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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 (2004)
Parent species Klaptrap
Related species
“He's Klaptrap's bigger brother, and he has a monstrous appetite for monkeys.”
Donkey Kong Country 2 manual, page 29

Klampons are crocodilian-like enemies that first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and later make a reappearance in Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Konga 2. According to the game's credits, Klampons belong to the "Kremling Kuthroats" enemy class.


Klampons appear as blue and red-spotted crocodiles with small bodies, big heads and jaws, and bulging eyes. According to the Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest instruction manual, they are the bigger brothers of Klaptraps from Donkey Kong Country, explaining their resemblance and size. Klampons also share the same way of attack, and are invulnerable to a frontal attack as well as an attack from behind. However, just like their smaller counterpart, a stomp will take care of them. Klampons are also vulnerable from a cartwheel or spin attack from above, unlike Klaptrap. Sometimes Klampons appear with their functional opposites (weak to frontal attacks but immune to jump attacks), the Spinies. This makes it harder to defeat the group of enemies (in Castle Crush, for example), as defeating one may accidentally lead to being hurt by the other.


Klampons appear in the following levels.

Donkey Kong Country 2[edit]

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クランポン
Italian Kaiman Literal translation