|Winky the Frog|
Winky the frog, a helper of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
|Further Appearances||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest|
|Abilities||Very high jumping|
|Enemies||King K. Rool, Kremling Krew|
Winky the Frog is an Animal Buddy who made his first appearance in Donkey Kong Country. This helpful amphibian first shows up in the level Winky's Walkway in the second section of Donkey Kong Island. This particular stage properly introduces Winky's essential jumping abilities.
 Donkey Kong Country
This particular Donkey Kong Country installment was the only one in which Winky was actually available as a functioning Animal Buddy. His wonderful jump radius is extremely helpful for reaching high-stacked items such as Bananas and Life Balloons, not to mention overcome certain relentless enemies who take to the skies as a means of defense(including the typically invulnerable Zinger). Winkys powerful jump is also meant to reach secret bonus areas in which Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong could have never hoped to reach on their own.
 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Even though Winky doesn't make a playable appearance in this installment, being replaced in the jumping department by Rattly the rattlesnake, he still makes a comotose cameo as an in-game item that can be purchased in the shop.