Lanky's artwork from Donkey Kong 64.
|Powers||Stretching, inflating, etc.|
|Affiliation(s)||Kong Family, Animal Buddies|
|Game(s)||Donkey Kong 64|
|First appearance||Donkey Kong 64 (1999)|
|Latest appearance||Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (cameo)|
Lanky's first appearance was in the Nintendo 64 game Donkey Kong 64. In this game Lanky is one of the many Kongs imprisoned by the Kremling Krew at the start of the game. Lanky is found in the Llama's temple in the area Angry Aztec, Donkey Kong and his Coconut Shooter are needed to release Lanky from his imprisonment by the Kremlings.
Throughout the game Lanky gains a variety of bizarre abilities from drinking Cranky Kong's various potions. Some of these abilities include Lanky walking on his hands, inflating himself like a balloon and walking on his hands at super-fast speeds. Lanky's weapon is the Grape Shooter, a long blow tube that shoots large grapes. His instrument is trombone, which allows him to use the powerful Trombone Tremor attack.
Lanky briefly appears in one of Funky's mini-games the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble.
Donkey Kong 64
- Lanky's exact relation to the Kong Family is unknown. It is speculated by some that he may be a distant cousin of the family. Lanky may also be a member of the orangutan-like Kongs known as the Manky Kongs who are encountered in the game Donkey Kong Country. This is a logical assumption as Lanky does bare some resemblance to a Manky Kong.
- For an unknown reason, Lanky Kong is commonly associated with water. In Donkey Kong 64, his color was blue, which is commonly associated with water. He also was the only Kong who could become Enguarde in that game, and his only boss fight by himself was against a fish in a boat.
- According to Donkey Kong 64, Lanky currently holds the record for the longest reach in the world, and it is shown that Lanky has a remarkable reach during his final battle against King K. Rool.