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Tiki Pilot as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns.

The Tiki Pilot is a rare, one-of-a-kind tiki in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It is only seen during the early section of the Jungle level Jungle Hijinxs, directing one of the Tiki Tak Tribe ships in the background as it flies away with the Donkey's and Diddy Kong's banana hoard. The Tiki Pilot is a tall tiki, with spindly arms, a coconut-topped staff, and three feathers in its head. What happens to it after it is seen is unknown. This tiki only appears in the background and never interacts directly with the Kongs.



  • This is the only tiki the player does not attack or receive harm from.
  • This kind of tiki shares design similarities with Cordian, the Tiki Tak Tribe leader that hypnotized Colonel Pluck, the Factory world boss.