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Rapidly sucks up and shreds bloons, spitting what's left out the back.
~ Official description

Bloonchipper is a Tower that debuted in Bloons TD 5 Deluxe, and was later released on Bloons TD 5 Mobile, Bloons Monkey City Mobile, Bloons TD Battles Mobile, and Bloons TD 5 Steam. It attacks by sucking up bloons, popping a single layer, and spitting the remainders of the bloons back out, likely to be sucked up again. The amount of layers popped and the speed of its sucking can be increased by the upgrades.

Bloonchipper primary purpose is to stall bloons in their track by sucking them, spitted bloons are briefly vulnerable to towers before they land on their path continuing their travel.

Bloonchipper can damage and hold up to 3 bloons simultaneously before it gets stuck no longer sucking anymore until the bloons inside are spat out. This usually happens when Bloonchipper sucks in ceramic bloons inside not releasing them before their shell is destroyed, spitting resulting Rainbow Bloons.

Triple Barrel Upgrade increases its capacity to 9 Bloons meaning it can hold much more bloons.

In Monkey City it is unlocked by defending the special tile - Bloonprint Hideout.


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Note: Descriptions used in this section use Bloons TD 5 Deluxe descriptions to describe Bloonchipper upgrades. Costs are shown as they are in Bloons TD 5 Mobile.
Suckier Icon BTD5.png
COST: $340 / $400 / $430 / $480
Description: Increased suction sucks bloons in faster.
Effect: Increased suction speed, increasing speed of "bloon projectiles".
Heavy Duty Suction Icon BTD5.png
Heavy Duty Suction
COST: $380 / $450 / $485 / $540
Description: Higher wattage motor allows for sucking in heavier bloons such as lead bloons.
Effect: Can suck in Lead Bloons. Can also suck in Ceramic Bloons in BTDB Mobile.
Dual Layer Blades Icon BTD5.png
Dual Layer Blades
COST: $680 / $800 / $865 / $960
Description: Dual layer blade array doubly shreds bloons, taking off 2 layers instead of 1.
Effect: Deals 2 damage per shred instead of 1.
Super Wide Funnel Icon BTD5.png
Super Wide Funnel
COST: $3,825 / $4,500 / $4,860 / $5,400
Description: Wide funnel can suck in MOAB class bloons, which will be shredded for up to 3 seconds before being ejected.
Effect: Can suck in MOAB-class bloons. Deals up to 450 (?) damage before being ejected again.

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Note: Descriptions used in this section use Bloons TD 5 Deluxe descriptions to describe Bloonchipper upgrades. Costs are shown as they are in Bloons TD 5 Mobile.
Long Range Suck Icon BTD5.png
Long Range Suck
COST: $340 / $400 / $430 / $480
Description: Increases suction range.
Effect: Increases range.
Faster Shred Icon BTD5.png
Faster Shred
COST: $510 / $600 / $650 / $720
Description: More efficient internal componentry decreases the time bloons take to be shredded.
Effect: Increases attack speed of the shredding effect.
Triple Barrel Icon BTD5.png
Triple Barrel
COST: $3,825 / $4,500 / $4,860 / $5,400
Description: Triple barrels provide the most efficient bloon shredding possible.
Effect: Triples suction per attack, shred damage rate, and capacity. Capacity bonus multiplier increased even more in BTDB Mobile.
Supa-Vac Icon BTD5.png
COST: $5,100 / $6,000 / $6,480 / $7,200
Description: Huge burst of suction power brings all nearby non-MOAB class bloons towards it and holds them there until they have been sucked into the tower. Lasts 8 seconds.
Effect: Ability will cause the Bloonchipper to immediately suck in all non-blimp bloons within range into itself. Will repeat to suck bloons towards itself for up to 8 seconds. Afterwards, bloons return to their original locations. In BTDB Mobile, can suck in MOABs and BFBs, but BFBs can only be sucked in for up to 4 seconds before they cannot be sucked with the same ability.

