Wilson Portrait
Curious little guy.


Willow Portrait
Joke's on you! I can burn this poo.


Wolfgang Portrait
Ugly monkey man!


Wendy Portrait
Living without the burden of intelligence must be nice.


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
They produce quite an odor.


Woodie Portrait
Well then. That's a new one.


Waxwell Portrait
I don't have time for you!


Wigfrid Portrait
I dön't trust him.


Webber Portrait
He just wants to learn!


Walani Portrait
You think he can surf?


Warly Portrait
A new species of irritation.


Woodlegs Portrait
Me once saw a monkey wit' a hook claw.


Winona Portrait
No monkeying around on the job.


Splumonkeys are neutral Mobs found in 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 and any mobs 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 Behavior Edit

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, and Chester, and 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.

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 on the surface and homeless / too far away from their pod , they will sleep at daytime and wake up at dusk or if attacked. This most likely is because of their nature being in the darkness in caves.

Aggravated Shadow Splumonkeys will chase the player until death.

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 RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe

Boomerang PickSlashAxe

Spear Ham Bat Morning Star Bat Bat Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Tooth Trap

Slurtle Slime Fire Dart Fire Staff

Blow DartDark Sword Gunpowder
No. of hits for
Splumonkey, Shadow Splumonkey
30 10 8 5 4 3-5 2 or 3 3 2 1

Prototype Tips Edit

  • 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.
  • 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.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The name "Splumonkey" is a portmanteau of the words "Spelunk" and "Monkey."
  • Their inclusion is a possible reference to the term "Underground Monkey", or the practice of reusing mob sprites in role-playing video games by placing them in different areas (placing animals in strange biomes) with the common example being a subterranean monkey enemy.
  • 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.
  • Despite Splumonkeys' apathy towards Wilbur, when a Splumonkey is attacked, Wilbur will automatically attempt to attack the aggressor. It's unknown if this behavior is a bug or intended by the developers.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient HeraldQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(MolewormGlommer Reign of Giants icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (Bernie Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder