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Krochead
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artwork of a green Krochead bobbing in water.


Residence(s) Crocodile Isle
Family Kremlings


Affiliates Kremling Krew
Enemies Diddy Kong
Dixie Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (GBA) (2004)

Krocheads are a primitive Kremling subspecies that are native to the Crocodile Isle swamps.[1] They appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, and its GBA remake. Their heads are the only part of their body seen in-game.

Instead of harming Diddy and Dixie Kong, their heads can be used to complete stages, especially ones in Krem Quay. The green Krocheads can be used as platforms, while the red ones automatically fling Diddy and Dixie in the air by opening their mouths and spring the monkeys onto the next of them or on the ground, if none of them are left.

They can be found in either swamp or lava stages. On some swamp stages they will repeatedly submerge and re-emerge from the water, forcing the player to time their jumps in order to progress. Other Krocheads will remain submerged until a Krochead Barrel is activated, which summons them for a period of time; the player then must cross the swamp before the duration runs out.

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  1. M. Arakawa. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1995, p. 15 - "KROCKHEAD: These primitive Kremlings inhabit swamps and are not quick to attack. With their springy haws, they make great stepping stones and catapults, but be careful that they don't sink out of sight just as you're making your leap."