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Cling Cobra
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Not to be confused with Wiggler.

Wiggles[1], originally known as Cling Cobras[2], are cobra-like enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its Nintendo 3DS remake, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They only appear in the level Clingy Swingy.

Wiggles have a yellow body and an orange stripe spanning across their back. They have red eyes and a set of sharp teeth that match the yellow color of their body.

Wiggles' main characteristic is to cling on to a grass patch, which they repeatedly move across. If a Wiggle slithers into Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, they lose a heart point. This sometimes also causes the Kongs to lose their balance and fall off the patch of grass. The Kongs can defeat a Wiggle by jumping on it.

Cling Cobra's name is derived from king cobra, a type of real-world venomous snake.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スネーキィ[3]


  1. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Page 27.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  3. ^ 「ドンキーコングリターンズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Returns Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.