Professor Chops
Professor Chops as seen in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Aliases Tutorial Pig
Residence(s) Donkey Kong Island
Species Pig
Gender Male
Affiliation Kong Family
Powers/Abilities High intelligence,
Giving tutorial for game controls,
Marking checkpoints through levels,
Summoning Super Kong and Super Diddy for Super Guide mode,
Marking start and finish lines during the Time Attack mode
Enemies Tiki Tak Tribe, Snowmads

Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D,
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (for Switch) (2018)
Professor Chops and his clones the Tutorial Pigs are types of supporting characters that live on Donkey Kong Island and first appeared in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, as well as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. They act similar to a Star Barrel or a checkpoint and, throughout the game, they will teach the player how to use the controls and use certain game features such as the Rocket Barrel. As such, they could possibly be considered an animal buddy of sorts. They also suggest to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to use the technology to summon their cloned counterparts Super Kong and Super Diddy in the Super Guide mode when they lose eight lives (or five lives in the 3DS version New Mode) in the same level and only in single player mode. Tutorial Pigs also appear in other sections of the levels, indicating the Kongs should press buttons to do certain actions. The pig's appearance is very simple.

Professor Chops is very intelligent, has Einstein Pig glasses, and small, crunching teeth. He also appears during Time Attack mode, marking the start and finish lines for the Kongs.



  • It can be speculated that the Tutorial Pigs are based off Troff from Donkey Kong 64.
  • Tutorial Pigs are called Professor Chops in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
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