Stilts are uncommon enemies found only in Donkey Kong Country Returns and its port, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are encountered in the third world of the game and can be seen as early as the first level of the third world. Stilts are bird-like enemies that use their namesake stilts to get around. This defining characteristic of the enemy is presumably made of plant material, possibly bamboo. Other well-known features of Stilts include their white and orange feathers and their pink skin, which is left exposed due to not being covered by plumage. They also have a red waddle, like a chicken or a turkey.


Stilts are a step up from your average enemy, such as an Awk. They will usually not try to attack you, but their size combined with their speed make them a noteworthy foe. To defeat a Stilt, jump on it's head or roll into it first. That will knock it off of it's stilts and cause it's feathers to fall off. It will start to run around rampantly after that. Jump on their head or roll into them once again and they will be defeated.

In rare cases, Stilts will already be featherless the moment you encounter them. In that case, you'll only need to jump or roll once to beat them.

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