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A Kosha from Donkey Kong 64.
Model from Donkey Kong 64
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
Variant of Kremling
Notable members
Kosha as seen in Donkey Kong 64
A Kosha in Gloomy Galleon

Koshas,[1] also named Clubbies[2][3] or Viking Kremlings,[4] are small, olive-skin Kremlings in Donkey Kong 64. Their name plays on the word "cosh," another name for club. Koshas appear in Gloomy Galleon, Fungi Forest (at night), Crystal Caves, and Creepy Castle (including its lobby in DK Isles). Although they are small, Koshas are formidable, and they wear a gray viking helmet and carry around a large, spiked club, but struggle to carry it around. A Kosha tries to smash the player character with its club, costing them two melon slices if hit, though if a Kosha swings its club overhead and misses, it struggles lifting its club for a few seconds, a characteristic comparable to Kutlasses in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. A Kosha's helmet allows it to withstand most attacks, and a Kosha's club allows it to deflect any oranges thrown at it. A Kosha can be defeated either from a Kong's musical instrument move, their shockwave ability, by Chunky Kong hitting them while under the effect of Hunky Chunky, or from an orange if it is off-guard. A Kosha's defeat animation shows it yelling while falling, then its club hits its head. A Kosha's spoils from being defeated are two melon slices. Koshas have an idle animation where they accidentally drop their club onto their head, slightly flattening them.

A gigantic Kosha is stationed near the top of Crystal Caves. It smashes the ceiling of the cave at regular intervals, creating violent tremors that send stalactites raining down in the level, though defeating it stops the stalactites from falling.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クラッバ[5]
Klubba; same as a Kremling with a spiked club from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest


  1. ^ "[…] but I wouldn't stray into the path of the club-wielding Koshas if I were you, which happily I'm not." – Nintendo (1999). Donkey Kong 64 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America. Page 31.
  2. ^ Lockhart, Ryan (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Official Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). Page 4.
  3. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica (December 1, 1999). Donkey Kong 64 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-2279-4. Page 15.
  4. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Ken Schmidt (1999). Donkey Kong 64 Official Strategy Guide. Bradygames (American English). ISBN 1-56686-909-9. Page 78, 82, 116, 117, 120.
  5. ^ 「ドンキーコング64任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong 64 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 13.