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Revision as of 03:18, May 12, 2016

What playful little rubbery blobs.

Webber

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.

Brain Behavior

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.

Spear Fighting Strategy

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.

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 24
Fire Dart 20
Lucy the Axe 8
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 6
Eyeshot 5
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 4
Obsidian Axe 2-4
Machete Luxury Machete 4
Ham Bat 2-4
PickSlashAxe 4
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
Bat Bat Battle Spear 3
Morning Star 2 or 3
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Tentacle Spike 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Thulecite Club 2
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 2
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Gunpowder Harpoon Coconade Obsidian Coconade Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 24
Fire Dart 20
Lucy the Axe 8
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 6
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 4
Ham Bat 2-4
PickSlashAxe 4
Spear 3
Bat Bat 3
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 2
Thulecite Club 2
Dark Sword 2
Blow Dart 1
Gunpowder 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Battle Spear 3
Morning Star 2 or 3
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Cactus Spike 6
Eyeshot 5
Obsidian Axe 2-4
Machete Luxury Machete 4
Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
The 'Sea Legs' 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Cutlass Supreme 2
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Harpoon 1
Coconade 1
Obsidian Coconade 1

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Bottlenose Ballphin with an Ice Staff and it takes 1 Sleep Dart to put it to sleep.

Prototype Tips

  • 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.

Mosquito Bugs

  • 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.

Placeholder Trivia

  • The Bottlenosed Ballphin's ability to drop Empty Bottles is a pun on its name.
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