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Crash. Crash? Crash! My battery is fried. Make yourself useful, big brother, and bring an extra battery for me!

Coco Bandicoot's first line to Crash in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Coco Bandicoot is a recurring character in the Crash Bandicoot series and the highly intelligent, cute, and spirited younger sister of Crash Bandicoot. Just like her brother, Coco was an ordinary Eastern barred bandicoot until she was taken from the jungle and genetically enhanced by Nitrus Brio and Neo Cortex, then later escaped on her own. She often aids Crash by using her computer hacking techniques to assist him, building gadgets ideal for the situation or even tagging along with him in his journeys, using self-taught martial arts to defend herself. She first appeared in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and her first appearance as a playable character was in Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Since then, she has appeared in every mainline Crash game.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Coco is first seen in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back living on N. Sanity Island with Crash. One day, when the battery for her laptop runs out, she sends Crash off to find a replacement battery for her. When Coco discovers that Crash is gathering crystals for Cortex, she becomes suspicious of Cortex and decides to hack into his computer to see what he's really up to. What she finds are detailed schematics for an improved Cortex Vortex and a suspicious-looking space station. She learns of Cortex's real plan, just as Crash has gathered all the crystals, and reveals Cortex's intentions to Crash before he can give the crystals to Cortex. She appears beside her brother and N. Brio when they are preparing to destroy the Cortex Vortex.

Crash Bandicoot: Dansu! De Jump! Na Daibouken

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Coco briefly appears in the early chapters Dansu! De Jump!, with a smaller role than the manga's source material, Cortex Strikes Back. When Crash falls into a depression after Tawna leaves him in the first chapter, Coco gives him a pep-talk and encourages him to improve himself in order to get over Tawna and become "irresistable" - though mostly, she just wants him to stop moping around. After Crash gets kidnapped by Cortex, she gets left behind.

She reappears for a single page at the beginning of chapter 4, Deep in the ruins...!, where she reprimands Crash for leaving without telling her before going back home on her scooter.

She has a more significant role in the two bonus chapters, since they're based on Warped rather than Cortex Strikes Back, matching her roles in said games.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Coco on her jet ski in Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

In Crash Bandicoot: Warped (in which she is a playable character), Coco is called upon by Aku Aku to use Nefarious Tropy's Time Twister Machine and gather the powerful crystals in their original places before Cortex does so. Coco helps by gathering the crystals in 17th century Imperial China, the 18th century Pacific Ocean, and World War I Europe. She is not in very many levels in this particular game. She is also responsible for the defeat of N. Gin on the moon, with her new pet tiger, Pura, assisting her.

Crash Team Racing

Coco in Crash Team Racing

Coco is a playable character in Crash Team Racing. Her home track in the game is Coco Park. She appears in the intro, powering her kart through her laptop. Her garage, where she keeps her kart, doubles as a hi-tech computer room full of gigantic consoles and monitors which she constantly works on. In the game's epilogue, Coco opens up her own internet dating service after the events of the game. Even though it isn't going well, share prices are through the roof.


Speed: 4/6
Accel: 4/4
Turn: 2/4
Difficulty: Intermediate

Crash Bash

Coco in Crash Bash

In Crash Bash, Coco is summoned by Aku Aku to battle against Uka Uka's team in a fight of good and evil alongside her big brother. But, Aku Aku forces Uka Uka to hand over two of his team as he has too many and chooses Tiny Tiger and Dingodile. Her stats are equal to her big brother. In the Crate Crush mini game, she can spin crates far while moving, although her throwing range isn't good. In Polar Push, she can push two times in a row and has great pushing power. In Tank Wars, she shoots average moving fireballs. Her best stat is in the Pogo mini games where she is faster than Crash on her pogo sticks. Her taunt is whistling at the other players in the game. When she wins, she laughs triumphantly.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

Coco in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex.

