Tiki Tork

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Tiki Tork
A Tiki Tork from Donkey Kong Country Returns
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Variant of Tiki Buzz

Tiki Torks[1] are a larger variant of Tiki Buzzes and enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Tiki Torks are similar to Tiki Buzzes in behavior and appearance. Like their main relative, Tiki Torks are large, wooden, drum-shaped Tikis, but they have red eyes rather than black. Tiki Torks have two red down-arrow stripes on the center of their face, which Tiki Buzzes do not have.

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can defeat a Tiki Tork by jumping on it three times (unlike Tiki Buzzes, which only require a single hit). Tiki Torks are vulnerable to every other attack, including a Roll Attack, throwing a barrel, or hitting them with Rambi. Like Tiki Buzzes, the Kongs must sometimes jump on Tiki Torks to get across large gaps and reach higher areas.

In Flutter Flyaway, there are Tiki Torks trapped in cages. Like the caged Tiki Buzzes, they mainly serve as moving platforms for the Kongs to get across the level. The caged Tikis cannot be defeated, and the Kongs can walk on them like a platform.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドデカティキドリー[2]
Dodeka Tiki Dorī
Deka Tiki Dorī
Giant Tiki Buzz

Big Tiki Buzz (Flutter Flyaway)


  1. ^ Michael Knight, Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 25.
  2. ^ a b 「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.