|Enguarde the Swordfish|
|Full Name||Enguarde the Swordfish|
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
|Affiliation(s)||Animal Buddies, Kong Family|
|Latest Game Appearance||Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as a sticker and a trophy)|
Enguarde the Swordfish is the Animal Buddy that has the most playable appearances in the Donkey Kong Country series. Squawks the Parrot has the same number of appearances as Enguarde; however, Squawks is not a playable character in the first Donkey Kong Country game (he merely holds a flashlight in one level).
Enguarde is the greatest swimmer of all the Kongs and Animal Buddies, and his pointed bill can be used to attack underwater enemies. However, he is useless on land. Also, Enguarde is invaluable in areas he appears in since the Kongs are generally helpless against underwater enemies.
Enguarde is one of only three Animal Buddies who get to fight a boss character. Enguarde fights Barbos the sea urchin during the events of Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. Unfortunately, he is incapable of using his Supercharge attack in Donkey Kong Land III.
Early screenshots of the now cancelled game, Donkey Kong Racing, showed that Enguarde was going to be one of the many ridable Animal Buddies. These screenshots also showed that other, differently colored swordfish were going to be ride-able; whether these swordfish were simply color swap Enguardes or entirely new characters is unknown.
Enguarde appears in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast as a rideable animal buddy, quite similar to how he would be featured in Donkey Kong Racing. He is only rideable in underwater levels once he is released from his crate.
Appearances in Donkey Kong LevelsEdit
Donkey Kong CountryEdit
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong QuestEdit
Donkey Kong Land 2Edit
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!Edit
- Tidal Trouble
- Bazza's Blockade
- Floodlit Fish
- Pot Hole Panic
- Poisonous Pipeline
- Barbos's Barrier
- Dingy Drain-Pipe (GBA)
- Stormy Seas (GBA)
Donkey Kong Land IIIEdit
Enguarde appeared as Donkey and Diddy's Animal Buddy in the third part of Club Nintendo's comic "Donkey Kong Country". Diddy and Donkey Kong ride him through a body of water, while being attacked by several underwater enemies. An exploding TNT Barrel pushes them out of the water and onto King K. Rool's ship Gangplank Galleon, after which Enguarde does not appear again.
Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
|Enguarde||100px||SNES Donkey Kong Country||A swordfish animal buddy. Enguarde always appears on water levels where he can loyally help Donkey Kong get around. Much appreciated, right, DK? Complementing his cute, round eyes, Enguarde's pointed bill proves to be a powerful weapon. One thrust from it will easily down most underwater opponents.|
|SNES Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest|
- Enguarde gets his name from the French phrase used in fencing, "En garde".
- While Enguarde is presumably one character, two can be seen on-screen in the Donkey Kong Country level "Coral Capers".
Names in Other Languages Edit
|Donkey Kong 64|
|Playable Kongs||Donkey Kong • Diddy Kong • Lanky Kong • Tiny Kong • Chunky Kong|
|Non-playable Kongs||Cranky Kong • Funky Kong • Candy Kong • Wrinkly Kong|
|Animal Buddies||Rambi the Rhinoceros • Enguarde the Swordfish|
|Other Playable Characters||Krusha • Klaptrap|
|Bosses||Army Dillo • Dogadon • Mad Jack • Puftoss • King Kut Out • King K. Rool|
|Worlds||Jungle Japes • Angry Aztec • Frantic Factory • Gloomy Galleon • Fungi Forest • Crystal Caves • Creepy Castle • Hideout Helm|
|Other Places||Funky's Armory • Candy's Music Shop • Cranky's Lab • Wrinkly Door • Snide's HQ • Banana Fairy Island • K. Lumsy Island|
|Items||Blueprint • Golden Banana • Bananas • Battle Crown • Banana Medal • Boss Key • Banana Coin • Melon Crates • Orange Grenade • Headphone • Supply Crate • Crystal Coconut • Rareware Coin • Nintendo Coin|
|Barrels||Kong Barrel • Tag Barrel • Bonus Barrel • TNT Barrel|
|Switches||Kong Switch • Target Switch • Wall Switch|
|Pads||Kong Pad • Music Pad • Battle Arena Pad • Bananaporter|