Gnawty's artwork from Donkey Kong Country.
|Leader||King K. Rool|
Really Gnawty and Very Gnawty
|Homeland||Donkey Kong Island|
|Games||Donkey Kong Country|
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong 64
There have been several enemies in the DK series that have very similar characteristics to them, such as the Neeks. They can be defeated easily, from the classic method of jumping on their head to using any type of barrel to the usage of Animal Buddies. There is a larger boss version called Very Gnawty, as well as Really Gnawty, which is defeated by jumping on its head. Gnawties appear in different colors, though there isn't any difference between the alternate colors. They are usually a lime-ish green color and resemble a beaver.
- Some fans consider them Donkey Kong's equivalent to the Goombas in the Mario series. This is supported by how they both only take one hit, and require jumping on their heads to defeat them.
- It should be noted that there is a beaver that lives in the Click Clock Wood on the Isle O' Hags, who is named Gnawty and appeared in Banjo-Kazooie. It is possible that he is of the same race as the Gnawties located on Donkey Kong Island and some believe him to be the same species as Very Gnawty and Really Gnawty.
- In Donkey Kong 64, Gnawty's are only found on Donkey Kong Isle, Jungle Japes, and Crystal Caves. However, more are found in Jungle Japes while a few is found on Donkey Kong Isle and one is found in Crystal Caves making them the least common enemy in the entire game.