Punchy Paddy

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Punchy Paddy
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Punchy Paddies[1] are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They resemble overgrown grasshoppers with small wings, and wear characteristic collars around their necks. They seemingly display a grouchy or irritated expression.

Donkey Kong and a Punchy Paddy on-screen

Most Punchy Paddies are sedentary. They leap continuously on stable surfaces by flying up and descending slowly to the ground. While doing so, they seem to angrily beckon at the Kongs, marking their "punchy" behavior. Punchy Paddies found in Busted Bayou move down the path by hopping, as opposed to being stationary. They will hurt the Kongs and take away one of their heart points if they come into mere contact. The primates are supposed to either stomp or roll into the Punchy Paddies in order to defeat them.

In Shipwreck Shore, a group of three Punchy Paddies hop on small wooden crates that float on a body of water. If these crates are destroyed with a Corkscrew from underneath, the Punchy Paddies fall in the water and are defeated.

Shooting a Punchy Paddy with a popgun or ground pounding next to one makes it dizzy, and therefore stuns it for a while. Punchy Paddies act very similarly to Frogoons and Hopgoons from Donkey Kong Country Returns.



  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 14.