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Tiki Pop
Tiki Pop as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.

Residence(s) Ruined Roost
Species Tiki

Affiliation(s) Tiki Tak Tribe
Powers/Abilities Pursuing enemies,
Jumping over platforms,
Exploding upon contact with enemies or after a few seconds
Enemies Kong Family
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Tiki Pops are enemies found in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are throw by the Ruins level boss, Stu, during the second phase. Tiki Pops only show up in Ruins level Ruined Roost. They are merely tikis with mines in their heads. They follow Donkey and Diddy Kong, being capable of jumping over pillars, and attempt to blow up the Kongs. However, they sacrifice themselves in the process.


Tiki Pops have a head that looks like a bowl with a mine inside. They also have a carved look in their bowl, which is used to look intriguing and stylish. They have three slots at the bottom of their heads, and also have two semicircles use for slits for their eyes. Their eyes are a beige color, like most tikis. They have leaf-like structures underneath their heads, which supposedly have legs.



  • In-game, the Tiki Pops appear to have some sort of mine inside their head, while in the official artwork, it is a regular bomb (see Gallery section above).