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This article is about the Kremling from the Donkey Kong Country series. For the hammer Pixl from Super Paper Mario, see Cudge.
Artwork of Kudgel from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Species Kremling
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (2004)
Latest portrayal Chris Sutherland (2004)

Kudgel is a large, over-muscular, club-wielding Kremling and a boss in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. His name is derived from "cudgel", meaning "club" or "to beat with a club".

Kudgel is the boss of the third area of Crocodile Isle, Krem Quay. Kudgel is fought in the level Kudgel's Kontest. Kudgel attacks Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong by leaping up through the air and trying to smash down on them. The Kongs must carefully dodge Kudgel's leaps.

After a few jumps, Kudgel will land and swing his club. He then performs a short jump that causes a TNT Barrel to appear. The TNT Barrel must be thrown at Kudgel quickly or Kudgel will jump away; if the Kongs try to throw the TNT Barrel at Kudgel after he jumps away, or get too close while carrying the TNT Barrel, he'll block the TNT Barrel with his club. Every time Kudgel is hit with a TNT Barrel, he will jump progressively lower and faster.

After taking three TNT Barrels, Kudgel alters his battle strategy by performing three high jumps that create Kong-stunning shockwaves, leaving them open to attack if they don't jump before he lands. The high jumps are followed by a short jump that causes another TNT Barrel to appear. Kudgel will speed up his movement each time he takes a hit by a TNT Barrel.

After being hit by six TNT Barrels, Kudgel will be blasted into the nearby swampy water of Krem Quay.

Kudgel is the only boss from Donkey Kong Country 2 who does not reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese グラッバ
Glubba; note that he is the only Kremling whose name does not start with a "K sound" in Japanese editions.
Italian Klavo From "clava", meaning "club," with the C replaced with a K to match the Kremling name and -a replaced with -o in a masculine form

Kudgel's Kontest[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese げきしん!ボス グラッバ
Gekishin! Bosu Gurabba
Quake! Boss Kudgel


  • Kudgel's SNES sprites show him wearing yellow pants instead of the red ones depicted in his official art. This was corrected in the GBA remake.
  • Kudgel's scream in the original game is Klobber's scream slowed down and lower-pitched, while his voice in the Game Boy Advance version is Chunky Kong's voice recycled.