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Big Sphen
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Figurine of a Big Sphen from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Origin of Species Crested penguin

Leader(s) Lord Fredrik
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Big Sphens are uncommon enemies in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and members of the Snowmads. Big Sphens attack by playing their horns. Everytime they play their horns, they blow out small icy fish, and can even hit the Kongs with their horns when touching them. Defeating a Big Sphen will take 3 hits when attacking with jumps or rolling. They can easily be defeated like other enemies when a Kong throws a barrel or an enemy such as a Tuff Tuck or a Tuff Fluff.

Big Sphens primarily appear as enemies in the sixth world of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, but they debut in the bossfight against Pompy, The Presumptuous. They jump from the background and pounce down on the floor. They also take part in the sliding attack from Pompy, where they slide on their bellies to attack the Kongs. They do not carry their horns during the bossfight.

Their icy projectiles can be defeated when jumped on, but not with a roll attack. Unlike other projectiles in the game, they do not fly in a straight line and fall down to lower platforms.


Big Sphen is a large penguin colored in indigo and has a blonde mohawk. Big Sphens wear wristbands on their flippers and a belt with a Snowmad Insignia. They often carry a wooden horn with them.