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First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014)
Species Origin Spider
Related Species

Skittlers[1] are arthropod enemies inhabiting the Forest world from Donkey Kong Country Returns. They look and behave like spiders, although they only have six feet instead of eight, and are divided into an orange and a purple variety.


Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D[edit]

A purple Skittler.

Purple Skittlers rise and lower on a web thread until forced to drop down with a stomp attack, after which it will start chasing the Kongs. A few purple Skittlers hanging directly above a pit will immediately perish from a stomp attack, instead of falling down. Orange Skittlers, however, are rather passive to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong and will slowly land on the ground regardless of their actions. Once it reaches the ground, the enemy proceeds to crawl towards the Kongs, but they will ignore them and continue to go further if avoided.

The Kongs will lose a heart point after mere contact with a Skittler. They cannot approach a Skittler with a roll attack if the enemy is hanging from a thread, though other attacks will work. However, once on its feet, the enemy can be defeated with any attack, including a roll.

Three frozen Skittlers can be seen at the bottom of the landscape. Notice the large spider webs cladding a totem.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, several Skittlers can be seen in the background of the level Forest Folly, frozen in blocks of ice.


  1. ^ "Critters 1 Gallery" in the "Extras" section of Donkey Kong Country Returns.