Tiki Tak Tribe

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All the high-ranking members of the Tiki Tak Tribe.
Leader Tiki Tong
Homeland Donkey Kong Island

Affiliations Their hypnotized minions
Enemies Kongs
Games Donkey Kong Country Returns

The Tiki Tak Tribe are an evil group of Tikis introduced in Donkey Kong Country Returns.



At some unknown point prior to Donkey Kong Country Returns, they were sealed deep within Donkey Kong Island's Volcano. Aside from this not much else is known about their past.

Eruption and Escape

During the events of Donkey Kong Country Returns, they were released from the island's volcano after an eruption and under the order of their leader, they took control of the island's wild life by their hypnotic powers and used them to steal all the bananas on the island along with Donkey Kong's Banana Hoard for unknown reasons.

After the hoard was stolen, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong went in pursuit of the Tikis and defeated all their minions and high ranking members in hopes of recovering their bananas.

It is later revealed that bananas are the Tikis' source of life and they use them to create more Tiki underlings, which were being mass produced in the Factory, but DK put a stop to it after defeating the Factory's boss. Donkey Kong then proceeded to the Volcano to defeat the Tiki leader, Tiki Tong.

When he arrived at the evil tiki's lair, which happens to be inside the Tiki Tong Tower, all nine Tiki leaders appeared and began filling Tiki Tong with the remaining bananas from the hoard. After this happened, Tong began pouring banana juice on all of the leaders and transformed them into a pair of hands to use in the fight against the apes.

After a tough battle, the evil tiki was defeated and DK retrieved his bananas, as well as freeing Donkey Kong Island from the tiki's control.

List of members

High ranking




  • In the Forest level, numerous Tikis are shown residing there and some are even part of the natural scenery, Tikis are even featured on the world's icon. This may possibly indicate that the Forest was actually the Tiki homeland prior to their banishment in the Volcano.
  • High ranked members (the ones that possess the stage bosses) resemble music instruments. The particular instrument the Tiki resembles also plays in the music of the boss it possesses. During the final boss fight, however, all seven Tiki instruments play, the vocals representing Tiki Tong himself.
  • In the ending scene, zebras and other animals are freed from hypnosis. African Animals do appear in certain levels, such as Blowhole Bound but aren't shown to be under hypnosis.