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The Dart Monkey is a tower in the Bloons TD series. 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 one bloon unless it is upgraded. This tower's darts are ineffective against Lead Bloons, unless the premium upgrade Splodey Darts is applied or given Tier 4 Dart Training Facility (BTD5 Mobile only) and/or if it is upgraded to Juggernaut, as all of these allow the Dart Monkey to pop Leads. This will allow the Dart Monkey to pop multiple Bloons without any upgrades and is much more effective against M.O.A.B.s and B.F.B.s. They also will become outclassed by many other towers as you progress throughout the game.




Path 1[]

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Long Range Darts
COST: $75 / $90 / $95 / $110
Description: Makes the dart monkey shoot further than normal.
Effect: Self-explanatory
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Enhanced Eyesight
COST: $100 / $120 / $130 / $145
Description: Further increases attack range and allows Dart Monkey to see Camo Bloons.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Spike-O-Pult Icon.png
COST: $425 / $500 / $540 / $600
UNLOCK: 1,890 XP
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.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Juggernaut Icon.png
COST: $1,275 / $1,500 / $1,620 / $1,800
UNLOCK: 9,330 XP
Description: Hurls a giant unstoppable killer spiked ball that can pop lead bloons and excels at crushing ceramic bloons.
Effect: Self-explanatory

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Sharp Shots
COST: $120 / $140 / $150 / $170
Description: Can pop 1 extra bloon per shot.
Effect: Self-explanatory
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Razor Sharp Shots
COST: $145 / $170 / $185 / $205
Description: Can pop 2 extra bloons per shot.
Effect: Self-explanatory
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Triple Darts
COST: $280 / $330 / $355 / $395
UNLOCK: 3,250 XP
Description: Throws 3 darts at a time instead of 1.
Effect: Self-explanatory
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Super Monkey Fan Club
COST: $6,800 / $8,000 / $8,640 / $9,600
UNLOCK: 14,535 XP
Description: Super Monkey Fan Club Ability: Converts up to 10 nearby dart monkeys into Super Monkeys for 15 seconds.
Effect: Self-explanatory

Total Costs[]



Main article: Dart Monkey/Strategies

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 Mobile[]

Dart Monkeys are slightly more useful in mobile versions of BTD compared to flash.
  • Buff Darts have a larger hitbox.
  • Buff Super Monkey Fan Club affects Spike-o-pults and Juggernauts (besides using the Super Juggernaut exploit)
  • Nerf Super Monkey Fan Club can no longer cause Spike-o-Pults and Juggernauts to become hypersonic; instead, affected Spike-O-Pults and Juggernauts shoot only darts, or also spiked balls/juggernauts if attempting to use the Super Juggernaut exploit.
  • Change Juggernaut pop count registers twice as many bloons popped compared to how many it actually popped (ex: if the Juggernaut pops 3 bloons the pop count will show 6 bloons popped).

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[]

The Dart Monkey is one of the most used towers in the game thanks to its versatility. It has been nerfed via game updates (albeit not as severely as the Bloonchipper), but despite this, it continues to be a popular tower among players and is used in various tower loadouts (often with the Banana Farm).

Popular loadouts include Dart-Farm-Ace (arguably the most popular loadout in the game), Dart-Farm-Bomb, Dart-Farm-Ice, and Dart-Farm-Wizard. Dart-Farm-Chipper used to be arguably the most popular one until the Version 4.1 nerf to the Bloonchipper's ZOMG-sucking capabilities, though it still is used (albeit pretty rarely).

Initial Release
  • Nerf Juggernaut cannot pop frozen bloons.
  • Nerf Triple Darts price increased ($330 → $380).
  • Nerf Super Monkey Fan Club no longer affects Spike-o-pults or Juggernauts.
  • Nerf Juggernaut price increased ($1500 → $1750).
  • Buff Juggernaut can now pop frozen bloons.
  • Nerf Triple Darts price increased ($380 → $400).
  • Nerf Triple Darts price increased ($400 → $500).
  • Nerf Enhanced Eyesight price increased ($120 → $160).
  • Nerf Juggernaut price increased ($1750 → $1900).
  • Nerf Super Monkey Fan Club ability duration decreased (15s → 11s).
  • Buff Triple Darts price decreased ($500 → $475).
  • Buff Spike-o-pult popping power increased (18 → 40).


Core to any Monkey City, the Dart Monkey excels at inexpensive early game track coverage. Powerful upgrades include: Triple Darts, Very Long Range, Juggernaut, Super Monkey Fan Club.
~ BMC Flash tower summary of the Dart Monkey
Shoots a single dart that pops a single bloon.
~ BMC Steam tower description of the Dart Monkey
Shoots a single dart. Can upgrade to piercing darts and long range darts.
~ Bloons TD 1 Description
Shoot a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for the early rounds.
~ Bloons TD 5 Description
Core to any Monkey City, the Dart monkey excels at inexpensive early game track coverage.
~ Bloons Monkey City Description


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