Fugu, the Frightening

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Fugu, as he appears in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Full Name Fugu, the Frightening
Residence Sea Breeze Cove
Species Pufferfish
Gender Unknown (presumably male)
Affiliates Snowmads
Powers/Abilities Inflating his own body, blowing strong water currents.
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Fugu, the Frightening is the boss of the Sea Breeze Cove island in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the fourth boss of the entire game.


Fugu attacks by inhaling the Kongs, blowing strong water currents to push them back a distance, inflating himself to a large size, and exhaling urchins and green pufferfish.


Fugu is a very round, yellow pufferfish with proportionately small blue fins that are wrapped in metal bands which make them resemble ponytails. His only garment is a small, blue bib around his neck with the Snowmad insignia on it. Fugu's eyes are large and angled, and his mouth is full of sharp teeth and lined with thick reddish lips. At first, his relative size appears to be rather small, roughly the size of Donkey Kong himself. However, upon being startled, his size increases immensely, and fluctuates numerous times throughout the battle, even growing large enough to take up half of the arena. Like most pufferfish, Fugu has tiny blue spikes that erect only when he inflates himself, and cover his entire body except for the patch of skin around his tail, leaving him open to attacks from behind. With each phase during his boss fight, Fugu develops reddish lines along his body, which turn darker with time.


  • Fugu is the only boss character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze who has his name within the name of his boss fight.
  • Whenever DK gets hit during his boss fight, Fugu will break the fourth wall by looking at the screen and chuckle.