Dart Monkey

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Shoot a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for the early rounds.
~ BTD5 Official Description
Dart Monkey
Dart Monkey Icon
Dart Monkey
Appearances Bloons (all versions)
Bloons TD
Bloons TD 2
Bloons TD 3
Bloons TD 4
Bloons TD 4 Expansion
Bloons TD 5
Bloons TD 5 Deluxe
Bloons TD 5 Mobile
Unlocked at Start (All games)
Range Small
Popping Power 1
Camo Detection yes 2/0
Attack Speed Medium-Slow
(Fires 1.08 times per sec excluding bonuses gained from Monkey Lab and/or Upgrades)
Cost $170 (Easy)
$200 (Medium)
$215 (Hard)
$240 (Imppopable)
Final Upgrades Unlocked at Rank 19
Special Abilities Super Monkey Fan Club
BTD Battles Cost N/A
Tier 4 Upgrades Medallion Icon30
Battle Score Prerequisite N/A
Specialty Building Dart Training Facility
Hotkey Q


  • Halloween-themed dart
  • Dart Monkey Path 1 Upgrades
  • Dart Monkey Path 2 Upgrades
  • Official Icon
  • Nice ball, huh?
  • Super Monkey Fan Club Ability
  • Dart Monkey in BTD4 (iPhone/iPod Touch)

The Dart Monkey is a tower in the Bloons TD series. This tower is called Dart Tower in BTD1 and Dart Monkey in BTD2 and every game since it. The Dart Monkey is the first and cheapest tower that is unlocked from the start in every BTD game where towers are unlocked. The Dart Monkey is a standard brown monkey with a dart in its hand. It throws a single dart that pops 1 bloon unless it is upgraded. This tower's darts are ineffective against lead bloons, unless the premium upgrade Exploding Darts (called Splodey Darts in BTD5) or the BTD5 upgrade Juggernaut is applied. Upgraded to Super Monkey Fan Club and in groups, they can handle several rounds alone.

When the Exploding Darts Premium Upgrade has been activated, the Dart Monkey can pop multiple Bloons without having any upgrades and it is very effective against MOABs and BFBs.


Dart Monkey

The Dart Monkey is a normal, brown monkey, with deep brown fur, and with tan fur on its face, ears, the front of its hands, the bottom of its feet, and his belly. On the top of his head are two tufts of hair, and on his face are two beady, black eyes, and a tiny nose and mouth. In Bloons Tower Defense games, the Dart Monkeys are much thinner than their Bloons counterparts. In Bloons Tower Defense 5, if upgraded on any two upgrades for the first and second paths, they will get a colored bandana (red or green). If it upgrades to Spike-o-pult, the monkey will lose its bandana (and will not obtain it again if they upgrade to Juggernaut). If it upgrades to Triple Darts, it will gain an elite black bandana with red in the middle, and a quiver of darts. If upgraded to Super Monkey Fan Club, it will gain a green cloak with a green visor, and hide the bandana under it, and will keep the quiver of darts.

Bloons Tower Defense 1-3Edit

BTD1 BTD2 Easy BTD2 Medium BTD2 Hard BTD3 Easy BTD3 Medium BTD3 Hard iOS Easy iOS Medium iOS Hard
Tower Cost 250 250 280 285 215 255 270 215 250 265
Long Range 100 80 90 95 75 90 95 75 90 95
Piercing Darts 210 180 205 210 120 145 150 120 140 145
Extra Long Range NA NA NA NA 75 90 95 75 90 95
Razor Darts NA NA NA NA 100 120 130 100 120 125
Total Sell Amount 448 428 456 464 496 556 576 468 552 580

Bloons Tower Defense 4Edit

BTD4 Easy BTD4 Medium BTD4 Hard
Tower Cost 170 200 215
Piercing Darts 120 140 150
Long Range Darts 75 90 95
Spike-o-pult 255 300 325
Triple Shot 935 1100 1190
Total Sell Amount 1176 1384 1492
Total Cost 1555 1830 1975

BTD4 Dart Monkeys
The Dart Monkey and all of its upgrades (left to right) in BTD4.

