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 derivatives of Snaggles that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and its Nintendo Switch port. They are yellow with sharp teeth, and resemble tiger sharks.


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

A Yellow Snaggles in Donkey Kong Country Returns

Like regular Snaggles, they leap out of the water at regular intervals, but will follow with a quick additional leap without signalling it. They appear in the Beach world and in some other levels, including Damp Dungeon. They can only be defeated with a barrel. If the Kongs are snatched by a Yellow Snaggles, they will lose a heart from their health meter. Yellow Snaggles make dog noises when they jump out of the water, just like their relatives.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port, Yellow Snaggles do not jump at the Kongs, instead pursuing them while remaining underwater. They are found in Shoal Atoll and Panicky Paddles. Yellow Snaggles can only be defeated with Cranky Kong's underwater cane attack.

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 「ピョン」 (pyon, hop) 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.