Klaptrap's official render from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Full Name Klaptrap
Aliases None
Residence(s) Crocodile Isle
Family Kremling family
Species Kremling
Gender Varies
Affiliates Kremling Krew
Kong Family (one of them)
Powers/Abilities Good biting ability
Enemies Kong Family
Kremling Krew (one of them)
Game(s) Various (except Donkey Kong,Donkey Kong Jr.,Donkey Kong 3,Donkey Kong '94, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, DK: King of Swing, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, DK: Jungle Climber, Donkey Kong Country Returns & Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)

Klaptraps are Kremlings that originated in Donkey Kong Country. They are lizard-like creatures with large mouths (hence the name).


The Klaptraps are quadrupeds, have huge mouths with sharp teeths and four legs. The common Klaptraps' trademark is the yellow stripes on the back (except Donkey Kong 64).

They come with a variety of colors on their scales, such as blue, purple, green and red.


This subspecies is physically inferior to the Kremling species as shown in several games, where they are trained by the dominant subspecies Kritters. Like most Kremlings, the Klaptrap subspecies originated on Crocodile Isle.

The Klaptraps have a mouth full of sharp teeth that it uses these teeth to harm the Kongs. Purple Klaptraps that are more formidable, since they have the ability to jump once Donkey Kong or Diddy Kong jumps, but they can be defeated by trampling, or by being hit by anything throwable.

Several Klaptraps provide other types of service, for example: A purple served to drive K. Rool's Mobile Fortress Island, half of them were used by King K. Rool to not let his minions escape their duties, and even a giant was held by the crocodilian dictator to punish them.[1][2]

List of Klaptraps



  • Klaptraps, along with Gnawties, Slippas, and Armys are famously able to be avoided completely by riding Expresso over them on flat ground. This is due to his long legs: as long as Expresso's body does not touch the enemy, he is invulnerable to their attack.


  1. K. Rool's words: "Guards! Make sure no one leaves until my machine is ready!" - Donkey Kong 64
  2. K. Rool's words: "Fatso, is it? I'd choose my last words more carefully if I were you." - Donkey Kong 64
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kevin Bayliss' like on September 19, 2019
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