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The Boulder Tiki is an obstacle in Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is only seen in the fifth Cliff level, Crumble Canyon. At about halfway through the level, you will come to a large drop that has the Boulder Tiki resting next to it with its eyes closed. Once you step on its head, fire will spew forth from its mouth and eyes, a sign that it has clearly been enraged. It will then begin to roll towards you, crushing any enemies, barriers, walls or columns. Whenever it lands from a slight fall it will close it's eyes. At the end of the level it will roll off an edge and drown in the tar.


It has a large golden crest on its forehead, and eight spikes lining his body. It's mouth seems to open and close in a way similar to Pinchly and Snaps. It has a few other minor designs as well. It's inner body will glow orange, possibly from breathing fire.


  • It is not directly known how the Boulder Tiki came to rest atop the canyon, but it was possibly placed there as a precaution in case of Donkey Kong.
  • It may have been put there by Xylobone and his airships.
  • Along the way it will not only crush several Skellyrex's, but it will also crush one or two Tiki Buzz.