Hard Roc

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Hard Roc
Artwork of Hard Roc from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Species Roc
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Hard Roc is the third member of the Roc species. It is the king and boss of the Cherry Kingdom in the GameCube version of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and the boss of the Grape Kingdom in the New Play Control! version. Hard Roc's name is a play on "hard rock", a genre of music.

Hard Roc's feathers are gray/blue gray in color, with a lighter gray neck, head, beak, yellow eyes and foot claws. Within the grasp of said claws is a black egg.

Hard Roc's attacks consist of blowing wind by flapping its wings, launching feathers at DK by doing the same thing, and firing a Shadow Meteor. When reaching below 300 HP, Hard Roc will spit three Shadow Meteors at once. It can also summon groups of Black Fairies. Hard Roc can only be attacked by dazing it, which can be done by nearing it, then using the Sound Wave Attack, and then launching DK back toward the egg, which he can headbutt to attack Hard Roc.

When Hard Roc is defeated, its egg will explode, and Hard Roc will follow seconds after.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナックルバード
Nakkuru Bādo
Knuckle Bird
French Galinatus -
Italian Fenice Sanguinaria Bloodthirsty Phoenix