From the Super Mario Wiki
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Donkey Kong attacks some Squidlys at Blowhole Bound.

Squidlys[1], or Squiddles[2][page number needed], are enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS remake, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are squid-like torpedos that are indefinitely fired from Squid Shots. Squidlys have an electrical variant named Electrasquid.

When fired out from a Squid Shot, Squidlys slowly move in a straight line, either left or right (depending on where the Kongs are located). Squidlys get destroyed once they hit a wall, or they damage Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong upon contact. The Kongs can defeat a Squidly by jumping on them.

Squidlys seem to have design origins from the orthoceras, a genus of extinct cephalopods with external shells and no feeding tentacles, similar to Squidly.


  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26. The guide uses this plural form of the name.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alex Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide.