|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.
The enemy barring a Roll Attack from the Kongs
Names in other languages
|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|