Ding-A-Ling are small bell-like creatures and members of the Smithy Gang.
Mario and his allies encounter the Ding-A-Lings in Smithy's factory. They, along with their ally Count Down, guard an early part of the factory. The Ding-A-Lings use Count Down as a puppet to attack Mario and co.
Ding-A-Ling can attack physically or use special moves, such as Dark Star, which is similar to the special attack used by Mallow, but targets a single character for high damage, Doom Reverb, which casts silence against a single character and Fear Roulette, which KOs a party member at random.