Kloak

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Kloak
Kloak.png
A Kloak.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (remake) (2004)
“These ghostly, Kremling spirits haunt many locations on Crocodile Isle.”
Donkey Kong Country 2 manual, page 30

Kloaks are undead members of the Kremling Krew who only appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They are floating green, buttoned waistcoats with a pair of glowing, red eyes beneath their collar. Their coats are similar to the ones worn by Krooks. They do not appear in Donkey Kong Land 2.

Overview[edit]

A Kloak throws a Crate at the Kongs and Rambi.

The main attribute of Kloaks is throwing objects or basic enemies at Diddy and Dixie. These enemies let out a menacing laugh as they pick out an item to throw. Each Kloak throws a certain number of objects, and some only throw one thing. After throwing the item, the Kloak floats away, although some first swoop at the Kongs before leaving. The Kongs must then jump over the Kloak, as like other enemies, contact with the Kloak injures the lead Kong.

Kloaks usually throw objects that injure the Kongs, such as Crates and Barrels, or enemies like Spinys and Zingers. However, some of them may throw a useful item, like a Treasure Chest or Bananas. Kloaks are one of the easier enemies to defeat. The Kongs can do so by either picking up a projectile and throwing it at the Kloak, by jumping on its head, using Team-up, or with the assistance of an Animal Friend. Kloaks most often appear in swamp or haunted-themed locations, which are respectively featured in the worlds Krem Quay and Gloomy Gulch.

In Barrel Bayou, there is a Kloak who throws down a Treasure Chest containing a kannonball. The only way to open it, and in turn access a Bonus Area from a nearby kannon, is to attack Kloak with the Chest.

According to the end credits, Kloaks are categorized under the "Kremling Kutthroats" class, which indicates they are Kremlings. The instruction booklet also describes them as Kremlings.

In the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2, a single Kloak appears in the Funky's Flights II challenge "Cool Sounds". Guarding Funky's lost ghetto blaster deep in an ice cave, the Kloak attacks by throwing barrels, and unlike every other enemy that appears in the Funky's Flight II missions, takes multiple shots from the Gyrocopter to defeat, instead of just one. Kloaks do not reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2.

Instruction booklet descriptions[edit]

“These ghostly, Kremling spirits haunt many locations on Crocodile Isle.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 30
“These ghostly Kremling spirits haunt many locations on Crocodile Isle.”
Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 23

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クローク
Kurōku
Kloak

Trivia[edit]

  • As revealed by game designer, Gregg Mayles, via a Tweet, Kloak (or at least a Kremling magician enemy with that name) was originally intended to debut in the first Donkey Kong Country, but was cut.
  • The Game Boy Advance version gave Kloak a different laugh, which was reused from Baron Samedi in another game developed by Rare, GoldenEye 007. The same laugh was also reused for Kroc in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3, when it fires from its cannon. Additionally, if the player pauses the game as Kloak is defeated, its laugh can be heard in its normal manner, rather than getting deeper and slower.
  • Aside from Kopters, Kloaks are the only Kremlings with the capability to fly or hover.