Blue Hootz

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Blue Hootz
Blue Hootz.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Hot Hootz
Concept artwork of a Blue Hootz

Blue Hootzes are common enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port and a derived enemy from Hot Hootzes. They resemble squat blue owls, and they wear Viking helmets with tiny horns. The margins of their helmets slope downward to their beaks, creating the illusion of a frowning expression.

Unlike Hot Hootzes, Blue Hootzes permanently expel blue flames out of their bodies. They either remain stationary in the air or fly around in a set pattern. Blue Hootzes are most often featured in flocks consisting of two or more. Since they are permanently covered in flames, Blue Hootzes are difficult to defeat, being harmful and impervious to even Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce or Rambi the Rhino. The Kongs can only defeat a Blue Hootz by throwing a barrel or another projectile at it, or by using Kong POW within range.

Blue Hootzes act similarly to Flaming Tiki Buzzes and Tiki Zings from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バーンコウル
Bān Kouru
Burn Hootz
French (NOE) Ptibou de glace Ice Hootz
German Frostgreule Frost Hootz
Italian Gufardeus Blaze-hootz
Spanish (NOE) Mochuelo de hielo Ice owlet