Bloons Tower Defense 5Edit

Dart Monkey Tech Tree

The Dart Monkey tech tree

Unlock: Rank 1

Cost: $170 (Easy), $200 (Medium), $215 (Hard
Description: Shoots a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for the early rounds. Hot Key:Q Sell for:
Initial: $140 (Easy), $160 (Medium), $176 (Hard)
Total (w/ Path 1 4th upgrade): $1850 (Easy), $1928 (Medium), $2080 (Hard)
Total (w/ Path 2 4th upgrade): $6150 (Easy), $7072 (Medium), $7816 (Hard)

Dart Monkey in Bloons TD 5Edit

Path 1Edit

Icon Dart Monkey P1

Long Range DartsEdit

Cost: $75 (Easy), $90 (Medium), $95 (Hard)
Description: Makes the Dart Monkey shoot further than normal.

As the name implies, the Dart Monkey will gain more range, and it will also gain a green bandana.

Enhanced EyesightEdit

Cost: $100 (Easy), $120 (Medium), $130 (Hard)
Description: Increase attack range even further and allows Dart Monkey to shoot Camo Bloons.

The Dart Monkey will get a range boost just a bit larger than an un-upgraded Super Monkey, will detect Camo Bloons, and will also gain a red bandana.

***If you upgrade past here, you will be locked out of any further Path 2 upgrades***


Cost: $425 (Easy), $500 (Medium), $540 (Hard)
Description: Converts the Dart Monkey into a Spike-o-pult, a powerful tower that hurls a large spiked ball instead of darts. Good range, but slower attack speed. Each ball can pop 18 bloons.

The Dart Monkey will gain a wooden catapult with a spiked ball inside. It will lose its bandana. Shoots at a medium-slow fire rate, and each ball pops 18 bloons. If the Premium Upgrade Splodey Darts is turned on, the spiked ball will still explode if it pops 18 Bloons.


Unlock: Rank 19
Cost: $1275 (Easy), $1500 (Medium), $1620 (Hard)
Description: Hurls a giant unstoppable killer spiked ball that can pop lead bloons and excels at crushing ceramic bloons.
The Dart Monkey will keep all of the same features as before, only this time a giant, killer spiked ball will be fitted inside. Each ball can pop lead, does extra damage to ceramics, and pop 100 bloons (101 if upgraded to 4/1 or 103 if upgraded to 4/2). If the Premium Upgrade Splodey Darts is turned on, it is possible for the spiked ball to explode if it pops 100 bloons.

Path 2Edit

Sharp ShotsEdit

Cost: $120 (Easy), $140 (Medium), $150 (Hard)
Description: Can pop 1 extra bloon per shot.

Dart Monkey gains a green bandana, and each shot from the dart monkey will carry on its path if it pops a bloon, until it pops another bloon.

Razor Sharp ShotsEdit

Cost: $145 (Easy), $170 (Medium), $185 (Hard)
Description: Can pop 2 extra bloons per shot.

Dart Monkey gains a red bandana, and each shot from the dart monkey will keep flying until it pops a 4th bloon.

***If you upgrade past here, you will be locked out of any further Path 1 upgrades***

Triple DartsEdit

Cost: $280 (Easy), $330 (Medium), $355 (Hard)
Description: Throws 3 darts at a time instead of 1.

Dart Monkey gains an elite black bandana with red in the middle, and also gains a quiver of darts. The diversity between the darts is roughly the same as an un-upgraded Dartling Gun's spread. Each dart pops three bloons.It can do high damage at close range. Several of them can out match a M.O.A.B. It looks suspiciously like an archer.

Super Monkey Fan ClubEdit

Unlock: Rank 19
Cost: $6800 (Easy), $8000 (Medium), $8640 (Hard)
Description: Super Monkey Fan Club Ability: Converts up to 10 nearby dart monkeys into Super Monkeys for 10 seconds. - (This ability can stack!)

Dart Monkey gains a green cloak with a green visor, a quiver full of darts, and a Super Monkey suit underneath. Gains the ability, the Super Monkey Fan Club Ability, which turns up to ten Dart Monkeys into Super Monkeys for fifteen seconds. If there are more than ten Dart Monkeys and the ability is used, the Dart Monkeys with the highest upgrades will become Super Monkeys. If all have the same upgrades, the ones nearest to the Ability Dart Monkey will become Super Monkeys. The dart monkey also shoots a little faster than it's predecessor, the triple dart monkey. Also if a Juggernaut turns into a Super Monkey it will still shoot giant,killer balls w/ darts. Also if the Super Monkey Fan Club Monkey turns into a Super Monkey it will shoot a quiver of darts w/ the other darts every other 2 or 3 seconds.

