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Kaptain K. Rool
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Kaptain K. Rool's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 2.
Alias(es) King K. Rool,
Baron K. Roolenstein,
King Krusha K. Rool
Homeland Crocodile Isle
Residence(s) The Flying Krock stage K. Rool Duel,
Lost World stage Krocodile Kore
Species Kremling
Sub-Species Kritter
Gender Male
Affiliates Kremling Krew (leader)
Powers/Abilities Unlimited supply of Kannonballs and barrels for shooting,
Using his blunderbuss[1] as a rocket jet to move around on the ground,
Vacuum-like ability with his blunderbuss,
Turning himself invisible (only in Donkey Kong Country 2)
Enemies Kong Family,
Diddy Kong,
Dixie Kong,
Donkey Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2,
Donkey Kong 64 (cameo)
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA) (2004)

Kaptain K. Rool is the first alter ego of King K. Rool hailing as the main villain from the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, who also returns in the same fashion in the game Donkey Kong Land 2.


Foregoing his original royal facade, K. Rool this time around takes on the role of a pirate captain, with his Kremling kohorts now referred to as the "Kremling Kuthroats" and assuming various positions in a crew of pirates, complete with outfits to match. K. Rool himself is decked out in a large, dark captain's overcoat with laces in checkered black and white, black belt with a skull and crossbones buckle and gold lined black half-moon shaped pirate hat atop his head. He is armed with a blunderbuss[1], which he has at the ready at all times. The villainous kaptain is able to utilize the weapon in various tasks unbefitting to a gun of its age and caliber, such as shooting Kannonballs (as opposed to buckshot), Wooden Barrels and three different types of small chemical clouds that change the movement scheme of anyone they hit, shooting a small gout of fire from the bell end of it to rush distances, and using a vacuum suction to suck up any small objects nearby (be they Kannonballs or Kongs).

Donkey Kong Country 2

Kaptain K. Rool led the capturing of the legendary hero Donkey Kong and then proceeded to send out minions of his throughout the expansive location of the Crocodile Isle in the game Donkey Kong Country 2. Kaptain K. Rool is driven away by Diddy and Dixie Kong in the world K. Rool's Keep, and he is defeated later aboard The Flying Krock.

After his defeat with the help of Donkey Kong, who punched him so hard he flew all the way to the water in the Lost World, he would challenge the primates a final time but he once again was defeated by Diddy and Dixie. He ended clogging a strange light from the Krocodile Kore, causing Crocodile Isle to sink in the sea. While the island was sinking, Kaptain K. Rool quickly got on a raft and sailed off, laughing gba,funky kong stopped him.

Donkey Kong Land 2

Kaptain K. Rool later reappears in the game Donkey Kong Land 2, rising the Crocodile Isle from the sea and kidnapping Donkey Kong again. Here, he faced by Diddy and Dixie Kong as a boss again in The Flying Krock and the Lost World, respectively.

Donkey Kong 64

In the game Donkey Kong 64, Kaptain K. Rool makes several cameos in pictures in the following levels: Gloomy Galleon, Crystal Caves and Creepy Castle.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Kaptain K. Rool's blunderbuss is used as King K. Rool's neutral B button attack in the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When pressed, a single Kannonball is fired as a slow but powerful ranged attack. Holding B after firing will activate the vacuum function which can suck up the Kannonball and launch it back out for a stronger second shot at an angle, or it can be used to suck up another opponent and fire them off the stage. K. Rool's crown will briefly change into his Kaptain's hat when he fires the blunderbuss. His overcoat, however, isn't present.

A Legend-class Spirit of Kaptain K. Rool can also be obtained, which has no added powers but offers a strong boost to offense and defense.





See Also



  1. 1.0 1.1 Blunderbuss on Wikipedia
  2. Gregg Mayles on Twitter (retrieved on August 19, 2018)
  3. KING K. ROOL'S TROPHY DESCRIPTION: "The supreme commander of the Kremling Krew. King K. Rool steals bananas from Donkey Kong and ends up kidnapping Diddy Kong. He is so good at playing dead that sometimes the credits even roll as he lies there, feigning defeat. His brother, Kaptain K. Rool, made an appearance in the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest."
    List of Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophies (Donkey Kong series) on Smashpedia