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Not to be confused with Rawk Hawk.
A Rawk
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Awk
Derived subjects
Sour Dodo

Rawks[1] are a larger, red-feathered variant of Awks. They appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, and the Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Their name comes from the bird, hawk.

Unlike Awks, Rawks often tend to frown. They also have purple talons and yellow feathers on their back. Rawks can be found in the Jungle world, the Ruins, and the Golden Temple. In the Nintendo 3DS version, they also appear in the Cloud world. When a Rawk notices Donkey Kong, it charges at him and attempts to injure him. Like Awks, they can also be defeated by being jumped on, or by utilizing any other attack method. Unlike Awks, Rawks can survive a shot from Diddy's peanuts, and only become stunned upon being shot.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハシルク[2]
Portmanteau of「走る」(hashiru, to run) and「アルク」(Aruku, Awk)


  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 24.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 20.