A Pointy Tucks (also called Pointy Tuck) is a variant of Tucks appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They are penguin members of the Snowmads, and they wear a golden viking helmet with large, 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 Tucks immediately rushes to his leader, Lord Fredrik, to report the findings.
Pointy Tucks are common enemies throughout the Kongs' adventure. They simply walk from side to side, as with a handful of other enemies. Pointy Tucks cannot be jumped on, as their sharp horns protects them from being jumped on and cause the Kongs to take damage. The Kongs can defeat a Pointy Tucks by attacking it with a roll, Rambi, Cranky Kong's Cane Bounce, or an object such as a barrel. The enemy can be stunned briefly by shooting it with a popgun or by performing a ground pound next to it.
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 Papa Painguins wearing a belt instead of a collar and being visibly more stout and hunched.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy
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