Gale Hawg

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Gale Hawg
Tusked Gale Hawg
Artwork of a Gale Hawg from New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Fire Pig Poppo
Kiba Pig Poppo
Mini Pig Poppo
Sleep Pig Poppo

Gale Hawgs are pig enemies found in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They are red with darker red engravings on their bodies and commonly appear in front of tunnels or near pits. They attempt to prevent Donkey Kong from progressing to the goal by creating mild gales, as their name implies, or even blow Donkey Kong into another obstacle or enemy. A Gale Hawg can be defeated by using a sound wave, and then repeatedly punching it while it is dazed. They have numerous relatives in the game, with Mini Pig Poppos and Sleep Pig Poppos being more basic and encountered earlier, and Kiba Pig Poppos, Fire Pig Poppos, and the Boss Pig Poppo being more dangerous and encountered later. Gale Hawg later reappears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. In New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, they and some of their relatives are redesigned to have large tusks.

Sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of Gale Hawg Donkey Kong Jungle Beat [Head] - Attack +13


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Pig Poppo[1]
Buta Poppo
From「豚」(buta, pig) and「ポッポ」(poppo, onomatopoeia for chugging sound)
Italian Wind Pigg -
Korean 돼지 포포
Dwaeji Popo
Pig Poppo



  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/PigPoppo.arc)
  2. ^ TCRF article on Donkey Kong Jungle Beat