Kobu Kokko

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Kobu Kokko
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Related species
Piranha Plant

Kobu Kokko are a species of chicken/plant hybrid-like enemies in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Because they sleep, they are generally harmless, though Donkey Kong can be injured by running into them. During their sleep, their heads will tilt down, giving Donkey Kong a change to use his Sound Wave Attack to make the Kobu Kokko's comb pop out, stunning it for at least one second. Donkey Kong can then punch this fifteen times to defeat it, which will cause the enemy to explode and eight bananas to appear. Kobu Kokko appear in Sky Garden, Ice Warren, Cactus Mine, and Magma Coliseum.

An angry Kobu Kokko.

In the Cactus Mine and Magma Coliseum, angered Kobu Kokko appear. Unlike the earlier pair, they are awake and constantly twitching. When Donkey Kong gets close enough to them, they will become angry, turn red, and slam their heads violently into the ground, which can damage him. They are defeated in the same way as the sleeping Kobu Kokko.

"Kobu" refers to the round comb on its head,[1][2] but otherwise has no obvious meaning.

Names in other languages[edit]

Normal variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Kobu Pakkun[3]
Kobu Kokko
Kobu Piranha

Kobu Cucco

Angry variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Kobu Pakkun Angry[5]
コブコッコ (怒り)[4]
Kobu Kokko (Ikari)
Angry Kobu Piranha

Kobu Cucco (Angry)


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/Kobu.arc)
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/KobuAngry.arc)
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/KobuPakkun.arc)
  4. ^ a b Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book, page 170
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/KobuPakkunAngry.arc)