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Artwork of Kackle
General information
Variant of Kremling
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA) (2004)

Kackle (also known as Resident Demon[1]) is an undead Kremling who lived in the time of the Kremling Kuthroats during his lifetime.[2] He first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.


Kackle's living appearance is unknown, but he is visible only as a yellowed skeleton of a Kritter, missing white teeth and red eyes. His outfit is a blue/green/yellow/red bandana with white polka dots, an eye patch with a human Jolly Roger on the left side, black bracelets, a dark brown belt with a gold buckle and a dangling sword.


Background information

In his early life, Kackle was a pirate master of K. Rool, Kloak and his pirate Kritters during the time of Kremling Kuthroats.[3][2] He lived in a house located in a town and owned a wrecked galleon on Krem Quay.[4][5][3] Kackle and his crew fought in the Kremean War against Bazooka with his squadron where he with his crew had their final fate.[3] After his demise, his living mate K. Rool starts planting his own seeds with the resources of the Kremling Kuthroats to establish the Kremling Krew.[3][2]

The spirit of Kackle along with is undead shipmate Kloak, live in the same town that was named Gloomy Gulch which was avoided by the Kremlings from Kremling Krew and his house was cursed by himself.[6][7][8]

Donkey Kong franchise

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest where Diddy Kong & Dixie Kong enter from his house in Haunted Hall, Kackle begins his attack against them preparing a timer and contains the Plus and Minus Barrels that one increases the time and the other decreases it. If time runs out, Kackle captures.

In Donkey Kong 64 as Resident Demon, Kackle has a ghost train in the Creepy Castle catacombs.[1] He will try to physically attack Donkey Kong with his claws and summon flame skulls.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

  • SNES instruction booklet (page 30): These ghostly, Kremling spirits haunt many locations on Crocodile Isle.
  • SNES Player's Guide (page 15): This mean-spirited spooks are on the lookout for any hairy intruders into their domain! Kackle haunts the Kremland amusement park, while Kloak fades in and out of several diferent areas. Dealing while Kloak is especially frustating, since he sometimes conjures up Zingers to block paths or items.
  • Computer and Video Games vol. 170 (page 70): You can't kill what's already dead, but it can sure have a go at killing you!
  • GBA instruction booklet (page 23): These ghostly Kremling spirits haunt many locations on Crocodile Isle.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Donkey Kong Country 2 (Game Boy Advance)

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カックル
Spanish Kackle -



  1. ^ a b Grant Kirkhope's like in Twitter (December 10, 2023)Media:Grant Kirkhope in Twitter (12, 10, 2023).png
  2. ^ a b c Gregg Mayles on Twitter (May 4, 2018)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (5, 24, 2018).png
  3. ^ a b c d Adrian Smith's like on Twitter (February 9, 2024)Media:Like of Adrian Smith in Twitter (2, 9, 2024).png
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 20 - "GLOOMY GULCH: Don't count on meeting another living soul in this dilapidated ghost town, where even the ropes fade in and out of existence like phantoms. Not even the town of Tombstone was terrifying!"
  5. ^ Nintendo Power, Vol. 79, December, 1995, page 26 - "GLOOMY GULCH: The last stretch of road leading to K. Rool's Keep passes though the ghost town of Gloomy Gulch, and you'll be up to your hips in ghosties, beasties and bogles."
  6. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest German Player's Guide. p. 84 - "WEB WOODS: Dieser schrecklich düstere Wald wird sogar von den Kremlingpiraten gemieden."
  7. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1995, p. 22 - "GLOOMY GULCH: This spooky area is also haunted by the evil Kremling spirits known as Kloak and Kackle."
  8. ^ Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 88 - "HAUNTED HALL: You'll go back to track for this cursed roller coaster stage."
  9. ^ "He was replaced with the giant skeleton that chases you on the fairground level" Mayles, Steve (June 3, 2015), Reddit AMA with the developers of Yooka-Laylee, Reddit. Retrieved June 3 2015
  10. ^ Rare Revealed: A Rare Look At Dream, Youtube. Retrieved December 22 2015