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Clambo
ClamboCountry.png
Clambo's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Residence(s) Kongo Jungle stage Coral Capers,
Vine Valley stage Clam City,
Kremlantis stage Nautilus Chase,
Kremlantis stage Seabed Showdown
Origin of Species Clam


Notable Specimen(s) Giant Clam
Powers/Abilities Invulnerability against all attacks by enemies,
Opening and closing their shells at regular intervals,
Spitting pearls at straight directions
Affiliations Kremling Krew,
King K. Rool
Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong,
Animal Buddies,
Enguarde the Swordfish
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country,
Donkey Kong Land
First Game Donkey Kong Country (for SNES) (1994)


Latest Game Donkey Kong Country (for GBA) (2003)

Clambos are clam enemies that appear in the games Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land. They are usually invincible enemies, and they are odd-looking for having two eyes and, sometimes, a tongue.

Overview

Donkey Kong Country

In Donkey Kong Country, Clambos are rare aquatic enemies of the Donkey Kong Island, with a single one appearing near the end of the Kongo Jungle stage Coral Capers, but they are very common in the Vine Valley stage Clam City. Clambos repeatedly open and close their shells horizontally, revealing two eyes and a tongue inside. They are also capable of spitting out pearls at the same straight directions each time they open. The number and trajectory of the pearls is different depending on which Clambo it is. These enemies spit out one to five pearls. Clambos are also invincible, and therefore must be avoided by the Kongs. Enguarde the Swordfish is also incapable of attacking these enemies, even when their shells are open. Instead, the Animal Buddy ends harmed in the process.

In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, there is a photograph of the enemy for the Scrapbook. It is found in the stage Clam City, after the "O" of the K-O-N-G Letters, in a secret alcove behind a Clambo.

Donkey Kong Land

In Donkey Kong Land, there are three variants of Clambos.

The first variant is a regular aquatic enemy, and they are featured only in the Kremlantis level Nautilus Chase. Their design is slightly different from the Clambos present in Donkey Kong Country, each displaying only two eyes and shells capable of opening vertically. These Clambos are still invincible enemies, forcing the primates to avoid contact, but they do not spit pearls. The enemies appear next to narrow coral tunnels, blocking the heroes' path by opening and closing their shells at regular intervals. The player must use good timing to move past these Clambos safely when their shells are open. It becomes harder when the Kongs are being pursued by the enemies Nemos in the same level.

The second variant is a larger Clambo boss called Giant Clam. It can be found in the Kremlantis level Seabed Showdown. Giant Clam is very similar in appearance to Clambos from Donkey Kong Country, possessing two eyes and a tongue, and opening its shell horizontally. The boss is also capable of spitting pearls, but it can target at the primates, and it is capable of some movement underwater. Giant Clam is only vulnerable against its own projectiles, and the heroes must avoid contact with the boss.

The third variant is also found alongside the boss Giant Clam. Each of these Clambos appear at the corners of the boss arena, and their single function is to bounce the pearls spit by Giant Clam back towards the boss. After being hit by the projectiles, they will open their shells, revealing two eyes, close them again and disappear a few instants later. Direct contact with these enemies will not harm the Kongs.

Donkey Kong Country comic

A Chomps being bite on the nose by a Clambo as seen in the Donkey Kong Country comic.

In the Donkey Kong Country comic, a group of Clambos makes a brief appearance, being annoyed when the "Chomp Police" come in to try and defeat Donkey and Diddy Kong. A Clambo bites one of the Chomps, and it is next seen arguing with the other aquatic enemies over who should handle the primates. However, due to being distracted, they are left open for a sudden TNT Barrel thrown by DK, which the explosion presumably defeated them, alongside Chomps and Squidges.

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Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land

Sprites

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