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Dixie Kong
The Whirling Ponytail
Universe DKSymbolSSBVDonkey Kong
Recent Game Wii U Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Availability Starter
Final Smash Kong Pow/TNT

Dixie Kong makes her first appearance as a playable character to the Super Smash Bros. franchise in Super 5mash Bros. 5. Dixie Kong is Diddy Kong's girlfriend and a member of the Kong circle of friends.She possesses a great strength in her ponytail and can easily whip her opponents around with her hair. However, one of the most useful aspects of her ponytail is the ability to float in the air by spinning rapidly. It allows Dixie Kong to float gracefully back down to the ground. Dixie Kong appears her usual appearance in recent Donkey Kong Country games.


Dixie Kong can use her ponytail for numerous purposes such as grabbing opponents and items, using it to float, using it as a tether, "punching", and reflecting projectiles. Game play wise, Dixie Kong is similar to Diddy Kong in that she is quick and fast but has the added benefit for increased reach due to her ponytail. In addition, she can float back down to the ground like Peach by holding up on the controller's control stick. Due to her small frame, she isn't that big of a target and can easily duck under and avoid attacks coming her way. Despite of these seemingly powerful strengths, her power output is less than Diddy Kong and is the weakest out the Kong cast. Her defenses are also below average with her shield weathering less hits than Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can. Finally, she is lighter than Diddy thus making her easier to knock and juggle around in the air.

Players who enjoy a quick, floaty character that has aerial dominance and spacing options will enjoy picking up Dixie. Her ponytail provides for attack that have a great reach, a speed and lightness that allows her to catapult herself over enemies, and the ability to stay in the air for extended periods of time. Just be careful of those powerful attacks that might launch Dixie into the stratosphere!


Move Set

Name Damage Description
Neutral Attack Kick, Kick, Ponytail Jab 2%, 2%, 3.2% Dixie Kong kicks forward and then turns around where she kicks from behind. Her continuous jab is her ponytail flailing behind her: slapping the opponent followed by a more powerful hair punch. Her ponytail takes the shape of a fist.
Forward Tilt Jumping Kick 7% Dixie Kong jumps up slightly, spins in the air, and kicks once following the spin. It connects good and launches more at the tip of her foot.
Up Tilt Ponytail Wave 9% Dixie Kong waves her ponytail over her head, slashing opponents above with it. It has good range though poor launch ability.
Down Tilt Groovy Dixie 8% Dixie Kong supports her herself with one hand while kicking low to the ground forward. It appears like a dance move.
Dash Attack Grounded Helicopter 4.2%, 2.4%, 3.8% Dixie Kong dashes forward while spinning; extended her ponytail which will deal damage even from a slight distance. The attack will hit once then push back the opponent with hitstun.
Forward Smash Ponytail Punch 12% (uncharged clean), 18% (charged clean), 9% (uncharged late), 15% (charged late) Dixie Kong forms a fist out of her own hair and twirls it before releasing it. It has amazing reach and does the most knockback with the fist. It will do vertical knockback if the attack comes out with the arm portion. Thus, the end part of the fist does the most damage and knockback.
Up Smash Three Way Kick 18% (uncharged), 25% (charged) Dixie Kong jumps upwards into the air and does several kicks. Dixie Kong does an upwards kick followed by a second kick and a launching kick that does knockback. It only does half the damage if the full attack doesn't connect. Great killing move if it connects fully.
Down Smash High Top 15% (uncharged), 19% (charged) Dixie Kong wraps himself in her hair and then unleashes it; causing Dixie Kong to spin like a top of the ground. It can have a slight vacuum effect that will pull in nearby opponents on high damages. It will launch opponents upwards with the final hit.
Neutral Aerial Heel Slam 6% Dixie Kong slams her heel downwards; causing a meteor or spike if it connects. It has slightly less reach than other attacks but it is a great attack to combo into.
Forward Aerial Hair Blade 3%, 3%, 3% Dixie Kong forms a sword with her hair and then slashes forward,; downward to upward. It deals 3 hits off damage as it progresses upwards. The last hit launches the opponent with knockback.
Back Aerial Hair Lash 12% Dixie Kong whips her hair around him; slamming the hair into opponent while Dixie Kong spins around in the air.
Up Aerial Headstand Kick 10% Dixie Kong flips upside down; slamming both feet into the air and knocking opponents upwards. It does high knockback at high percentages.
Down Aerial Ponytail Stab 7% (descent), 9% (impact) Dixie Kong descends downwards while stabbing with her ponytail; stabbing into the ground. It can cause Dixie Kong to suicide off the stage.
Grab --- --- Dixie Kong uses her hair to reach out and grab the opponent. It can be used as a tether and grab a hold of the ledge.
Pummel Hair Squeeze 2% Fast pummel; Dixie Kong squeezes the opponent with the strength of her hair.
Forward Throw Slamming Toss 7.8% Dixie Kong takes the opponent, jumps up, and slams them into the ground; spiking the opponent upwards.
Back Throw Arcmoon Throw 8.3% Dixie Kong grabs the opponent and swings them over her head to the other side; launching the opponent backwards.
Up Throw Hair Launcher 6% Dixie Kong twirls the opponent and then launches them upwards into the air.
Down Throw Body Stomp 5%, 4% Dixie Kong slams the opponent down below her, jumps up, and then slams both feet into the opponent; spiking them upwards.
Floor Attack (front/back) Hair Sweep 5.8% Dixie Kong swirls on both sides while twirling on one foot.
Floor Attack (trip) Leg Spin 5.3% Dixie Kong sweeps her leg forward; hitting below.
Edge Attack Hair Spin 6% Dixie Kong pulls herself up and pushes forward while hitting with the ponytail; dealing damage.


