Hold up! This area has Camo Bloons in it. If we don't already have a Camo Countermeasures building or a monkey that can pop Camo Bloons, then we should hold off attacking here until we are ready.
~ King Monkey's warning in Bloons Monkey City Mobile, when the player is attacking a tile with Camo Bloons for the first time
Camo Bloons are very dangerous since most Towers cannot hit them. Any Bloon type can be a Camo, and so will all the Bloons that come out of that one. They can only be hit by Towers that can detect Camo Bloons, such as the Ninja Monkey. In an emergency, use Road Spikes to pop them.
IMPORTANT! Camo Bloons can't be affected by your Monkeys unless they have a way to detect them. For example Quincy can at level 5 and Dart Monkeys can with the Enhanced Eyesight upgrade.
~ First time encountered with Camo Bloons in BTD 6.
That was just one Camo Bloon, Easy enough to pop with road spikes if your towers missed it. There will be more next time so beware!
~ BTD5 round 25
Next round there are lots of Camo Bloons, make sure you have a couple of Ninja Monkeys or other towers that can detect Camo Bloons!
~ BTD5 Round 33
This next round coming up will separate the strong from the weak. Make sure you have good Camo detection by now and burst damage to deal with Regrowers too.
~ BTD5 Round 42
In a couple of rounds there will be more Camo Bloons. You have been warned.
~ BTD5 Round 39
The Camo Bloon is a stealthy bloon that made its debut in Bloons TD 4. Its RBE is 11 (the game says it's 9, but it actually takes 11 hits to pop). They move at around the same speed as the Blue Bloon. Camo bloons are invisible without camo detection.
In BTD4, they are a type of Bloon which contain 2 Pink Bloons, making them about the same level of parenthood as the White Bloon and Black Bloon. The first Camo Bloons appear on Round 24.
In BTD5, Camo becomes a property of bloon along with Regrowth, meaning any bloon from a Red Bloon to a Ceramic Bloon can acquire Camo properties. MOAB-class bloons cannot be camos, nor can their children (though the D.D.T. is an exception along with bloons sent in BTDB Flash). They cannot be targeted by most towers. However, there are upgrades that can make surrounding towers and/or themselves able to see them, such as Sonar Beacon and Crow's Nest. In BTD5, Camo Bloons appear on Round 24, 33, 37, 42, 47, 53, 59, 62, 70, 78, and 82.
In BTD6, Camo Bloon properties return, but can also become paired with Regrow and/or Fortified properties too. Camo Bloons appear on round 24, 33, 36, 37, 42, 45, 47, 48, 51, 53, 56, 59, 62, 67, 70, 74, 78, 90 (with DDTs), 93 (DDTs only), 95 (with DDTs), 99 (Fortified DDTs only), and 100 (DDTs from the BAD).
Camo Bloons can only be detected by some monkeys, usually requiring some upgrades or a nearby tower that gives them that ability. It is necessary in both BTD4, and even more important in BTD5 and BTD6, as it is no longer possible to "accidentally" hit Camo Bloons in these games.
If another tower targets a Bloon and a Camo Bloon gets in the way, the Camo Bloon will be popped. If a tower with piercing projectiles targets a Bloon in front of a Camo Bloon, both will be popped. Usually, all you need is one set of Road Spikes or a Pineapple to set off a chain reaction. Camo RBE: 11 (BTD4), same speed as a blue.
The following towers and upgrades allow the tower and/or nearby towers to detect Camo Bloons:
In BTD5, Camo becomes a Bloon property: therefore their RBE can be from 1 to 104 unlike in BTD4. If a tower cannot see camo bloons, its projectiles will go straight through them without doing any damage to them. A camo bloon can also be Regrowth at the same time, making them very dangerous if you do not prepare, like in round 82.
The following towers and upgrades allow the tower and/or nearby towers to detect and also target Camo Bloons:
Only works if the ability is activated when the camo bloon is the strongest bloon on screen. Even then, it only pops one layer. It is not recommended to defend against camos in this way, due to its inefficient popping of camo.
