Stilts (enemy)

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Concept art of a Stilts from Donkey Kong Country Returns
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong spot a Stilts.
A Stilts in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Stilts are enemies in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS port, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are turkey-like enemies that usually appear walking on a pair of bamboo stems that they use as stilts. They have white and yellow plumage and an orange tail and wings, though their body is pink. Stilts are mostly featured in the Ruins world.

Stilts are vulnerable to barrel rolls and can be jumped on. Alternatively, they can be instantly defeated if a barrel is thrown at them. When the Kongs perform either move on Stilts, it loses its stilts and feathers, and it runs about in a frantic pace. The Kongs can then easily defeat the Stilts by hitting into it. Stilts are rarely encountered without their stilts or feathers.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チキン・ド・ケリリ
Chikin do Keriri
チキン・ド・カケリ[1] (stilt-less and feather-less)
Chikin do Kakeri
From "chicken" and partial repetition of「り」(keri, kick); Swooper Dooper is formatted similarly

From "chicken" and「けり」(kakeri, dash)

French (NOE) Bechasse
German Stakser
Italian Trampollo
Portmanteau of "trampolo" (stilt) and "pollo" (chicken)
Spanish (NOE) Zancoso


  1. ^ 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 22.