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Tiki Tong
Tiki Tong
Tiki Tong's first form as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.

Homeland Donkey Kong Island
World(s) Volcano
Residence(s) Tiki Tong Terror
Species Tiki

Affiliation(s) Tiki Tak Tribe
Occupation(s) Head of the Tiki Tak Tribe
Powers/Abilities Pyrokinesis

Hypnotism (though he often sends his lieutenants to do this)
Ability to convert bananas into hands

Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong
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)

Tiki Tong is the supreme leader of the Tiki Tak Tribe, and the main antagonist and final boss in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is fought in the Volcano level Tiki Tong Terror.



Tiki Tong ordered all the other tikis to steal Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong’s Bananas from their hoard at the beginning the game. Upon their arrival, he will have his lieutenants throw all of the Bananas into his head, where he then blends them into a liquid which he spews on the other tikis, merging them into his hands.

Level Tiki Tong Terror

Tiki Tong must be reached by going through a vertical Rocket Barrel section to the top of the Tiki Tong Tower. Here, the Kongs must dodging the tikis in their airships, and other obstacles, such as flaming machinery. Pressing and holding the "Jump" increases the rocket's speed and allows the player to reach the top of the screen and move quickly around the faster obstacles.


Donkey and Diddy Kong facing Tiki Tong in battle, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.

After reaching the top of Tiki Tong Tower, the primates must fight Tiki Tong, himself. He eats DK's banana hoard and spits the juice on his fellow tikis to mold them together to power up, creating a pair of giant hands. During the boss battle, Tiki Tong must be hit seven times to be beaten (two times on both hands and three times on his head). The places to hit are crystals on the back of his hands and the middle of his head. He will use a set of attacks:

  • Putting one of his hands at the very end of the screen and then slamming both together. The player must jump over them.
  • Slamming them into the middle. The player also must jump over them.
  • Turning both hands horizontal and bringing them to both sides of the screen. The player can duck or jump over them.
  • Spew out flaming Tikis that drop down vertically. They must be avoided by running out of their way.
  • When his hands are destroyed, he will slam his head onto the ground, causing a shockwave. The player must jump over these and hit the crystal in his head before he leaves the ground.

Physical Appearance

His appearance is that of wood, with hands formed out of DK and Diddy's bananas and the other leaders of the Tiki Tak Tribe. He has black eyes with red pupils. He also has large nostrils. He also has red and blue markings all over his face/head level.

Powers and Abilities

Being the lord and chief of the Tiki Tak Tribe, Tiki Tong has more stronger powers than those of his Tiki underlings. These powers include summoning fireballs as well as the use of many hand attacks that range from slapping to a karate chop.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Tiki Tong appears as a trophy in the game Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

  • Trophy descriptions:
    • North American version: "In the scorching hot lava of the Volcano area, Tiki Tong waits for Donkey Kong to arrive. It may look like he's enjoying a nice banana snack, but really he's just preparing his next attack: spitting banana juice on the Tikis! That's gross. Gotta get over how nasty that is, though, as the soaked Tikis join with Tiki Tong to attack!"
    • European version: "In the lava-filled Volcano region awaits Tiki Tong, the leader of the Tiki Tak Tribe. He liquefies a whole pile of bananas into goo, and then - instead of eating it - spits it all over his minions and fuses them to him! Ew! The Kongs'll have to hold off on complaining about how disgusting it all is - taking Tiki Tong out takes prioritiki."



  • In the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, if the player loses an extra life inside any level of the Volcano world before meeting Tiki Tong, the silhouette of a question mark will appear during transition screens. However, after reaching the boss for the first time, regardless of whether or not Tiki Tong is defeated, the same transition screens in the Volcano world will now always depict the silhouette of Tiki Tong's head (see Gallery section above).
  • Tiki Tong has a background music theme that is a rearrangement of the Krazy Kalimba theme with some sort of weird and ominous echo to it, adding to the intensity of the fight.
  • Because of some statues resembling Tiki Tong's face and appearing through many levels of the Volcano world, it can be speculated that Tiki Tong has been the ruler of the Donkey Kong Island at some point in the past, maybe even before the Kongs making the location their homeland.
  • One of Tiki Tong's eyes appears to be bigger than the other, much like King K. Rool: The antagonist in the earlier Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land games. He also shares some moves that K. Rool used when he was the final boss in the game DK: Jungle Climber for Nintendo DS, such to crush DK and Diddy with their hands, and both shoot fiery objects at the Kongs.
  • Tiki Tong is the only member of the Tiki Tak Tribe leaders to appear in an unlockable diorama in the Extras menu of the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
  • In multiplayer mode, if only the second player, controlling Diddy Kong[1], remains, after beating the boss, Diddy Kong will be sent into space, but unlike with Donkey Kong, he is startled and tries using his jetpack. It malfunctions however, and it sends him headbutting the moon (akin to his Chimpy Charge technique[2] from the game Donkey Kong 64), the impact causing it to fall onto the volcano like usual, but then he falls down to the ground unconscious, however Donkey Kong catches him with his arms, and they meet up on the ground, and rejoice about getting their bananas back.
  • Tiki Tong appears to resemble a steel drum when his crown is off.
  • Tiki Tong also somewhat resembles the bosses Wham Bam Rock and Wham Bam Jewel from the games Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, respectively, who also attack with their hands (both bosses however, are damaged through any part of their hands, while Tiki Tong has to be hit on the crystals).
    • Tiki Tong also shares similarities with the boss Necrodeus from the game Kirby Mass Attack for Nintendo DS, as both are floating heads harmed by crystals on their hands, and are later fought as solely a head.
  • Tiki Tong's first phase also resembles the boss Eyerok from the games Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. Both bosses try to crush the player with their hands and their weak spots are on the hands. However, Eyerok must be hit three times on each hand in order to be defeated, rather than two like Tiki Tong in the first phase of his boss battle.
  • Tiki Tong strongly resembles the boss Andross from the Star Fox game series, more specifically the version appearing in the game Star Fox 64 for Nintendo 64, due to his physical appearance: being a floating head with two hands and no body.
  • Tiki Tong's hand slamming and movement is like the final boss Rudy the Clown from the game Wario Land 3 for Game Boy Color.
  • At the beginning and the final section of the Donkey Kong Island level Meltdown Mayhem in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, an evil laughter can be heard. The sound effect belongs to Tiki Tong, however, it was slightly changed to resemble the laughter of Lord Fredrik, The Snowmad King, the antagonist of the game.