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Not to be confused with Giant Clam, a notable Clambo who appears in Donkey Kong Land, and is alternatively named Clambo as well.
Artwork of a Clambo from Donkey Kong Country
Artwork of a Clambo from Donkey Kong Country
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country (GBA) (2003)
Notable members
Giant Clam
“Clambo spits pearls at you when you swim past.”
Donkey Kong Country manual, page 30

Clambos, generically named clams,[1] are underwater enemies from the Donkey Kong franchise. They are clams with a pair of eyes and a long tongue. Clambos first appear in Donkey Kong Country.


Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Sprite of a Clambo in Donkey Kong Country.

In Donkey Kong Country, Clambos lie on the seafloor, invulnerable to all attacks. They attack by spitting one to five pearls at Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong. Clambos debut in Coral Capers, but are more preponderant in the subsequent underwater level, Clam City. In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, a photograph of a Clambo can be found in Clam City.

During the game's development, Clambo was known as Ms. Clamity.[2]

Donkey Kong Land[edit]

Clambos also appear in Donkey Kong Land, where they are exclusive to the level "Nautilus Chase." However, instead of shooting pearls, they constantly open and close their shells. Donkey Kong Land also stars a notable Clambo, the Giant Clam, as the boss of the second world, Kremlantis. Unlike its smaller brethren, this colossal Clambo is capable of moving around in the water, having the ability to aim and shoot pearls at the Kongs at the same time.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Some Clambos can be seen in the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong Country." One of them bites a Chomps which is trying to attack Diddy and Donkey Kong, in order to attack the Kongs itself.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クランボー
Spanish Clambo -


  1. ^ "Sharks, croctopi and pearl-spitting clams are just a few of an apes[sic] not-so-favourite things!" - Nintendo Magazine System (UK) issue 26 (NMS Special), page 14.
  2. ^ Ghoulyboy (11:56, September 14, 2015). "#DKCrevealed unused stuff - big sheet of names, locked up animals with 'too Zelda' keys and a whole level." Twitter. Retrieved May 21, 2016.