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Kuchuka DKC3.png
Artwork of a Kuchuka from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
“Cowardly character who hides in his barrel throwing bombs—very nasty!”
Donkey Kong Country 3 instruction booklet, page 18

Kuchukas are a type of Kremling that hides in a purple barrel filled with bombs. They appear as enemies in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Their barrel design resembles that of Knockas, Krackas, and Klasps. Like these enemies, Kuchukas are never fully shown except for their purple arms and eyelids, which match the color of their barrel.

Kuchakas have the same name in Japanese. The "chuck" in their name references how they continually throw bombs.


Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Kuchukas only appear in one level: Pot Hole Panic. Kuchukas behave differently from Knockas as they remain stationary inside a barrel without moving and continuously attempt to throw bombs at the Kongs and their Animal Friends. They cannot be picked up and can only be defeated by a TNT Barrel. A Kuchuka also appears in a Bonus Level of Pot Hole Panic, where it tries to prevent the Kongs and Squitter from collecting the green bananas.

In Dixie Kong's Photo Album, a Kuchuka is categorized under the Kremling Kreeps class.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

In Donkey Kong Land III, Kuchukas appear in more levels than their previous appearance. A single Kuchuka appears at the very end of Stalagmite Frights, and they appear in most levels of the Lost World: a bonus stage in Whiplash Dash, Kuchuka Karnage, Haunted Hollows, and Ghoulish Grotto.

In the original Game Boy version, Kuchukas look the same as Knockas due to the monochromatic screen. In the Japanese Game Boy Color port, Kuchukas are distinctively colored purple.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クチャカ