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ExitIsNearSign Planet Plantaen ExitSign
Planet Platean
Artwork of the Planet Plantaen, the banana planet, from the game DK: Jungle Climber for DS.
World(s) Wormhole
Music Theme(s)

Bonus Room(s) None

Enemies Encountered King K. Rool
Game(s) DK: Jungle Climber
First Appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Latest Appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Adjacent Stage(s) << DK: Jungle Climber

Planet Plantaen is the third and final stage of the world Wormhole, the final boss stage, as well as the thirtieth stage overall in the game DK: Jungle Climber. It is the home planet of Xananab and his banana-like species. A giant King K. Rool is the boss for this stage.


After escaping from the King Kruizer IV, King K. Rool has finally made it to Planet Plantaen, with Donkey Kong and his friends not far behind. He gloats at his success and walks off just as Donkey and the others exit the wormhole after the lizard. Diddy Kong asks where they are and Xananab states that they are on his home planet. Cranky compliments its delicious smell, but then realizes that K. Rool has made it here as well. Donkey and Diddy rush through the banana village, overcoming obstacles such as floating mines and high-speed pegs before finally catching up to K. Rool. The Kremling king does not give up so easily, though. He challenges the Kongs to a battle, using advanced versions of their attacks like bouncing all over the battlefield or throwing mines. Despite his formidability, K. Rool is no match for the primates and falls.

However, K. Rool refuses to allow Donkey Kong to take the Crystal Bananas back. As a last resort, he uses the last one in his possession to power up. Donkey Kong's assault is thwarted as the sky turns red with lightning streaks. Shortly as everyone gets their bearings, they look up to see King K. Rool now at a monstrous, gigantic size. The evil reptile king growls at his foes, commencing their final showdown. The villain tries to attack by using his giant claws (either snatching or smashing them), spitting fireballs and mines, summoning meteors and controlling the wind. After receiving five hits, King K. Rool is finally defeated and returns to his normal size. He plummets to the ground unconscious and Donkey Kong retrieves the final Crystal Banana that is expelled from him shortly after, signifying his victory.

As a way of saying thanks, Xananab and his people give the Kongs their thanks. After celebrating, returning the Crystal Bananas to their resting place, and eating plenty of bananas, Xananab takes Donkey, Diddy and Cranky Kong back home, with K. Rool tied to the back of the Banana Spaceship.


Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning/Translation
French Planéte Plantana Plantana Planet
German Planeten Plantaga Plantaga Planets
Italian Pianeta Bananus Planet Bananus
Spanish Planeta Plataneta Plataneta Planet, derived from plátano (banana)