Squirt (boss)

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Artwork of Squirt from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Artwork of Squirt
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)
“What on earth was that, Kongs? I don't think I really want to know...”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country 3 (Game Boy Advance)

Squirt is a large creature resembling a slug (although it has also been described as a "lizard-thing"[1]) who appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! as the boss of Cotton Top Cove. Squirt is fought at Squirt's Showdown, a waterfall that serves as its personal domain. Squirt is one of the game's two bosses to not return in Donkey Kong Land III, the other being Belcha.


Ellie fights Squirt in Donkey Kong Country 3.
The boss fight against Squirt

The Kongs are transformed into Ellie the Elephant for the entire duration of the boss fight. Squirt is the second boss in the Donkey Kong Country series to be fought against as an Animal Friend.

Squirt attacks by shooting out a large stream of water from its mouth, which can push Ellie off the arena rather than injure her directly. Squirt performs this attack slightly longer for each time it is hit. After doing this, Squirt briefly exposes its eyes out from the waterfall. During this, Ellie can attack Squirt by drawing water into her trunk and then shooting into both of Squirt's eyes twice. This must be done three times to defeat Squirt. When the Kongs defeat Squirt, it leaves behind one of the skis.

In the Game Boy Advance remake, the boss battle was slightly altered, as Squirt takes five hits to defeat. After the original three hits, Squirt begins shooting out two streams of water in opposite directions, then after being hit again, it has both streams circle the area at different speeds. In this version, when Squirt is defeated, its face falls off the waterfall, and the waterfall also stops flowing.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スクワーター
German Squirt -
Italian Spruzzi From spruzzare (spray)


  1. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) issue 51, page 21.