For tower in Bloons TD 3 and Bloons TD 4, see Monkey Beacon (Tower).
For the Unit Building in Bloons Monkey City, see Monkey Village (BMC).
Hub of Monkey industry, has a number of different benefits to aid all of your Monkeys. Increases range of all Monkeys in its radius by 10%.
~ Bloons Tower Defense 6 description

Monkey Village is a tower that first debuted in Bloons TD 5 that helps nearby towers along the way, replacing the Monkey Beacon.

In BTD5, it lowers the price of all towers and their upgrade prices by 10% as long as the tower is within range of the Monkey Village. This tower was only a support tower and did not attack until it was updated on 22 March 2012 with a new upgrade - High Energy Beacon. The Monkey Village can give the player a good advantage if it's combined with expensive towers such as the Super Monkey. The effects of Monkey Village do not stack if a tower is within the radius of more than one village of the same path. A Monkey Village will only help towers within its radius.

In BTD6, this tower returns but initially functions in a similar way to the original Monkey Beacon tower by increasing the range of nearby towers by 10%.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

These are the upgrades for the Monkey Village. The Monkey Village will have increased radius and advances towers by increasing attack speed or attack range.

Path 1[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Monkey Beacon

Increases attack range of all towers within Monkey Village radius by 15%

$425 $500 $540 $600

Jungle Drums

Inspire nearby towers to attack faster, increasing attack rate by 15%

$1,275 $1,500 $1,620 $1,800

Monkey Town

All bloons popped by towers within the radius of the Monkey Town get 50% more cash per pop.

$8,500 $10,000 $10,800 $12,000

High Energy Beacon

All nearby towers with Abilities have their cooldowns reduced by 20% (50% on iOS) and adds a powerful energy beam attack.

$10,200 $12,000 $12,960 $14,400
Total Cost $21,760 $25,600 $27,650 $30,720

Path 2[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Monkey Fort

Increases the popping power of all nearby towers by 1.

$765 $900 $970 $1,080

Radar Scanner

Allows all towers within its radius to be able to detect and target camo bloons. (Also increases the range of the Monkey Village on flash version of BTD5.)

$1,700 $2,000 $2,160 $2,400

Monkey Intelligence Bureau

Grants special bloon popping knowledge to all nearby towers, allowing them to pop all bloon types. (Also increases the range of the Monkey Village.)

$3,655 $4,300 $4,645 $5,160

M.I.B. Call to Arms

Ability: Doubles the attack speed and popping power of all nearby towers for 10 seconds.

$20,400 $24,000 $25,920 $28,800
Total Cost $27,880 $32,800 $35,425 $39,360

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 Mobile[edit | edit source]

Like the Ice Tower, the Monkey Village has more differences between its Flash and Mobile counterparts compared to other towers.

Buff.png If 2 Monkey Villages are under the influence of each others' radii and one of them is sold, the remaining village will retain the 10% price reductions to its upgrades.

Buff.png Monkey Fort now duplicates explosive projectiles and several other types of projectiles. Examples of following projectiles affected are: Glue Splatter, Cannon Ship bombs, Flash Bombs, Glaive Ricochet, Hydra Rocket Pods, Apprentice Fireball, Spectre bombs, Apache Dartship rockets, MOAB Assassin missiles

Buff.png Radar Scanner allows Blade Maelstrom and Arctic Wind to pop and slow down Camo Bloons respectively.

Buff.png High Energy Beacon reduces ability cooldowns by 50% instead of 20%.

Buff.png Monkey Beacon can influence other Villages' radii. This cannot stack, however.

Nerf.png Radar Scanner no longer adds extra range to the Village itself. However, Monkey Intelligence Bureau, MIB Call to Arms, Monkey Town, and High Energy Beacon still retain the extra range bonus.

Nerf.png The Monkey Intelligence Bureau unintentionally does not grant Ice Towers the ability to freeze White Bloons and Zebra Bloons, though they can still pop them with Snap Freeze, effectively ruining the tower's late-game viability without said upgrade.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[edit | edit source]

The Monkey Village is one of the least used towers throughout Bloons TD Battles Mobile, with only 2 notable strategies that used it (Boomerang-COBRA-Village and Dartling-Farm-Village), and both popular strategies are falling out of use, probably due to the nerf to the Monkey Fort. This is because it's too expensive for what benefits it gives.

