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A Pointy Tucks (also called Pointy Tuck) is a variant of Tucks appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are penguin members of the Snowmads with a viking helmet displaying exceptionally sharp horns. In addition, they wear a leather collar with the Snowmad symbol. Compared to regular Tucks, Pointy Tucks appear to have a less crooked posture.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
In the game's intro, a Pointy Tucks spots Donkey Kong Island through a telescope. After inspecting it more closely and finding Donkey Kong's hut, the character immediately rushes to Lord Fredrik, the leader of the Snowmads, to report the findings.
Pointy Tucks later appear as common enemies throughout the game. They walk from side to side, hurting the Kongs when simply touched from the sides. They cannot be jumped on normally either, as their sharp horns prevent attacks from above and can cause the Kongs to take damage. To defeat a Pointy Tucks, the characters have to attack it with a roll, Rambi or an object such as a barrel. Cranky Kong's cane bounce can also be used to defeat them without taking damage. The enemy can be stopped briefly by shooting it with a popgun and even stunned with a ground pound performed next to it.
There are shielded variants of Pointy Tucks called Trench Tucks, which share the same appearance bar the shield they hold. Papa Painguins, which wield spears, also don viking helmets akin to those worn by Pointy Tucks that protect them in the same way.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
A Pointy Tucks, referred to as a "Pointy Tuck", is depicted as a Donkey Kong series trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The trophy's North American description implies that Papa Painguins are actually Pointy Tucks with spears, despite them wearing a belt instead of a collar and being visibly more stout and hunched.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy information
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