Orco

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Orco
Orco the Killer Whale.png
Species Killer Whale
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Orco (known as Shachee in Japan and the European GameCube version) is a large blue killer whale and a Jungle Buddy in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Orco's name comes from "Orca", the official name of the killer whale.

Orco is generally found simply wandering around aimlessly. Donkey Kong can approach Orco and grab on to her dorsal fin to ride her. Like Enguarde, Orco can smash through underwater barriers. She can also leap out of the water and reach heights.

Orco is suggested to be a female because of the several smaller killer whales following behind her, a trait shared with real world dolphins. Additionally, Orco's dorsal fin resembles the shorter, more curved one of a female killer whale as opposed to the longer, triangular dorsal fin of a male killer whale. The New Play Control! version specifically refers to Orco as a "he", making her gender ambiguous.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャッチー
Shacchī
Shachee, a pun on シャチ (Shachi), the Japanese word for "killer whale".