Skittlers are small spider-like enemies who appear in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They appear in most of Forest world levels and the Cloud level Topsy Turvy. There are two kinds of Skittlers, purple and yellow. The purple type will remai nhanging up and down or swinging back and forward by a thread until hit. Once jumped on, it will drop to the ground, get up, and chase Donkey and Diddy Kong. The purple spider will need a second attack to be defeated. The yellow type will immediately descend from the top of the screen to the ground when the Kongs approach and pursue them restlessly, often walking off pits. Both kinds can be defeated by all traditional means, including bounce attacks and throwing barrels, but they are invincible to roll attacks when they are hanging by threads.
- In the Forest level Muncher Marathon, the Kongs will pass by many wooden carvings depicting spiders.
- Also in the same level, any Skittlers remaining stationary will be presumably eaten alive by their fellow spider species, the Munchers.