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DKCoinIconLeft.png Barnacle DKCoinIconLeft.png

Residence Barnacle's Island,
Lake Orangatanga
Family Brothers Bear
Species Bear
Gender Male
Affiliates Brothers Bear
Kong Family

Games Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Konga

Barnacle is one of the Brothers Bears in Donkey Kong Country 3.


In the original Super Nintendo version of DKC3, he lives on an island in the middle of Lake Orangatanga, and is the second of the Brothers Bears that can be reached. In the Gameboy Advance remake his cabin was replaced with Bachelor's, and Barnacle's is now in Pacifica. Barnacle mentions that he is a former scuba diver, but just wants to take it easy at home. He is very proud of his shell collection, which is visible in his cabin. He has a Banana Bird, which he keeps in a cage in is cabin. He explains that "He just flew in once, so I decided to keep him".

The player must purchase a rare shell from Bazaar, and give it to Barnacle in exchange for the banana bird. Prior to the exchange, Barnacle occasionally says "You know, I don't think there's anything which would persuade me to get rid of this bird". After the exchange, he continues to talk about missing the banana bird, and how his shell collection cheers him up.

In Barnacle's original appearance, he wore a white turtleneck with a blue beret. Full artwork revealed black pants and blue sneakers as well. Barnacle's reappearance in the Donkey Konga series kept true to his original design. His outfit was overhauled in the Gameboy Advance remake of DKC3 -- The remake depicted his appearance as a retired Revolutionary-age naval captain, complete with a Bicorne hat and Epaulette uniform. Also in the remake, Barnacle now resides in a broken ship with a large shark protruding through the front of the ship, and on the overworld map, the location is referred to as "Barnacle's Island".


Barnacle's name is of course the name of arthropod species found underwater, Barnacles. This relates to him being a former scuba-diver, as barnacles are commonly found underwater.