Glimmer the Anglerfish is a fictional character in Nintendo's Donkey Kong franchise. He is a brown colored anglerfish and one of the few friendly inhabitants of Crocodile Isle, living in one of the island's sunken ships in the Krem Quay. Glimmer is also an Animal Buddy friend of the Kong Family.
In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Glimmer appears in one level, his apparent home, "Glimmer's Galleon", where he aids Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong through the oily black water using the bright light attached to his head. Glimmer will swim behind the Kongs at a steady pace and cannot be harmed by enemies.
Though Glimmer is absent from Donkey Kong Land 2, being replaced by light casting barrels, he does appear on the game's box art, which portrays him as aiding Diddy and Dixie Kong, while being chased by a Snapjaw. Judging by the boxart, Glimmer might have been eaten by the Snapjaw.
It is possible that Glimmer may have been intended to reappear in the now cancelled Nintendo GameCube game Donkey Kong Racing, as he can briefly seen in the game's trailer in the scene where Diddy Kong and Tiny Kong ride a pair of Enguarde underwater.
Appearances in Other Media Edit
In the Club Nintendo comic adaptation of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Glimmer makes only a small cameo appearance, appearing in one panel to help Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong through the water of the Krem Quay after the two fall into it while fleeing from a Kloak; it is not shown how the Kongs met Glimmer, nor is it shown when he departs from their company.