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Arich Artwork - Donkey Kong Country 3.png
Artwork of Arich
Species Spider
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Arich is a giant red spider who appears as a boss in both Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III.


Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

In his debut appearance, Arich is the second boss of the game, appearing at the end of Kremwood Forest in the boss stage, Arich's Ambush. His name is featured in the world's Banana Bird Cave, Arich's Hoard.

During the boss fight, Arich is hanging from a thread of web, and to attack him, Dixie and Kiddy Kong must ram a Barrel into its jaw. Arich's attacks consist of bouncing up and down slowly in an attempt to crush the Kongs, and by spitting out bouncing green balls of venom. Arich is defeated when the Kongs hit his jaw four times. Upon being defeated, Arich falls over onto its back and drops the Patch, which Funky Kong uses to construct the Hover Craft at Funky's Rentals.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Arich returns in Donkey Kong Land III, where he appears as the third boss. He is fought at the end of Blackforest Plateau, in the boss stage, Arich Attack. Arich's size was greatly reduced for this version, although the boss fight is similar to the Donkey Kong Country 3 battle, minus the barrels. Arich first spits out three balls of venom. The Kongs must jump on his head, causing him to bounce around at a faster rate in an attempt to crush them. After the Kongs bounce onto its head four times, Arich is defeated.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アーリック (DKC3)
アリック (DKL3)

German Arich -
Italian Arich -


  • The Banana Bird Cave in Kremwood Forest is named "Arich's Hoard". This name may either imply that Arich kept a Banana Bird in captivity at King K. Rool's request, or that this cave was used by Arich as a larder until K. Rool commandeered it in order to trap a Banana Bird.
  • Arich's name comes from the word "arachnid", which is a classification term used to describe spiders.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3, Arich has a different battle theme than the other bosses. He shares this theme with Kroctopus and Baron K. Roolenstein.