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Enguarde DKC artwork.png
First appearance Donkey Kong Country (1994)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)
Homeland Kong Island
Alias(es) Enguard the Swordfish
Residence Kongo Jungle seaside
Species Swordfish
Gender Male
Affiliation(s) Kong Family
Abilities Superstab
Enemies Kremling Krew

Enguarde is a swordfish being the most recurring of the Animal Friends on Donkey Kong franchise in underwater levels. Like Rambi, he is capable of defeating enemies or even destroying secret doors with his sword.

Enguarde is a blue swordfish with a green/beige belly and black/blue iris.



In Donkey Kong Country, Enguarde is first encountered with DK and Diddy in the Banana Hoard quest that was stolen by the Kremling Krew. He appears in all underwater levels to attack aquatic enemies. He can be defeated from behind, by Croctopuses, Clambos and Mincers.

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Donkey Kong Land 2, Enguarde who took Diddy and Dixie to Crocodile Isle to save DK who was kidnapped by K. Rool.[1] The attacks to defeat enemies are the same, but he has a way to destroy the secret doors which is the Superstab. He can be easily defeated by hot water, Snapjaw and Puftup's spikes.

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Enguarde is encountered by Dixie and Kiddy on their journey to look for DK & Diddy. He is defeated by the Lurchins when they close in and even fought a Lurchin named Barbos.

In Donkey Kong Land III, it is only found in the five stages regarding water.

In Donkey Kong 64, Enguarde is only accessed by Lanky when he touches his crate. He appears in the Gloomy Galleon where he has the ability to destroy Treasure Chests.


In Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Enguarde appears in the circuits called Salty Sea & Open Ocean where his crate is seen. When a player break his crate, Enguarde is mounted and has the ability to take down aquatic enemies in front.


Main article: List of Enguarde profiles and statistics



  • His name is a pun on the word En garde that means in French On guard.


  1. ^ "Diddy Kong: No, we must go now. Enguarde will take us." - Donkey Kong Country 2 (GBA)