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First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Advance) (2003)

Bitesizes are small piranha-like fish that appear in the underwater levels of Donkey Kong Country. They are green in color with a reddish belly. Although they appear fairly weak, Bitesizes can injure Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, or Enguarde simply by touching them (the same applies to any underwater enemy). The Kongs cannot directly defeat a Bitesize; however, Enguarde and his sword-like bill can easily beat the fish. Bitesizes either swim in one direction left or right, slightly drifting up and down, or move in an established pattern back and forth (while again drifting up and down), without actively hunting for the characters. Some Bitesizes swim slowly through the water, while others move at a much faster speed. Bitesizes will either appear alone, in pairs, or in large schools.

They appear in three of the four underwater levels in the game. They first appear in Coral Capers, followed by Clam City. They do not appear in the level Croctopus Chase, but return in in Poison Pond.

Bitesizes have the exact same mannerisms as the larger fish of Donkey Kong Island, Chomps Jr. and Chomps. The only difference between the three is their size, with Bitesizes (as their name indicates) being the smallest and Chomps being the largest.

In the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country, Bitesizes appear in several challenges at Funky's Fishing. There, they come in red, blue, green and yellow varieties, and the objective is to catch groups of the same color. There are also flashing Bitesizes, which essentially serve as wildcards, and count as any color.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バイトサイズ