Red Finley

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Red Finley
Red Finley DKCTF two.png
Two Red Finleys from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Blue Finley
Green Finley
Donkey Kong swimming along with two Red Finleys.

Red Finleys[1] are aquatic enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As their name directly states, Red Finleys are red members of fish-like species, Finleys. They are also yellow on their fins, underbelly, and the tip of their tail. Red Finleys' colors might reflect their rasher behavior because they move around faster than the other Finleys.

Red Finleys are very similar to Blue Finleys in both appearance and behavior, though, as stated above, they swim faster. They appear individually and in groups. If the Kongs get in contact with a Red Finley, it bites them and they lose a heart. Donkey Kong can defeat a Red Finley by performing a Corkscrew attack on it, while Cranky Kong can additionally defeat a Red Finley by swinging his cane.

Red Finleys first appear in Twilight Terror and appear in many levels of Sea Breeze Cove. They are never shown outside the water unlike the Blue Finleys in Rocket Rails. Red Finleys, together with Blue Finleys, allude to pair-forming underwater enemies from earlier Donkey Kong Country games, such as Flotsams and Kocos.


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