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Minkey as seen in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Homeland Northern Kremisphere
Origin of Species Kong
Sub-Species White gibbon/chimpanzee hybrid and/or small white ape

Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong Land III

Minkeys are small monkey enemies that appeared in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. They appear in two stages; Barrel Shield Bust-Up and Sunken Spruce (GBA version).


Donkey Kong Country 3[]

Minkeys often appear in groups on the sides of tree trunks and try to hit the Kongs by throwing large acorns in a horizontal path. They don't directly target the Kongs, but the acorns are still dangerous since the Minkeys throw them at the same time in regular intervals. The acorns break upon hitting the opposite side of the tree trunk. The Kongs may either avoid the acorns by dodging them, or by hiding behind Barrel Shields. Minkeys can't be defeated in any way.

Donkey Kong Land III[]

Minkeys reappear in Donkey Kong Land III, and in this game, their acorns don't fly a horizontal path. Instead, their height decreases after they've been thrown. Here, they're called Minkys.


  • It is confirmed that Minkeys are also Kong family rejects, like with Manky Kong. This is because of their malice and bad acorn-throwing habits. According to the 22nd page of the 51st Issue of the UK Nintendo Magazine System, it reads: "These malicious apes live in trees and throw acorns at the peaceful Kongs, the traitors! The only way to avoid a Minkey attack is to hide behind a barrel and run when you get the chance..."
  • The name Minkey, as well as Manky, are simply bastardizations of the word monkey. However, Manky has a different meaning.
  • They physically resemble gibbons and white chimpanzees.
  • In the SNES version of Donkey Kong Country 3, the Minkeys make a malicious monkey laugh while throwing their acorns. This is removed in both the Game Boy and Game Boy Color ports of Donkey Kong Land III and the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3.