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Karikari (カリカリ) are a species of brown rodent-like creatures in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They generally live in packs varying in number, and latch on to Donkey Kong. Unless something is done, Donkey Kong will not be able to move until the creatures are knocked off him. By using the sound wave attack, these creatures turn blue and are immobilized. Donkey Kong can then simply defeat the Karikari, who will each release a Banana. In the New Play Control! version, the Sound Wave Attack can immediately dispose of Karikari.
These creatures appear in several levels throughout the game.