Gorilla Grab (Simium strainus) is a special technique used by Donkey Kong in the game Donkey Kong 64. It can be learned after drinking a potion from Cranky Kong at Frantic Factory for the price of seven medals.


Gorilla Grab is one of the more important moves in the game. With this ability, Donkey Kong can activate levers to make something special happen. This move can be used to activate the Donkey Kong arcade machine at Frantic Factory to earn a Golden Banana and then the Nintendo Coin which is needed to complete the game. Donkey Kong can use this move by standing near a lever and the player can press "B" to have Donkey Kong pull on the lever.

See also: