Squidly

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Squidly
Squid Shot
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variants
Electrasquid
Donkey Kong attacks some Squidlys at Blowhole Bound.

Squidlys[1] (also pluralized as Squidlies[2]), also known as Squiddles[3] (pluralized as Squiddless[4] or Squiddles[5]), 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トビーカ
Tobīka
Distortion of「トビイカ」(tobi-ika, flying squid)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Page 18.
  3. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  4. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 48, 49, 56.
  5. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 168, 172, 173.