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Glimmer the Angler Fish

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Glimmer in Donkey Kong Country 2
Species Anglerfish
Gender Male
Homeland A galleon near Krem Quay
Affiliates Diddy Kong
Dixie Kong
Powers/Abilities Illuminates water areas
Games Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2 (depicted on boxart; mentioned in level name)

Glimmer is an Animal Buddy who appears in Donkey Kong Country 2. He has a lantern on his stalk to illuminate dark underwater areas for the Kongs.

He is a spiritual successor to Squawks from Donkey Kong Country, playing the same role by lighting the way in one level. A related Animal Buddy, Glower, appears in the Gloomy Galleon shipwreck areas in Donkey Kong 64.

Appearances in video games

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Glimmer only appears in Donkey Kong Country 2's Krem Quay level "Glimmer's Galleon". He follows Diddy and Dixie, and uses its stalk lantern to brighten the level for the Kongs.

In the Game Boy Advance version, Glimmer does assist the Kongs, although his help is redundant because the remake's color palette is bright enough for the player to venture through the level without Glimmer's aid.

Donkey Kong Land 2

Glimmer does not reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2. However, he appears on the game's cover art, lighting a sunken ship for Diddy and Dixie while a Snapjaw stalks them. His name is also in the level title Glimmer's Galleon, even though he doesn't appear in the level.

Donkey Kong Racing

Glimmer in Donkey Kong Racing.

Glimmer makes a background cameo in the E3 2001 trailer of Donkey Kong Racing, during the underwater scene where Tiny and Diddy race on Enguardes.

Official descriptions

Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES Instruction Booklet:

Glimmer the Angler Fish

Glimmer lives in one of the sunken Kremling galleons near Krem Quay. He'll offer his light to show the Kongs the way through one of the darkened underwater levels.

Donkey Kong Country 2 Nintendo Player's Guide:

Page 11:

Glimmer the angler fish
A newcomer to the ranks of the Kong clan compatriots, Glimmer will point the way through the murkiest waters around Crocodile Isle. His natural flashlight won't illuminate everything around you, but at least you'll be able to see where you're going. Finding the exit to a stage will still be up to you!

Page 52:

Glimmer quickly shows up to shed some light on the proceedings, but you'll still have a hard time seeing anything coming at you from behind.

Donkey Kong Country 2 GBA Instruction Booklet:

Glimmer the Angler Fish

Glimmer lives in one of the sunken Kremling galleons near Krem Quay. His light will lead the Kongs through a darkened underwater zone.