Hot Hootz

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Hot Hootz
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Hootz
Variants
Blue Hootz

Hot Hootzes are common enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Hot Hootzes are a derived species of Hootz, and they wear a belt with a red Snowmad insignia. As their name suggests, Hot Hootzes can engulf themselves in flames. They act similarly to Tiki Torches from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Concept artwork of a Hot Hootz

Hot Hootzes are usually stationary and do not fly around in a set pattern like Hootzes or Blue Hootzes. They attack the Kongs by releasing a fireball in their direction. During this, Hot Hootzes engulf themselves in flames, although they lose them after the attack. When engulfed in flames, Hot Hootzes cannot be jumped on or rolled into, as this injures the Kongs. However, when Hot Hootzes lose their flames, it is vulnerable to jump attacks for a short time. Regardless of their status, Donkey Kong can also defeat Hot Hootzes by throwing a barrel or another projectile at them.

Being first found in Swinger Flinger, Hot Hootzes continue to appear in levels including Crumble Cavern, Sea Stack Attack, and others.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアコウル
Faira Kouru
Fire Kowl
Spanish Mochuelo de Fuego
German Brandgreule From Brand (fire), gruselig (scary) and Eule (Owl)