Colonel Pluck

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Colonel Pluck
Colonel Pluck inside his Stompybot 3000
Species Chicken
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (trophy cameo) (2014)

Colonel Pluck is, together with his Stompybot 3000 the seventh boss in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. He is the boss of the Factory area and is fought in the level Feather Fiend. Colonel Pluck, while inside the Stompybot, is seen stomping on bananas from Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's Banana Hoard. When mashed-up bananas come in contact with masks, they are transformed into Tikis. Colonel Pluck is doing his job until his hypnosis briefly wears off. Cordian hypnotizes him to continue the work, and eventually to do battle with the apes after they jump onto the assembly line.

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

Colonel Pluck is a white chicken that wears goggles with a black frame. He has a limp, red comb on his head and has quite a long neck and wings for a chicken. He also has four tips at the end of his wing, which has function as finger for him while he is working.


In the first phase, Colonel Pluck controls the Stompybot 3000, walking around the stage. The duo must make their way under the Stompybot. Occasionally, it will run across the screen quickly. Sometimes, Colonel Pluck will lift the bot into the air and then perform a ground pound on the ground. When green chains appear at some point, very rarely will Colonel Pluck try to trick the apes by just scratching the floor with his mechanical feet, which Donkey and Diddy can not go under. If Donkey and Diddy fail to damage Pluck, he will roast the Kongs with a flame jet.

During the second phase, the colonel will send in some eggs, where BuckBots will hatch out. Donkey Kong must rid of these so he has enough room to avoid Colonel Pluck from trying to smash him from above.


When hitting the Stompybot 3000 three times, parts of the 3000 will break off, and will resemble a flying vehicle like the Koopa Clown Car. Colonel Pluck, who still is inside the robot, will send in eggs at this point. Donkey Kong must dodge his attacks and stomp on Colonel Pluck three more times. After this, Cordian will release itself from the vehicle's body, and the Stompybot will over turn on Colonel Pluck. Donkey Kong then sends Cordian flying off into the distance.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Colonel Pluck ColonelPluckTrophyWiiU.png Wii Donkey Kong Country Returns (11/2010)
3DS Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (05/2013)
Stomp all night, stomp all day. Colonel Pluck has been hypnotized by the Tiki Tak Tribe to mash bananas with his Stompybot 3000. Looks like they're creating new tribe members with the resulting juice. Hopefully they're peeling those bananas... Nothing worse than leftover peel in a banana smoothie. He stomps stolen bananas into mush with his giant stomping machine. Why does he do it? Because the Tiki Tak Tribe are controlling him - that's why! They're using the banana mush to create new tribe members. Who knew bananas were so magical?


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドクターチキン
Dokutā Chikin
Dr. Chicken
Spanish Coronel Plúmez Colonel Feathers (Pluméz isn't a real word in the Spanish vocabulary, though it could be derived from the surname Gómez and obviously plumas (Spanish for "feathers").
French Colonel Plumy
German Oberst Pluster


  • Colonel Pluck's name and him being a chicken might be based on Harland David Sanders, also known as Colonel Sanders, the original founder of the KFC chain of restaurants.