Sea Urchin

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Sea Urchin
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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Donkey Kong swimming beneath a group of Sea Urchins
Not to be confused with Invincible Urchin, Urchin, or sea cactus.

Sea Urchins[1] are large-eyed purple sea urchins and aquatic enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. Due to their spikes, the Kongs will take damage upon touching them. Sea Urchins can only be defeated by Cranky Kong's cane. They usually appear in groups, moving about individually or by the force of water currents.

Sea Urchins most often appear in levels of Sea Breeze Cove, although they first appear in Lost Mangroves' boss stage, Big Top Bop, where Pompy occasionally throws Sea Urchins onto the stage. When this occurs, the Sea Urchin bounces along the ground a few times before retreating back into the water. In Fugu Face-Off, the boss level of Sea Breeze Cove, Fugu spits out Sea Urchins as projectiles.

These enemies are not to be confused with other urchin-like balls encountered in the game. The appearance of those is closer to that of real life sea urchins, as they lack eyes and seem more rigid. They can only be destroyed when found above the water, such as in Rockin' Relics, using a Cane Bounce.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲーニ[2]
From「刺」(toge, spike) and「海胆」(uni, sea urchin)


  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 18.