Sub will shoot it's homing dart at camo bloons if the camo bloon is/are in the camo detecting tower(s). The homing dart itself can pop camo bloons. Bloons within the green circle that appears when submerged will lose their camo status.
In BTD6, the methods for Camo Detection is similar to BTD5. Several upgrades that help detect Camo are also available in BTD6, including the Radar Scanner upgrade. Alongside this, many more options are available to detect Camo, with nearly every tower having some way to combat Camo. Somehow, Glaive Lord in Bloons TD 6 can no longer detect Camo, though Camo Bloons can become popped by its rotating glaives.
Dart Monkeys will also get a bit more range with this upgrade. This upgrade plus Juggernaut can pop Camo Leads, the only cheap effective way that can be done by a Dart Monkey without enhancements. Crossbow Master can also pop Camo Leads, and it is more reliable at popping DDTs than the former option. Plasma Monkey FC can pop leads but not purple ones (if activated).
Only works when a bloon leaks. Even so, there is a 40-second cooldown before this special ability can be activated again. In addition, this special ability can only be used once per round. Not viable camo detection especially on Impoppable Difficulty or CHIMPS.
Meteor attack can target Camo Bloons, but it is highly unreliable as it may target MOAB-class bloons instead because it fired at the strongest bloon on screen, as well as the fact that the meteor attack is very slow and only has 1 pierce. Not viable camo detection due to unreliability and very high cost. This upgrade is not recommended for poping DDT's and camo leads.
Ability can deal one damage to all bloons, including camo bloons. Will also freeze any camo bloon type, including Camo Whites and Camo Zebras. Cannot damage Camo Whites or Camo Zebras unless Absolute Zero is bought. Can freeze DDT's but only slow it down.
Ability can glue all bloons including camo bloons. Requires Corrosive Glue to damage Camo Bloons via Glue Gunner. Alternately, a Relentless Glue could be used to glue Camo Bloons, though it is highly unreliable.
Removes the camo property from all bloons in its range. Also possible to detect camo using Advanced Intel (Path 1, Upgrade 2), but there must be at least one other camo-detecting tower in range of the map's track to target camo bloons. The dart itself can seek camos. Recommended to upgrade to Reactor to not only pop camos but also be able to more easily catch faster camo bloons like Camo Pinks cause its has faster pulses.
Allows the Monkey Ace to see camo. Can pop Camo Leads with this upgrade, but the pineapples are highly unreliable (even with Monkey Knowledge). Bomber Ace or a Spectre with Spy Plane is more reliable against Camo Leads. Ground Zero ability or Sky Shredder is required for D.D.T.s. Camo revaling tower is more recommended because this upgrade is weak.
Allows the Mortar Monkey to pop Camo & remove Camo property from affected Bloons. Shattering Shells can also remove Regrow & Fortified property from Bloons up to & including a B.F.B., and remove the Camo property from Black Bloons and Zebra Bloons. Shattering Shells can only remove camo from D.D.T.s only if the Paint Stripper Knowledge perk is unlocked and active. Camo Blacks cannot be popped without a Monkey Intelligence Bureau, unless Mortar Monkey is further upgraded to Blooncineration. Not reliable against faster camo bloons like Camo Pinks due to slow firing speed, although Rapid Reload may ease this partially.
Monkey Sense allows the Wizard to pop camo bloons. Shimmer can remove the camo property from the Bloons. Must be under influence of Monkey Village with Monkey Intelligence Bureau to pop Camo Purple, though a Necromancer: Unpopped Army can be used to pop Camo Purples provided another bloon was popped within close range. Must also have Fireball, Arcane Spike, or Necromancer to pop Camo Leads. Archmage also utilizes the Shimmer effect, although it is recommended to have Monkey Sense to have the arcane magic reliably pop the camo bloons.
Allows the Engineer Monkey to remove Camo and Regrow properties from bloons that pass through the foam, including from DDTs. However, the Engineer Monkey cannot naturally detect Camo unless it passes through the foam. The foam also pops Camo Leads. Cleansing Foam can also damage DDTs, though this form of damage is highly unreliable.
