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Baffle, a Brother Bear
Artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Species Brothers Bear
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Baffle is a member of the Brothers Bear and a retired Funky Bear Investigators agent[1] who only appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, where he operates his own investigative headquarters in Kaos Kore. Baffle is a self-proclaimed master at solving code. However, he stumbles upon on a clue he cannot solve. He explains the problem to Dixie and Kiddy, and that he needs the Mirror to solve it. Once he is given the Mirror, Baffle deciphers the message, which is a riddle: "To open the gate, at the two stones make an eight." Baffle does not understand what it means, but is at least satisfied that he can read the message. The Kongs are not required to visit Baffle if the player had prior knowledge of the secret, which is that Kaos Kore's secret cave, "Sewer Stockpile," can be revealed by swimming in a figure-8 pattern around two rocks in the lake. When the code is solved, Baffle's dialogue during subsequent visits is selected from one of four sentences, either reversed or scrambled: "Hello Kongs! How are you today?", "How's it going good buddies!", "You've just wasted fifteen seconds", or "Haven't you got anything better to do?".

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Baffle originally wore a flower-patterned green shirt, white shorts, and green sneakers. He has long, brown hair tied into a ponytail, which is not seen in his official artwork. Baffle is the only Brother Bear with hair on his head. He was redesigned in the Game Boy Advance remake, where he wears a typical beige detective outfit. This makes his role more obvious. It is unknown if he lost his hair, as his hat conceals his head.

Name origin[edit]

Baffle's name is shared with the word "baffle", which means to be confused, which accurately applies to him since he is a codebreaker.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バッフル


  1. ^ Owsen, Dan; Munson, Terry; Shinoda, Paul (1996). Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 125.