Trench Tucks

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Trench Tucks
Trench Tuck.jpg
First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Parent species Pointy Tucks

Trench Tucks are enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are a variant of Tucks and, more specifically, Pointy Tucks, which are identical in appearance. The only exception is their rigid shields, which they use as objects of defense against the Kongs.

Trench Tucks walk from side to side, carrying the shield in front of them. The shield rejects any roll attack coming from the Kongs and even pushes the characters behind a bit upon collision. 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 pound the ground near a Trench Tucks to make it drop the shield, leaving 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 the Rhino, who can surpass the shield. If shot with a popgun, a Trench Tucks stops for a brief moment before continuing to march onward.

Trench Tucks are most commonly found in levels that contain Rambi, i.e. Frantic Fields and Meltdown Mayhem. One Trench Tucks can be found at the end of Rickety Rafters.

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A Trench Tucks preparing its shield for defense
Trench Tuck after.jpg
The enemy barring a roll attack from the Kongs

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バクラペンガー
Bakura Pengā
Bakura Pengar, with "Bakura" being possibly a corruption of 「バックラー」 bakkurā, "buckler"