Cocktail of Fire and Firestorm ability can pop Camos and Camo Lead. Cannot pop Camo Purple without influence of Monkey Village with Monkey Intelligence Bureau, until she reaches Level 16+. Gwendolin herself cannot detect camo without abilities unless a Radar Scanner is nearby her.
Obyn can use Brambles ability that can pop Camo. Level 10 Wall of Trees ability or Level 16+ Brambles ability is required to pop Camo Lead. Wall of Trees can swallow DDTs if its capacity doesn't overflow. Level 16+ Brambles ability can damage DDTs without needing a Monkey Intelligence Bureau. Obyn himself cannot detect camo without abilities, unless a Radar Scanner is nearby him.
Ezili can naturally see and attack Camo Bloons (including D.D.T.s), and can also strip all special properties of Bloons up to Ceramic Bloons at Level 9. In addition, her Sacrificial Totem ability can grant Camo detection to all towers in the totem's radius for a few rounds. Camo Purple cannot be popped or stripped of properties without a Monkey Intelligence Bureau.
Benjamin's Level 18 description says it can hit D.D.T.s. But Level 18 also allows Benjamin's Trojan to hit camo bloons. This is unreliable however, because you can only get Level 18 after Round 80, where the only camo bloons are on Rounds 90 and 95, which are the D.D.T. Rounds. Plus, on Rounds 93 and 99, there are M.O.A.B.s and Fortified B.F.B.s in the way. Round 95 has a total of 630 camos, 500 Camo Purples, 100 Camo leads, 30 D.D.Ts.
Pops any bloon, including Camo Lead and DDTs. Costs 50 to purchase groups of five Road Spikes. Each set of Road Spikes has one stack of 20 spikes (21 with proper MK). Cannot be used when Powers are disabled. If Pre-Game Prep is active, one set of permanent Road Spikes is placed at each exit for free after starting a new game.
11 hits are needed to pop the entire Camo Bloon in BTD4, yet one bunch of Road Spikes (10 spikes) can pop it.
Letting a Camo leak in BTD4 makes you lose 9 lives instead of 11, meaning letting the Camo's children out is actually slightly more dangerous than letting the Camo out itself, as leaking the Camo's children cost you 10 lives as opposed to 9. This doesn't happen in the ioS version, as letting one leak makes you lose 11 lives.
In BTD5, Camo Bloons can be very dangerous, especially on Round 78, which contains a dense rush of Camo Ceramic Bloons.
In BTD6 however there are more ways to do it. Other than the Submerge and Support and Signal Flare, there are 4 more ways to reveal Camo Bloons, with 2 involving Magic monkeys, 1 involving a Hero, and 1 involving a power: Ninja Monkeys can with Counter-Espionage, Wizard Monkeys can with Shimmer, a Camo Trap can strip 500 Bloons (600 with the Bigger Traps perk), and a level 9+ Ezili can with her basic attack, alongside stripping Regrowth and Fortified properties off the target.
The first Camo Bloon appears in Round 24 in all installments when Camo Bloons are added where such a bloon appears. In BTD5 and BTD6, the Bloon is Green.
In BTD5, this is also the round with the lowest RBE of only 3. However, in BTD6 it has actually more RBE than that due to the 40 Blues.
In BTD4, upgrades of towers that help their own Camo-detection can also make other towers around those radius to be granted ability to see Camo Bloons, but this is no longer the case with any tower except Monkey Village and Monkey Buccaneer with a Tier 3 Pirate Cove in BTD5 and Bloons Monkey City.
In Bloons Monkey City, Camo Bloons can appear in assaults as well as tiles with the maximum bloon type Rainbow Bloon or stronger.
The camo rounds in BTD5 are 24 (1 Green Camo), 33 (20 Yellow Camo), 37 (7 White Camo), 42 (6 Rainbow Camo), 47 (70 Pink Camo), 53 (80 Pink Camo), 59 (28 Lead Camo), 62 (300 Pink Camo and 15 Rainbow Camo Regrowth), 70 (200 Rainbow Camo), 78 (72 Ceramic Camo), and 82 (400 Rainbow Camo Regrowth).