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A Snaggles.
A Snaggles as it appears in-game
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Giga Rangwi
Yellow Snaggles

Snaggles are enemies that resemble chubby great white sharks. They appear in both Donkey Kong Country Returns, its Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and its Nintendo Switch port.

Physical appearance[edit]

Snaggles have a dark blue back and a white underside with a rounded belly. They have a large head and large shark fangs sticking out of their mouths. Parts of their body are shaped like a triangle, and Snaggles have tail fins shaped like a hook.


In Donkey Kong Country Returns, Snaggles appear in levels of the Beach world and a Ruins level, Damp Dungeon. They have a repeated pattern of peeking out of the water for a few seconds and then performing a high jump out of it, attempting to bite Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. When they jump out the water, Snaggles make a barking noise similar to a puppy's.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, they appear in Lost Mangroves and Sea Breeze Cove. Snaggles act the same way as they did in Donkey Kong Country Returns on the surface, and chase the Kongs if they see them underwater. Snaggles can only be defeated by the Kongs throwing a barrel at it, or by Cranky Kong's cane.

Snaggles have a variant named Yellow Snaggles, which immediately jump out the water, sometimes without prior warning. A larger variant appears at the end of Damp Dungeon.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラングィ
Possibly a partial corruption of「乱杭歯」(rangui-ba, uneven teeth)
Chinese (Simplified) 岚古鲨[1]
Lángǔ Shā
From the Japanese name and "鲨" (shā, shark)
Chinese (Traditional) 嵐古鯊[2]
Lángǔ Shā
From the Japanese name and 「鯊」 (shā, shark)
French (NOE) Squalus Roman name form of "squale" (shark)
German Knabberhai Nibble Shark
Italian Sgranocchio Nibble/Crunch; same as Muncher
Portuguese (NOA) Tubarôncio[3] From "tubarão" (shark) and the suffix "-ôncio" that can be found at the end of various portuguese names
Spanish (NOE) Tiburoncio From "tiburón" (shark)