In The Wrath of Cortex, Coco activates a new portal chamber she created for Crash to use when the Elementals wreak havoc on Earth. She helps Crash gather the power crystals needed to stop the Elementals by collecting them in a tsunami-ravaged Asia and an avalanche zone. She also stops an armada of Cortex's space stations from striking Earth. Near the end, she helps Crash and Crunch escape from Cortex's malfunctioning space station.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

In The Huge Adventure, Coco builds a device that reverses the effects of Cortex's Planetary Minimizer with the power of the crystals. In the complete ending she uses the relics and the gems as well to destroy Cortex's space station.

Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced

In N-Tranced, Coco is abducted by N. Trance and is hypnotized alongside Crunch and Fake Crash. Coco battles Crash in a large battleship inside an active volcano, with Crash attacking the craft while it is reloading its weaponry. Upon snapping out of N. Trance's control, Coco becomes a playable character, gathering two crystals in space whilst escaping a fireball. See also Coco Bandicoot (boss fights).

Crash Nitro Kart

She returns as a playable character in this game and is a member of Team Bandicoot with Crash, Crunch and Fake Crash. She has good turning like N. Gin, Polar, Zam and Pura. In the intro, Coco is on her laptop and next to the kart. After Team Bandicoot defeats Nash, she hacks into his brain and puts him to sleep, saying he needed some. In the end, she's seen reading a book with Polar next to her. Coco didn't show any anger or distress about Pura and Polar being brainwashed by N. Trance.


Console GBA
Speed: 2/7
Accel: 4/7
Turn: 6/7
Difficulty: Beginner
Speed: 8/10
Accel: 5/10
Turn: 10/10
Difficulty: Beginner

Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage

In Ripto's Rampage, Coco teams up with the Professor to track down Ripto and Doctor Cortex. Later in the game, they're both kidnapped by Doctor Cortex's niece, Nina Cortex, who keeps them locked up in cages. After being freed from her cage, Coco suggests that Crash and Spyro put a tracer on Cortex and Ripto as to allow the heroes to track the villains back to their hideout. Coco's last major contribution to the story is constructing a portal to Cortex's and Ripto's lair.

Crash Twinsanity

Coco Bandicoot in Crash Twinsanity.

In Twinsanity, Coco is happily chasing a butterfly before she's paralyzed by Cortex in order to lure Crash into a trap. Much later, Coco believes that Cortex kidnapped Crash, and travels to the Iceberg Lab to confront him. With a swift kick, she attacks Cortex and sends the Power Crystals he was holding flying into the Psychetron. The resulting chain reaction leaves Coco paralyzed again until the end of the game. She is last seen in the final cutscene, gasping in shock as the Psychetron shrinks down Cortex and deposits him inside Crash's brain.

Crash Tag Team Racing

Coco is a playable character in Crash Tag Team Racing. Her clashed weapon is the Sticky Lightning Gun. In the game's story, Coco discovers the sole clue to whoever stole Von Clutch's MotorWorld's Power Gems has led to Wumpa Whip. Because of Crash's high consumption of the beverage, she briefly believes (along with the others) that Crash is the culprit, despite the fact that Willie Wumpa Cheeks is the park's lone source of Wumpa Whip. At the end of the game, Coco, Crash and Crunch were offered the park's deed, but Coco returns it to Von Clutch, to whom she feels it belongs. Here, Coco's notable change is her personality, which differs from the other games. She is a lot more boisterous and rough. She seems to be a bit of a bully to Crash in this game when interacted with.

Crash Boom Bang!

Coco as she appears in Crash Boom Bang!

Coco plays a central role in Boom Bang!, in which she is invited by the Viscount to the World Cannonball Race in his search for the Super Big Power Crystal. Coco's appearance is very different in this game.

​​​​​Crash of the Titans

Coco in Crash of the Titans.

In Crash of the Titans, Coco is in the intro where she is seen with a device to recycle butter. She is captured by Dr. Neo Cortex's airship and is taken to Cortex Castle. When Nina replaces her uncle, Dr. Neo Cortex, Nina has Coco brainwashed and is forced to finish the Doominator. She ends up completing the device, but is rescued by Crash and is able to stop it at the end of the game. She eats pancakes with Crash and Crunch in celebration at the end of the game. When the Doominator crashes into Wumpa Island, she cares more about her stuff than any damage to the surrounding area.

