Gōrumondo

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

This article is about the enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. For the recurring buzz saw obstacle also known as "Garigari" in Japanese, see Grinder.
Gōrumondo
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First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Gōrumondo are a species of armadillo-like creatures from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.

They attack Donkey Kong by curling into a ball and rolling towards him. Once they stop, Donkey Kong can use the Sound Wave Attack, causing him to engage a fallen Gōrumondo. He first kicks it into the air, and then, after hitting it back into the air a number of times, punches it into submission. Once defeated, they leave behind five beats.

They first appear in Massive Canyon, where one resides at the end of the level. It takes Donkey Kong five hits to defeat it. One later appears at the end of Ancient Foundry. It takes seven hits to defeat. A third Gōrumondo appears in Magma Coliseum.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Garigari[1]
(internal)
ゴールモンド[2]
Gōrumondo
Onomatopoeia for a tough and coarse state or texture.

Possibly a corruption of 「ゴロゴロ」 (gorogoro), onomatopoeia for rolling, and 「モンド」 (mondo), the English word "mondo."

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/Garigari.arc)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book. Page 171.