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Spiny's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest for SNES.
Homeland Crocodile Isle

Leader(s) Kaptain K. Rool
Affiliations Kremling Krew
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest,
Donkey Kong Land 2
First Game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (for SNES) (1995)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country 2 (for GBA) (2004)

Spinies are common enemies in the games Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Land 2. They are generic porcupines found throughout the Crocodile Isle.


Spinies' backside and upper body are filled with spikes that the Kongs cannot jump on without getting hurt, while their front area is vulnerable. Thus, the player must not approach the Spinies from the back or from midair.

In some levels, Klampons can be seen walking in front of them, so the Kongs cannot use roll attacks on them. However, Klampons can be jumped on, and the heroes can land to proceed to defeat the Spiny. Sometimes Spinies walk in front of Klampons, so that when the primates roll into it, they may hit the Klampon's mouth and be harmed. An easy method to taking out these partnerships with Klamptons and Spinies is to jump on the Klampon first, then finish the Spiny off with a cartwheel.


Spinies have three fingers for each foot, have buck teeth, along with a stubby nose. They are covered in brown fur, and are bald on the back, which is covered in black and white spikes.