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Krumple DKC3 artwork.png
Artwork of a Krumple from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (remake) (2005)
Parent species Kremling
Related species
“A real tough guy among the Kremlings; don't take him head on!”
Donkey Kong Country 3 manual, page 18

Krumples are large blue muscular members of the Kremling Krew. They are similar to Krushas, Krunchas, and Kasplats, other blue muscular Kremlings, though they are most similar to Krusha, in terms of behavior. According to the game's credits, Krumples belong to the "Kremling Kreeps" enemy class.

Krumples are first encountered in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, here they are semi-common enemies. Krumples, like most enemies, attack Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong by charging into them. Krumples are so muscular that they cannot be defeated by Kiddy's rolling attack, and they cannot be hurt at all by Dixie. They laugh and taunt the Kongs when they unsuccessfully try to hit them. However, certain Animal Friends, a throwable weapon (such as a barrel), or Kiddy's jump attack can defeat a Krumple, similar to how Donkey Kong is able to defeat the blue Krushas in the first game. Krumples can also be defeated by Kiddy rolling onto them from above, like Klampons and Krimps. Krumples usually appear in cave levels or waterfall levels.

Krumples also appear Donkey Kong Land III, a semi-sequel to Donkey Kong Country 3. There is no real difference between the Krumples of Donkey Kong Land 3 and the ones of Donkey Kong Country 3; however, they are much more common than they were in the previous game.

Kludge's Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy mentions Krumple, but only in the US version of the game.


Donkey Kong Country 3[edit]

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クランプル


  • Krumple's sound effects in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 3 are actually Kruncha's sound effects recycled from Donkey Kong Country 2's remake.
  • Rather than making the usual defeated enemy sound, Krumples make an actual roar when knocked out. This roar is a slowed down version of the same sound effect used for Baron K. Roolenstein and Kuff 'n' Klout.