The Mermaid's sprite from Donkey Kong 64.

The Mermaid is a character who appears in Gloomy Galleon in Donkey Kong 64, and is the ruler inside her cone shell-like palace.

Her pearls have been stolen by the Kremlings and she stays crying because of that. Tiny Kong must go inside the treasure chest to find the pearls which are inside of clams.

After finding the pearls, Tiny can shrink her size and enter the Mermaid's Throne Room to return the pearls and to be rewarded a Golden Banana.

Other appearances

Mermaid Statue

The reappearance of the Mermaid in Banjo Tooie, seen here as the π statue.

The Mermaid reappears in a later Rare game, Banjo Tooie. There, four statues of her are scattered around the sunken city of Atlantis. Placing eggs in the lettered bases (labeled sigma (Σ), delta (Δ), pi (π) and omega (Ω) in a reference to the Greek-style architecture of the area) that they carry opens the access of the area's main temple.


  • After Tiny Kong returns all the pearls to the Mermaid, she informs Tiny Kong that she is concerned they may get stolen again, however this is unlikely.