Bloons seriesEdit


The Dart Monkey from Bloons throws darts to pop the various bloons in the levels.It is the icon for the BFB in BTD4. It has a long tail, two small dots for eyes, and tan fur on his face, body, hands, and feet. It throws a single dart that can pop an infinite amount of Bloons.

Bloons 2Edit

The Dart Monkey throws darts which your arrow guides. When you pop the Monkey Ace Bloon, the Dart Monkey throws signal flags to guide the Monkey Ace.


  • The Dart Monkey in Bloons TD series is based off of the dart throwing monkey in the Bloons games.
  • Dart Monkeys are right-handed.
  • If you use the Super Monkey Fan Club ability with a 2/x, 1/x, or 0/x Dart Monkey, quickly upgrade the affected Dart Monkeys into the Juggernaut upgrade. It will result in a (Hyper) Juggernaut Monkey, but it only a little. This can be enhanced even more if you have a M.I.B. Call to Arms ability used on the Juggernaut Monkey. For the mobile version, or the deluxe version of BTD5, you can even try using the Overclock ability from the x/4 Monkey Engineer.
  • The Juggernaut upgrade is the only non-premium upgrade that makes the Dart Monkey capable of popping Lead Bloons.
  • The Dart Monkey is fatter in Bloons and Bloons 2.
  • The dart monkey's first four upgrades (1,1 and 2,2) had their official art wrong; The monkey tower wears a green bandana the first upgrade (1,1) and have a red one in the next (2,2). The art has red bandana in 1,1 and a green bandana in 2,2. This has been fixed in the Slalom track update.
  • The Dart Monkey is naked, where as most other monkeys in BTD are clothed. However, it does get a cloak and a Super Monkey Costume with the Super Monkey Fan Club upgrade.
  • A 2-3 dart monkey can pop Bloons without leaking up to round 15 if placed in the center of The Rink. The Player can try this with Double Cash Mode or Dart Training Facility. It will reach round 19 with Splodey Darts.
  • A dart monkey does not change its appearance in BTD1, 2, or 3 no matter what it is upgraded to.
  • Path 1 upgrades focuses on popping power, while path 2 focuses on the darts.
  • 10 dart monkeys at 2/4 can destroy 2 ZOMGs in BTD5, as long as they keep buffing each other to stay at super monkey status.
  • Super Monkey Fan Club stacks with itself, by range.
  • A Dart Monkey appears on the top of a B.F.B., being crossed with an anti sign.
  • A Dart Monkey with a tier 4 Dart Training Facility can actually beat some special stages like the fast track special stage and some random stages since they are more powerful with the explosion provided by the facility and lower cost.
  • The hotkey for dart monkeys (Q) will not select free dart monkeys if you don't have enough money to buy one, meaning if you have the small number "1" in a corner of the Dart Monkey panel but you don't have enough money to buy a normal Dart Monkey (less than: $170 on Easy, $200 on Medium, $215 on Hard), then pressing Q on your keyboard will not "select" the Dart Monkey. You would have to manually click the Dart Monkey's panel on the right.
  • Interestingly enough, in Bloons Monkey City, the upgrade image at the Monkey Academy without any upgrades depicts him holding three darts in his left hand. This does not show in the upgrade image in a tile battle.
  • The Dart Monkey is one of the two towers whose Tier 4 upgrade uses another tower. The other being the [Monkey Buccaneer].

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dart Monkey

  • Favourite Dart Monkey upgrade?

    19 messages
    • I'm not sure about this, but I heard Hypersonic Juggernauts were patched. Correct me if I'm wrong.
    • Pretty sure I recalled Hypersonic Juggernauts being patched like SW said. Anyway, I find myself either using triple darts for the dart monkey m...
  • Monkey Sub OP?

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    • Since when Bloontonium Reactor, Airburst Darts and Advanced Intel should be nerfed? In fact, they should make Bloontonium Reactor cost LESS...
    • PlantShielder wrote:Since when Bloontonium Reactor, Airburst Darts and Advanced Intel should be nerfed? In fact, they should make Bloonton...

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