A Klaptrap as seen in Donkey Kong Country
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country|
|Latest Appearance||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Allies||Kremlings, King K. Rool, Klampon, Krimp|
Klaptraps are particularly dangerous enemies which originally appeared in Donkey Kong Country. They are multi-coloured, lizard-like Kremlings that have large mouths and very small bodies. To defeat them, they will need to be stomped on as their large mouths prevented an attack, such as the roll attack. They can also be defeated by barrels and other various items. Klaptraps come in more than one color, they can appear in blue, green, and red. They can be found in four of the Donkey Kong games. They do not appear in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest or Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. Their relatives, Klampon and Krimp replace the Klaptrap in those games. Klaptraps would make their return in Donkey Kong 64 with a slight update. Once a Klaptrap was defeated, its set of teeth will stick around for a small period of time, trying to attack the Kongs.
In Donkey Kong Country, Purple Klaptraps appear in a bonus level in Trick Track Trek, and appear in Loopy Lights. Purple Klaptraps will jump at the same time as the Kongs do, making them a little bit more dangerous than other Klaptraps. Giant Klaptraps would also be introduced in Donkey Kong 64. They also appeared with purple skin, were immune to all of the Kong's attacks, and could only be defeated by the Orange Grenade.
 Appearances in Other Games
Klaptraps would make several appearances outside of the Donkey Kong series. They would make several appearances along with Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in Mario games such as Mario Superstar Baseball, where they would act as distractions on the Donkey Kong course by biting at the outfielder's heels.
They would also appear in Mario Power Tennis in Donkey Kong's Jungle Court, by trying to bite the players to try and slow them down. They would also appear in the mini-game Balloon Panic, where the player has to protect the balloons from the Klaptraps.
They would appear in Mario Party 7 as well as enemies in a Pyramid Park event.