For starters, giving towers a range bonus is not as useful compared to BTD5 or BMC due to how the tracks in Battles are laid out. 15% faster attack speed can be somewhat useful but due to how expensive it is (2/0 village costs $3050) it's generally not worth it. Monkey Town is only useful if you rely on Bloon Income and as stated before, is simply just not worth the amount of money you're investing (one would only be able to realistically afford it in the late game). High Energy Beacon is the only upgrade that allows the Monkey Village to attack Bloons, but it costs a whopping $22050 ($24400 with path 2 upgrades) and by the time a player can afford to buy it, they'll generally be able to afford more viable options to defend bloons compared to the 4/x village.

As for the right side upgrades Monkey Fort used to be good for helping out with defending rushes due to how the mechanics of it worked (duplicating projectiles such as Hydra Rocket Pods or Glaive Riccochet drastically increased their effectiveness), but since Version 4.3.1, more and more towers began to stop duplicating projectiles. While Radar Scanner is arguably the most reliable way to grant towers camo detection, it's outclassed by the x/3 Mortar Tower as the latter is cheaper (0/3 Mortar costs $2250 while a 0/2 village costs $3600) and can attack bloons. Additionally, most of the towers in Battles can already detect camo bloons by themselves without the need for the x/2 village, with a few exceptions such as the Tack Shooter, Ice Tower, Bomb Tower, and Glue Gunner (it should be noted that said towers are generally not the most popular ones). For the Monkey Intelligence Bureau, again most towers in the game can already handle most types of bloons by themselves without the need for the x/3 village, so once again it's not worth it (the Super Monkey may be an exception to this but it's way too expensive to be put to good use in the early game, unless in Bananza Mode). Lastly, the MIB Call to Arms ability is useful, but like most of the upgrades for the village it's very expensive ($27600, $29400 with path 1 upgrades) so like the Monkey Town and High Energy Beacon players would only be able to afford this in very late game (beyond round 32).

Overall, because of its weaknesses, many of the game updates have buffed the Monkey Village, albeit not enough to increase its popularity by much.


Buff.png MIB Call to Arms price decreased ($24000 → $20000).


Buff.png Tower price decreased ($1600 → $1500).

Buff.png Radar Scanner price decreased ($2000 → $1750).


Buff.png Tower price decreased ($1500 → $1250).

Nerf.png MIB Call to Arms no longer stacks.

Buff.png Jungle Drums price decreased ($1500 → $1300).

Buff.png Monkey Fort price decreased ($900 → $600).

Nerf.png Monkey Fort no longer causes Glaive Ricochet to spawn multiple glaives; only one Glaive is thrown at a time per tower.

Buff.png Monkey Intelligence Bureau price decreased ($4300 → $4000).


Buff.png Monkey Town price decreased ($10000 → $7000).

Nerf.png Monkey Fort no longer duplicates Flash Bombs, Cannon Ship bombs, or Glue Gunner projectiles.

Bloons Tower Defense 6[edit | edit source]

The Monkey Village returns in BTD 6, and it functions similarly to the Monkey Beacon back in BTD3 and BTD4. Its discount function now becomes upgrades on the third path and includes new upgrades such as Grow Blocker, which allows the Village to prevent Regrowth Bloons from regenerating when in range.

The paths are now split into new paths. Path 1 focuses mostly on expanding bonus support for other towers, particularly towards support for Primary towers, starting with Primary Training. Path 2 retains focus on adding defensive countermeasures, with completely new upgrades such as Grow Blocker and Homeland Defense. Path 3 is a completely new upgrade that specializes in money-saving, with new discount upgrades being added to compensate for the change of the Monkey Village mechanics, as well as completely new upgrades that save money in the long-term.

The Monkey Village is a Support class tower.

Path 1[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Bigger Radius
Increases influence radius of the village.

$340 $400 $430 $480 160

Jungle Drums
Increases attack speed of all Monkeys in the radius.

$1,275 $1,500 $1,620 $1,800 1,000

Primary Training
All Primary Monkeys in radius get more range, pierce and projectile speed.

