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This article is about the monster. For the race, see Monkey (race).
For other uses, see Monkey (disambiguation).
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Monkey chathead.png
Monkey chathead.png

Monkeys are small primates that may be found in a variety of jungles. They are not ideal for training combat, as they have a low amount of life points and have few useful drops. However, monkey bones do give 11 percent more Prayer experience than regular bones. Monkeys can be found in the Mos Le'Harmless jungle, in Ardougne Zoo and spread across most of Karamja.

During the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest, all monkeys located on Karamja cannot be damaged by Melee attacks (if attacked, they taunt the player that tried to attack them), so Magic and Ranged are the only ways to kill them. This only occurs during the quest; before and after the quest they can be damaged by all attacks. It is possible to kill one without using Magic or Ranged by using ring of recoils. If the player is wielding a halberd and is standing out of the monkey's melee range then they will be able to hit the monkey with the halberd's melee attack.

During (and after) Monkey Madness, some of the monkeys in Ardougne zoo can be talked to with the use of a Monkeyspeak amulet, in order to get one of them to jump into your backpack.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Note that Mos Le'Harmless monkeys will only drop monkey bones, regardless of whether Tai Bwo Wannai Trio has been completed.

Item Members Quantity Rarity[d 1] GE price High alch value
Monkey bones.png: Monkey drops Monkey bones with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1Monkey bonesF2P icon.png111/128[d 2]1660
Monkey corpse.png: Monkey drops Monkey corpse with rarity Always in quantity 1Monkey corpse (m)P2P icon.png1Always[d 3]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
  1. ^ Estimated based on 3,269 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.
  2. ^ Before Tai Bwo Wannai Trio
  3. ^ During and after Tai Bwo Wannai Trio

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Monkey paw.png: Monkey drops Monkey paw with rarity Common in quantity 1Monkey paw (m)P2P icon.png1Common[d 1]0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Spirit sapphire.png: Monkey drops Spirit sapphire with rarity 5/2000 in quantity 1Spirit sapphire (m)P2P icon.png15/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit emerald.png: Monkey drops Spirit emerald with rarity 3/2000 in quantity 1Spirit emerald (m)P2P icon.png13/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
Spirit ruby.png: Monkey drops Spirit ruby with rarity 2/2000 in quantity 1Spirit ruby (m)P2P icon.png12/2000Not soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Only during Rag and Bone Man

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Key token.png: Monkey drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: Monkey drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare14,085Not alchemisable

Location[edit | edit source]

Monkeys can be found in three places:

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It will sometimes say phrases when it is attacked during Tai Bwo Wannai Trio such as: "Ook Ook", "Can't hit! Can't hit!" and "Jogre bones! Ook!"
  • Talking to a Mos Le'Harmless monkey while wearing a monkeyspeak amulet will reveal that it speaks like a pirate. It may also result in a conversation where it says it doesn't want to go back to the brewery.
  • Their examine text alludes to the theory of evolution.