Crash: Mind Over Mutant

Coco Bandicoot's official artwork in Crash: Mind Over Mutant.

Coco is a playable character in the cooperation mode of the Wii and Xbox 360 versions of Crash: Mind Over Mutant. Because her animations would take up too much memory in the PlayStation 2 version of the game, she is replaced by Carbon Crash, a white version of Crash Bandicoot. At the beginning of the game, Coco converts the Doominator's eye into an entertainment system. After seeing an infomercial advertising the "NV", a do-anything personal digital assistant, she receives an NV along with Crunch and quickly becomes addicted. Soon enough, the NV transforms her into a ferocious beast who tries to destroy Crash using a giant basketball-launching machine. After being defeated and informed (to her disappointment) that the NV had a negative influence on her, she uses the Doominator's eye to access Cortex's blog and learn what Cortex is planning. She is accessible as the second player's character from that point on. By the end of the game, Coco is still obsessed with trying to find a way to recycle butter for some reason. Coco has one other available skin that can be worn by accessing the chest inside of Crash's house. This other skin is the same clothing from Crash of the Titans (minus the headband) and her hair is in a pony tail. Carbon Crash is also one of Coco's skins.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Coco reappears as a fully playable character for most levels in the remake's versions of the first three games, as opposed to only being playable in a few levels in Warped. In the canon, Coco was able to achieve this by hacking into N. Tropy's Time Twister using her laptop and traveling through time. She is available from the start in the third game, but must be unlocked in the first two games by defeating their respective first bosses.

This means that she can use the Super Powers that have been collected from bosses in Warped. As mentioned before, there are levels that Coco cannot enter because they were specifically designed for Crash. For instance, Coco does not ride Crash's motorcycle in the original nor does she swim underwater, yet she's still fully playable in the plane stages. She also cannot enter any Boss stages, except for N. Gin in Warped.

Coco Bandicoot, as she appears in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.

Levels that bar Coco from entry

Skylanders Academy

Coco appeared alongside her brother in the season three (and series) finale of Skylanders Academy.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Coco is a playable character in Nitro-Fueled. In the game's epilogue, she begins a video game streaming service company. Despite the company not making enough revenue, its share prices remain high.

Baby Coco, as she appears in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

This game also marks the debut of Baby Coco, an infant version of Coco, who is available alongside Baby Crash and Baby T during the Back N. Time Grand Prix. In a similar manner to Cortex and N. Tropy at the end of Warped, the premise of this Grand Prix explained that Coco and Crash were transformed into babies after Fake Crash stole and altered time with N. Tropy's staff. Just like the more grown-up Coco, Baby Coco is an Acceleration-specialized character in the Intermediate class. She is also carrying around a toy mobile phone, just like how the regular Coco carries around a smartphone in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Baby Coco is bought in the game's Pit Stop as a Character Bundle for 3375 Wumpa Coins, which further includes a Baby Coco sticker, a Pastel paint job, and a Floating Flowers decal for the Nostalginator.


Coco Bandicoot Baby Coco

Speed: 4/7
Accel: 7/7
Turn: 3/7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Driving Style: Acceleration

Speed: 4/7
Accel: 7/7
Turn: 3/7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Driving Style: Acceleration

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Coco Bandicoot, as she appears in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

Coco is a primary protagonist alongside Crash in It's About Time. Any level playable as Crash is playable with Coco as well (with the exception of Crash-specific flashback tape levels). As in the N. Sane Trilogy, the two control identically. She is unlocked as a playable character after completing N. Sanity Peak and opening the Dimensional Map.

