Grave Tusk

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Grave Tusk
Grave Tusk
Full name Grave Tusk
Species Elephant Cannon
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Grave Tusk is the second Elephant Cannon in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. He is the ruler of the Grape Kingdom in the GameCube version. In the New Play Control version, he is the ruler of the Cherry Kingdom.

He appears as a large, robotic elephant, colored brown, with red eyes and darker brown tusks.

Grave Tusk is fought much the same way Turret Tusk and Torch Tusk are fought. At first, he has the same attacks as Turret Tusk, but after enough damage is done to him, he gains a laser attack. The only way to dodge this attack is to get into a corner that the laser will not hit. Again, Donkey Kong must throw Blood Pines at him to reveal and attack his heart. Grave Tusk seems to be fought in the desert.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キクゾウ
Kiku Zō
Listening Elephant, kiku meaning "to listen".
French Barry Laid


  • The textures of Grave Tusk and Torch Tusk are internally swapped, suggesting they were meant to be encountered in opposite order.