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Not to be confused with Bakky.
Bucky DKCTF art.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Buckies[1] are yellow caterpillar enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are sluggish walkers that can stick to any surface using their stubby legs. Small, red bristles are orderly placed on their head and body. Buckies have a long mouth and rabbit-like buckteeth, hence their name. Two small nostrils stand between their distant, wide open eyes.

Dixie Kong stands in an area with two Buckies from the level, Harvest Hazards

As stated earlier, Buckies are able to cling onto walls and ceilings. As they walk, Buckies release trails of dangerous, toxic fumes that dissolve after a few moments. Their concept artwork depicts one leaving trails of a light-blue substance, which never happens in-game. If they are on the ceiling, they occasionally attack by dropping large, poisonous bubbles that slowly descend to the ground and pop if coming into contact with it or the Kongs.

Buckies can be defeated with a stomp or a roll attack on their front side. However, by rolling into the monster, the Kongs could easily slip into its poisonous trail and lose a heart from their health meter. Buckies that hang from ceilings cannot be defeated by stomps or rolls; conversely, they can be knocked out with a barrel. If the player ground pounds next to a Bucky, the enemy lays down and is dizzy for a moment. Shooting one with a popgun produces a similar result, as it stuns it for a short time.

Sometimes, the player can encounter strings of ceiling-dwelling Buckies that constantly emerge from holes and end up in another one, further away.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベノ[2]


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Shogakukan bookMedia:Dktf shogakukan.png