|Japanese Name||トロルコング, Tororukongu|
|Price||Inedible (though its brains go for 100g / 5,500 yen)|
Predominantly IGO Biotopes
|Abilities||Super Strength, Fist Power, Human-Level Intellect|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 4|
|Anime Debut||Episode 3|
|Game Debut||Toriko: Gourmet Survival|
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The Troll Kong is a giant four-armed species of gorilla beast that rules over the IGO's 8th Biotope and are the keepers of the Biotope's prized ingredient the Rainbow Fruit. They are a species with near human level intellect, making them not only strong but intelligent as well and even have a social hierarchy with ranks and important roles to maintain.
Their fur is a shade of forest green, while their exposed skin and face are a pale red/dull pink color. They have large and buff muscular bodies but their most unique trait is their four arms which are considerably powerful. All of the Kongs within The Garden were shown to have multiple scars from fighting with each other, probably to prove themselves dominant over their fellow Kongs. Some Troll Kongs also have unique hairstyles, such as mohawks, buzzcuts or wavy straight hair. The Troll Kong's hair turns white as they age and upon reaching old age they become a Silverback Troll Kong.
BehaviorThey are carnivorous mammals who live in a pack in the IGO's Eighth Biotope around the Rainbow Fruit Tree; using it's alluring scent as bait to attack the animals drawn to it, therefore acting as the fruit's protectors to protect their own way of life. They are shown to have a ranking system which ranges from the weakest of their kind (which act as scouts and are the first to attack), their average and stronger fighters and their leader. They can distinguish the weak from the strong simply by smell alone. Despite their strict hierarchy, it is allowed for Troll Kongs to make personal individual decisions (such as those relating to their hair which they like to style in unique ways) and such decisions are respected, making them not that much different from people and it helps to show off their individuality and intelligence. Their impressive intelligence even allows them to make and use tools and create traps, displaying a great deal of ingenuity and cleverness.
The Silverback (Capture Level 10) is an elder Troll Kong and the leader of the group and relays orders to them from afar and only fights the strongest prey. It has a greater sense of danger than normal Troll Kongs and knows how to avoid it and it is shown to be approximately 3 times larger than an average Troll Kong. The Troll Kongs' strict hierarchy gives the Silverback complete and total authority over all.
The Troll Kong is referred to as the strongest primate of all by some, though this is probably a misnomer; as there have been gorillas shown that far outclass them in both strength, level and size in both the Human World and the Gourmet World. It may simply mean that they are the strongest of IGO's artificially created gorillas.
They all have six limbs and make use of their extra pair of limbs when in combat. By using their lower arms for balance, they can strike from awkward and unique positions and even attack prey/foe who dodged the first attack from their forward set arms and catch it off-guard. A child Troll Kong can easily flip over a tank.
They are also highly intelligent and dangerous; using traps and tricks to lure prey or foes to their demise and can easily set up ambushes, showing a great deal of teamwork and camaraderie.
Their meat is sinewy and inedible, but their brains are considered a delicacy by a select few aficionados and 100 grams can go for about 5,500 yen.
Rainbow Fruit Arc
The Troll Kong first appeared when it was scouting the gate of the 8th Biptope. It was able to set a trap for Toriko and Komatsu when it spoted them coming trough the gate. As the trap successed in getting Toriko , it was about to kill Komatsu before Toriko use a Knocking Gun to paraylzed it. Later when Toriko and Komatsu got close to where the Rainbow Fruit was located, there was a pack of Troll Kongs waiting for them. All of them was paralyzed by Toriko and was able to be subduded due by the Silverback giving in to Toriko and letting him take the Rainbow Fruit.
Puffer Whale Arc
The Troll Kongs of the 8th Biotope were slaughtered to near-extinction by the Bishokukai during their infiltration of the Biotope in order to procure the Rainbow Fruit. The incident was soon reported to the IGO's greatly shocked Board of Directors, along with the reports of other biotopes having their contained animals suffer a similar fate.
Regal Mammoth Arc
The Troll Kong was seen in the Gourmet Coliseum battling a Galala Gator and won the match.
Four Beast Arc
During the "Four Beasts" rampage in the Human World, the 8th Biotope was attacked by the "Four Beast" Gaoh devastating most of the environment. What became of the remaining Troll Kong population and the Biotope's current state is unknown.
Appearances in Other Media
Toriko Jump Special
The Troll Kong makes a cameo appearance in the Toriko Jump Special OVA at the ending credits Sono Na wa Toriko. In the first half of the credits, it is seen chasing Komatsu along with another group of beasts and in the second half of the credits it seen in a cage in the 1st Biotope lab with Rin.
Toriko 3D Movie
The Troll Kong makes another cameo appearance in Toriko 3D Movie: Kaimaku! Gourmet Adventure!!, in the ending credits The Sharing Song: Toriko no Theme, which shows an animated scene from the Fruit Of Rainbow Arc, depicting a Troll Kong scout and Toriko fighting.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival
Troll Kongs appear as enemies in the PSP game Toriko: Gourmet Survival, early on acting as the strongest enemies of their areas of Megamori Island, but as the game progresses they become less of a threat. Stronger subspecies of Troll Kongs also appear in the game which boast a higher CLVL and difficulty then their weaker cousins. Silverbacks also appear in the game.
Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2
In Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2 for the PSP, the Troll Kongs and their subspecies appear once again as enemies early on in the game. They appear in the first area of the game's main setting, the Gattsuki Continent and are strong at first but become easier to defeat as the game progresses, however once again their subspecies appear to offer a greater challenge. Silverbacks also appear again as well.
Toriko: Gourmet Monsters
The Troll Kong appears in the Nintendo 3DS game Toriko: Gourmet Monsters. It is one of the many tamable enemy beasts in the game which the player can tame for coliseum battles.
The Troll Kong has been featured prominently in merchandise, having been featured in a line of miniature figurines, keychains trading cards, and many other pieces of merchandise and it has also appeared in every single Toriko video game to date.
- Despite their meat being considered inedible in the anime and manga, the video games show that cuts of their meat are edible.