Shoot a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for the early rounds.
~ BTD5 Official Description


The Dart Monkey is a tower in the Bloons TD series. This tower is named Dart Tower in BTD1 and Dart Monkey in subsequent games. The Dart Monkey is the first and cheapest tower that is unlocked and available from the start in every BTD game. The Dart Monkey is a standard brown monkey with a single dart in its hand, capable of popping 1 bloon unless it is upgraded. This tower's darts are ineffective against Lead Bloons, unless the premium upgrade Exploding Darts (renamed as Splodey Darts in BTD5) is applied. This will allow the Dart Monkey to pop multiple Bloons without any upgrades and much more effective against M.O.A.Bs and B.F.Bs.


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 receive 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 its quiver of darts.

Bloons Tower Defense

Tower Cost Piercing Darts Long Range Darts
$250 $210 $100

Bloons Tower Defense 2

Easy Medium Hard
Tower Cost $250 $280 $285
Piercing Darts $180 $205 $210
Long Range Darts $80 $90 $95
Total Sell Amount $428 $456 $464
Total Cost $510 $575 $590

Bloons Tower Defense 3

Easy Medium Hard
Tower Cost $215 $255 $270
Long Range Darts $75 $90 $95
Extra Long Range Darts $75 $90 $95
Piercing Darts $120 $145 $150
Razor Darts $100 $120 $130
Total Sell Amount $496 $556 $576
Total Cost $585 $700 $740

Bloons Tower Defense 4

Easy Medium 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

Bloons Tower Defense 5

Path 1

Easy Medium Hard

Long Range Darts
Makes the Dart Monkey shoot further than normal.

$75 $90 $95

Enhanced Eyesight
Increase attack range even further and allows Dart Monkey to shoot Camo Bloons

$100 $120 $130

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. Also increases range slightly.

$425 $500 $540

Hurls a giant unstoppable fuck you ball that can pop lead bloons and excels at crushing ceramic bloons.

$1275 $1500 $1620
Total Sell Amount $1636 $1928 $2080
Total Cost $2045 $2410 $2600

Path 2

Easy Medium Hard

Sharp Shots
Can pop 1 extra bloon per shot.

$120 $140 $150

Razor Sharp Shots
Can pop 2 extra bloons per shot.

$145 $170 $185

Triple Darts
Throws 3 darts at a time instead of 1.

$280 $330 $355

Super Monkey Fan Club
Super Monkey Fan Club Ability: Converts up to 10 nearby dart monkeys into Super Monkeys for 15 seconds.

$6800 $8000 $8640
Total Sell Amount $6012 $7072 $7636
Total Cost $7515 $8840 $9545

Bloons series

The Dart Monkey from Bloons throws darts to pop the various bloons in the levels. It is the icon for the BFB in BTD4, as well as for BTD5 with a cross through it. 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 2

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 a Dart Monkey with no third or fourth tier Path 2 upgrades is transformed by the Super Monkey Fan Club ability, by quickly upgrading these affected Dart Monkeys into the Juggernaut upgrade, it will become a hypersonic Juggernaut Monkey, throwing spiked balls extremely quickly. This speed can be enhanced with M.I.B. Call to Arms ability, or even the Overclock ability from the x/4 Monkey Engineer in Bloons TD 5 Mobile and Bloons TD 5 Deluxe.
  • The Juggernaut upgrade is the only non-premium upgrade that allows the Dart Monkey to pop Lead Bloons.
  • The Dart Monkey is fatter in Bloons 1 and Bloons 2.
  • The Dart Monkey is naked, where as most other monkeys in BTD are clothed. However, it does receive a cloak and a Super Monkey Costume with the Super Monkey Fan Club upgrade.
  • A Dart Monkey does not change its appearance in BTD1, BTD2, or BTD3 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 range stacks, albeit temporarily.
  • A Dart Monkey appears on the top of a B.F.B., being crossed with an anti sign.
  • The hotkey for Dart Monkeys Q will not select free dart monkeys if the player does not have enough money to buy one, regardless of whether the player has free Dart Monkeys (due to its Specialty Building in BTD5 and special item in BMC). The player must 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 completely changes its tower, the other being the Monkey Buccaneer.

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