clone of her to cut Donkey Kong's hair rendering him weak. (a reference to Samson and his "holy" hair). The clone was named Kandy Kong. King K. Rool locked her up at the Jungle Japes hideout. K. Rool also kidnapped her a few times.


Title Description Release Date System/Format
Donkey Kong Country Non-Playable Character North America:
November 25, 1994
Donkey Kong 64 Non-Playable Character North America:
November 24, 1999
Nintendo 64
Donkey Kong Country (remake) Non-Playable Character North America:
November 4, 2000
Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong Country (remake) Non-Playable Character North America:
June 9, 2003
Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (remake) Cameo in Swanky's Bonus Bonanza. North America:
November 15, 2004
Game Boy Advance
DK: King of Swing Non-Playable Character North America:
September 19, 2005
Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (remake) Cameo in Funky's Rentals mini-game. North America:
November 7, 2005
Game Boy Advance
DK Jungle Climber Non-Playable Character North America:
September 10, 2007
Nintendo DS
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Non-Playable Character North America:
October 8, 2007
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as Trophy North America:
March 9, 2008




  • She, along with Swanky Kong, are the only Kongs who have yet to be a playable character.
  • She and Wrinkly Kong were the only Kongs to run save points in the original SNES version of the games in the Donkey Kong Country trilogy, before the player could save at any point in the game in the remakes. Also, this is due to technical limitations in gaming software prior to the Nintendo 64 era and onwards, so a single save point for each area was the only answer.