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Lockjaw's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
Homeland Crocodile Isle

Sub-Species Snapjaw

Leader(s) Kaptain K. Rool
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
DK: King of Swing
DK Jungle Climber

Lockjaw are a species of red piranha fish, first appearing the water stages of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. They appear on Crocodile Isle and, in later appearances, Donkey Kong Island. Pink versions, called Snapjaws, are related to them.


Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest/Land 2[]

Lockjaws appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest in various aquatic stages. Unlike most water enemies, Lockjaws would actually attack the Kongs directly when in sight. If Diddy or Dixie Kong get too close, Lockjaws will reel back, charging, and quickly rocket forward, aiming for the lead Kong. Lockjaws get faster as the player progresses in the game, making them more difficult to defeat or dodge even with Enguarde.

Lockjaws return in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest's follow-up, Donkey Kong Land 2. Their general attack sequence was not changed. Other than appearing as an enemy, they are featured on the cover for the book, swimming after Diddy and Dixie.

DK: King of Swing/DK: Jungle Climber[]

Lockjaws reappeared in the Game Boy Advance game, DK: King of Swing and in the DS game, DK: Jungle Climber. Here, they are rather weaker, capable of being defeated by simply being bashed into by Donkey Kong. They attack by biting, as they have in their previous appearances.