“You wouldn't know it by looking at him, but Winky is one of the most powerful animals. He can jump higher than any of them, and with his strong legs, he can jump attack some enemies that even Donkey can't touch. Winky is fond of damp, dark places, but he is known to turn up almost anywhere!”
Donkey Kong Country Manual, Page 25

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Winky the Frog is an animal buddy from the original Donkey Kong Country. Since he is a frog, Winky can jump extremely high. He can also defeat enemies that Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong cannot defeat by themselves. Additionally, Winky is one of Cranky Kong's favorite animal buddies (along with Expresso the Ostrich). However, Winky is only playable in one game: the least number of playable appearances of all the animal buddies. In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, a Winky figurine can be seen in Cranky Kong’s Monkey Museum. Winky has similar abilities to another animal buddy, Rattly the Rattlesnake. Cranky Kong references him in the Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet.

In the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24", Cranky and Kiddy Kong are briefly seen riding Winky to an airport.

Appearances in Donkey Kong LevelsEdit

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  • Flibbits, the tropical frogs from Banjo-Kazooie, were based on Winky's design.

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