Flaming Tiki Buzz

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Flaming Tiki Buzz
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Tiki Buzz

Flaming Tiki Buzzes[1] are enemies that are featured in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are a variant of Tiki Buzzes that are engulfed in flames. Like their normal counterpart, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are drum-shaped Tikis with large, yellow noses, wings, and eyes carved into them. They also have dark tail feathers, and, as mentioned before, are on fire. Flaming Tiki Buzzes are most common in the Volcano world.

They act in a similar way to Tiki Buzzes, being able to fly up and down above gaps and other obstacles. However, unlike the latter, they cannot be jumped on because of their hot flames; any Kong that touches them takes damage and loses a heart. Flaming Tiki Buzzes can be defeated if a barrel is thrown at them. Additionally, the Kongs can put out their flames by blowing at them; this will make the Flaming Tiki Buzz temporarily vulnerable to jumps. However, Flaming Tiki Buzzes are usually flying in out-of-reach locations. Tiki Tong attacks with Flaming Tiki Buzzes during the second phase of his battle.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキヒドリー
From "Tiki" and perhaps 「火鳥」(hidori, meaning fire bird).


  1. ^ "Flaming Tiki Buzzes are on fire, so don’t try to jump on them. Just jump over or duck under them or you will get hurt.". Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25.