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Differences Between BTD5 Deluxe and BTD5 Mobile[]

Like the Monkey Engineer, the Bloonchipper only appears in Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe, and all mobile versions of the Bloons TD franchise. However, there are a few differences between the Chipper in BTD5 Deluxe and in the mobile versions of the games.

  • Buff Triple Barrel costs less ($6000 → $4500).
  • Buff If Al's Custom Chippers tier 3 upgrade is active, Super Wide Funnel can stun M.O.A.B. Class Bloons.
  • Nerf Super Wide Funnel takes twice as long to damage M.O.A.B. Class Bloons while being sucked in (3.25 seconds → 6.5 seconds as a 4/0 and 2.7 seconds → 5 seconds as a 4/2).

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[]

The Bloonchipper was considered to be one of the best and most used towers in the game, along with the Dart Monkey and the Banana Farm. This is due to its amazing MOAB and spaced Bloon popping power, and stalling capabilities in the late game. Due to its domination in competitive play, it has been heavily nerfed via game updates. Update 3.1 considerably increased the price of Super Wide Funnel, one of the most used upgrades for the Bloonchipper, while Update 3.2 nerfed Super Wide Funnel again by making it release MOAB-class Bloons a short distance further along the track instead of where they were sucked in, and increased the price of Supa-Vac. Update 3.4 made the Bloonchipper weaker against Ceramic Bloons due to it now requiring the Heavy Duty Suction upgrade to suck them in, and noticeably hindered its stalling capabilities in the late game thanks to B.F.Bs and Z.O.M.Gs not being affected by Supa-Vac as long, and update 3.9 increased the price of Supa-Vac again.

The most detrimental update, however, was Update 4.1. While said update only brought about 2 nerfs, the removal of both Super Wide Funnel and Supa-Vac being able to affect Z.O.M.Gs was more than considerable enough to counter the price reductions both upgrades received.

Overall, the Bloonchipper is a lot worse compared to how it was when it was first added to the game, with players no longer considering it one of the best towers in the game and having stopped using it (many players now consider it to be one of the worst towers in the game due to its numerous weaknesses), replacing it with other towers such as the Bomb Tower, and the Monkey Ace as a result.

The only popular loadouts that uses the Bloonchipper post 4.1 is Wizard Farm Chipper and Tack Village Chipper. However, as of version 6.11, Dart Farm Chipper has been able to go late game in Mega Cash/Bananza gamemodes.

Early versions
  • Buff Supa-Vac ability can now suck in MOAB-class Bloons.
  • Nerf Super Wide Funnel price increased ($4500 → $8000).
  • Nerf Super Wide Funnel now releases MOAB-class Bloons a short distance farther along the track instead of where they were sucked in at.
  • Nerf Supa-Vac price increased ($6000 → $10000).
  • Nerf Heavy Duty Suction is now required to suck up Ceramic Bloons.
  • Nerf Supa-Vac now only holds B.F.Bs in place for 4 seconds and Z.O.M.Gs for 2 seconds.
  • Buff Triple Barrel price decreased ($4500 → $3000).
  • Nerf Supa-Vac price increased ($10000 → $13000).
  • Nerf Super Wide Funnel can no longer suck in Z.O.M.Gs.
  • Nerf Supa-Vac can't hold Z.O.M.Gs in place anymore.
  • Buff Super Wide Funnel price decreased ($8000 → $7000).
  • Buff Supa-Vac price decreased ($13000 → $10000).
  • Buff Super Wide Funnel price decreased ($7000 → $5500).
  • Buff Super Wide Funnel price decreased ($5500 --> $5000)
  • Buff Triple Barrels price decreased ($3000 --> $2000)
  • Buff Triple Barrels capacity increased (12 --> 36)
  • Buff Tower price decreased ($750 → $700).
  • Buff Suckier price decreased ($400 → $300).
  • Buff Dual Layer Blades decreased ($800 → $750).
  • Buff Long Range Suck price decreased ($400 → $300).
  • Buff Faster Shred price decreased ($600 → $450).