$680 $800 $865 $960 2,000

Primary Mentoring
All Primary Monkeys in radius get tier 1 upgrades for free.

$2,125 $2,500 $2,700 $3,000 12,000

Primary Expertise
All Primary Monkeys in radius get tier 1 AND 2 upgrades for free. Gains Mega Ballista attack.

$21,250 $25,000 $27,000 $30,000 32,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $3,808

Tier 5: $18,683

Tier 4: $4,480

Tier 5: $21,980

Tier 4: $4,837

Tier 5: $23,737

Tier 4: $5,376

Tier 5: $26,376

Total Cost

Tier 4: $5,440

Tier 5: $26,690

Tier 4: $6,400

Tier 5: $31,400

Tier 4: $6,910

Tier 5: $33,910

Tier 4: $7,680

Tier 5: $37,680


Path 2[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Grow Blocker
Prevents Regrow Bloons from working while in the radius of the Village.

$210 $250 $270 $300 150

Radar Scanner
Allows all Monkeys in the radius to attack Camo Bloons.

$1,700 $2,000 $2,160 $2,400 2,500

Monkey Intelligence Bureau
The Bureau grants special Bloon popping knowledge, allowing nearby Monkeys to pop all Bloon types.

$6,375 $7,500 $8,100 $9,000 3,500

Call To Arms
Call To Arms Ability: Gives all nearby Monkeys +50% attack speed and pops for 12 seconds.

$17,000 $20,000 $21,600 $24,000 20,000

Homeland Defense
Ability affects ALL Monkeys and for 20 seconds.

(Ability buff to attack speed and pierce are also increased to +100%.)

$34,000 $40,000 $43,200 $48,000 30,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $18,414

Tier 5: $42,214

Tier 4: $21,665

Tier 5: $49,665

Tier 4: $23,398

Tier 5: $53,638

Tier 4: $25,998

Tier 5: $59,598

Total Cost

Tier 4: $26,305

Tier 5: $60,305

Tier 4: $30,950

Tier 5: $70,950

Tier 4: $33,425

Tier 5: $76,625

Tier 4: $37,140

Tier 5: $85,140


Path 3[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Monkey Business
Provides 10% discount to all Monkeys and upgrades tier 3 or less purchased in the radius of the Village.

$425 $500 $540 $600 250

Monkey Commerce
An additional 5% discount that can stack with up to 2 other Villages with this upgrade.

$425 $500 $540 $600 750

Monkey Town
All Monkeys within the radius of the Monkey Town get extra cash per Bloon pop.

$8,500 $10,000 $10,800 $12,000 3,000

Monkey City
Increases influence radius and gives you a free Dart Monkey every round.

$2,550 $3,000 $3,240 $3,600 15,500

Absorbs all nearby Banana Farms and their income, freeing up space for new Monkeys.

$5,000 / Farm $5,000 / Farm $5,000 / Farm $5,000 / Farm 28,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $9,044

Tier 5: $12,544+

Tier 4: $10,640

Tier 5: $14,140+

Tier 4: $11,491

Tier 5: $14,991+

Tier 4: $12,768

Tier 5: $16,268+

Total Cost

Tier 4: $12,920

Tier 5: $17,920+

Tier 4: $15,200

Tier 5: $20,200+

Tier 4: $16,415

Tier 5: $21,415+

Tier 4: $18,240

Tier 5: $23,240+


Version History (BTD6)[edit | edit source]

Initial release
  • Buff.png Cost of Monkey Village decreased ($1600 --> $1200)
  • Nerf.png Monkey Village no longer discounts nearby towers by 10%, and now requires the Monkey Business upgrade in order to do so. Additionally, discount benefits no longer affect Tier 4 or above.
  • Buff.png Monkey Village now buffs nearby tower range by 10%.
  • Change balloon.png Several adjustments to crosspathing, including Jungle Drums, Monkey Town, and Radar Scanner. As such, some of these upgrades are now mutually exclusive.
  • Nerf.png Call to Arms (former M.I.B. Call to Arms) now only adds +50% attack speed and +50% pierce instead of +100% for both.
  • Nerf.png Monkey Intelligence Bureau now costs more ($4300 --> $7500)

Buff.png Alchemist's Acidic Mixture Dip and Berserker Brew upgrades (and by extension Stronger Stimulant) will now target Primary Expertise.


