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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Big Sphen
Boom Bird
Painguin Tucks
Pointy Tucks
Speedy Tucks
Tuff Tucks
“Show those pesky penguins the radical righteousness of us supreme simians!”
Funky Kong, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tucks are pudgy, hunched penguins that appear as common enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are the Snowmads' most common foot soldiers, comparable to Tiki Goons from Donkey Kong Country Returns. Tucks wear tightened green striped pants with a knotted rope around their waist. Tucks is likely derived from 'tuxedo', which penguins are often said to be wearing in reference to their black and white feather pattern.

Tucks walk slowly from side to side. If the Kongs get in contact with a Tucks, it slaps them, causing them to lose a heart of their health. Tucks are among the weakest enemies in the game and can be defeated by any attack, such as a stomp or a roll attack. Tucks sometimes appear in groups, so the Kongs can jump on them in succession to potentially earn a Banana Coin.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンガー
Pengar; derived from "penguin" 「ペンギン」 pengin and "víkingar" from Old Norse; shared with Pengā
French Gorfufu From Gorfu a penguin specie with the repetition of "fu" which is spelled like "fou" (crazy) and thus spells "foufou" which means nutty.
German Peingu Variation of Pinguin (penguin) which cites the word Pein (torment).
Spanish Vilgüino Raso Portmanteau of vil (vile) and pingüino (penguin). Raso (private) indicates its rank.