|Residence(s)||Kongo Bongo Island|
|Enemies||Donkey Kong |
Polly Roger is a talking parrot and a recurring character in the Donkey Kong Country animated series.
Polly Roger's first appearance is in the episode "Booty and the Beast"; here, he is shown to be Kaptain Skurvy's pet and a member of his crew. Polly's role in this episode is fairly minimal, being really nothing more than a background character at best.
Polly's role in the show is expanded upon in his next episode appearance, "Raiders of the Lost Banana". Here, he is shown working for King K. Rool and the Kremling Krew, having apparently switched alliances offscreen. In this episode, K. Rool sends Polly, along with Klump, to steal the Crystal Coconut from Inka Dinka Doo. Polly and Klump fail in their mission, though, due to the efforts of Donkey Kong and Diddy.
Due to this failure, K. Rool fires both Polly and Klump. Later in the episode, Polly, seemingly infuriated by his expulsion from the Kremling Krew, decides to reveal to Donkey that K. Rool had abducted Candy Kong due to her possessing the mystical Golden Banana of Inka Dinka Doo. In the end though, it is revealed that Polly's apparent epiphany was fake and that he was working against D.K. the entire time. Swooping in right after D.K. had rescued Candy and the Golden Banana, Polly steals the mystical fruit and brings it to K. Rool.
Despite this, D.K. and the Kongs have the last laugh as it is revealed that the Golden Banana will bring great misfortune to anyone who plans on using it for evil, namely K. Rool.
In the episode "The Curse of Kongo Bongo", Polly, seemingly having wormed his way back into K. Rool's good book, is once again assigned to steal the Crystal Coconut. Polly fails to steal the coconut, the evil bird does get a consolation prize, however; he steals a spell book belonging to Cranky Kong. Without this spell book, a curse that has befallen Kongo Bongo Island cannot be lifted.
In the episode "Speak No Evil, Dude", it is revealed that Polly carries a fatal and contagious disease called the Kongo Bongo Gone Wrongo Disease. Polly ends up infecting Diddy, Krusha and later K. Rool with this disease.
- The name Polly Roger is a pun on the name Polly, a common name for a parrot and Jolly Roger, the skull-and-crossbones symbol most commonly associated with pirates.
- Polly may be (loosely) based off the character Screech, the evil parrot from the games Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2.