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Not to be confused with Flutter.
A Flitter in DK: Jungle Climber.
Artwork from DK: Jungle Climber
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance DK: Jungle Climber (2007)
Derived subjects

Flitters, also referred to as Dragonflies,[1] are enemies introduced in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They are large, blue dragonflies.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, showing a Flitter's original design

Flitters are enemies in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. They behave identically in both games. Flitters are aerial enemies always found flying in midair. Some Flitters remain in their current position, other ones fly endlessly to the left, and few even circle around an item they are guarding. There are a few instances where a couple of Flitters are sorted in a long line, such as at the end of Bramble Scramble or in one of Topsail Trouble's Bonus Levels, and the Kongs can bounce from them to cross areas that they cannot do alone. Flitters can be defeated either from being jumped on, being hit by a projectile, or from the effects of the Invincibility Barrel.

DK series[edit]

Flitters are enemies in DK: King of Swing and DK: Jungle Climber. A charge attack or a Going Bananas move can defeat a Flitter, as jumping on it is ineffective.

Unused appearances[edit]

Some Flitters appear in the trailer for the canceled Donkey Kong Racing, during the part where the logo is displayed.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance) enemy
Worlds Gangplank Galleon
Crocodile Cauldron
Krem Quay
Krazy Kremland
Gloomy Gulch
K. Rool's Keep
The Flying Krock
Lost World
Scrapbook page 3 Photograph location In Krockhead Klamber

  • Instruction booklet description:
    • English:
      Flitter hover in many locations. Bouncing off these dragonflies is a useful means of reaching hidden areas, but be careful![2]

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Flitter.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フリッター

Spanish Flitter


  1. ^ January 1996. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #34. Page 20Media:NMS AUS issue 34 page 20 excerpt.jpg.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1995). Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction manual. Nintendo of America. Page 29.