The Kritter sub-species is very common from Kremlings.
Leader King K. Rool
Homeland Crocodile Isle
Sub-Species Kritter
Affiliations Zinger
Enemies Kongs
The Kremlings are a race of anthropomorphic crocodiles in the Donkey Kong Series that have conflicts with the Kongs. They are often the main enemies in the series. The vast majority of them are members of the Kremling Krew, led by King K. Rool (with the sole exception being K. Lumsy).


The Kremling specie trademark are crocodile heads, sharp teeths, scaly skin, yellow bellies (majority), tails and nails in 3 toes. But difference is in the torsos, for example: The Kritter subspecies are bipedal[1] and Klaptrap subspecies are quadruped[2]. They all have different colors, as: green, purple, blue, brown, yellow, gray, orange, red and pink. There are features that non-repitil has, as: nipples, ears, horns and hair.

They also appear to be capable of breathing underwater, and they are immune to toxic waste, as shown in Toxic Tower from Donkey Kong Country 2.

Almost all of the Kremlings are or resemble a male. The only two known female Kremlings in the Donkey Kong series are Kass and Kalypso.

Society and culture

According to Lost World corners and statues, Kremlings was a primitive society where they set wooden spear in pits which possibly to protect Krocodile Kore power source. Like any reptile, the Kremlings live in swamps from Crocodile Isle[3] and Krocheads are primitive Kremlings that live these marshes.[4] The Kremlings also built a floating complex in close to Crocodile Isle.[5]

Evil Kremlings founded a pirate society called Kremling Kuthroats where they established a town[6], built two Kremling Galleons, they kept valuables looted in underground storages. Undead Kremlings as Kleever, Kloak, Kackle and Krossbones was these pirates. Possibly the Kremling Kuthroats supremacy began to implode by Kremean War where two galleons are wrecked.

The Kremling Krew formation by King K. Rool turned them into a race of toughened soldiers[7] and treated very poorly[8] for his cruel dictatorship. During the reign of Kremling Krew, they were characterized as technologically advanced, having created numerous machines, for example: robots, airships, fun fairs, submarines, warships, laser weapons and spacecrafts. They are shown as polluters where they establish harmful factories, waste natural resources from own island, toxic waste in castles and cause deforestations. They are also chemists for create gases types and poisons.

Individuals from this species were Wrinkly Kong's students[9], are also shown mindless for incorrect sums[10] and one them was caught for bring his sword to class.[11]

Notable Kremlings



  1. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 12
  2. Donkey Kong Country Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1994, p. 13
  3. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 50
  4. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 15
  5. Donkey Kong Land Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 15
  6. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 20
  7. K. Lumsy's words: "Sniff... K. Rool says I'm too soft to be a Kremling and I'm to stay in here until I've toughened up." - Donkey Kong 64
  8. Klubba's words: "Kap'n K. Rool treats us rotten. I hope yer scupper his plans!" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  9. Wrinkly's words: "I've found life too hectic at school with all those naughty Kremlings pestering me all the time!" - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  10. Wrinkly's words: "Well! Just look at those sums those Kremlings have done. Disgraceful!" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  11. Wrinkly's words: "I hope you're better behaved than those reptiles. Why, I even caught one sharpening his sword in class yesterday!" - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest