Krockhead

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Krockhead
DKC2 Brown Krockhead.png
A brown Krockhead.
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)
Parent species Kremling
A green Krockhead, partially hidden underwater

Krockheads[1][2] (alternatively KrocHeads[3][4] or Krocheads[5]) are primitive Kremlings[5] that first appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and later Donkey Kong Land 2. Only the head of a Krockhead is ever seen. Despite being an enemy, they cannot harm the Kongs directly. Instead, their heads are helpful to them, the green variety acting as platforms and the brown as springboards. They can be found in either water or lava. In some levels, Krockheads bob up and down, making timing a necessity. Sometimes, they must be summoned to the surface using a Krockhead Barrel; however, this summoning is only temporary.

Instruction booklet descriptions[edit]

“The green heads make great stepping stones and the brown heads are excellent springboards for reaching those high places.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 31
“The green heads make great stepping stones, while the brown heads are handy springboards for reaching those high places.”
Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 23

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロコヘッド
Kurokoheddo
ジャンピングクロコヘッド
Janpingukurokoheddo
Krockhead

Jumping Krockhead

Trivia[edit]

  • The Krockhead bears something of a resemblance to the giant crocodile named sarcosuchus, due to the bulbus tip of the snout. They also resemble the gharial, but the Krockhead's snout is not as thin as the gharial's.
  • Krockheads are not seen during the character parade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find the only Krockhead stepping stone and you'll find your buddy Rambi. With only the dragonflies left, I'm sure you'll be alright." - Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Player's Guide, page 54.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest SNES instruction booklet, page 31.
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA instruction booklet, page 23.
  5. ^ a b Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Nintendo Player's Guide, page 15.