Special Custom Set A

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Bubblegum Popgun 3%-5% Dixie Kong can charge the attack and release it. Open release, it fires a wad of Bubblegum that can lock out opponents hit by it. If the gum hits the opponent while near the ground; they become stuck. Dixie Kong can fire the gum on the ground which will cause players to get stuck in it.
Custom 1 Exploding Gum Popgun 8%-10% The gum will cause an explosion when it contacts instead of hindering movements. It is also slower and travels less further than the default.
Custom 2 Burning Gum Popgum 2%-4% The gum burns instead of hindering movements. It will also induce a burning effect on the opponent who comes across the burning effect.
Side Special Locks of Love 6% (initial), 3% (per hit) Dixie Kong shoots her hair forward which does initial damage. Moving the controls tick up and down after releasing the hair and holding down the special button causes the hair to hit up, down, or forward. I resembles Sheik's previous side special. It can also be used as a tether.
Custom 1 Shocking Locks of Love 3% (initial), 5% (per hit) The attack delivers a shocking damage that causes more hitstun than the default. It is also quicker.
Custom 2 Power Locks of Love 7% (initial), 4% (per hit) Dixie Kong has more control with her hair with it moving much further up and down. It does more damage with more knockback but it is slower.
Up Special Helicopter Spin 2.8% (per hit) Dixie Kong will jump up into the air and then rotate down with slow grace. The ponytail can hit opponents. She can also attack out of it but enters into a helpless state.
Custom 1 Wild Helicopter Spin 4% Dixie Kong jumps into the air and has more control over the spinning but the spinning covers for distances. The floating has a less duration of time than before.
Custom 2 Windy Helicopter Spin 0% It doesn't deal damage but pushes away opponents as Dixie Kong descends back down.
Down Special Hair Shield 0% Dixie Kong wraps herself up in a shield made of her own hair. It is fairly weak but it has the added benefit of causing the opponent who elivered the attack to bounce backwards when they make contact.
Custom 1 Hardened Hair Shield 0% It doesn't cause the opponent to bounce back but it is much stronger and can weather attacks.
Custom 2 Hair Counter 12% The hair wraps Dixie Kong for a second. When the attack connects with the shield, it will push back and hits the opponent with a counter attack.

