Artwork of a Lurchin
Leader KAOS
Homeland Northern Kremisphere
Sub-Species Barbos
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III

Lurchin are common sea-urchin enemies found in a majority of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!'s levels that feature water. Lurchin are green colored urchins that have spiky, harmful shells. A larger version called Barbos is it's boss form.


Donkey Kong Country 3

Lurchin, as stated above, appear in various levels that feature water. Even some boardwalk levels have them. Their attack pattern is to stay in place and slowly open and close their shell. Contact with its spiky shell will injure a Kong or Enguarde the Swordfish. Lurchin's weakness is its flesh; when it opens it's shell, Enguarde can stab his bill at the Lurchin and defeat it. The blue Nibbla can also eat it. Note that when it eats it, it becomes angrier. Enguarde's way of killing it is also exploited with its larger boss form, Barbos However, during the GBA level Ripcurl Reef, you can see golden shelled ones with green bodies..

Donkey Kong Land III

Lurchin here remain relatively unchanged. The larger boss form, Barbos, also reappear and can summon them.