Blue Finley

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Blue Finley
Blue Finley
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Red Finley
Green Finley

Blue Finleys[1] are light-blue fish enemies and members of the Finley family in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They appear in many levels, usually those that primarily occur underwater or at seaside. Blue Finleys first appear in the first level, Mangrove Cove, as the very first enemy encountered by Donkey Kong on his adventure.


Blue Finleys are either found solitary or in small schools. They are large and stout, and are about the height of Donkey Kong. They sport short pointy fins and give off different facial expressions that either denote angriness or restlessness.

Blue Finleys act similarly to Bitesizes from Donkey Kong Country, as they do not directly target the Kongs. Blue Finleys swim around in a pattern of either a vertical, horizontal, or even a circular path, as shown in Deep Keep. If the Kongs swim into a Blue Finley, it bites them, therefore injuring them and taking away a Heart. A Blue Finley can be defeated by either the Corkscrew move or a cane attack by Cranky Kong.

In Rocket Rails, unlike the other levels, Blue Finleys demonstrate their ability to swim in midair. The playable Kong can defeat a Blue Finley by stomping on it. Blue Finleys may also serve as improvised platforms to get across wide chasms. One of the level's Puzzle Pieces can only be collected by jumping on a Blue Finley.

Blue Finleys have red-colored relatives named Red Finleys, who behave similarly but have the ability to travel underwater more quickly.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フィンリー[2]


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.