During the events of Donkey Kong Country Returns, the Tiki Tak Tribe awakened from their slumber after a volcano erupted. The tikis then hypnotized the animals of the jungle and stole Donkey Kong's bananas, with Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong pursuing the tikis and retreiving the stolen bananas. After Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong travelled through the first 7 worlds, they finally reached the last world and the tiki-like statue, where they found their stolen bananas and encountered the Tiki Tak Tribe. A humongous tiki appears and the tikis threw the bananas inside the giant tiki's head, who liquefied the bananas into vomit and hardened it to form hands. The giant tiki, now with its newly formed hands, attack the Kongs. After a grueling battle, the Kongs prevailed over the giant tiki and defeated it. The giant tiki explodes and the tikis' hypnosis spell is lifted from the animals.
The Tiki Tak Tribe mainly resemble a mix between a tribal mask and a musical instrument, with most members having a pair of thin twig-like arms.
Powers and Abilities
Despite their scrawny physique, the Tiki Tak Tribe is surprisingly fast and agile. They also possess the ability of hypnosis. The Tiki Tak Tribe's leader is a large floating tiki head named Tiki Tong who has a pair of large stone hands formed by a cluster of liquified banana.
Most notable members
Tiki Tong (leader)
Kalimba (high-ranking Tiki)
Maraca Triplets (high-ranking Tiki)
Gong (high-ranking Tiki)
Ukelele (high-ranking Tiki)
Panflute (high-ranking Tiki)
Xylophone (high-ranking Tiki)
Accordion (high-ranking Tiki; possibly Tiki Tong's right-hand man)