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Not to be confused with its green counterpart, Squawks the Parrot
Quawks the Parrot
Quawks DKC3 artwork.png
Quawks' artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for SNES.
Family Squawks the Parrot,
Tawks the Parrot
Species Parrot
Allies Kong Family
Enemies Kremling Krew
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES),
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (for SNES),
Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA),
Donkey Kong Country 3 (for GBA),
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007-2008)

Quawks the Parrot is an uncommon Animal Buddy from the Donkey Kong game series, and a purple sub-species of the common Animal Buddy Squawks.

History

Donkey Kong Country 2

A bunch of Quawks first appear in the game Donkey Kong Country 2, only in the stage Parrot Chute Panic of the Gloomy Gulch world. Unlike Squawks, Quawks cannot spit eggs out of his mouth or fly upwards. His ability in this game is to carry the Kongs and help them to traverse the stage while avoiding enemies. After Diddy and Dixie Kong reach a Quawks, he will automatically catch the heroes and descend constantly. Each Quawks will carry the primates during specific sections of the stage, dropping the Kongs as soon as the current section ends. By holding the "Up" and "Down" buttons, the player can slow down and speed up Squawks' descend, respectively. It is also possible for the parrot to drop the heroes early by pressing the "X" button in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version and the "L" button in the Game Boy Advance version of the game.

Donkey Kong Country 3

Quawks’ second appearance is in Donkey Kong Country 3. In this game, Quawks appears to be of a darker purple, and possesses Squawks' ability to fly upwards. However, he cannot spit out eggs, but he can now lift up barrels with his talons and drop them. During both stages Low-G Labyrinth and Buzzer Barrage, Dixie and Kiddy Kong must use an Animal Barrel to turn into Quawks and progress.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

Quawks later appears in the game Donkey Kong Barrel Blast as an item. This game marked the first time Quawks' name was known outside of Japan. When used, Quawks would fly off to the player in the lead and try to ram the player from behind. Quawks can be easily dodged by jumping or steering left or right at the right moment.

Stages

Donkey Kong Country 2

Donkey Kong Country 3

Gallery

Trivia

  • Unlike Squawks, Quawks is not featured during the regular ending cutscenes of both versions of the game Donkey Kong Country 2.
  • In the SNES version of the game Donkey Kong Country 3, Quawks is the only animal buddy to not appear in the Dixie Kong's Photo Album during the regular ending cutscene of the game.
    • He is also the only animal buddy to not be included in the list of animal buddies in the Nintendo Player's Guide for the game Donkey Kong Country 3.[1]

References

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