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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 members of the Snowmads and enemies that appear 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.

Lemmingtons run around in their spiked hamster wheels, which they attempt to roll into the Kongs with, similar to the roles of millstone-riding Gnawtys in the original Donkey Kong Country and Buzzbites from Donkey Kong Country Returns. The Lemmingtons cannot be defeated via normal means except with Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce. Similarly, the Kongs can stun them with a Ground Pound, and if they are upside-down, they fall down when stunned.

Unlike other Snowmad species, the Lemmington species does not have any derived species.


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 Spike-gyre


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 13.