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Species Pig
First appearance Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
“Howdy, Donkey! We can help you progress through your quest. But there's just one problem. I want to reach the key above my head to open this door for you - but I've eaten far too much!”
Troff, Donkey Kong 64

Troff is a large pink pig encountered in Donkey Kong 64. The Kongs encounter him and his partner Scoff after entering a portal that leads to the area where the door to each level's boss resides. The Kongs must feed Scoff a certain number of bananas so he can lift Troff up to the key to open the boss door. After the Kongs defeat King Krusha K. Rool, both Scoff and Troff retreat to DK's Tree House, where they party with the Kongs and their friends.


  • Instruction booklet bio from Professor Cranky Kong (page 11): "Troff’s a pig, Scoff’s a hippo, and both are big, slow and useless. They sit in their nice, cozy room and wait to be fed enough bananas to satisfy their alarming appetites. Once fed, they’re supposed to help you. But a novice player like you won’t be able to collect enough food, so I’d be wasting my precious breath if I told you what they did." (Troff n' Scoff)
  • Player's Guide (page 7): "Troff the pig and Scoff the hippo guard the doors that lead to the bosses who hold the eight keys to K. Lumsy’s cage. Unfortunately, the doors are locked and Troff can’t reach the keys. Help him by feeding bananas to Scoff until he counterbalances Troff. You’ll have to feed Scoff more bananas as you progress, and you can combine all the bananas collected by all the Kongs to reach the total." (Troff 'n' Scoff)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トローフ


Troff sans nipple rings
Troff, sans piercings.
  • Troff's appearance in-game bears piercings on his nipples; though his earlier artwork reflected that (including in the instruction booklet), it was subsequently removed in later promotional material. The same thing occurred to their counterpart, Scoff.