Kremling is a advanced reptile race from the Crocodile Isle in the Donkey Kong series.


From what has been seen of Kremlings so far, they seem to have two distinctive body shapes, either being humanoid or having the basic form of an alligator or crocodile, being a quadruped with a tail dragging behind them in certain members.

They come in a wide variety of colors include green, purple, blue, brown, yellow, gray, orange and red.

From what has been observed, some Kremling have non-reptilian features such as, spikes, ears and hair.


According with Crocodile Isle stages in their aspects, the Kremlings born in Lost World where they were tribal like the Kongs and created ancient booby traps against invaders.

Evolving, already started piracy where is evidenced by their looting and stealing of valuables showed in galleons, chests from Krocodile Kore and treasure caves. The Kloak, Kackle and Krossbones probably were these pirates by are using outlift of same.

When King K. Rool became ruler, the Kremlings also became militants and advanced in mechanism as such things as airships and submarines. Unfortunately the K. Rool's dictatorship corrupted their society and turned them into a race of wasters when start the waste natural resources of own island and forming the Kremling Krew as invaders where they operate factories in others places.

Confessed by Klubba about how the Kremlings are treated as slave under K. Rool's authoritarian presence, until Wrinkly tried teach Kremlings in her school to educate it and K. Lumsy is the only regenerated Kremling who refused destroy Donkey Kong Island.

Appearances outside Donkey Kong series

Mario Power Tennis

Mario Strikers

Kritters are the goalies in both entries.

Mario Super Sluggers

Super Smash Bros. series

Several members of the Kremling Krew appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy. Some return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. In addition, in Smash Run, Kritters in two variations are enemies

Notable Kremlings


  • In the animated series, they were never referred to as "Kremlings". Instead, they are referred by various generic names (mostly "Lizards").
  • The Kremlings originate from a project Rare was developing around the same time as Donkey Kong Country and were added to the game as the development team found them to be a good fit for the art style.
  • According to Rareware employee Kevin Bayliss, said project was a Battletoads game.


  1. Barton, Jeff, Mario De Govia, and Donato Tica. Donkey Kong 64 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 16.
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