Yellow Snaggles

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Yellow Snaggles
Artwork of a Yellow Snaggles from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
A Yellow Snaggles
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Variant of Snaggles

Yellow Snaggles,[1] also referred to as simply Snaggles[2] or Nibbles,[3] are variants of Snaggles who appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and its Nintendo Switch port. They are yellow and have stripes like those of tiger sharks.


Donkey Kong Country Returns / Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D[edit]

A yellow Snaggles.
A Yellow Snaggles in Donkey Kong Country Returns

In Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Yellow Snaggles appear in the Beach world and some other levels, including Damp Dungeon. Like regular Snaggles, they leap out of the water at regular intervals, but quickly follow with an additional, higher leap without signalling it. Yellow Snaggles can only be defeated with a barrel. If Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong touch a Yellow Snaggles, they lose a heart from their health meter. Yellow Snaggles make dog-like noises while jumping out of the water, just like regular Snaggles.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port, Yellow Snaggles are only encountered underwater, where they chase after the Kongs. As such, they no longer jump out of the water. They are found in Shoal Atoll and Panicky Paddles. Yellow Snaggles can be defeated with Cranky Kong's underwater cane attack or by throwing a projectile at it, such as a barrel, a Watermelon Fuse Bomb, or a Tuff Tucks, while on land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピョングィ[4] (Donkey Kong Country Returns)
キラングィ[5] (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
Ki Rangwi
From「ぴょん」(pyon, onomatopoeia for bouncing) and「ラングィ」(Rangwi, Snaggles)

Yellow Snaggles


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 56 and 66.
  3. ^ Knight, Michael, and Alexander Musa. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Prima Official Game Guide. Pages 47 and 70.
  4. ^ 「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 21Media:DKR Shogakukan P21.jpg.
  5. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 18Media:DKTF Shogakukan P18.jpg.