Buff.png Alchemist's Acidic Mixture Dip no longer targets Villages without Primary Expertise.


Buff.png Primary Expertise now increases pierce of Primary Monkeys even more (+1 --> +3)

Buff.png Primary Expertise's ballista attack increased damage to MOAB-class (100 --> 200) and now deals more damage to Ceramics (10 --> 200)

Buff.png Call to Arms price reduced ($24k --> $20k)

Buff.png Homeland Defense duration increased (15s --> 20s)

Buff.png Homeland Defense attack speed bonus from ability increased (+50% --> +100%)

Buff.png Monkeyopolis no longer deducts the counter total in Daily Challenges

  • Change balloon.png xx5 Monkeyopolis will now produce a maximum of 10 crates per round, and each of these crates will produce a scaling amount of cash based on the farms consumed
  • Buff.png When placing a village, towers that are in its radius will now highlight
  • Buff.png Primary Mentoring now reduces ability cooldowns of primary monkeys in radius by 10%
  • Buff.png Primary Mentoring now adds +5 range to primary towers in range.
  • Buff.png Monkey City now increases all income generated from towers within radius by +10%
  • Buff.png Primary Expertise now (correctly) receives the new Primary Mentoring buff benefits

Bug Fixes and General Changes (BTD6)[edit | edit source]


Change balloon.png Monkeytropolis upgrade button will display "Requires Banana Farm" if there are no Banana Farms in range instead of simply displaying "Upgrade Locked".


Nerf.png Monkey Commerce no longer occasionally makes itself cheaper.


Change balloon.png Monkey City description modification.


Change balloon.png Homeland Defense description has been upgraded to reflect the new duration


Change balloon.png Resolved an issue with placing multiple Villages nearby each other that could cancel out the Jungle Drums bonus with certain crosspaths

Buff.png Monkeyopolis can no longer be given so little investment that it does not ever produce any cash

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Monkey Villages provide valuable improvements to nearby towers. Helpful later in the game and to fend off MvM attacks. Powerful upgrades include: Monkey Fort, Jungle Drums, Radar Scanner.
~ BMC Flash description

