Tiki Doom

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Tiki Doom
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Tiki Goon

Tiki Dooms[1] are enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are large members of the Tiki Tak Tribe and appear to be a larger variant of Tiki Goons.


Tiki Dooms are wooden and shaped like a bongo. They have a large head with a cloth on top, a square nose, black eyeballs with glowing pupils, and wear a yellow-striped red skirt. Tiki Dooms have four horns, two on each side of their head, and three beaded strings are attached to each of the two lower horns. They have red facial markings that resemble a downward-pointing arrow.


Tiki Dooms appear in many areas, especially the Jungle and Forest worlds. They are also common in the Golden Temple level. Like many other enemies, Tiki Dooms simply walk from side to side. Tiki Dooms move around slowly, possibly due to their large size. Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can defeat a Tiki Doom by either jumping on it three times, rolling into it, throwing a barrel at it, or by ramming into it with Rambi. The Kongs obtain a Banana Coin by defeating a Tiki Doom. When Donkey Kong first jumps on a Tiki Doom, its facial expression changes, and its eyes appear to be drowsy.


Donkey Kong Country Returns[edit]

  • Prima's Official Strategy Guide (page 24): "This large version of the Tiki Goon is tougher to take down. You must jump high to make sure you land on it and then get in three hits before it goes down. Each jump on a Tiki Doom counts as a jump for the combos to earn coins and balloons. Therefore, if you jump on it three times to knock it out, you will get a coin. If the Tiki Doom is jumped on after hitting two other enemies in a row first, you can actually get three coins for jumping on the Tiki Doom since it will count as your third, fourth, and fifth hits!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ティキドンドン[2]
Tiki Dondon
From "Tiki" and「ドンドン」(dondon, onomatopoeia for drumming sound)


  1. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 24.
  2. ^ 「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 20.