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Klobbers (also referred to as Kremlings (in a Barrel) in the Donkey Kong 64 Prima Games guide) are crocodile-like enemies that are part of the Kremling Krew. They first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. These enemies wear barrels and attack by running into Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, and can shove them into obstacles such as bottomless pits.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2
Klobbers make their first appearance in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest as common enemies. Klobbers hide in their barrels and wait for Diddy or Dixie. When the duo approaches, Klobbers will scream then attempt to charge into the Kongs and push them around if he runs into them. The Kongs can knock a Klobber unconscious and stop it in place by jumping on it or throwing something at it. After a Klobber is knocked out, the Kongs can use the barrel as normal.
A yellow version of Klobber also exists. While they do not behave any differently, being hit by a yellow Klobber causes the player to lose bananas. Gray Klobbers with red eyes also exist, which cause the Kongs to drop an Extra Life Balloon and lose a life for every hit. The majority of gray Klobbers are found in the Lost World. Red Klobbers known as Kabooms also make an appearance. However, they hide in TNT Barrels (with a distinctive letter "N" written backwards, unless they are facing right) instead and explode whenever they make contact into any Kong.
The standard green Klobbers also appear in the Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest pseudo-sequel Donkey Kong Land 2, playing the same role.
Donkey Kong 64
Green Klobbers and Kabooms also appear in Donkey Kong 64, where they no longer have ears nor pirate earrings. Here they are uncommon enemies, found only in Angry Aztec, Gloomy Galleon, and certain areas in Crystal Caves. This time, Klobbers damage the Kongs when they run into them. They are also immune to almost all of the Kongs' attacks; the Kongs will only hurt themselves if they even touch a Klobber with their direct attacks. However, a shock wave attack, an Orange, or a musical instrument can take them out.
Donkey Konga 2
Klobbers also appear in Donkey Konga 2.
DK: Jungle Climber
Klobbers reappear in DK: Jungle Climber. In this game, they climb on Pegs and they try to bounce into the Kongs. Only two Klobbers appear in the game, in the Spooky Woods area. The area they appear in is very foggy, so the player has to look on the bottom screen map to see where they are climbing around.
Instruction booklet descriptions
“This Kremling hides in a barrel. When you get close, he pops out and tries to push you around.”
“This oddball hides in a barrel. When you get close, he pops out and tries to push you around.”
Names in other languages