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Concept artwork of a Schnautzel
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Schnautzels[1] are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They are pudgy boar-like enemies with a small, curly tail, orange fur, and a brown-reddish mane across their hunched back. They have two large tusks on each end of their lower jaw. Like most pigs, Schnautzels have a round nose, and their fur is also traced by wavy stripes resembling flames. Their name is a portmanteau of the German words "schnauze" (snout) and "schnitzel" (fried meat), as well as the English word "snot".

Schnautzels only appear in two levels of Autumn Heights: Windmill Hills and Horn Top Hop. They attack by shooting rows of six fireballs out of their nostrils at the Kongs. Between each attack, they slowly tread back and forth, always focused on the Kongs. The Kongs can defeat a Schnautzel by either stomping or rolling into it three times, or by throwing a barrel at it.

A Schnautzel briefly appears in the short introduction cutscene of Windmill Hill. A Cheesy Chester holds up a stick with some bananas on it in front of a Schnautzel, who then proceeds to burn the bananas.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フレイムホッグ[2]


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 16.