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Artwork of a Klampon from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Konga 2 (cameo) (2004)
Variant of Klaptrap
“He's Klaptrap's bigger brother, and he has a monstrous appetite for monkeys.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest instruction booklet, page 29

Klampons are blue-skinned, red-spotted, quadrupedal Kremlings that first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They are the big brothers of Klaptraps, a similar enemy from Donkey Kong Country, and have a big head, large jaws, and bulging eyes similar to theirs. Klampons were eventually succeeded by Krimps in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest[edit]

Klampons act very similarly to Klaptraps, but are notably bigger and move slower. Klampons attack by repeatedly chomping their jaws while moving back and forth. Diddy and Dixie cannot roll into a Klampon from the side because this injures them, but a Klampon can be defeated from a jump attack, having a barrel or crate thrown at it, from an Animal Friend. In addition, unlike the case with Klaptraps, the Kongs can roll into a Klampon from above, if they roll from a platform higher than it. Klampons have a functional opposite, Spinies, which are protected from jumping attacks but are vulnerable to frontal attacks, such as in Castle Crush, where defeating either enemy may accidentally cause the Kongs to become hurt by the other one. Klampons have the same defeated voice clips as Klomps as well as many other Kremlings, but are mute in the Game Boy Advance version. In the cast roll, Klampons are classified as part of the "Kremling Kuthroats" enemy class.


Super Mario-kun[edit]

Klampon in Super Mario-kun

A Klampon makes a brief cameo in Volume 14 of Super Mario-kun. The last part of the book has a series of comics based on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, including a 'find the differences' activity between several enemies, including Klampon.

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land 2, Klampons are enemies based on their appearance from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and they similarly appear in several levels.


Donkey Konga 2[edit]

In Donkey Konga 2, Klampons make a cameo in "Freestyle Zone", where their artwork sometimes appears on-screen in response to the player hitting the DK Bongos.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クランポン
Italian Kaiman Caiman, with the "C" replaced with a "K"
Spanish Klampon -