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Donkey Kong fighting Scruff Roc
Scruff Roc, a member of the Roc species
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Mini Slump Bird
Notable members
Scruff Roc
Fleet Roc
Hard Roc
Thunder Roc

Rocs[1] are a species of birds found in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. All Rocs found in the game are rulers of various kingdoms. All of the Rocs Donkey Kong faces must be defeated by breaking the huge black egg they carry.

The attacks the Rocs use primarily consist of firing Shadow Meteors, creating wind, and launching feathers.

There are four known types of Roc: Thunder Roc, Hard Roc, Fleet Roc, and Scruff Roc.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スランプバードたち[2]
Suranpu Bādo-tachi
Slump Birds[3]
Italian Fenice Phoenix


  • Even though the black eggs are not directly connected to them, their bodies are seen exploding after the destruction of their eggs. It is possible the reasoning for this is that the first explosion (caused by the black egg) is the one that causes the birds to explode shortly afterward.


  1. ^ Nintendo UK NEW PLAY CONTROL! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat official webpage
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book. Page 10.
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filenames (SlumpBirdLv1, SlumpBirdLv2, SlumpBirdLv3, SlumpBirdLv14)