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ExitIsNearSign Lightning Lookout ExitSign
World(s) KAOS Kore
Type Riverbank
Music Theme(s) Enchanted Riverbank

Bonus Room(s) 2

Enemies Encountered Knik-Knaks, Buzzes, Nibbla
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Lightning Lookout, (カミナリに気をつけろ Kaminari ni koitsukero in Japan), is the thirty-third stage in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. It is also the third area of KAOS Kore. In theGame Boy Advance remake, the stage is instead the thirty-ninth stage, though still the third area of the world. It is preceded by Creepy Caverns and followed by Koindozer Klamber.


The stage takes place during a thunderstorm. The Kongs must keep moving to avoid the thunderbolts, lest they lose one of the two. It is also advised to stay out of the water when the lightning hits it, as the water will be electrified.

Lightning Behavior

The lightning has certain behaviors that can make it easier to avoid and even use to the player’s advantage.

  • A small bolt of lightning will appear at the top of the screen, signaling that this place will be hit by a larger bolt of lightning a second later - this can be used to judge where not to go.
  • This is important, as the lightning tends to strike where the player is about to jump to in certain situations.
  • If the player stands still for too long, the lightning will strike in that place.
  • Lightning is conducted by water; it is never safe to be in the water when lightning strikes it.
  • Enemies can be destroyed by the lightning, as can barrels but only when they are being carried.
  • Red Buzzes will not be destroyed by the lightning, acting as a stationary ‘umbrella’ for the player to utilise.

K-O-N-G Letters

Letter K: Found right above a barrel platform in the first pool area in the level.

Letter O: Located in between the narrow pool that contains the first Bonus Barrel.

Letter N: Found in between two green Buzzes after the Star Barrel.

Letter G: Found right above two floating red Buzzes after the second Bonus Stage. It is required for Kiddy to throw Dixie to obtain it.

Bonus Areas

  • After passing the two floating Red Buzzes, and where the Letter O is, the Bonus Barrel in found at the bottom of the pool. The Bonus Stage is a "Bash the Baddies" minigame, which has no lightning strikes, and has red Knik-Knaks to jump on.
  • The Bonus Barrel is in mid-air above three barrel platforms in a wide pool. The Kongs simply have to collect 15 green Bananas while avoiding the lightning strikes.