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Bounty Bass
BountyBass art
Bounty Bass' artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
Homeland Northern Kremisphere

Sub-Species Gleamin' Bream

Enemies Kong Family,
Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!,
Donkey Kong Land III
First Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES) (1996)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA) (2005)

Bounty Basses are large fish enemies that appear in the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III.


Donkey Kong Country 3[]

Bounty Basses are basic enemies found in the underwater stages of Donkey Kong Country 3. Per being underwater enemies, Enguarde's bill is required to defeat them. Bounty Basses are mostly stationary, though some move left to right slowly. When attacked, they will swim away, leaving a item behind, usually a Bear Coin or Banana, but they can also hold a K-O-N-G Letter. This parallels how Booty Birds also drop items when defeated.

The Bounty Basses seem to be inflated by holding an item in their bodies. In fact, in the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country 3, they produce a sound resembling a balloon popping after they are defeated.

Donkey Kong Land III[]

Bounty Basses remain fish enemies in Donkey Kong Land III, although they do not contain items anymore. They merely act like larger versions of another fish enemies, Kocos.



  • In the game Donkey Kong Country 3, the enemies Gleamin' Breams are yellow counterparts to Bounty Basses. However, Gleamin' Breams are immune against all attacks, and they only illuminate aquatic environments temporarily.
  • Bounty Basses are very similar to Booty Birds, flying enemies also from the games Donkey Kong Country 3 and Donkey Kong Land III, except that the Bounty Basses are only found underwater and, in some cases, freely swim around.