Pinchlies are enemies in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They can be found in almost every Beach level, the Ruins level Mast Blast and the Cliff level Tippy Shippy. They are similar to Snaps, but they will rise their claws after the Kongs jump once on them. To make them vulnerable, the Kongs must ground-pound close by to flip them over. Pinchlies also can be defeated by throwing barrels at them or rolling into them while their claws are risen or while they are flipped over. They have a darker shade of orange than Snaps, and they are wearing a pirate scarf tied around their heads.
- In the Ruins level Mast Blast, there is, for a brief moment, a Pinchly shown wearing a captain's hat (see Gallery section above), but is crushed when the Kongs land on him after being blasted from a barrel cannon. It is unknown if this large in size variant can harm the primates.