Krunch the Kremling

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KremkoinIconLeft.png Krunch the Kremling Kremkoin.png
Residence Formerly: Crocodile Isle
Now: A newly constructed Crocodile Island
Species Kremling
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Diddy Kong
Powers/Abilities Fast speed when racing, but extremely slow acceleration.
Enemies Wizpig
Games Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy Kong Racing DS

Krunch is a Kritter and member of the Kremling Krew. He is also surprisingly a friend of Diddy Kong. Krunch's first appearance is in the game Diddy Kong Racing. Here Krunch is sent by King K. Rool to investigate why Diddy Kong and several of his friends are at Timber's Island and to see if they are hatching some sort of anti-Kremling plot. Instead of antagonizing Diddy and his friends though Krunch ends up aiding them in their battle against the evil alien hog, Wizpig. Krunch has the worst acceleration and handling in the game, but has a very high top speed, making him the 3rd fastest racer.

Krunch was going to appear in the now canceled sequel to Diddy Kong Racing, Diddy Kong Pilot. Krunch may also have been set to make a reappearance in the cancelled game Donkey Kong Racing; as Taj the Genie, a character from Diddy Kong Racing was going to appear in it. Krunch finally makes a reappearance in Diddy Kong Racing DS; he seems to have somewhat of a bullying attitude in this game. Krunch is left relatively unchanged from the N64 version, but his changes are a small boost in his turning and acceleration. In the DS version, Krunch has a twin relative in the first scene.



  • Interestingly enough, the Kritters of Donkey Kong 64 wear the same skull-and-crossbones leather jacket as Krunch did in Diddy Kong Racing. This led some people to believe that one of the Kritters in Donkey Kong 64 was Krunch. The skull-and-crossbones, due to graphical limitations, disappears in the DS version.
  • Strangely, Krunch speaks in a hissing-like noise in the first cut-scene of Diddy Kong Racing DS. He says to his twin, "Where are thosssssssse Kongssssssss going? I will follow!" When selected, however, Krunch never makes any hissing noises.