Bristles

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This article is about the enemy from Donkey Kong Country 3. For the enemy from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, see Bristle.
Bristles
Bristles DKC3 art.jpg
Artwork of a Bristles from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
Comparable
Spiny
“Tough hedgehog baddy with a roll attack. Defeat this guy only from the front.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! instruction booklet, page 19

A Bristles is an orange hedgehog enemy appearing in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. It has spiky quills that injure Dixie and Kiddy Kong when touched. As such, they are considered Spinies from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. According to Dixie Kong's Photo Album, Bristles are categorized under the "Terrorfirma Tuff Guys" enemy class.

Summary[edit]

To directly a Bristles, Dixie or Kiddy must roll into it from the front, otherwise the Kongs get hurt from touching it. Unlike Spinies, Bristles are also invulnerable to team up throws, and performing the move injures the Kong thrown. Other ways to defeat a Bristles include throwing either a barrel or Steel Keg at it, or by having Squawks spit a coconut at it.

Bristles mostly appear in waterfall levels and jungle levels, and they appear in more levels in Donkey Kong Land III than in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.

In the level Konveyor Rope Klash, some Bristles curl up and hurtle themselves toward the Kongs. They are more hazardous, as the Kongs cannot defeat them by themselves. They can either defeat these Bristles with a Barrel or attack them when they assume their usual form. The rolling Bristles do not appear in Donkey Kong Land III. In the Game Boy Advance version, the rolling Bristles are featured in the Cranky's Dojo minigame, where Cranky must deflect 30 rolling Bristles as they appear from the left and right sides of the screen and bounce toward him. If Cranky is hit by a Bristles, he loses.

Levels[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブリッスルズ
Burissuruzu
Bristles