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This article is about the enemy from the Donkey Kong Country series. For the treasure chest enemy originating from the Dragon Quest series, see Mimic (treasure chest).
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A Mimic in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Large Mimic
Two Mimics go after Donkey Kong and Diddy in Sunset Shore of Donkey Kong Country Returns

Mimics[1][2] are enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They only appear in silhouette levels, and appear to be bushes with glowing yellow eyes and two short legs.

At first, Mimics blend in with the scenery due to their bush appearance. When the Kongs approach a Mimic, it hops up and chases them. Like most enemies, if the Kongs come in contact with a Mimic, they lose a heart point. The Kongs can defeat a Mimic from either a jump or a roll attack. If Donkey Kong Hand Slaps with a Mimic on the screen, leaves will shake off from the bush; regular bushes do not do this. The Mimics leaves also move around slightly while regular bushes have no animation.

In Donkey Kong Country Returns, Mimics only appear in one level, Sunset Shore. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, they only appear in one level, Busted Bayou, along with their larger counterpart, Large Mimics.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クサモドキ



  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25.
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 13.