Squitter the Spider

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Squitter the Spider
Squitter.jpg
Species Spider
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
“The web-slinging spider, Squitter, is one of the coolest new animal friends. When you press the Y Button Button, he spins webs that knock out enemies. He can also shoot web platforms that the pair can use to cross gaps in the terrain by pressing the L Button, R Button and A Button Buttons.”
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest manual, page 25

Squitter the Spider is a large orange-and-black haired spider and an Animal Friend in the Donkey Kong franchise. His first appearance is in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. He also appears in the sequel, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and in each game's Game Boy counterpart: Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III.

Squitter is one of the few spiders in the Donkey Kong franchise to actually have eight legs, whereas most others, such as Small Spiders from Donkey Kong 64 and Skittlers from Donkey Kong Country Returns, have six. Despite this, Squitter still lacks some spider features, such as multiple eyes and chelicerae. Squitter also wears four pairs of orange-white shoes, which resemble those worn by another Animal Buddy, Expresso the Ostrich,.

Description[edit]

Squitter has the ability to shoot out an unlimited supply of web projectiles from his mouth, which he can use to defeat most enemies, including Zingers, although in Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III his webs have shorter range and will disappear shortly after being shot. He also has the ability to create temporary web platforms to reach higher areas, such as a Bonus Area, or to cross a large gap. However, Squitter does not have the ability to jump at the height of the Kongs.

In Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2, Squitter cannot defeat an enemy by jumping on it, as this injures him in the process. In their sequels, Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III, Squitter has the ability to do so, although it is no more effective than the Kongs' jump attack because he cannot defeat stronger enemies like Buzzes this way. This ability was removed from the Game Boy Advance port.

In Donkey Kong Land 2 and Donkey Kong Land III, the player can have Squitter create web platforms by pressing B Button then Select Button.

Squitter makes a cameo appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. He later appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In it, Squitter is an advanced support spirit which negates the jump and speed reduction effect of the sticky floors.

Levels[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest / Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

Squitter appears in a level for both games unless otherwise noted. He most often appears in the later levels and even has his own dedicated level, Web Woods.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

Squitter usually appears in factory-themed stages, and he is played throughout Krack Shot Kroc.

Donkey Kong Land III[edit]

Squitter only appears in four levels, which is fewer than in his previous appearances.

Profiles[edit]

Donkey Kong Land 2[edit]

  • Virtual Console manual bio: "Press B Button to fire a web and attack enemies. Press Select Button to change the web into a floating platform."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Squitter BrawlTrophy327.png SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest A spider friend of the Kongs. Squitter features a patchy pattern and a fancy sneaker on each foot. With Diddy on board, Squitter will assist by spewing out webs that serve as projectile weapons or temporary platforms. These platforms can be used to access otherwise unreachable areas.
SNES Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy[edit]

Name Image American English description British English description
Squitter SquitterTrophy3DS.png Squitter is one of Donkey Kong's animal friends. It must take him hours to lace up the four pairs of shoes he wears... The spiderwebs he shoots from his mouth can damage enemies, and they also can make platforms to walk on. But can he use them to make shoe racks? One of Donkey Kong's animal friends. Shoe-shopping must be expensive when you have eight legs! Anyway, Squitter helps you out by shooting webbing at enemies and making platforms appear in the air! And then, when that's all said and done, he can put his many, MANY feet up and relax.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Squitter Squitter.jpg Donkey Kong Series Support (2) Advanced Sticky-Floor Immunity World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Diddy Kong Rule: Move Speed ↓
  • You have reduced move speed
Jungle Japes Ice Cave Chant

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スクイッター
Sukuittā
Squitter
Italian Telino From ragnatela (spiderweb)
Russian Сквиттер
Skvitter
Squitter

Trivia[edit]

  • While most real-world spiders produce silk from their backsides, Squitter is able to shoot it from his mouth. However, members of the spider family Scytodidae are actually able to spit harmful venom-infused silk from their chelicerae, and Squitter even resembles these spiders, as both have an orange coloration with dark spots.