Yellow Snaggles

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

Yellow Snaggles[1], also referred to as Super Snaggles[citation needed] or simply Snaggles[2], are shark-like species derivative from Snaggles that appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They are yellow with sharp teeth, and resemble tiger sharks.

Like regular Snaggles, they leap out of the water at regular intervals, but will make a quick additional leap right afterwards without any warning. They appear in the Beach world, and in some other levels, including Damp Dungeon. They can only be defeated by being struck 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.

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Yellow Snaggles chase the Kongs through the water, much like their relatives do. Unlike standard Snaggles, which post themselves in a specific spot while the Kongs are above, Yellow Snaggles will try to keep track of the characters even when they are above the water, although without being able to jump out. These enemies can only be defeated with a swipe of Cranky's cane. Attacking a Yellow Snaggles with a corkscrew move will not affect the enemy, and will result in the Kongs getting damaged instead.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピョングィ



  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Prima Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ "Jump onto a grassy layer and climb past leaping Snaggles." (referring to several Yellow Snaggles encountered prior to the G Letter in Damp Dungeon) — Michael Knight, Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 66