Coco is first seen at N. Sanity Peak, where she and Aku Aku have discovered a quantum rift, a literal hole in space that serves as a gateway between dimensions. With the help of the Quantum Masks and other allies, she and Crash travel the dimensions in order to stop Nefarious Tropy and Neo Cortex from rewriting history. Throughout the game's story, Coco frequently acts as Crash's "voice", delivering exposition and conversing with characters as her brother does not. In particular, she forms a strong bond with an alternate-dimension version of Tawna whom they meet during their journey.

Ten flashback tape levels are exclusive to Coco which delve into her backstory and relationships to other characters. She was created some time between the events of Crash Bandicoot and Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and eventually snuck out of Cortex Castle via a "super secret emergency escape hatch".

In the 100% ending epilogue, it is revealed that Coco tried (and failed) to invent the world's first self-flying flying car, and later gained fame as an e-sports champion, naming herself "Kickass Coco".

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

Coco as she appears in On The Run!

Coco appears in On the Run! as a playable character, helping Crash to defeat the villains. She had built a new base on Wumpa Island, using labs to create Portal Weapons to defeat the bosses and using the mission computer to track their location. Earlier on in the game she serves as the tutorial guide, giving Crash (and through him, the player) tips and advice on how to play the game.



From the moment she is introduced, Coco is established as an "annoying younger sibling" sort of character and uses Crash to perform certain errands whenever she sees fit. Her work ethic can be best described as domineering; most of the time, she only works on what she wants to do and largely ignores what really needs to be done, such as cleaning the house (as displayed in Crash: Mind Over Mutant). Despite this, Coco is generally depicted as responsible, smart, kind-hearted, good-natured and high spirited, her educated wit often contrasted by an innocent demeanor. Despite their contrasting personalities, Coco is far from prissy and is generally tolerant, if not outright amused by Crash's behavior. She also shares his altruistic code, even to some enemies (as Crash had taken sympathy on Krunk in Nitro Kart, Coco felt pity for Nash, using her hack smarts to make the "poor shark thingy" take a much-needed nap).

She is great with technology as she carries a pink/turquoise laptop occasionally and is skilled at hacking, as seen in Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, when she intercepts Cortex's messages to convince her brother not to listen to him. Below the Bandicoot House lies Coco's VR Hub System, which resides in a secret lab seen in Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. It works similar to the Time Twister in that it can warp to different places around the world, the only difference being that it remains in the present time. She is a fan of martial arts films and masculine sports such as wrestling and NASCAR. In Crash Tag Team Racing, Coco's personality is different: she is more preppy, loud, ditzy, sassy, often makes eccentric poses, and likes beauty and shopping. Coco has an unexplained grudge against Nina Cortex starting from Crash Tag Team Racing, something that ends up requited after she openly competes for superiority above her in Crash of the Titans.

Coco is generally depicted a lucid foil for Crash, often taking the role of straight man or spokesman whenever Aku Aku isn't around. She is not without her own ditzy moments, however, and is certainly not immune to the same slapstick buffoonery that so often befalls her brother, sometimes even quite wilfully. In general, if there is one personality vice that even Crash controls better than Coco, it is temper. Unlike her big brother, who is generally blasé or oblivious to humiliation and comical abuse, Coco can get easily frustrated, if not outright tantrum prone, when the joke is on her or the undesired results occur. She will frequently sulk or vent anger if she fails to complete her goal. Coco can also be impulsive as a result, when she believes Cortex to have kidnapped Crash in Crash Twinsanity she recklessly attacks him, ruining their cooperated efforts and electrocuting herself in the process. Some of Coco's less-thought-through inventions also often fabricate through this disposition.

From Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy onwards, Coco was given a lot more silly and cheerful personality that parallels with the goofball aspects of her brother. While she still retains her genius intellect and more mature attributes, Coco will frequently laugh at or even take part in Crash's silliness. This new aspect of her personality was first introduced in the N. Sane Trilogy, where she will laugh at Crash's idle animations, such as when he drops a wumpa fruit on his head or gets tangled up in his yo-yo. This iteration of Coco also tends to act like a goofball on her own, as she will often make silly faces while taking selfies and even has her own take on Crash's dance in her idle animations. These aspects of her personality are further developed in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, where she does silly things during her podium animations such as pretending to get poisoned by a wumpa fruit with her princess skin. In the ending, she even encourages her brother to do the Crash dance with her. This is also the first game where Coco was introduced to have a liking for video games, as she begins a game streaming service company in the epilogue.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time expands upon the new elements that were added to Coco's personality. In addition to being a lot more cheerful and silly, she is more outgoing, mischievous, dynamic, and easygoing. Coco also has a more excited, upbeat, and can-do attitude when it comes to joining Crash on his adventures or fighting enemies. She does occasionally get annoyed and grossed out by Crash such as when he jumped into her arms after being frightened by N. Brio and when he picked up the egg that N. Brio laid, but for the most part Crash and her often come to an agreement on things. In the ending, Coco cheerfully plays video games with Tawna and then encourages Crash to join them. Coco's interest in video games is further emphasized when it is revealed that she became an esports champion in the epilogue.

While earlier games tended to convey them more as an equal brains and brawn division, recent games imply Coco to be a more stable successor to Crash as a result of being the later of Cortex's bandicoot mutants. In It's About Time, she tends to outclass Crash as much in the physical side of things as the intellectual side, always being nimble and cautious enough to avoid the same pratfalls as her brother. Her On The Run bio states Coco could easily supplant Crash as the world's saviour if she wanted to. In earlier games however, role reversals were more common. Coco sometimes had a penchant for getting easily captured or making vital errors that Crash would (surprisingly) avoid. Some titles such as Tag Team Racing also depict Coco as more arrogant and petulant than Crash due to her greater intellect (something which, along with her rather poor detective skills, gets her labelled as dumb as her peers by an irritated Willie Wumpa Cheeks).

Coco also has a habit of taking her laptop, or tablet, anywhere she goes. In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Coco always carries it while the player is controlling her. She doesn't appear to be too concerned with it getting damaged however, as she is willing to use it to shield herself from boxes falling on her head and to grind on rails. She treats her phone in a similar manner, as she will throw it in the air as it starts to malfunction in one of her idle animations and she even throws it on the ground and kicks it in one of her podium animations in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

Physical Appearance

Coco's appearance in Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

In contrast to Crash's cartoony physical appearance, Coco's figure is more realistically proportioned. Like most characters in the series, her stature is inconsistent, frequently switching between being shorter or taller than her "big brother". In all of her appearances, she is shown to have green eyes, a full head of long blonde hair, usually tied up in a ponytail, and with a blue/pink/purple/green flower stuck on the side. From her first appearance up to Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Coco wears a white shirt, light-blue overalls (with one strap undone), pink shoes, and hair tied up at the back. Starting with Crash Nitro Kart, Coco changed from a young girl to a grown-up teenager. Although she still wears a flower in her hair, Coco's clothes and physique became visually more mature and feminine. She also wears sky blue jeans with pink stripes and a white midriff-baring T-shirt with sky blue trims a pink petaled smiling flower on it while her shoes' soles were slightly heightened, making her a little taller. She wears the same outfit in Crash Twinsanity, though her jeans now have dark blue; she also wears her jeans tucked into the back of her shirt and reveals her stomach. In Crash Tag Team Racing, her outfit was altered: her flower symbol was replaced by a red star, her shoes gained orange lines and her jeans appeared to be denim and have a white belt to hold them up, she also no longer wears her jeans tucked into the back of her shirt, revealing Coco's back side along with her stomach. An unlockable costume in the same game has Coco dressing up in a blue and pink princess attire.

