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First appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) (2014)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Puffton

Tufftons are enemies appearing in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port. They are owl-like members of the Snowmads, bearing a belt with their insignia, a mustache, and a helmet.

Tufftons are a stronger variant of Puffton, hence the naming convention. Like Pufftons, they fly around in a set area, and Tufftons can be distinguished from the orange protective helmet covering their head. The Kongs can bounce on them harmlessly, which is necessary for crossing wide gaps. Tufftons can be defeated by Cranky Kong using a Cane Bounce or if Donkey Kong throws projectiles at them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘルムジャウル
Herumu Jauru
Helm Puffton
French (NOE) Grobou casqué Helmeted puffton
German Schubuh -
Italian Gufolot zuccone Stubborn puffton
Spanish Lechuzo venerable "Venerable" + a masculine adaptation of "lechuza" (the common name for several species of owls)