Bottlenosed Ballphins are mobs found in Don't Starve: Shipwrecked. Ballphin pods (groups of Ballphins) are found in random places on the Ocean. Each pod contains 12 members. Ballphins will spawn 15 to 16 days after a new world creation. If some members of the pods are killed, remaining Ballphins will spawn new members during the Mild Season.
Bottlenosed Ballphins travel in packs and generally stay in a single area. However, if a player character ventures near, they will follow them for a relatively short distance, and perform back-flips. Additionally, they will attack any hostile creatures or monsters, such as Stink Rays and Sea Hounds. Therefore, as Webber is considered a Monster, Bottlenosed Ballphins will attack him on sight. If the rest of a ballphin's pod have been killed, the survivor will follow the player to a new area of the ocean and stay there, although relocating it can be a time-consuming process, as it can easily become distracted along the way.
Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Bottlenose Ballphin when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.
- If the player knows the locations of Ballphins and hears an impending Sea Hound attack, it is prudent to sail towards them for protection.
- Abigail can easily kill an entire pack of Ballphins.
- It is possible for the Bottlenosed Ballphins to spawn in on land. In this case they won't be able to get to the Ocean, and they will be stuck on land.
- The Bottlenosed Ballphin's ability to drop Empty Bottles is a pun on its name.