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Fangfish from Donkey Kong Land
Artwork of a Fangfish from Donkey Kong Land
First appearance Donkey Kong Land (1995)
“This must be the one that got away! Some of the new aquatic enemies are even bigger than Chomps the ape-eating shark. This makes them even tougher to avoid!”
Donkey Kong Land manual, page 21

Fangfish[1], known in a pre-release stage of development as Pucka Jr.,[2] are large predatory[3] fish enemies encountered in many of the underwater levels of Donkey Kong Land.

These large enemies appear in the few underwater levels of Kremlantis and a single Chimpanzee Clouds and Big Ape City level. They are not particularly fast enemies, but they usually appear swimming in a waving motion, sometimes going back and forth, blocking much of the Kongs' path. Fangfishes can also swim behind walls, causing them to be invisible to the player temporarily. Because of their large body mass, Fangfish are quite similar to Chomps, although Fangfish are slightly bigger than Chomps and have more erratic movement behavior.

Smaller relatives of Fangfish also appear commonly in the same areas, known as Gloop.

Level appearances[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファングフィッシュ[4]
Italian Fangfish[5] -


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Land instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 69, page 93.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Land, Nintendo Magazine System (UK) WORLD EXCLUSIVE Review booklet, page 14. "Chomps step aside, no ape-eating shark is a match for Fangfish, King of the Deep! Rumour has it that Fangfish’s line dates back to the days when Kremlantis ruled above the waves. Years of predatory experience have taught his[sic] breed perfect hunting skills, and it is said the wretched creature uses the bones of apes to digest its food. Waaargb!!!"
  4. ^ Super Donkey Kong GB Kōryaku Guide Book.
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Land Italian booklet, pag. 21