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Mani popgun in its beta version as seen in the game Donkey Kong 64 for Nintendo 64.

The Peanut Popguns are weapons in Donkey Kong 64. Diddy Kong can buy them from Funky Kong's store in the game. Their appearance is that of a small pistol made of bamboo or made of hollowed out logs. They're used, among other things, to shoot enemies, Peanut Switches and Banana Balloons. In the level Fungi Forest, homing ammo can be acquired for the popguns. He also can use these guns while using his rocket pack.

Peanut pogun

Diddy Kong using his Peanut Popgun as seen in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii.

This projectile weapon is also Diddy Kong's Neutral B attack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Peanut Popgun fires out peanuts that hit the opponent. The player can boost the speed and lower the angle of the shot by holding down the button. If the player holds the button down too long, the Peanut Popgun will explode, briefly stunning Diddy Kong, but otherwise not dealing any damage. The shelled peanuts shot out may break, dropping a small edible peanut, which will recover a small amount of damage when eaten. Interestingly, the Peanut shells fired from the Popgun count as items and thus can be caught and thrown back. The Popgun is fully charged when Diddy reaches up and grabs his hat. If the player wants to fire a fully charged peanut without stunning the character, they must release the Special button as soon as Diddy grabs his hat.

This version of the Peanut Popguns has many differences from the one in Donkey Kong 64. First, Diddy only has one popgun instead of having a pair of them. The Popguns were never actually charged, the peanuts are shot in an arc (if uncharged) instead of being shot straight, and the popguns never exploded in Diddy's face.

Diddy's Peanut Popguns

Diddy Kong Receives his Peanut Popguns from Funky Kong.

Diddy Kong also uses these peanut firearms in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. In these games, they resemble barrels. In multiplayer mode, he uses them to stun enemies, as well as defeat weak enemies (the latter one only in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D). Also, Diddy Kong Holds One Peanut Popgun In Some Games and/or Movies. he can also Hold Two Peanut Popguns at Once.

Trophy Description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A unique firearm that only Diddy Kong can use. It's a Pistol made of a chunk of wood and shoots peanuts. In Donkey Kong 64, he carried two pistols and could fire two shots at a time. In Smash Bros., the peanut ammo bursts out of its shells when fired. The peanuts can be grabbed and eaten to reduce damage. The longer the gun is charged before firing, the faster the peanuts fly.

Appearance: A Small Pistol, but Made Out of Bamboo and Hollowed Out Logs that shoots Peanuts.

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