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Species Living barrel
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA remake) (2005)

Belcha is a giant animate barrel and the boss of Lake Orangatanga in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, found in the level Belcha's Barn. He is the game's first boss.

Belcha is immune to all of Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong's ordinary attacks. To defeat Belcha, the Kongs must jump on the barrels Belcha spits out. These barrels contain Knik-Knaks inside of them. The Kongs must flip these Knik-Knaks on their backs by jumping on top of them and then throw them into Belcha's mouth. This causes Belcha to burp (hence his name), recoiling the barrel backwards. If the Kongs can cause Belcha to burp enough times, he will send himself straight into a nearby pit. He will then be stuck and unable to cause further harm to the Kongs. If the Kongs fail to defeat Belcha, he will eventually push the apes into a nearby pit (which has a turbine in it in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3). The minimum number of Knik-Knaks needed to be swallowed by Belcha in order to be beaten is two, if done quickly enough. He can be beaten in a matter of seconds. In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3, Cranky Kong states that Belcha would make good firewood.




Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベルチャ
German Belcha -
Italian Belcha -


  • One of the Banana Bird Caves in Donkey Kong Country 3 is named "Belcha's Burrow". Despite having Belcha's name, this Banana Bird Cave is located a considerable distance away from Lake Orangatanga and can only be accessed by the Gyrocopter very late in the game.
  • Belcha is one of the only two bosses from Donkey Kong Country 3 to not reappear in Donkey Kong Land III, the other being Squirt.
  • The Belcha fight is similar to the Sluggy the Unshaven boss fight from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, in that if the boss is not defeated in time, the two protagonists will be shoved off the ledge.