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Missile shell
Missile shell DKC3
Artwork of a Missile shell.

Origin of Species Squid

Powers/Abilities Homing missile-like attack
Leader(s) Barbos

Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES/GBA)

Missile shells are uncommon squid-like enemies from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. They exclusively appear in the boss level Barbos's Barrier. When launched by Barbos, the missile shell will home in on the Kongs, trying to damage them upon impact. After a few moments, it will stop in place, turn to face the Kongs and shoot straight forward.

The Kongs must use this to defeat the Lurchins guarding Barbos' weak spot by letting the missile shell charge at the Lurchins. The flickering yellow color of their shells signify when the missile shell will shoot straight forward. Unlike most underwater enemies, missile shells cannot be defeated by Enguarde the Swordfish. Instead, if the Kongs try to defeat it with Enguarde's bill, it will damage him.

Missile shells do not reappear in Donkey Kong Land III.