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Gnawty
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Gnawty's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Origin of Species Beaver
Family Millstone Gnawty
Notable Specimen(s) Very Gnawty,
Really Gnawty
Powers/Abilities Walking forward (only in DKC and DKL),
Patrolling around a single spot (only in DK 64),
Pursuing approaching enemies (only in DK 64)
Leader(s) King K. Rool
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong,
Lanky Kong,
Tiny Kong,
Chunky Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country,
Donkey Kong Land,
Donkey Kong 64,
Mario Superstar Baseball
First Game Donkey Kong Country (for SNES) (1994)


Latest Game Mario Superstar Baseball (2005)

Gnawties are beaver enemies that appear in the games Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land, and later in Donkey Kong 64. The regular variants harm the Kongs upon contact.

Overview

Donkey Kong Country

In Donkey Kong Country, regular Gnawties are very common enemies, appearing across most of the worlds of the Donkey Kong Island. They will just walk forward, sometimes, falling off platforms. And they do not pursue the primates actively, being able to harm them only upon direct contact. Gnawties can easily be defeated by single jump attacks, roll attacks, barrels thrown at them or Donkey Kong's Hand Slap move. Inside some stages, an unlimited number of regular Gnawties can be summoned by Oil Drums.

In the temple stages, rare variants of these enemies, called Millstone Gnawties, can be found. They move on large stone wheels and they are invincible against all attacks by the heroes, forcing the player to avoid them, and, in some cases, run away from them.

There are also large Gnawty bosses called Very Gnawty and Really Gnawty, located in the worlds Kongo Jungle and Gorilla Glacier of the Donkey Kong Island, respectively. As opposed to regular Gnawties, they move around by jumping.

Donkey Kong Land

In Donkey Kong Land, only regular Gnawties appear as common enemies. They behave like in the previous game by walking forward and harming the Kongs upon contact. They are also defeated by any single attacks of the primates.

Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, Gnawties are still common enemies, but they are large and sport fur with teal/light blue color. There are also two variants in different sizes. Both variants of Gnawties only walk patrolling around a location. If they notice a Kong nearby, they will pursue them, trying to harm them upon contact. They can still be defeated by single physical attacks, projectiles or special attacks, and after that, they will leave single Watermelon slices behind. Gnawties are only found on the DK Island, and the levels Jungle Japes and Crystal Caves.

Gallery

See Also

Trivia

  • Gnawties could be considered equivalent to Goombas, mushroom enemies from the Mario Bros. game series. Both enemy types are very common, and each of them usually requires single jump attacks on their heads in order to defeat them.
  • In the game Banjo-Kazooie, there is a character named Gnawty the Beaver that lives in the level Click Clock Wood. Considering how the Donkey Kong games, featuring Gnawties as enemies, and Banjo-Kazooie were developed by Rare, it could be speculated that the character and the enemies belong to the same species.
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