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"His coconut gun, can fire in spurts
If he shoots ya, it's gonna hurt!
DK Rap singer in the game Donkey Kong 64 for Nintendo 64

Artwork of Donkey Kong holding his Coconut Shooter from the game Donkey Kong 64 for Nintendo 64.

The Coconut Shooter, also called Coconut Gun, is Donkey Kong's personal weapon in the game Donkey Kong 64.

Physical Appearance[]

The Coconut Shooter resembles a hollowed-out log with a with twig sticking out of the top of it. It has a lighter branch for the holster. as the name suggests, the Coconut Gun Shoots out Coconuts.

How to Unlock[]

Funky Kong sells the Coconut Shooter for three colored Banana Coins at his store. The player must visit the store and purchase the weapon for three yellow Banana Coins in the first level of the game, Jungle Japes. The weapon will initially hold fifty coconuts of limited ammunition. If the weapon ammo runs out, a Kong must either visit the Funky's Store to reload it for free, or pick up ammo crates, which are abundant in the levels. It can be used to activate Coconut Switches, along with shooting at Banana Balloons and enemies. Upgrades for the weapon include ammo belts to double ammunition, and homing projectiles, along with a scope.


  • Draw the Coconut Shooter with the "Z" and pressing the "C-Left" buttons.
  • Press the "B" button fires the gun.
  • Use the "C-Up" button to activate the first-person view.
  • In first-person view, the player can press the "C-Down" button to zoom in on targets.



  • Initial images of the game Donkey Kong 64 showed that the Coconut Shooter was originally going to be a weapon similar to a double-barrel shotgun (see Gallery section above), though item counters indicate it would still fire coconuts.
  • Upon loading a saved game file in the game Donkey Kong 64, the weapon ammo counter will be always at half of its maximum capacity of standard ammunition.
Bonus Coin Static Items (excluding mostly Barrels) Bear Coin Static
General Animal TokenBananaBanana FairyBanana MedalBoss KeyCogCrestCrystal CoconutCrystal StarExtra Life BalloonGiant BananaGolden BalloonGolden BananaGolden FeatherHeadphonesK-O-N-G LettersPuzzle PieceRare OrbSupply CrateWatermelon
Coins Banana CoinBear CoinBonus CoinDK CoinKong TokenKremkoinNintendo CoinRareware CoinSilver Coin
Vehicles GyrocopterHot Air BalloonHover CraftMine CartMotor BoatRocket BarrelSkull CartTobogganTurbo Ski
Coconut ShooterCrateFeather BowGrape ShooterKannonballOrange GrenadePeanut PopgunPineapple LauncherTreasure ChestWatermelon Bomb
Shop Banana JuiceDK Barrel (DD, DX, CK & FK Barrels) • Heart BoostMap KeyRed BalloonSquawks the Parrot
Others Animal CrateEnd of Stage TargetHookKannonMelon CrateNo Animal SignRopeStage FlagTire
Miscellaneous Brothers Bear Items (Bowling BallMirror)