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First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Electroids[1] are enemies which appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They resemble encaged spheres of electric matter with two eyes. Electroids can be seen levitating in mid-air, usually forming electrical bonds between members of the same species. This leads to the creation of plasma barriers, which are harmful to pass.


Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Electroids are only present in the Factory area. Here, they are depicted as purple. They move near holes and narrow tunnels that the player(s) must pass. In Switcheroo, some Electroids hover in front of reversible walls initially seen in the background. The enemies can be pushed over and eliminated if said walls are extended out of their slots. They can also be defeated if a BuckBomb is thrown at them. Electroids drain one heart from the player(s)' health meter upon contact with the player(s).

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Electroids return in only one level of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Frozen Frenzy. They gain a bluish tint, in step with the arctic theme of the game. Some Electroids can be found under platforms and vines that have wires on them. When the Electroids touch a wire, they create a current of electricity through said objects, damaging the player(s) if they use them. Several such platforms and vines are lowered by the player(s) added weight and create contact with an Electroid if lodged onto for too long. They are the only former enemies from the Factory to make another appearance in the game.


  1. Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 27.