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Monday Kongs

Monday Kongs as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Alias(es) Monday Donkey Kong,
Monday Diddy Kong

Residence(s) Donkey Kong Island
Family Kong Family,
Donkey Kong the Third (the one Monday Kong is cloned from),
Diddy Kong (the one Monday Diddy is cloned from)
Species Kong
Gender Male
Affiliation(s) Kong Family,
Tutorial Pig
Powers/Abilities Same abilities as Donkey and Diddy Kong's,
Guiding the Kongs throughout a single level during the Monday Guide mode, allowing the player to skip it
Enemies Tiki Tak Tribe
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Monday Kongs are cloned Kongs resembling Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong that appear during the Monday Guide mode in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.


In the single player mode, after the player loses eight extra lives, or five lives during the New Mode of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, inside the same level, the Tutorial Pig will appear sitting on his stalls brandishing a white flag constantly at the beginning and each checkpoint of the current location. It will happen even after the checkpoints being activated by the player. By the Kongs approaching the checkpoint stall, a speech bubble will appear over the Tutorial Pig displaying a button prompt. If the player press the button displayed, a message box will offer the option of activating the Monday Guide mode, where the Monday Kongs will be summon in order to clear the current level. By picking the option "Yes", the current level will start from the beginning, and the Monday Kong (resembling Donkey Kong) will proceed to complete it, while the player watches it. If the Monday Kong comes across a DK Barrel during the level, he will summon Monday Diddy as an assist character. If the player pauses the game during this mode, they can take control over the Monday Kongs. Both characters behave the same way as their regular counterparts. It is impossible to lose extra lives in the Monday Guide mode. However, any collectables get by the Monday Kongs, including bananas, Banana Coins, Extra Life Balloons and Puzzle Pieces, are not considered collected by the player during the same mode, even after they take control over the characters.

Boss levels and Key Temples can also be skipped by the player using the Monday Guide mode. However, the same mode cannot be activated in the level Golden Temple. The button prompts for summoning the Monday Kongs over Tutorial Pig's stalls only disappear after the player clearing the current level once in the regular mode. And the same mode can also be triggered even inside levels already cleared by the player.

Physical Appearance

Both characters have the exact same shape and size of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, respectively, except that they have white fur and wear blue clothes, instead. The Monday Kongs move in the same way, and they make the same sounds and movements as the regular Kongs.



  • In the game Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, if a Mini Donkey Kong toy is able to reach a Fire Flower, it will become a Fire Mini Donkey Kong. The toy sports white fur like Monday Kong, but it still has a red tie, a wind-up key on the back and spits fire.
    • The Capture Kong toys from the same game also have white fur, however, they wear purplish ties, instead.
  • In the games Monday Smash Bros. Brawl, Monday Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Monday Smash Bros. Ultimate, Donkey Kong possesses an alternative costume variant sporting a color scheme where his fur is white, similar to Monday Kong. However, the only difference is that Donkey Kong retains his regular red tie, as opposed to the Monday Kong's blue tie, and Monday Smash Bros. Brawl predating Donkey Kong Country Returns.