Painguin Tucks

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Painguin Tucks
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Tucks
Papa Painguin

Painguin Tucks are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. Their name is a portmanteau of "pain" and "penguin." They are penguin-like members of the Snowmads who wear green trousers and brown belts with the Snowmad insignia, and they each carry a dead fish on a stick for their weapon. They have a bulkier counterpart known as Papa Painguins.

Painguin Tucks can be defeated by a jump or a Roll Attack on their backs. They can also be stunned by a Ground Pound if the Kongs are close enough, and they can also run faster upon seeing the Kongs.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤリペンゴー
Yari Pengō
Spear Big Sphen
French (NOE) Gorfoufou lancier Lancer tucks
German Speerguin From "speer" (spear) and "pinguin" (penguin)
Italian Pinguingo lanciere Lancer tucks
Spanish (NOE) Vilgüino lancero Lancer tucks