The Tiki Pilot is an enemy in Donkey Kong Country Returns. It is a drum-like creature that has three features on its head and carries a stick, easily distinguishing it from other Tikis. Like other Tikis, it is a member of the Tiki Tak Tribe. Because of this, it is involved in helping the Tikis take the Kongs' (Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong) Banana Hoard, commanding airships, and helping them reach the main boss of the game, Tiki Tong. However, the Tiki Pilot only appears in the Jungle's first level, Jungle Hijinxs. Here, it appears near the beginning of the level on a ship carrying the Kongs' stolen Banana Hoard in the background. On this ship, the Tiki Pilot just sits there and taunts the Kongs before the ship flies away. Due to the fact that it is in the background, the enemy cannot be defeated at all. This also makes the Tiki Pilot more of a character than an enemy.