Special Custom Set B

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Ponytail Rotation 1.8% (loop), 2.3x (reflected) Dixie Kong spins rapidly and will attack opponents; launching them away after the loop. It will reflect any projectiles backwards with enhanced speed and power. The projectile is reflected back at the end of the animation.
Custom 1 Ponytail Flip 0% It doesn't deal damage but it will flip opponents backwards and gives them some ending lag. It will also reflect projectiles back with no change to the speed and power.
Custom 2 Sliding Ponytail Spin 1.3% (loop), 3.8% (reflected) Dixie Kong slides forward; giving her more recovery. It does less physical damage but it reflects opponents projectiles faster and gives it more power.
Side Special Orange Grenade 14% (clean), 10% (late) Dixie Kong can cook the grenade and then toss it; causing an explosion which launches opponents upwards. It will also bounce along the ground before exploding.
Custom 1 Large Orange Grenade 18% (clean), 14% (late) The grenade is much larger and bounces less but it has a larger impact radius and more damage output.
Custom 2 Sticky Orange Grenade 12% It will stick to the opponent or the ground upon being thrown. It does less damage and knocks opponents upwards. It can be detached.
Up Special Barrel Cannon 14% Dixie Kong summons a Barrel Cannon and jumps in. It will turn in full circle and pressing the special button causes Dixie Kong to be fired in that direction; dealing damage when she collides with an opponent. She can be damaged but won't eject out of the barrel until she takes too much damage.
Custom 1 Barrel Keg 22% (close), 18% (collision), 4% (Dixie Kong) Dixie Kong can fire off herself from the barrel. It creates an explosion which damages opponents close up. It does more damage but Dixie Kong has recoil damage.
Custom 2 Traveling Barrel Cannon 12% Dixie Kong summons the barrel cannon. She rotates more slowly and will move back and forth slightly.
Down Special Kiddy Kong 8% Dixie Kong summons Kiddy Kong and can carry him with her hair. It severely weighs down Dixie Kong but also increases her launch resistance. She can thrown Kiddy Kong by the special button and has a decent distance. It will knock into the opponent.. Kidding Kong will also roll forward, dealing additional damage.
Custom 1 High Impact Kiddy Kong 25% Dixie Kong chucks Kidding Kong though he will not roll forward. It does high damage and knockback but it has very short traveling distance. It also slows down Dixie Kong slightly more than the default.
Custom 2 Rolling Kiddy Kong 5% Dixie Kong rolls Kiddy Kong and will continuously push opponents backwards; dealing damage. It doesn't deal knockback but it does hitstun.

Final Smash

Name Damage Description
Final Smash 1 Kong Pow 28% Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong performs a Kong Pow together which launches them up into the air. If it KO's the enemy, s Golden Heart will appear. When Dixie Kong grabs one of the hearts, it heals her for 10%.
Final Smash 2 TNT 38% Dixie Kong summons a TNT barrel in the air, jumps up, and kicks it forward. It will land and then explodes in the center of the stage. If it makes contact with an airborne opponent, it will meteor them into the ground to ensure it explodes.


Italics means they have to be unlocked.

  • Dixie Kong fluffs her ponytail and smiles. (Up)
  • Dixie Kong gives a thumbs up, smiles, and winks at the camera. (Right)
  • Dixie Kong spins on her foot while her ponytails stretches out. (Left)
  • Dixie Kong does a flip and chattering. (Down)

Character Selection Screen

  • Dixie Kong claps her hands while jumping up and down.
  • Dixie Kong spins in a circle while her ponytail waves around her.
  • Dixie Kong adjusts her cap while giving a serious look on her face.

On Screen Appearance

  • Appears from the top of the stage; fluttering down via helicopter spin.
  • Dixie Kong explodes out of a DK barrel and fusses with her hair.
  • Appears via rocket barrel and lands on the stage.

Victory Animations

  • Dixie Kong jumps back and forth clapping and pumping her fist into the air.
  • Dixie Kong looks concerned at her hair as if it was damaged.
  • Dixie Kong spins like a helicopter but becomes dizzy from spinning too much.
  • Dixie Kong and Tiny Kong both jump into the air; giving each other high fives.
  • Dixie Kong pulls our her guitar and jams away on it.
  • Dixie Kong performs several dances moves and then stands up and poses; looking at the screen.

Fan Cheer

Female cheers that says "Dixie Kong! Dixie Kong!"

Losing Animation=

  • Dixie Kong is smiling while clapping.
  • Dixie Kong looks dizzy and sways back and forth.
  • Dixie Kong combs out her hair as if it was damaged with a very sad face.

Victory Fanfare

A flourished remix of Dixie Kong's theme from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble.

Fighting Stance

Dixie Kong has both hands on the ground and she bobs up and down with her ponytail.

Idle Poses

  • Dixie Kong shakes her fur slightly.
  • Shakes her head slightly while the ponytail waves back and forth.
  • Claps her hands twice.
  • Slightly raises up her hands and pushes them back onto the ground.

Misc Animations


Dixie Kong crouches down with both of her hands covered over her head.


Dixie Kong slowly crawls forward with both hands and feet.


Dixie Kong jumps up while raising her hands up. Her ponytail trails down behind her as well.


Dixie Kong twirls past; moving on both feet.


Dixie Kong moves forward on both hands and feet while the ponytail trails behind.


Dixie Kong launches forward while the ponytail flutters in the air.


Dixie Kong lays on the ground with her hand over her forehead.


Trips and lands on her butt.


Balances on one leg and tries to re-balance. The ponytail flutters behind her.

