Puftup's artwork from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.
|Abilities||Puffing up then releasing spikes|
|Affiliation(s)|| Kremling Krew
|Game(s)|| Donkey Kong Country (beta)|
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong 64
Banjo-Tooie (as Swellbelly)
|First appearance||Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Banjo-Tooie (2000, as Swellbelly)|
Donkey Kong Country (beta)
Puftups were first seen in the beta version of Donkey Kong Country, but they were scrapped out of the game possibly because chronologically, the games should get harder. They appeared to have had blue tails in the beta.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Land 2
Puftups appear as commonly found underwater enemies in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Their spiky bodies protect themselves from Diddy and Dixie whom cannot defeat Puftups by themselves and rather must use Enguarde to defeat them. Puftups also puff up big, but don't explode while others do and their spikes flying in many directions. Some are stationary, but some aren't
Puftups reappear in Donkey Kong Land 2 and act the same, but cannot puff up and explode, due to system limitations.
Donkey Kong 64
The Puftups were recycled as Swellbellies for the game "Banjo-Tooie" that's entirely outside of the Donkey Kong universe. Despite the red coloring, the puftups were refurbished from the previous game "Donkey Kong 64", but with a bit of red coloring on the spots of it's body. They appear in the depths of Jolly Roger's Lagoon like Atlantis, Smuggler's Cavern, and Seabottom. They are aptly to explode if a Talon Torpedo is used or shooting Grenade Eggs at them.
|Characters and Enemies in Donkey Kong Country/Land|
|Donkey Kong · Diddy Kong · Cranky Kong · Candy Kong (DKC) · Funky Kong (DKC)|
|Rambi the Rhinoceros · Squawks the Parrot (DKC) · Expresso the Ostrich · Winky the Frog (DKC) · Enguarde the Swordfish (DKC)|
|Army · Bitesize (DKC) · Chomps · Chomps Jr. · Clambo · Croctopus (DKC) · Fangfish (DKL) · Gnawty · Hogwash (DKL) · Klaptrap · Klump (DKC) · Krash (DKC) · Kritter · Krusha · Manky Kong (DKC) · Mincer · Mini-Necky · Necky · Nemo (DKL) · Slippa · Slippa Jar (DKL) · Snapper (DKL) · Squidge (DKC) · Swirlwind (DKL) · Zinger|
|Very Gnawty (DKC) · Master Necky (DKC) · Queen B. (DKC) · Really Gnawty (DKC) · Dumb Drum (DKC) · Master Necky Snr. (DKC) · Wild Sting (DKL) · Colossal Clambo (DKL) · Hard Hat (DKL)· King K. Rool|
|Puftup (DKC) · Pucka (DKL) · Ram Bunkshus (DKL) · Unnamed Kong with a hat|
|Characters and Enemies in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest/Land 2|
|Donkey Kong · Diddy Kong · Dixie Kong · Funky Kong · Cranky Kong (DKC2) · Wrinkly Kong · Swanky Kong (DKC2)|
|Rambi the Rhinoceros · Clapper the Seal · Glimmer the Anglerfish (DKC2) · Rattly the Rattlesnake · Enguarde the Swordfish · Expresso the Ostrich (DKC2 GBA) · Winky the Frog (DKC2 cameo) · Squawks the Parrot · Flapper the Parrot · Squitter the Spider|
|Cat-O-9-Tails (DKC2) · Click-Clack · Flotsam · Flitter · Kaboing · Kaboom · Kackle (DKC2) · Kannon · Klampon · Klank · Klinger · Klobber · Klomp · Krockheads · Krook · Kruncha · Kutlass (DKC2) · Lockjaw · Mini-Necky · Neek · Puftup · Screech · Shuri · Snapjaw · Spiny · Zinger|
|Krow · Kleever · Kudgel (DKC2) · King Zing · Kreepy Krow · Kerozene (DKC2 GBA) · Kaptain K. Rool|