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Giant Pillars are members of the Tiki Tak Tribe and are larger variants of Screaming Pillars that are tall, gray pillars with a face. They are bigger than Screaming Pillars, but their scream is not as high-pitched.
Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Giant Pillars first appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its 3DS port. Along with Screaming Pillars, Giant Pillars appear in the Jungle world level, Canopy Cannons, though this is the only level they appear in. If the pillars come into contact with the player(s), they instantly lose a life. Unlike Screaming Pillars, Giant Pillars cannot be defeated.
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Giant Pillars reappear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where the Screaming Pillars in DK Jungle from Mario Kart 7 are replaced by Giant Pillars, where they exhale smoke in order to push the player.