Funky Kong is a character from the Donkey Kong series. He first appeared in Donkey Kong Country. In the first two Donkey Kong Country games, Funky Kong allowed players to travel to any world they had previously visited. In Donkey Kong Country 3, he ran a boat rental service that the player had to utilize in order to advance in the game. In Donkey Kong 64, Funky Kong ran an armory shop that allowed the Kongs to purchase weapons and upgrades from.

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii marks Funky Kong's first appearance in a Mario Kart game. Funky Kong is a large type character and must be unlocked by unlocking four Expert Staff Ghost data in Time Trials. He has a speed bonus of 4, which makes him a very popular character to use in time trials with fast heavy bikes. He is considered as the best character to pick among fans in combination with the Flame Runner as he has the greatest speed stat when in a wheelie.

Staff Ghost Tracks

Battle Stages

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (+Funky mode)

In the first game, without Funky mode, Funky Kong was the owner of the shop and sold useful items to the Kongs, such as balloons. In the Funky mode Funky Kong is an easy pick good for beginners or players who want to relax while playing, as he is the most versatile and easiest choice to play the game, as he can double jump, hover, and has 5 hearts. Along with him he carries his trusty surfboard.

Mario Kart Tour

Funky Kong appears as a new playable character for the Jungle Tour update.

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In Mario Super Sluggers

Funky Kong is an unlockable playable team player in Mario Super Sluggers, where he has good batting and decent fielding skills, while lacking in pitching and running skills. He is the only Kong in the game who bats with his right hand, while fielding with his left hand. He has good chemistry with all the Kongs and bad chemistry with the Kremlings. He is unlocked after he joins the player in Challenge Mode.


  • Ever the jack-of-all-trades, Funky Kong is an entertainer, mechanic, surfer, and salesman.
  • In Donkey Kong Country 2, he rides on top of a flying surfboard, much like the Silver Surfer from Marvel's Fantastic Four.
  • The stage Funky Stadium most likely belongs to him. The big barrel monitor above in the center of the stadium shows his icon.