Tiki Goons are the most common tiki enemies in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, appearing in all worlds of the Donkey Kong Island. They are shaped like bongos, with four red feathers on each side of their heads, and wear a yellow and brown striped skirt. They attempt to attack Donkey and Diddy Kong by slowly walking back and forward and biting them if the primates get close by.
Tiki Goons can be defeated by a single bouncy, a roll attack or throwing a barrel at them. They can be stunned by ground-pounding nearby. Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns also stun them. When stunned, they will not be able to bite or harm the Kongs. They are also seen spectating most of boss battles in the games, alongside Tiki Torches and Tiki Tanks.
In the Rocket Barrel section of the final boss level, Tiki Tong Terror, Tiki Goons are seen piloting strange flying machines upward the screen, trying to hit the Kongs. They also make a cameo in the games Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe), on the DK Jungle courses, respectively. These enemies are only minor obstacles, behaving as they usually do, by walking back and forward on the racetrack.