Trench Tucks

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Trench Tucks
Trench Tuck toy figure
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Pointy Tucks

Trench Tucks are enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They are a variant of Tucks, more specifically, Pointy Tucks. Trench Tucks look identical to Pointy Tucks except for the rigid, wooden shield that they carry to defend against the Kongs.

Trench Tucks walk from side to side and carry the shield in front of them. The shield blocks any Roll Attack from the Kongs and pushes them back a bit. The impact also sends the enemy back a few spaces, but it can never be driven off the edge of a platform. Like Pointy Tucks, Trench Tucks are harmful to jump on due to the spiky long horns embedded in their helmets.

The Kongs can Ground Pound near a Trench Tucks to make it drop the shield and leave an opening for a frontal Roll Attack. More direct ways to attack a Trench Tucks include rolling into it from behind, bouncing off its head with Cranky Kong's cane, tossing a projectile such as a barrel or a Water Sack, or ramming into it with Rambi, who can surpass the shield. Trench Tucks stop in place when shot with a popgun, but this will not make them drop their shield.

Trench Tucks most often appear in levels with Rambi such as Frantic Fields and Meltdown Mayhem. A single Trench Tucks appears at the end of Rickety Rafters.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バクラペンガー
Bakura Pengā
Possibly a corruption of「バックラー」(bakkurā, buckler) +「ペンガー」(Pengā, Tucks)

French (NOE) Rempart Gorfoufou
Bulwark Tucks
German Schildguin
From "schild" (shield) and "pinguin" (penguin)
Italian Pinguingo scudiero
Shielder tucks
Spanish (NOE) Vilgüino defensor
Defense tucks