In Crash of the Titans, Coco's attire is very similar to what she wore in Crash Tag Team Racing, though the sleeves on her T-shirt have become a light-blue color. Coco does not wear her hair in a ponytail or wear a flower in it in this installment, instead of having her hair straight down and wearing a blue headscarf and is seen as much more grown-up. The shape of her head is also altered. Coco's design is altered once more for Crash: Mind Over Mutant, in which her head is back to the original shape. She once again wears her hair in a ponytail with two strands up front, wears goggles on her forehead, and has larger, more expressive eyes. Coco now wears a pendant bearing a symbol of a cog with a heart-shaped hole over a lightning bolt (which is imprinted on the soles of her shoes). Her jeans also became yellow with a holster for a flashlight, kneepads and her shoes went from pink to brown. She can also wear her Titans clothes as a skin, with her sleeves and jeans now a faded purple.

Coco's design in Skylanders Academy seems to be a combination of her appearance in Crash of the Titans and Mind Over Mutant, with her pants being brown, holding a holster for her boomerang and gloves with metal knuckles just like Crash. The N. Sane Trilogy has Coco return to her original appearance, with her T-shirt now having pink trimmed sleeves, she wears pink eyeshadow and her overalls now have denim detailing and belt loops.

In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Coco has more of a cartoony physical appearance and dresses similarly to her original design with the white T-shirt, overalls, ponytail, and pink shoes. However, she now wears several additional accessories that makes her look more like a mechanic, including a pair of goggles on her forehead, a pink utility belt with a item pouch attached to it, and a heart-shaped patch sewed to the right knee of her overalls. She no longer has a flower in her hair but now wears an earing on one ear, a pink bracelet over her right wrist, and has a pink sports bra and boyshorts which serve as her underwear. Instead of a laptop, she now carries a tablet with stickers on it.


Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

  • Manual

“Coco is the spirited younger sister of Crash and is highly intelligent. When her face isn’t glued to a computer screen, she’s trying to get Crash’s relaxed life more organized. Count on Coco to hack into Cortex’s plans to warn Crash with some important information.”

Crash Team Racing

  • Manual

“Crash’s smart kid sister and all around computer genius, Coco has really taken to racing. She’s put in some computer chips to speed up her kart’s acceleration. Coco’s ride gets off the line faster than other karts like any good sprint kart should.”

Crash Bash

  • Manual (NTSC-U)

“Crash’s cute and brainy little sister, Coco is equally as fast and nimble as her brother. In Bash arenas, she can get to Stone Blocks and TNT in record time. Her well-trained polar bear however, isn’t as hard charging as other bears but maneuvers quickly. Of course, she is teamed with Aku Aku who tends to be especially protective over her.”

  • Manual (PAL)

“COCO BANDICOOT – Crash’s sister”

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

  • Manual

“Coco, Crash’s little sister, was also snatched from the jungle and genetically enhanced by Cortex. She is a super-smart computer expert, with a love of Hong Kong martial art movies, and one heck of a scooter rider! She’s always there to back her big bro up, and not afraid to mix it up herself.”

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

  • Manual

"Crash's brilliant sister. If Crash can retrieve the Earth's crystals, Coco will use them to power her machine and reverse effects of Cortex's Planetary Minimizer!"

Crash Nitro Kart

  • Manual

“Crash’s smart kid sister now has all-new vehicles to toy with. She has programmed her kart’s wheels to balance their speed better, which gives her much better turning ability.”

Crash Boom Bang!

  • In-Game

“Crash's younger sister and one smart girl.”

Crash Village

  • In-Game

"Smart, cute and nice sums up Coco Bandicoot. Mutated shortly after Crash, Coco is much smarter than Crash. Coco is a genius with technology and her help has been instrumental in stopping super-villains like Cortex over the years. Like her brother, Coco is completely fearless and willing to take any chance."[2]

Crash Nitro Kart 2

  • In-Game

“She prefers maneuverability to speed.”

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

  • Promo

“If it wasn’t for Crash’s super smart sister, it’s likely he’d still be dozing on a beach somewhere, blissfully unaware that the universe was in danger. She’s inherited all the spinning self-confidence and bandicoot bottle of her brother, so who’s to say she wouldn’t just do it all on her own?”



