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"Rebelling against the Kremlings who infest the island, Rattly offers his high-jumping ability to help the Kongs. He can jump much higher than the Kongs, courtesy of his springing tail."
Donkey Kong Country 2 manual, Page 25
Rattly the Rattlesnake
Rattly's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Gender Male
Family Unknown
Species Rattlesnake
Homeland Crocodile Isle
Powers/Abilities High Jumping,
chargeable superjump
Allies Kong Family
Enemies Kremling Krew
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2

Rattly the Rattlesnake is an Animal Buddy in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. He has not appeared anywhere else since.


Rattly shares a lot of traits with Winky, as they both can jump very high and share the ability to defeat Zingers by simply jumping on them. In fact, he replaces Winky from the original Donkey Kong Country. Rattly, as the name suggests, is very based on a real-life rattlesnake, with green skin, similar tongues and being found in jungles (as per the rest of the Animal Buddies). He is first found in the stage Topsail Trouble where his crate being seen at the very start of the stage. His controls work in a similar way to Winky's; pressing R or A, (or the SELECT button for Donkey Kong Land 2), makes him shake and letting go allows him to bounce up really high.