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Krochead Barrel/
Krockhead Barrel
Krochead Barrel
Krochead Barrel's animated sprite from the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest for SNES.
User(s) Kong Family,
Diddy Kong,
Dixie Kong
Purpose(s) Summoning the enemies Krocheads temporarily
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA) (2004)

Krochead Barrels, or Krockhead Barrels, are an uncommon type of barrels used for summoning Krocheads in the games Donkey Kong Country 2 and Donkey Kong Land 2.


Krochead Barrels can be found only in the stage Krockhead Klamber of the world Krem Quay in Donkey Kong Country 2 or in the same stage of the world Krem Cauldron in Donkey Kong Land 2.

As their name implies, Krochead Barrels, upon being touched by either Diddy or Dixie Kong , will make several Krocheads to emerge from the swamp water, which the heroes must use as stepping platforms to cross over large gaps. However, the Krocheads summoned by these barrels will only be surfaced for a short amount of time, meaning the Kongs will need to hop on them and move forward quickly, before they submerge themselves again, making the primates to sink down into the swamp.

In Donkey Kong Country 2, only green Krocheads are affected by Krochead Barrels. When the Krochead figure on the barrel is blinking, it indicates that the barrel is active. In both games, if the primates touch the barrel again, even after it is already active, the duration of its effect will reset, however, in Donkey Kong Land 2, the Krockhead Barrel will not make a sound effect again until the Krockheads have submerged.