Home-Run Bat

Swings the bat with both hands.

Star KO

Goes "HOOOHHAAA!!!" in a female monkey voice.

Screen KO

Slams into the screen with face plastered against the screen. The ponytail shakes violently.


Dixie Kong's trophies can be earned by completing Classic Mode, Adventure Mode, All-Star Mode, and Boss Battle mode. In addition, further trophies can be found during matches and at the Trophy Shop.

Dixie Kong

Unlock: Classic Mode

Dixie Kong (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode


Dixie Kong (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode


Tiny Dixie Kong

Unlock: Boss Battle


Wrinkly Dixie Kong

Unlock: Boss Battle


Dixie Kong (Orange Grenade)

Unlock: Complete a Character Challenge


Dixie (Helicopter Spin)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge


Dixie Kong (Red)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

Dixie Kong (Cyan)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

Dixie Kong (Up)

Light Green

Unlock: Match or Trophy Shop

Country Dixie

Unlock: Complete a Captain Toad Character Challenge

Kong Pow

Unlock: All Star Mode


Unlock: All Star Mode

Alternate Costumes


Color Title Color Notes Status
Pink Pink Default coloration of Dixie Kong. Starter
Yellow Yellow --- Starter
Red Red Coloration resembles Diddy Kong. Starter
White White --- Starter
Blue Blue --- Starter
Light Green Green --- Starter
Purple Purple --- Starter
Green Green --- Starter
Cyan Cyan Coloration resembles Tiny Kong. Starter
Orange Orange --- Starter
Tiny Kong Blue Model is based off of Tiny Kong though only the clothes. Locked
Wrinkly Dixie White Dixie Kong's model looks like Wrinkly Kong as a ghost. Locked
Country Dixie Pink Model appears from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest. Locked

Reveal Trailer

"Missed Dinner Date"

Time: 2:30 Scene: The rainforest...

The reveal trailer opens up to a jungle expanse. In the distances, the trees begin to shake with birds bursting out. The camera then changes to two figures rushing through the jungles. Jumping out of the jungle over a cliff is Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. They fall down the cliff into the ravine; grabbing a hold of the vines and swinging across the valley. The next scenes shows montages of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong partaking in various playtime activities such as swimming, eating bananas, playing catch, and fighting against Kritters. Each montage shows the progression during the day with the end being nighttime.

It isn't until late in the night that they finally return home. Donkey Kong opens the door but gets launched out into the night while he bellows out loudly. Diddy Kong looks back behind him but then turns around and gets a punch to the face; causing him to skip along the ground as he screams. As he lands, he looks up and standing up against the door entrance is a shadowy figure standing against the light. The figure steps out from the doorway and shows herself. It's Dixie Kong! Diddy Kong looks up at Dixie Kong and stands up to come closer but Dixie Kong steps back into the hut and slams the door on Diddy Kong. It then transitions into the game play footage.

  • Dixie Kong is seem performing the helicopter spin onto the stage. When she lands, she does a pose.
  • The next scene pulls out her Bubblegum Popgum and fires it; causing Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Mario, and Link in the gum. She then runs forward and does her dash attack; knocking opponents upwards.
  • Dixie Kong uses her power to hover in the air while rotating and floating to the ground alongside Peach.
  • Dixie Kong uses her hair to pick up a barrel and toss it at opponents.
  • She stands next to Diddy and then uses her side smash to knock him out. She then does her up taunt.
  • Diddy Kong approaches again with Lip's Stick and appears to hold it out. Dixie Kong does her right taunt.
  • Dixie Kong cooks and throws an orange grenade which causes the opponent to be knocked upwards.
  • Dixie Kong runs alongside Peach, Zelda, Zero Suit Samus, and Toadette. They jump and Peach attacks Mario, Zelda, attacks Link, Zero Suit Samus attacks Ridley, Toadette attacks Toad, and Dixie Kong attacks Diddy Kong. Each one of the male fighters is KO'd.
  • Dixie Kong is shown on the stage "Sunset Shore" alongside Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong. It shows Dixie Kong&s pink hat and shirt, Diddy Kong's Red Cap and T-shirt, and Donkey Kong's red tie.
  • Dixie Kong captures Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong within her Final Smash which summons Tiny Kong. They perform Kong Pow which KO's the duo.

The scene then cuts to the Super Smash Bros. 5 logo.

Afterward, it cuts to Diddy Kong doing housework and chores while Dixie Kong is watching TV and painting her nails. Donkey Kong watches Diddy Kong with a sad face through the window.


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