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The upgrade discount is applied before the difficulty modifier and then rounded to the nearest $5. For instance, the Dart Monkey's Long Range Darts upgrade on Easy is NOT 75 times .9 = 63.75, rounded to 65 as you'd expect, but calculated thus: 90 times .9 is 81, times .85 is 68.85, which is then rounded to 70. However, it would seem the costs in older versions of Bloons TD 5 and the Flash version of Bloons Monkey City are rounded to the nearest whole number. Hence, the discount stacks multiplicatively
  • As long as the entire cost of all of the towers and/or upgrades that are in the range of the village is higher in monetary value than $16000, then the players save more money than it is to buy the towers and/or upgrades initially.
  • If this tower is placed near a Bloonberry Bush it will unintentionally reset the number of spikes it has.
  • The image for the Monkey Village on the Tower Select screen shows the Monkey Village with the Jungle Drums upgrade, although it is not immediately given with the tower.
  • You can save money on a purchase use by placing 0/0 village next to a tower you are going to upgrade and then sell the village after you got the upgrade. In BTD battles mobile, you lose $250 when placing and selling a village. This means spending $2500 and then selling it will make you not lose any money. So when making a purchase greater than $2500, you should place a 0/0 village next to it and sell it afterward.
  • Upgrading Radar Scanner, High Energy Beacon, Monkey Intelligence Bureau (M.I.B), Monkey Town, and M.I.B Call to Arms will increase the Monkey Village's Effect Radius.
    • In the iOS version, Radar Scanner doesn't increase the Effect Radius. The other upgrades will, but in the case of the path 2 upgrades and Monkey Town the effect radius will not show an increase in size, but it is still there. (This is a visual bug. It's been fixed in BTD5 but not in BTD Battles or BMC.)
  • In the Special Mission Protect Monkey Town, the Monkey Town cannot be sacrificed by the Temple of the Monkey God, just like the Wizard Lord.
  • This tower was updated, with Monkey Town becoming the 3rd upgrade of the first path (replacing Energy Beacon) and High Energy Beacon replacing where Monkey Town used to be (4th upgrade of the first path)
  • The High Energy Beacon upgrade is the only upgrade that lets the Monkey Village attack.
  • In BTD3 and BTD4, it was simply called a "Monkey Beacon". In BTD5, the Monkey Beacon is an upgrade for this tower instead.
  • In BTD5, the Radar Scanner allows camo detection for all towers, and this upgrade looks like the Sonar Beacon in BTD4. However, Radar Scanner also increases range, while the Sonar Beacon doesn't.
    • The increased range of a Radar Scanner does not apply in mobile games.
  • The High-Energy beacon "eye" is a homage to the Eye of Sauron In The Lord of the Rings.
  • If Monkey Village is upgraded to 2-3 or 2-4, the jungle drums' music is represented with musical notes, specifically quavers (eighth-notes).
  • If Monkey Village is upgraded to 3-2 or 4-2 , the radar is represented by green pulsating waves.
  • The 3rd and 4th upgrades on Path 2 change the Monkey Village to a modern building.
  • Placing two Monkey Villages within each other's range will decrease the upgrade costs of both towers. Oddly, in at least the iOS version, the lowered prices will be retained even when one is sold unless the player saves and quit. This is not true for any other tower. A good strategy would be to place a first Monkey Village close to the desired position of the second Monkey Village. After the second Monkey Village is placed, the first can be sold.
  • A High Energy Beacon does 2 or 3 damage, also to MOAB-Class Bloons. It can destroy a MOAB and a B.F.B. with Bigger Beacons*.
    • (*Bigger Beacons is a premium item and must be bought in the store in-game)
  • After extensive testing, it has been shown that the high energy beacon reduces tower ability cooldowns by 50% on bloons TD5 iOS, despite what the description says.
  • In Bloons Monkey City, this can also stack with the favored tower, but it will make the price of the tower topsy-turvy.
  • The Monkey Intelligence Bureau and the M.I.B Call to Arms upgrades look alike, but the upgrade screen for M.I.B Call To Arms has a yellow glow around it.
  • Using a premium upgrade like Monkey Tycoon or the Monkey Lab upgrade Sell Price means that it might be beneficial to sell towers placed earlier in the game and replace them to receive the Monkey Village's price reduction.
  • Monkey Villages can influence each other. This can be evidenced through the Monkey Beacon upgrade's influence on the size of the other Monkey Village's radius.
  • Even though the Monkey Village is one of the towers that are available upon starting a new city in Bloons Monkey City, none of its upgrades can be researched until reaching City Level 3, despite the fact that the Monkey Town Hall is always built when the city is first created. This was likely used to prevent some players from leveling up quickly early on.
  • It is possible to lower the cost of tower upgrades by placing a Monkey Village beside the tower then selling the village immediately. Selling the village will cost $320. As long as the upgrade costs more than $3200, doing this will still net a lower upgrade cost.
    • However, the influence of each other and to other towers does not stack, except Monkey Fort's extra pierce granting.[Verify]
    • However, they do not grant camo detection to each other.
  • Super Monkeys and Monkey Villages have the same footprint size.
    • This is interesting because a building takes up the same space as a monkey.
  • An overclocked Village will provide a much larger range. However, the effect radius will not actually increase, so the only beneficial way this could be used is if you overclock a 4/x Village to allow it to attack bloons on a part of the track it could not previously reach.
  • In BTD6, the 4th tier "High Energy Beacon" weapon was replaced with a 5th tier "Mega Balista". This upgrade gives the Monkey Village a very sharp blade with incredible popping power.
  • The Monkey Knowledge point Flat Pack Buildings, reducing the cost of Banana Farms and Monkey Villages by 2% and increasing their sell prices by 2% is disabled if a player leaves the game and returns at a later point, increasing the cost of each tower by $25 as a result. This was introduced as a bug in a later game, but has been fixed in Version 18.0.
  • In German, the Monkey Village is called "Affendorf".
  • According to Ninja Kiwi's 19th March 2021 blog, the Monkey Village was the most difficult tower to implement before the original release of BTD6, although most towers were worked at the same time.

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