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Donkey and Diddy Kong facing multiple Red Toothberries, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.

Red Toothberries are a larger and red version of regular Toothberries, also enemies from the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They only appear in the Ruins level Itty Bitty Biters of Donkey Kong Island.

Strategy

Red Toothberries take two hits from jump attacks instead of one in order to be defeated, but they can be easily disposed by throwing barrels at them or roll attacks. They are less common and can jump higher than regular Toothberries, making them harder to predict. Red Toothberries are also more aggressive than their regular counterparts by actively pursuing the Kongs. If a Red Toothberry bumps into the primates, it will take away one heart of health from them, just like every other enemy in both games. These enemies are also immune to the ground-pound move and peanuts shot by Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns.

Trivia

  • In the Ruins level Itty Bitty Biters of the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, there are many background statues sculpted after Red Toothberries and their variants. There is no real in-game lore about their origin, so nobody is sure what these creatures are but they seem to be living inside the ruins of the level for awhile.
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