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

Bouncelisks[1] are enemies seen in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They appear to be blue, striped lizards with long and coiling tails. Their name seems to be a portmanteau of the words "bounce" and "basilisk" (the common basilisk is a real-world species of lizard). They only appear in the Juicy Jungle area of the game.

A Bouncelisk, as it is seen in-game

Bouncelisks carry red berries on their back. The Kongs can jump and bounce on the berry to gain a lot of height, enabling them to reach and collect some items. When a Bouncelisk sees the Kongs, it will move towards them hastily, attempting to bump and injure them. However, Bouncelisks can be stunned by hand slapping the ground near them, or can be defeated by attacking them with a roll attack or a barrel.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 12.