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“How's my Funky impression? Honestly, I think it's pretty swell! No one'll know the difference while you're sweeping up the Snowmads!”
Tawks, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Artwork of Tawks
Artwork of Tawks
Species Parrot
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Tawks in game.

Tawks is a character appearing exclusively in the Nintendo Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. He resembles a scarlet macaw donning a cockatoo crest, similar to a mohawk. He is only present during Funky Mode, where he appears in different stances at Funky's Fly 'n' Buy, depending on what character is played as. While Donkey Kong is controlled, Tawks acts as a figurant character standing behind Funky Kong. While Funky Kong is controlled, Tawks wears a pair of shades and replaces him as the shopkeeper of Funky's Fly 'n' Buy. In this instance, Tawks adopts many of Funky Kong's mannerisms and quotes in an attempt to impersonate him, aided by his cheerful and energetic tone. He offers Funky a discount for all items present in the shop, since they are being sold to the shop owner.

Tawks has a similar anatomy to Squawks the Parrot. His name may be a pun on "talks," in order to continue the vocalization-based theme naming with Squawks and Screech.


Tawks references the cartoon