Leaping Flame

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The title of this article is conjectural; an official name for the article's subject has not been found, so it has been given a fitting title by the editors. If an official name appears, it is requested that the article should either have a reference added or be moved to the correct name.

Two Leaping Flames assaulting Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Leaping Flames[1] are fiery, serpent-like monsters from Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They appear after the fireball bombard in Hot Rocket, a level in the Volcano world.

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As they emerge from lava, Leaping Flames begin chasing the Rocket Barrel-riding Kongs by revolving around them on a short distance. This way, the enemies attempt to cage the Kongs and limit their movement. If the characters crash their vehicle into a Leaping Flame, they will destroy it and lose a life. Leaping Flames cannot be destroyed, and as they crowd around the Kongs, they become more difficult to avoid. After attempting to attack, they move behind the Kongs.


  1. ^ A proper name is not used for these enemies. However, the Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima official game guide uses the phrase "leaping flames" to refer to them at page 141: "This part of the level requires you to dodge leaping flames."