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Not to be confused with Kremling.

Donkey Kong Country artwork
General information
Aliases Kremling
Variant of Kremling
Powers Jump
Weaknesses Any attack
Portrayed by Chris Sutherland (1994-2005)[1]
Toshihide Tsuchiya (2005-2008)
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Similar entities
Rock Kroc
Kuff 'n' Klout
Notable members
K. Rool
K. Lumsy
“My loyal reptilian subjects. This marks a glorious day history for all Kritters.”
K. Rool, Bad Hair Day

Kritters (sometimes named Kremlings)[2][3] are a dominant member of the Kremling species and the main footsoldiers of the Kremling Krew, led by K. Rool. They first appear in Donkey Kong Country. Like the other Kremlings, Kritters have Crocodile Isle as their homeland. Kritters are one of the most recurring enemies within the Donkey Kong franchise, and they also appear in a few Mario spinoff titles.

Unlike the other Kremling races as Klaptraps and Krockheads, the Kritters are physically dominant from that species where it shows in every corner of Crocodile Isle, Kremlantis temples and Kremling Krew emblem. Most Kritters are male, although two members ― Kass and Kalypso ― are female.


The common Kritters are bipeds, have vertical pupils, red eyes, yellow pectoral, arms, 4 fingers, 3 toes with sharp toenails and a tail. There are other members of that race have different characteristics that even no normal reptile has, for example: rounded eyes, nipples, light-toned pectorals, horns, ears, fingernails, loose bone plates in the back, dark-toned spots or hair. They have different colors on their scales as: green, purple, blue, brown, yellow, gray, orange, red, pink or ocher.

The Kritters as grunts of Kremling Krew use different outfits. In Donkey Kong Country to Donkey Kong Land, they wore a pair of golden shoulder pads and knee pads. In Donkey Kong 64, they wore black leather vests with a human skull-and-crossbones emblem on the back, belt with silver skull buckle and black slippers. In DK: King of Swing to DK: Jungle Climber, Kritters have spikes on their forearms, belts with a skull buckle and ocher pants.


Background information

Kritter race changed the course of Kreming lore. Since ancient times, Kritter are originate from the Lost World on Crocodile Isle where their culture was established and formed the society where they built spike traps on pits to protect their secret on Krocodile Kore.[4][5][6]

K. Rool's ancestral Kritters had to flee from the pirate Snaps who invaded Crocodile Isle and built a floating city called Kremlantis to hide.[7][8]

Corrupted by the greed of pirate Snaps, another generation of Kritters formed a pirate class called Kremling Kuthroats that became widespread throughout the Crocodile Isle.[5][8] During the Kremean War, the commom Kritters in Kackle's service were killed along with him and Kloak when fighting Bazooka's squad.[9]

Following the formation of the Kremling Krew, new Kritters became grunts in the K. Rool's service as troops and technicians.[5]

Donkey Kong franchise

Main series

In Donkey Kong Country, the green Kritters walk, blue Kritters jump, brown Kritters jump in same position, yellow Krittes jump in diferent sides and grey Kritters walk & jump. Other green Kritters drive in the Mine Carts to attack Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. They can be defeated by any attack.

In Donkey Kong Land, Kritters of the same color have the same abilities as Kritters of other colors.

In Donkey Kong 64, the common Kritters has many different functions on Kremling Krew as troops, operators, drivers and judges. Other Kritter groups wear different outfits according to the level. They attack with punches and bites, but they are defeated by any attack and leaving a watermelon piece. Exist a Kritter chief technician which is the 4th commander of Kremling Krew.

In DK: King of Swing, the common Kritters appears as the only enemies holding the pegs, throwing the rocks and control the obstacules. As playable character in the Jungle Jam, a Kritter's Jump and Attack are 3 out of 5.

In DK: Jungle Climber', the common Kritters appears with the same function in DK: King of Swing. When a Kritter is frightened, it will ferociously chase the DK and Diddy. This time 4, volunteer Kritters are the bosses with power of Crystal Bananas.


In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, a male Kritter is ninth playable character from selection in which his Boost, Speed and Agility are 3 out of 5. His counterpart is the Donkey Kong.

Mario franchise

In Mario Power Tennis, green, blue and red Kritters appear as spectators in DK Jungle Court. In Super Mario Strikers & Mario Strikers Charged, Kritters act as the goalies. In Mario Super Sluggers, green, blue, red and brown Kritters appear as playable characters along with K. Rool.

Super Smash Bros. franchise

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Kritters are only represented as trophies and two stickers in the former game. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, green & blue Kritters appear as enemies in the Smash Run mode. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kritter in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast appear as spirit.


Main article: List of Kritter quotes

Profiles and statistics

Main article: List of Kritter profiles and statitics


Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land

Donkey Kong 64

DK: King of Swing

DK: Jungle Climber

List of appearances

Title Description Release date System/format
Donkey Kong Country Enemy 1994 SNES
Donkey Kong Land Enemy 1995 Game Boy
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Enemy as Klomp 1995 SNES
Donkey Kong Land 2 Enemy as Klomp 1996 Game Boy
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Enemy as Kobble 1996 SNES
Donkey Kong Land III Enemy as Kobble 1997 Game Boy
Donkey Kong 64 Enemy 1999 Nintendo 64
Donkey Kong Country (remake) Enemy 2000 Game Boy Color
Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers Enemy 2001 (unreleased) Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Country (remake) Enemy 2003 Game Boy Advance
Donkey Kong Country 2 (remake) Enemy as Klomp 2004 Game Boy Advance
Mario Power Tennis Non-playable character 2004 GameCube
DK: King of Swing Enemy/unlockable playable character 2005 Game Boy Advance
Super Mario Strikers Goalie 2005 GameCube
Donkey Kong Country 3 (remake) Enemy as Kobble 2005 Game Boy Advance
Mario Strikers Charged Goalie 2007 Wii
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Playable character 2007 Wii
DK: Jungle Climber Enemy 2007 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as trophy 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Unlockable playable character 2008 Wii
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Enemy in Smash Run 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch



  • The name is a pun on the word Critter.


  1. ^ David Wise on Twitter (retrieved on January 10, 2019)
  2. ^ Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 16.
  3. ^ DK: King of Swing instruction booklet, Nintendo, 2005, p. 22
  4. ^ Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on January, 2, 2019)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (1, 2, 2019).png
  5. ^ a b c Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on May, 4, 2018)Media:Greg Mayles' Twitter (5, 24, 2018).png
  6. ^ Jungle scenery in Donkey Kong Countru 2Media:Jungle (DKC2).png
  7. ^ Donkey Kong Land Nintendo Magazine System, page 13. "KREMLANTIS Rock hewn and rock solid is Kremlantis, ancient home of K. Rool's masterful predecessors. Slight worse off for water than the good ship Gangplank, seeking as the entire kingdom is submerged! The majority of Kremlantis' wards have survived through being trapped in air pockets, though mutant winds roam freely about so beware! Of course it's inevitable that some areas are flooded by ice-water too, and it is here that DK and Diddy encounter the worst of their fears..."
  8. ^ a b Adrian Smith's like on Twitter (retrieved on December 25, 2023)Media:Like of Adrian Smith in Twitter (12, 25, 2023).png
  9. ^ Adrian Smith's like on Twitter (February 9, 2024)Media:Like of Adrian Smith in Twitter (2, 9, 2024).png