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A new species of irritation.


Splumonkeys are neutral Mobs found in the Ruins. They live in Splumonkey Pods. In older versions of the game, they tried to steal Items by knocking them out of the player's inventory. When killed, they drop any stolen items, 1 Morsel, 1 Cave Banana, and possibly 1 Nightmare Fuel.

When the Nightmare Cycle reaches the Nightmare Phase, Splumonkeys turn into Shadow Splumonkeys and become hostile to the player, all humanoids (Merms, Pigs, MacTusk etc.), any Monster and follower in the vicinity. When killed, they drop Beard Hair in addition to their usual drops. When the Nightmare Cycle resumes the Calm Phase, Splumonkeys revert to their normal form.

Brain.png Behavior[edit | edit source]

Splumonkeys pick Bananas from Cave Banana TreesBerries from Berry Bushes, and any Mushrooms in sight. They will harvest crops from Farm plots, steal items from Chests, Ice Boxes, Chester, and Woby, plus take food from Crock Pots. If they pick up a Hat, they will wear it. The hat will give the same benefits to the Splumonkey as a player (a Miner Hat will provide light, a Football Helmet defense, etc.), and will lose durability at the same rate a player would.

Splumonkeys defend themselves by throwing Manure at a distance or biting enemies that come within melee range. Being hit by Manure causes damage and lowers Sanity by 10 points. Splumonkeys can hold a maximum of three Manure, and eating food items will replenish this count. They prefer to run and throw any Manure they have from a distance, so the player may need to corner it to hurt it with melee weapons.

At the onset of an Earthquake, all Splumonkeys return to their Splumonkey Pods. Once there, they will drop all the items they have (excluding worn headgear). When one of their comrades dies, they drop all their items (again, excluding worn headgear) where they are and run back to the Splumonkey Pods. Shadow Splumonkeys are not affected by these events. They too won't do this if killed by a follower or other mob.

On occasion, Splumonkeys will follow the player, especially if the player has a Cave Banana in their inventory. Unlike other followers, Splumonkeys do not assist and only harass.

If they are on the surface and homeless or too far away from their pod, they will sleep at daytime and wake up at dusk or upon being attacked.

If any creature that is not the player attacks a Splumonkey, all other nearby Splumonkey will attack them with melee. For example, if Wendy attacks a Splumonkey with Abigail nearby, and Abigail attacks one, all other Splumonkeys will attack her. Splumonkeys will not run away from followers. A missed attack can still cause followers to attempt to attack them.

Aggravated Shadow Splumonkeys will chase the player until death.

If a Splumonkey and a player remain idle with an item between them, the Splumonkey will forget the player and attempt to pick up the item. The window of them stealing the item can be used to kill the Splumonkey. If the player is right next to a Splumonkey while they are stealing an item, the player can get two-three free hits before they run off if not attacked by any other Splumonkeys. While attacked Splumonkeys near players will forget about stealing the item and run from all players.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Splumonkey. Splumonkeys take 2 blasts from the Ice Staff to be frozen and 1 Sleep Dart to be put to sleep.

Weapon Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png

Boomerang.png PickSlashAxe.png

Spear.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Bat Bat.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png

Thulecite Club.png Tooth Trap.png

Slurtle Slime.png Fire Dart.png Fire Staff.png

Blow Dart.pngDark Sword.png Gunpowder.png
No. of hits for
Splumonkey.pngShadow Splumonkey.png
30 10 8 5 4 3-5 2 or 3 3 2 1

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Splumonkeys do not recognize Wilbur as their king and will not be friendly to him; Splumonkeys are different from Prime Apes.
  • Despite having low stats, their numbers, projectile attacks, and relentlessness make this creature extremely dangerous as they are capable of stunlocking the player for an indefinite amount of time.
  • A quick way to get rid of them is to burn their pods with a Fire Staff. Then one can kill them one by one or let them die for the mobs around.
  • In Don't Starve Together, both normal and Shadow Splumonkeys are passive against Wood Fences and Wood Gates, so fencing a pod is a good way to keep the monkeys at bay without destroying their spawn.
  • Characters with abilities than can attack multiple enemies can find themselves greatly overpowering Splumonkies. Wendy and Abigail, Woodie's Moose, and Wormwood's Bramble Husk are notable examples, however, some options are greater than others.

Placeholder.png Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Splumonkey" is a portmanteau of the words "Spelunk" and "Monkey."
  • Before the The Stuff of Nightmares update, Splumonkeys used to spawn in Caves. They also used to spawn from Barrels, likely a reference to the phrase "more fun than a barrel of monkeys". Barrels were changed to Splumonkey Pods in A Moderately Friendly Update.
  • Splumonkeys were added in response to a fan suggestion.
  • Splumonkeys were revealed during the early Beta, leading people to believe they would be implemented sooner than they were. They were not actually implemented until seven months later. The reason for the delay is unknown.
  • Splumonkeys may also be a reference to the novel Congo, in which the ruins of an ancient civilization are guarded by apes who were trained to guard the civilization while it was alive.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(VargBirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants icon.png) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon.png) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon.png) (Clay HoundClay VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered SpiderRockjawNaked Mole BatAncient Sentrypede Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon.png) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon.png) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon.png) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated SkeletonToadstoolLord of the Fruit FliesCelestial Champion Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon.png) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon.png) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon.png) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquidSea WeedMush Gnome Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon.png) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon.png) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon.png) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon.png) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon.png) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon.png)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon.png) (BernieCrittersGestaltWoby Don't Starve Together icon.png)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon.png Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon.png BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
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