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Flitter's artwork from DK: Jungle Climber.
Homeland Crocodile Isle

Leader(s) Kaptain K. Rool
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kongs
Animal Buddies
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Racing
DK: King of Swing
DK: Jungle Climber

Flitters are somewhat common enemies in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2, usually found in the swamps of Krem Quay (Krem Cauldron in Donkey Kong Land 2). They are obviously modeled after real-life dragonflies, though they do not possess any kind of special attack besides flying in a set path.


Flitters usually just fly dormant where they are. They do not seek out the Kongs or appear to even notice them, so they are likely minor air grunts. This makes sense due to the definition of Flitter; to move quickly in a random or purposeless matter. Flitters, because of this, are considered one of the weakest enemies in the game, usually used for a platform for the Kongs to jump off of. They first appear in Donkey Kong Country 2 and reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2.

Flitters return in DK: King of Swing. Only here, jumping simply doesn't defeat them, likewise with all the other enemies. A charge attack is required. Flitters return in DK: Jungle Climber as well.





  • Flitters were seen in a trailer for Donkey Kong Racing, making rumors that they were rideable characters in the game.