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Crash Bandicoot

Crash and Coco have a strong sibling relationship despite their distinct personalities. Although Coco frequently uses Crash as an errand boy, she genuinely cares for his well-being and goes as far as physically attacking Cortex when she believes that Crash was "kidnapped by Cortex". Like her brother, Coco has a fearless nature and is willing to take any chance, unafraid of making mistakes. Despite not being as adventurous as her big brother, Coco still tags along with him to help with any technological problem and occasionally gets in on the adventuring herself as Crash's partner. From Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy onwards, Crash and Coco have a stronger sibling relationship than ever before. Coco has more of a goofball and cheerful personality that parallels a lot more with her brother. She will laugh at the silly things Crash does in his idle animations and even participates in her brother's silliness with her own take on the Crash dance. This is further displayed in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled where she encourages Crash to do his signature dance with her. In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Crash and Coco are more of an action duo and it is showcased that they enjoy doing things together. Whether it's insulting their enemies or planning what to do next, Crash and Coco often come into agreement on things. When Coco was disappointed that Tawna wasn't going to join them, Crash placed his hand on her shoulder in sympathy. In the ending, Coco encourages Crash to play video games with her.

Aku Aku

Like Crash, Aku Aku treats Coco as his own child. There are times where they may reach conflict, though they care very much for each other. Coco may sometimes dismiss Aku Aku's wisdom to her own detriment, however, as was the case in Crash: Mind Over Mutant.

Crunch Bandicoot

As de facto siblings, Coco sometimes bickers with Crunch, especially when he attempts to order her around; this results in the two having a mixed relationship. In Crash Tag Team Racing, she comforts him when Von Clutch dies, but in Crash: Mind Over Mutant, she tells him he's not the boss of her or Crash. Despite this, she uses Crunch to threaten Crash from time to time, due to his metal arm and the fact that he's bigger than both of them: ("Wait until I tell Crunch! You are toast buddy!" - Crash Tag Team Racing).


During Warped, Coco found Pura on the Great Wall of China, which he helped her get across to get the crystals. Pura later helped Coco battle against N. Gin on the moon. After the Time Twister collapsed, Crash, Aku Aku and Coco rescued Pura and Coco took the tiger in as her own pet. They're very close, as shown by their concept art.

Nina Cortex

Coco dislikes Nina. This is shown in Crash Tag Team Racing, Crash of the Titans and Crash: Mind Over Mutant. However, Nina doesn't return this rival attitude besides disliking her for being on Crash's side.

N. Gin

While Coco lived at Cortex Castle, N. Gin was impressed by her technological abilities, even considering mentoring her. He is somewhat of a rival to Coco in mechanical engineering, and in Warped they pit their inventions against one another. In Crash of the Titans N. Gin seems to detest her for being a girl, and in Mind Over Mutant he implied that he wanted to eat her. In Crash Tag Team Racing, she asks Crash if he thinks N. Gin is cute and remarks that she likes the way he waddles.

Tawna (It's About Time)

While Coco reveals that the original Tawna had a falling out with her and Crash, alternate Tawna develops a strong bond with them and is even hinted to have had a close relationship with them in her own universe. Coco is impressed by Tawna's abilities and was eager for her to join them. This is displayed in her disappointment with Tawna leaving them behind since she preferred to fly solo and when Coco sadly said that they were supposed to be a team when Tawna left them on Oxide's ship. This version of Tawna appears to be more of a big sister to Coco, as Coco and Tawna can be seen holding hands in the cutscenes and competitively playing video games together and cheering each other on in the ending.


