A front view of Winky idling.

Winky 2

Winky the Frog, one of Cranky's favorite animal buddies.

'Winky the Frog is a fictional character in Nintendo's Donkey Kong series. He 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.

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