Funky Kong
Funky Kong Artwork - Mario Kart Wii
Funky Kong from Mario Kart Wii
First Game Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Appearances Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong 64
DK King of Swing
DK: Jungle Climber
Mario Kart Wii
Donkey Kong 3
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for ninendo switch
Gender Male
Homeland DK Island
Kindred Kong Family
Race Kong

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.

Staff Ghost Tracks

Battle Stages

Mario Series


  • 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.
  • In Mario Kart Wii, most of the players use him all the time on his time trials.