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Type Animal
CR ¼
Environment Warm forests
Adjective Simian
Images of monkeys

Source: Bestiary, pg(s). 132
Monkey swarm
A monkey swarm.
Type Animal
CR 2
Environment Warm forests
Images of monkeys

Source: Bestiary 2, pg(s). 212
See also: Ape

Monkey is the name given to any of a number of species of smaller primates who inhabit Golarion's warmer forests. They are very social animals that spend most of the day looking for food.[1]

Monkey swarms

Monkeys sometimes congregate in large groups of hundreds of individuals. In such numbers, they can be quite dangerous if threatened.[2]

Monkey species

A large number of species are classified as monkeys, including the ones listed below:


Baboons are larger monkeys known for their short tails, large, canine-like teeth, and aggressive nature. They live either in warm-climate forests or plains.[2][3]

Monkey-like species

A monkey-resembling vanara.

Quite a few creatures on Golarion bear some resemblance to monkeys, including the humanoid vanaras of distant Vudra.[4]

Monkey magic

Monkeys are the inspiration of numerous magical abilities:

Animal focus

Hunters are known to be able to take on various animal aspects, or apply them to their animal companions, including that of a monkey. Adopting this aspect grants the person or animal increased climbing ability.[5]


Monkeys are frequently taken as familiars by spell-casters. The magical connection between the two increases the master's nimbleness when the monkey is nearby.[1][6]

Monks of the Four Winds

Certain advanced monks known as Monks of the Four Winds can take on a monkey aspect. Doing so transfigures the monk's face into that of a monkey, makes her more whimsical and playful, allows her to grow a prehensile tail, and to become a great climber.[7]

Screaming Jungle

Some claim that the Mwangi Expanse's Screaming Jungle gets its name from the countless vocal monkeys that inhabit its jungle canopy.[8]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bulmahn. (2009). Bestiary (First Edition), p. 132. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wolfgang Baur et al. (2010). Bestiary 2 (First Edition), p. 212. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-268-5
  3. Mark Moreland. (2015). Radripal, City of Arches. Distant Shores, p. 37. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-787-1
  4. Jesse Benner et al. (2011). Bestiary 3 (First Edition), p. 280. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-378-1
  5. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2014). Advanced Class Guide, p. 27. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-671-3
  6. Jason Bulmahn et al. (2009). Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook (1E), p. 82. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-150-3
  7. Jason Bulmahn. (2010). Advanced Player's Guide, p. 112. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-246-3
  8. Dave Gross. (2011). "A Lesson in Taxonomy", ch. 2. Paizo Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60125-394-1