"Lurchin's hard, spiny shell is something that not even Enguarde's blade can't pierce. Wait until Lurchin exposes his soft insides before you try to take a swipe at him." --Nintendo Player's Guide, page 12


Artwork of a Lurchin
Leader KAOS, Barbos
Homeland Northern Kremisphere

Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Land III

Lurchin are common sea-urchin enemies found in a majority of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!'s stages that feature water. Lurchin are green-colored urchins that have spiky, harmful shells. A larger version called Barbos is it's boss form.


Donkey Kong Country 3

Lurchins appear in various stages that feature water. Even some boardwalk stages feature them. Their attack pattern is to stay in place and slowly open and close their shell. Contact with its spiky shell will injure a Kong or Enguarde the Swordfish. Lurchin's weakness is its flesh; when it opens its shell, Enguarde can stab his bill at the Lurchin and defeat it. The blue Nibbla can also eat it; however, when it does, it becomes angrier. Enguarde's way of killing it is also exploited with its larger boss form, Barbos. However, during the GBA stage Ripcurl Reef, you can see golden-shelled ones with green bodies.

Donkey Kong Land III

Lurchin in this game remain relatively unchanged. The larger boss form, Barbos, also reappear and can summon them.


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