In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, Coco is voiced by Vicki Winters in the English version. She is voiced by Hynden Walch in the English version of Crash Team Racing. She is portrayed by Laurence Dourlens in the French version of Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Sauvane Delanoë in the French versions of Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash. Monica Ward voices Coco in all of the Italian versions. Haruna Ikezawa voices Coco in the Japanese versions of all her PlayStation appearances. In the Italian versions, Coco is voiced by Antonella Baldini. In the English versions of all her speaking appearances as of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, she is voiced by Debi Derryberry, who, as of 2008's Crash: Mind Over Mutant, is the voice actor with the longest stay in the series. She is voiced by Lucille Boulanger in the French version of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and by Patricia Legrand (who also voices Nina Cortex and the Bratgirls in the series) in the French versions of her speaking appearances as of Crash Nitro Kart. In the Italian version, Coco is voiced by Federica Valenti from Crash Tag Team Racing to Crash: Mind Over Mutant. She is voiced by Ema Kogure in the Japanese versions of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Twinsanity, by Satomi Arai in the Japanese version of Crash Tag Team Racing and by Risa Tsubaki in Crash Boom Bang! and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.


Crash? Crash! Crash! My battery's fried! Make yourself useful, big brother, and bring an extra battery for me.

Coco, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Pass it on!

Coco, Crash Team Racing

I hacked into his brain and put him to sleep. He looked like he needed some, the poor shark thingy.

Coco, Crash Nitro Kart

You monster! Let my brother go!

Coco, Crash Twinsanity

Hiya, Crashy-poo!

Coco, Crash Tag Team Racing

You won't get away with this! Crash will come for me and kick your butt!

Coco, Crash of the Titans

If I get this Doominator eye working, we'll have the best entertainment system of all time! It'll play games, watch movies, and dispense butter! It'll be the mother of all TiVos!

Coco, Mind Over Mutant

Sounds like it's time to kick some N. Tropy butt!

Coco, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time


See: Coco Bandicoot/Gallery

Names In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic كوكو بانديكوت
Kuku Bandikut
(same as English)
Traditional Chinese 袋狼可可
Dài láng kěkě
Coco the Thylacine
Simplified Chinese 可可狼
Kěkě láng
Coco Wolf
Japanese ココ・バンディクー
Koko bandikū
(same as English)
Korean 코코 밴디쿳
Koko Baendikus
(same as English)
Russian Коко Бандикут
Koko Bandikut
(same as English)
Thai โคโค แบนดิคู้ต
Khokho bæn di khū̂ t
(same as English)


  • Debi Derryberry, the voice actress for Coco, is also the voice behind many TV characters, such as Jimmy Neutron.
  • Coco has her own theme in Cortex Strikes Back which plays during her holograms, although it's not easy to make out as it is masked by her dialogue. The game's composer Josh Mancell has uploaded a pre-console version of the theme onto his SoundCloud.
  • Coco uses leetspeak in Crash Nitro Kart for some of her in-race lines.
  • She was originally meant to be playable in Crash Twinsanity, where she would assist Crash and Cortex. Like in Wrath of Cortex, she would have her own levels.
  • Coco's laptop is hot pink in almost all appearances. However, in Crash Nitro Kart's intro, it is same shade of sky blue as her jeans, although the laptop returns to being pink during her podium defeat animation.
  • In Crash Team Racing, when Coco loses, there is the Naughty Dog Logo on her laptop that can be seen when she comes in second place. When she comes in third place, you can see the Naughty Dog signature paw print on the laptop's screen.
    • The Naughty Dog logo returns to her laptop in both the N. Sane Trilogy and It's About Time. The logo can also be seen on Coco's phone in the N. Sane Trilogy and Nitro-Fueled.
  • She's the only character in Crash Nitro Kart to have five fingers.
  • In the Japanese epilogue of Crash Bash, it is stated that Coco dreams of becoming an idol singer. When her computer generates a holographic image of her future self as a matured music star, Crash briefly mistakes it for Tawna.
  • In Nitro-Fueled, silhouettes of Coco's default victory animation are used as the Nitro Squad's papparazzi for their podium animations.
  • According to Charles Zembillas, Coco was concepted as a teenager in the Naughty Dog titles.
  • The flashback tape "Overall Fitness Exam" of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time reveals that Cortex picked out her overalls (which originally belonged to N. Brio) after trying out several outfits for her.
  • According to Japanese canon, Coco's birthday is on May 5th. It is because it can be formatted as 5/5, which can be read as "ko-ko" in Japanese, spelling her name.


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