  • When the Bloonchipper is placed near the start of a map, it will no longer work properly and instead suck nothing.
  • Sometimes it will pop all layers of bloon.
  • When there are a lot of MOAB's, BFB's, or ZOMG's with a 4-2 Bloonchipper, some MOABs and Ceramic Bloons can be seen flying off the edge of the screen.
  • Can be slowed down by MOAB class bloons.



  • Although the Bloonchipper is not in the browser version of BTD5, its sprites, files, and sprites of MOAB class bloons being sucked inside can be found via flash decompiler. It might mean it was once planned to be added, but it wasn't added before the Flash version was discontinued.
  • If a bloon that was just spat out by a Bloonchipper is hit by something that blows back bloons, the bloon will rapidly fly to a random location on the map.
  • One upgraded 4/2 Bloonchipper can reduce a Z.O.M.G. to just a few B.F.B.s and M.O.A.B.s in a very short amount of time.
  • Bloons being shredded inside a Bloonchipper will sometimes be targeted by towers. This can be frustrating because most of those towers will miss. However, faster towers, or towers that deal splash or AOE damage may hit them.
  • Regen Bloons take much longer to pop as they regenerate inside the bloonchipper.
    • When upgraded to 3/2 it works much better against Regen Bloons.
    • This strategy can be used for short-time regen farming.
  • When a Bloonchipper sucks up a Ceramic Bloon, it will not spit it out until the entire ceramic shell is popped, regardless of upgrades.
    • Even when upgraded to Dual Layer Blades, the ceramics will be shredded for 10 times before ejecting.
    • This also shows that Bloonchippers do not have an infinite number of Bloons that they can hold at a time, as they will stop sucking in Bloons if they have vacuumed up too many Ceramic Bloons at a time. This limit is usually not evident as Bloon shredding otherwise happens almost instantly.
  • 500 damage is dealt to M.O.A.B. Class Bloons inside a 4-X Bloonchipper.
  • Corrosive Glue will damage the bloons while in the Bloonchipper.
  • A Bloonchipper-only defence, even if ignoring lack of camo detection, can actually doom you on rounds like 42, where Rainbow Regen Bloons will regenerate into more Rainbow Regen Bloons and plow through your defenses.
  • The Bloonchipper can deal insane amounts of damage when combined with a Glaive Riccochet or a Cluster Bombs.
    • This combination will also eliminate the Bloonchipper's weakness, because even though regen bloons are multiplied through the Bloonchipper, each Glaive Ricochet or Cluster Bomb will pop at least one layer off each bloon, regardless of the number of bloons. Watch out for camo bloons though since neither tower can pop them without support or in the case of Glaive Ricochet upgrading to Glaive Lord.
  • The presence of the V6 Engine next to Al's Custom Chippers suggests that Bloonchippers are powered by a V6 engine.
  • Due to Dual Layer Blades, when the tower destroys a MOAB-class bloon, only three of its children will be ejected; the last one will be the new victim of the tower.
  • When the Supa-Vac ability is used with a 0/4 or 1/4 Bloonchipper, the ability will thaw a frozen Lead Bloon but not suck it in.

What the result should be after the process of putting a Bloonchipper to the center of four surrounding Banana Farms

  • In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, there's a Special Mission where you must recover some blueprints that allow the construction of the Bloonchipper. However, no Bloonchipper is found in the track. To unlock it, you must complete the mission, and then the Bloonchipper will become available.
  • You can fit a Bloonchipper in the centre of four Banana Farms. To do so, buy three and place in the L form, then carefully place the Bloonchipper in the centre of the farms, finally place one more farm to form a larger square shape as shown in the picture. This is useful when you have a Tier 4 Al's Custom Chippers to collect the bananas.
  • Bloonchipper is the only tower currently not released to BTD6, and it has been confirmed that the Bloonchipper will not be brought back in any manner.
    • This makes it currently the only tower to not return from BTD5.
    • As stated from the 21st July 2020 blog, one of the things Ninja Kiwi regrets making is the Bloonchipper.
  • The Bloonchipper is based off the Woodchipper, a machine used to shred wood into tiny pieces.