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First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Mangoruby is the fifth boss in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It is the boss of the Forest area, appearing in the level Mangoruby Run. Mangoruby is seen sleeping peacefully before it is hypnotized by Wacky Pipes.

General information[edit]

Physical description[edit]

While Mangoruby is normal, it has a yellow head with green leaves growing out of it. It has six pink body segments which are connected by green tubes. It also has purple eyes with black pupils and petal-like eyelids. Mangoruby also has green leaves for arms. When hypnotized, Mangoruby's segments become yellow and electrified.


Mangoruby mainly attacks by chasing Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong around the arena (which only happens after the player hits the first switch, or else it will not show up). The boss chases the Kongs through all the twists and turns and will hurt them on contact. However, the Kongs will be safe if they stand on one of the various wooden platforms throughout the arena. Occasionally, the boss will drop a ball of electrical energy that will split up into two surges going in opposite directions. If the Kongs touch the ball of energy, they will lose a heart.


To defeat Mangoruby, Donkey and Diddy must hit all five switches on the platforms to release the light. This will weaken the Tiki's control over Mangoruby and also deactivate its electricity. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must then jump on its pink segments to destroy them (two at a time). This must be done three times. After this, Wacky Pipes will release itself from the body and will be vulnerable to Donkey Kong's attack.


Names in other languages[edit]

Mangoruby Run[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナゾのせき マンゴルビー
Nazo no Tsuisekisha Mangorubī
Mysterious Chaser, Mangoruby
Spanish Huida de Lombrillante Mangoruby Flight
German Flucht vor Mangoruby Mangoruby Escape


Language Name Meaning
Japanese マンゴルビー
Spanish Lombrillante Pun on lombriz (worm) and brillante (shiny) = Shiny Worm
German Mangoruby -


  • Its fight music is one out of the three boss themes that can be unlocked, the others being Stu's and Tiki Tong's.
  • Mangoruby is one of only two bosses who does not provoke the Kongs by eating/transporting their banana hoard, prior to the boss fight. The other boss is Stu.
  • Mangoruby is the only boss in Donkey Kong Country Returns to not get a trophy cameo in either Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.