Monkey (Monkey Madness I)

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Released6 December 2004 (Update)
LocationArdougne Zoo
QuestMonkey Madness I
ExamineThis monkey seems like it might want to talk!
Advanced data
NPC ID5279,5280
Monkey (Monkey Madness I) chathead.png
Monkey (Monkey Madness I).png
Released6 December 2004 (Update)
Quest itemMonkey Madness I
ExamineIt's a monkey in your backpack. As you look it pokes you.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight15 kg
Advanced data
Item ID4033
Monkey (Monkey Madness I) detail.png

The monkey is obtained during the Monkey Madness I quest. During the quest, the player is tasked with saving a monkey from the Ardougne Zoo in order to earn the trust of Awowogei. Players obtain a monkey by wielding a Karamjan monkey greegree, then talking to the Monkey Minder to be put into the cage with the other monkeys. Afterwards, they must talk to a monkey with an M'speak amulet worn and convince the monkey to get into the player's backpack. To get out of the cage, players unequip the greegree and speak with the Monkey Minder who will remove them from the cage. If players want to keep the monkey, they cannot teleport with the monkey in their inventory; using any form of teleportation will cause the monkey to vanish. It also cannot be banked.

Dropping the monkey will make it leave the player's inventory and wander around for a bit, then disappear after around 30 seconds. It can be picked up again by talking to it. However if the monkey is dropped on the island of Karamja, it becomes a monster like other monkeys found on Karamja and exclaim "Yay! I'm free!", granting the player twice their Thieving level in Thieving experience, then disappear.

While in the player's inventory, the monkey can be poked, much to its annoyance, and it will often interrupt the player with forced dialogue. It can be fed bananas, monkey nuts, monkey bars and banana stew by using them on it, although it will claim to not want the latter items, despite eating them anyway. The monkey will also occasionally eat bananas in the player's inventory without notice.

Players can obtain a one-off medium clue scroll from the monkey by manually feeding it bananas. The chance of receiving the clue scroll is rare (1/256 chance[1]), and when it occurs, a message will appear in the player's chatbox saying "The monkey chews on the banana and spits out a clue!". Skipping the dialogue after feeding the monkey does not count towards the chance of receiving the clue scroll. Once players obtain a clue scroll from the monkey, feeding it will result in a chatbox message stating "The monkey is grateful, but it won't give you any more clues."

Thieving info[edit | edit source]

Level requiredThieving 1
Thieving XP2 * Level

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 January 2021

If player have already received a clue scroll from the monkey, players will receive a message indicating this when feeding the monkey again.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was a glitch that has now been patched which allowed players to drop/release the monkey in a free-to-play World.
  • When interrupting the player, it will say "Are we there yet?", "I'm tired." and occasionally has nightmares about The Shaikahan.
  • Attempting to bank the monkey results in the message Sorry, you can't bank the monkey!.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 17 April 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 March 2019.) Mod Ash: "The chance is 1/256, btw."