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Swoopy's artwork from the game Donkey Kong Country 3.
Homeland Northern Kremisphere

Enemies Dixie Kong,
Kiddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA)
First Game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (SNES) (1996)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Swoopies are woodpecker enemies from the game Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. They usually try to damage the Kongs upon impact, but they can be used as platforms sometimes, which may help the Kongs reach higher areas. They exclusively appear in forest levels.


Swoopies are featured prominently in the stage Swoopy Salvo in the lost world Krematoa. However, a single Swoopy can also be found in the stage Springin' Spiders, located in Kremwood Forest.

There are two types of Swoopies in Donkey Kong Country 3. Being more rare, the first type will notice the primates nearby and quickly dive against a tree trunk, getting it's beak stuck in the process. This type is harmless to the heroes and, after they're stuck, these Swoopies can be used as small platforms by the Kongs to reach high places.

The second type, found only in the stage Swoopy Salvo, is very hostile and they appear in unlimited quantities, flying quickly through small holes of the hollow trees in the stage. This type flies at a diagonal pattern, and they are capable of harming the primates upon contact. At some points of the second half of the same stage, the player must control the Kongs to bounce carefully on these enemies to be able traverse gaps and reach high places, such as a Barrel Cannon or a Bonus Barrel. This attack pattern strongly resembles Lemguins and Bazzas, which are the land and underwater counterparts respectively.

The hostile variants of Swoopies can be defeated by Squawks the Parrot spitting eggs at them or by the heroes jumping on them. This type is also immune against roll attacks. However, considering their unlimited numbers, it is preferable for the player to just avoid them if possible.



Swoopy - Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

A single woodpecker peeking a tree at the left as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.