Thug Slug

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Thug Slug
Concept artwork of a Thug Slug
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)

Thug Slugs[1] are slug enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They only appear in the first world of the game, the Lost Mangroves.

A Thug Slug, as shown in-game

Thug Slugs crawl around a platform, damaging the Kongs upon coming into contact with them. They are normally vulnerable to any attacks, but when they hang from the underside of a platform, they can only be defeated with a throwing object, such as a barrel. Thug Slugs can be stunned briefly by shooting them with a popgun or ground pounding next to them.

Thug Slugs are first found in Canopy Chaos, where they mostly reside in treetops, though a few also circulate around metallic platforms. In Trunk Twister, only one Thug Slug is encountered at the beginning of the level.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソルトヘイター[2]
Soruto Heitā
Salt Hater


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 16Media:DKTF Shogakukan P16.jpg.