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BananaCoinIconRight.png Lemguin BananaCoinIconLeft.png
Leader KAOS
Homeland DKC3: Lemguin Lunge (K3)
Polar Pitfalls
Tundra Blunda

Affiliations Unknown
Enemies Dixie Kong, Kiddy Kong
Games Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III

Lemguins are generic penguin enemies of Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III, and they only appear in snow-themed levels in the entire series.

Lemguins are the land equivalent to Bazzas and Swoopys because all three enemies have almost identical attack methods. Lemguins have no predecessors from the first two Donkey Kong Country titles.

Their name is a portmanteau of "lemming" and "penguin", both of which are animals of the arctic.


Donkey Kong Country 3

Dixie and Kiddy dodge sliding Lemguins.

Lemguins debut in Donkey Kong Country 3, and are among the game's rarest enemies. Lemguins only appear in one level, in which they are the main feature, Lemguin Lunge, including its Bonus Levels. Their name is even featured in the title.

Lemguins jump straight forward out of snowy holes in indefinite numbers, and then belly slide on the ice, attempting to attack the Kongs. In the Game Boy Advance remake, they jump into the air before sliding forward.

Dixie and Kiddy can use a few methods to defeat Lemguins: by jumping on them, tossing a Barrel at them, or by cartwheeling into them from the back. The lead Kong will get injured from cartwheeling from the front given Lemguins' sharp beaks.

According to Dixie Kong's Photo Album, Lemguins fall under the "Terrorfirma Tuff Guys" enemy class.

Donkey Kong Land III

Lemguins reappear in Donkey Kong Land III, still as a rare enemy. They only appear in two snow-themed levels from Blackforest Plateau: Polar Pitfalls and Tundra Blunda. Lemguins appear in two times more levels than in Donkey Kong Country 3.

Lemguins remain unchanged for Donkey Kong Land III since both their attack patterns remain the same and that Kongs can defeat them by using the same methods. Lemguins had a minor color change for the Game Boy Color version since they were erroneously colored purple.