Lanky Kong after activating his Power Pad
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong 64|
|Abilities||Inflating Lanky Kong like a balloon|
The Baboon Balloon (or Baboonus Balloonus) is the power granted to Lanky Kong after he stands upon a Power Pad bearing the likeness of his face. It can be purchased for a cost of 5 coins from Cranky Kong at Cranky's Lab. It is in the exact same shape as the musical instrument pads and can also only be activated while pressing a button/button combo after the respective character is standing directly on top of the space.
This particular Power Pad allows Lanky Kong to inflate which allows him to float through the air like a balloon in order to reach high and hard-to-reach places. Rather than inflating his entire body, like Mario does in Super Mario Bros. 2, only his stomach area inflates and the rest of his body is dragged along with it.