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The Team Up ability is a gameplay mechanic introduced in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. When using the move, the two playable Kongs will give one of them a piggyback ride and carry them around, as well as gaining the ability to throw them around.

When Diddy and Dixie use Team Up in Donkey Kong Country 2, it functions normally, with either Kong being able to throw the other. The throw has enough power to defeat strong enemies, including Kruncha.

The ability functions differently in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble; when Kiddy carries Dixie, it functions the same as in Donkey Kong Country 2, but when Dixie carries Kiddy, she is heavily disadvantaged, moving very slowly because of Kiddy's massive weight, and barely being able to throw him too far. Dixie throwing Kiddy, however, does have the added gimmick of breaking parts of the walkway in the Stilt levels to uncover hidden secrets.

Even though the original Donkey Kong Country doesn't have the Team Up mechanic, there is still an image of Donkey carrying Diddy.