Koin's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
Full Name Koin
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Residence All over Northern Kremisphere
Family Kremling family
Species Kremling
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Affiliates KAOS
Powers/Abilities Shield enables it to defend from any attack
Enemies Kong Family
Games Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong Land III
First Apppearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (GBA)

Koins are Kremlings encountered in every level of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble and Donkey Kong Land III. Koins wear buckets on their head and carry a shield that has a DK Coin attached to it.


If the Kongs approach a Koin, he will simply bash them away with his shield; if they attempt to jump on him, he will simply raise his shield and block the jump. Koins are immune to almost any kind of attack; even TNT barrels are useless against them. Fortunately, Koins have a weak spot: their back. Dixie and/or Kiddy can defeat a Koin by using a Barrel or Steel Keg and making it hit the back of the Koin. To do this, they must throw the Steel Keg or Barrel over it, which will then rebound off a wall (sometimes, the Kongs must find another way to defeat Koin), and hit the Koin in the back, defeating him. Dixie and Kiddy must then walk to get the DK Coin (unlike the Game Boy Advance version and Donkey Kong Land III where the DK Coin is automatically collected). Most of the time, Koins are usually found near the beginning or the end of the level.

On a side note, some Koins can only be defeated with the assistance of a Kremling enemy named Bazuka. In some levels, the Steel Keg required to defeat Koin is obtained by bringing an Animal Buddy past the No Animal Sign. In these cases, the Kongs only get one chance to defeat Koin; if they fail, they must replay the entire level to get another chance.

A purple-colored version of Koin (called Koindozer) is encountered in the level "Koindozer Klamber". Koindozers are much more aggressive than their green brethren, as they chase the Kongs and attempt to bash them into pits.



  • Their name is a pun on the words "coin" and "Kremling".
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