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
Flaming Tiki Buzz
Concept artwork of a Blue 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 ice[1] 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 a frosty aura, Blue Hootzes are difficult to defeat, being harmful and impervious to even Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce or Rambi. 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 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


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 15. "The Blue Hootz is similar to the Hot Hootz, except with the element of ice. The good part is they do not fire projectiles, but the downside is that they constantly remain covered in ice. The Blue Hootzes can only be attacked with a barrel or other form of thrown object, so unless you have one in your grasp, avoid these flying icicles at all costs."