Don Zunāna

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Donkey Kong awakening Don Zunāna in Amiss Abyss
Donkey Kong awakening Don Zunāna

Don Zunāna is a minor character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. It is a giant fish encountered in an apparent dead end near the beginning of Amiss Abyss. The area is shrouded in darkness, rendering Don Zunāna initially invisible; however, scattering a nearby school of bioluminescent fish with a Corkscrew will light up the surroundings and reveal Don Zunāna sleeping in a grotto in the background. Don Zunāna immediately wakes up and collapses the wall on the right, then retreats deeper into the grotto, disappearing completely. With the dead end destroyed, the Kongs can proceed through the level as normal. A Blue Finley resides in the same area and will be killed by Don Zunāna during the motions, unless it was defeated beforehand.

It appears that Don Zunāna's area resets after reaching a certain point in the level, as going back to the room after reaching a certain point reveals that the wall is back. Striking a school of bioluminescent fish will reveal Don Zunāna sleeping in the same spot it was at before waking up. Unlike previously, however, Don Zunāna will not wake up.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドン・ズナーナ[1]
Don Zunāna
From "Don" (Spanish honorific for "lord") and possibly a partial anagram of「鯰」(namazu, catfish), with「ナ」elongated and repeated.


  1. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 18Media:DKTF Shogakukan P18.jpg.