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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Lemmingtons are enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. The Prima Games guide refers to them as "deranged hamsters,"[1] presumably due to their hamster wheels. Their name comes from their species combined with the name "Remington," which their Japanese name can be translated to. Unlike the other Snowmad species, Lemmingtons do not have any variants or derived species of their own. Lemmingtons run around in their spiked hamster wheels, which they attempt to roll into the Kongs with, similarly to the roles of millstone-riding Gnawtys in the original Donkey Kong Country and Buzzbites from Donkey Kong Country Returns. Lemmingtons can be defeated only from Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce, though the Kongs can stun them temporarily using a Ground Pound.


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レミングトン

French (NOE) Gyropique
German Walzross
From wälzen ("pore over") and Walross ("walrus")
Italian Pungirello
Spiky-walker; pun on girello ("walker"), which is based on gira ("rolls")
Spanish (NOE) Giropincho


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier (February 21, 2014). Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-16252-4. Page 13.