Green Finley

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Green Finley
Green Finleys at Big Top Bop in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Pompy throwing several Green Finleys in battle.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Blue Finley
Red Finley

Green Finleys[1] are aquatic species pertaining to the Finley group in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. In spite of this, they resemble neither Blue nor Red Finleys.

Green Finleys are somewhat similar to both wrasses and anglerfish, owing to their wide mouths, minuscule eyes and plump rectangular bodies. They are the least common species in the Finley group, being only found in a few levels throughout the game, and behave differently each time. They first show up in the battle with Pompy, where he tosses them from the water onto the arena. Once there, Green Finleys start leaping agitatedly, chasing the Kongs to damage them. However, the player can either dodge them long enough before they retreat willingly in the water, or stomp them once to defeat them.

Other Green Finleys appear in Twilight Terror, a level from Bright Savannah. Here, they jump out of the water right when the Kongs pass by on their Rocket Barrel, carrying various items enclosed inside bubbles. The Kongs can either collect the items, or crash into the enemy, which results in damaging both the Green Finley and the Rocket Barrel.

A single Green Finley makes an appearance in Cannon Canyon, where it repeatedly jumps out of the water with an N letter on its lips, much like the Green Finleys in Twilight Terror. This appearance is distinct because the Kongs cannot interact with the fish in any way, since they are carried by a Barrel Cannon whose launch trajectory does not interfere with the Finley. Instead, they could wait inside the cannon and launch themselves with precision, so they could collect the N letter that jumps up and down in the river stream, depending on the Finley's movements.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグジョー[2]


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 13.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.