Painguin Tucks

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Painguin Tucks
Painguin Tuck.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Parent species Tucks
Derived species
Papa Painguin

Painguin Tucks are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The name is a portmanteau of "pain" and "penguin". They are penguin-like members of the Snowmads which wear green trousers and carry a dead fish.

Painguin Tucks use the dead fish they carry as a spear to damage the Kongs. However, they can be defeated by a jump or a roll to their backside. Painguin Tucks can also be stunned by a ground pound if the Kongs are close enough. They run faster when they see the Kongs.

A bulkier version of Painguin Tucks called Papa Painguins are also featured in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤリペンゴー
Yari Pengō
Spear Pengor