Torch Tusk

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Torch Tusk
Artwork of Torch Tusk from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Species Tusk
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)

Torch Tusk is the third Tusk and ruler of the Peach Kingdom in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. It is a similar color to Grave Tusk except having a darker tusk and red eyes.

Torch Tusk is fought in a volcanic area, and it stands on a platform separate from Donkey Kong. A river of lava divides Torch Tusk from the landmass that Donkey Kong is on. Like previous Tusks, Donkey Kong must throw Blood Pines at Torch Tusk to attack it. Torch Tusk uses the same laser attack of Grave Tusk except it aims at Donkey Kong more accurately.

Due to Torch Tusk's laser, Donkey Kong has fewer opportunities to throw a Blood Pine directly into its trunk, and he mainly has to throw them on its body, which does a lot less damage. After taking enough damage, Torch Tusk begins to shoot out flaming cannonballs, and the platform that it lands on is temporarily lit entirely ablaze.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンゾウ
En Zō
From「炎」(en, the on'yomi reading of "flame") and「象」(, elephant)
French Barry Kade Pun on "barricade" and "barrir" (to trumpet)
Italian Robofante 3.2 Robo-(ele)phant 3.2


  • The textures of Grave Tusk and Torch Tusk are internally swapped, suggesting they were meant to be encountered in opposite order.