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"You're in my waters, punk! I'll finish you!"
—Croctopus, DKC comic[1]
Croctopus
CroctopusCountry
Croctopus' artwork from Donkey Kong Country.
Leader King K. Rool
Homeland Donkey Kong Island


Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kongs
Games Donkey Kong Country

Croctopus are a species of octopus-like fish dwelling in the underwater levels of Donkey Kong Country. Their main attack pattern is to swim in set paths while spinning rapidly, with their poisonous tentacles extended. Croctopus are loosely based off the real-life Blue Ringed Octopus.

History

Donkey Kong Country

Unlike most underwater enemies, the Croctopus is completely invincible, as even Enguarde is unable to defeat them. There are two types of Croctopus; purple ones who usually just swim in circles repeatedly, blue Croctopus that are dormant until passed. They will then give chase. As such, they are feared, and the real only way to escape defeat is to run, or swim, rather, out of their way. They appear mainly in the last part of Coral Capers and a majority of "Croctopus Chase."

Donkey Kong Country (comic)

Croctopus-comic

As seen in the comic

Croctopus make an appearance as enemies to Donkey and Diddy in the German Club Nintendo comic adaptation of DKC. It attacks with its usual spinning tentacles however Enguarde easily manages to defeat it, as opposed to being hurt in-game.

Gallery

Sprites

Trivia

  • In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, a similarly named boss by the name of Kroctopus appear as the boss of Razor Ridge. Despite the similar name, they are extremely different in terms of attacking and appearance.
  • Unused sprites found in Donkey Kong Country's coding reveal that Croctopus, in the beta, was once able to be hurt, having a defeated sprite.[2]

References

  1. Page 9 of translation
  2. Unused sprite

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