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For the similarly-named boss exclusive to Donkey Kong Country 3's Game Boy Advance version, see Kroctopus.
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Leader King K. Rool
Homeland Donkey Kong Island



Affiliations King K. Rool,
Kremling Krew
Enemies Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong
Games Donkey Kong Country
"You're in my waters, punk! I'll finish you!"
—Croctopus, Donkey Kong Country comic[1]

Croctopus are octopuses who dwell in the underwater areas of Donkey Kong Country. Croctopus are loosely based on the real-life Blue-ringed octopus.

Game appearances

Donkey Kong Country

Croctopus in-game

Unlike most underwater enemies, Croctopus are completely invincible, and even Enguarde cannot defeat them. Their main attack pattern is to extend their poisonous tentacles and spin rapidly in set paths. There are two types of Croctopus: purple ones, who repeatedly swim in circles, and blue ones, who usually are dormant until passed by; they chase the passerby afterwards.

Purple Croctopus appear in the last part of Coral Capers and throughout Clam City, while the blue variation appears in most of Croctopus Chase.

It has an unused sprite in the game's code, and its purpose is unknown. It appears to be some sort of possible death sprite.[2]

Donkey Kong Country comic

Croctopus appear as enemies to DK and Diddy in the German Club Nintendo comic adaptation of Donkey Kong Country.

In the comic, the Croctopus attacks the Kongs with its spinning tentacles, but is stopped by a Squidge who wants to attack the Kongs on its own.

Artwork

Sprites

Trivia

  • The plural of Croctopus is the same as the singular. Evidence for this is as follows:
    • The name of the level Croctopus Chase has Croctopus, not Croctopi, and it is presumably referring to the chasing of multiple Croctopus.
    • In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, Funky's Fishing Challenge at Monkey Mines is described as: CROCTOPUS CULL: This time I would like you to catch 15 Croctopus within the time limit. The number "15" indicates that Funky is referring to multiple Croctopus.

References

  1. Page 9 of translated comic
  2. Unused sprite