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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 also walk on them like a platform, 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 (short for "helmet") 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)