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Can pop 1 extra Bloon per shot.
~ In-game descripion

Sharp Shots is the first upgrade of Path 1 for the Dart Monkey in Bloons TD 6. With this upgrade, each dart will pop +1 bloons per shot, allowing each dart to pop up to 3 bloons instead of 2 compared to an unupgraded Dart Monkey. When interacting with Crossbow Master, the pierce bonus is increased to +6, for 16 pierce per shot.

This upgrade costs $120 on Easy, $140 on Medium, $150 on Hard, and $170 on Impoppable.



Instead of a green headband as its BTD5 counterpart does, this upgrade adds a green tailband on the middle of its tail. The Dart Monkey appears to be focusing a throwing dart.


Sharp Shots increases pierce of each shot by +1, with exception of 1-0-5 Crossbow Master which gains +6.

Dart Monkeys without Upper Path 3 upgrades pierce increases from 2 to 3, while Crossbow and Sharp Shooter pierce increases from 3 to 4. Crossbow Master's pierce increases from 10 to 16. Plasma Monkey Fan Club transformed monkeys pierce increases from 4 to 5.

Targeting Priorities[]

Sharp Shots targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Adding Enhanced Eyesight adds Camo Prioritization, allowing all its attacks to prioritize Camo Bloons over other types when this secondary targeting option is active.

Full Popology[]


The following is a list of statistics of a Dart Monkey with Sharp Shots. It includes its base statistics and all associated crosspathing interactions. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base stats
  • Dart:
    • Projectile, sharp type, detects partial hitbox, 32 range, 0.95s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 3 pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 1-X-X except 1-0-5:
    • Dart gains +1 pierce
    • 2-X-<2 pierce increases from 2 --> 3
    • 2-0-3 and 2-0-4 pierce increases from 3 --> 4.
  • SMFC 1-X-X:
    • Transformation gains +1 pierce per dart
    • 2-X-<2 pierce increases from 2 --> 3
  • PMFC 1-X-X:
    • Transformed gains +1 pierce per plasma ball
    • 2-X-<2 pierce increases from 2 --> 3
  • 1-0-5:
    • Dart gains +6 pierce instead of +1.
    • Total pierce increases from 10 --> 16.

Damage Types[]

See also: Damage Types/Bloons TD 6/Primary

The following are a list of wiki-written damage types associated by a Dart Monkey with Sharp Shots. These damage type statistics include how it attacks and how these attacks would affect bloons. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base attack(s)
  • Dart:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack


Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (1-X-X) $120 $140 $150 $170 -
Total (1-0-0) $290 $340 $365 $410 $203 $238 $256 $287
Crosspath (1-1-0) $375 $440 $475 $530 $263 $308 $333 $371
Crosspath (1-2-0) $535 $630 $680 $760 $375 $441 $476 $532
Crosspath (1-0-1) $365 $430 $460 $520 $256 $301 $322 $364
Crosspath (1-0-2) $535 $630 $675 $760 $375 $441 $473 $532

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: BonusMonkeyIcon.png Bonus Monkey!, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals



Extra pierce is useful for the Dart Monkey at improving pierce. Sometimes, the extra pierce is necessary for beating the earlier rounds, especially on CHIMPS Mode, although normally adding more 0-0-0 Dart Monkeys is more efficient for the early-game anyway. The Quick Shots upgrade is usually more effective on higher-level Dart Monkeys regardless.


  • In certain occasions, adding Sharp Shots may give the Dart Monkey with enough pierce to make more use of its extra pierce, where even one attack hitting more bloons can make a difference. Rarely, the use of Quick Shots is not as good as adding Sharp Shots due to the fact that upgrading a 0-0-0 Dart Monkey to Quick Shots may dissynchronize a 0-0-0 Dart Monkey's attacks with other Dart Monkeys.
  • Normally, use of multiple 0-0-0 Dart Monkeys is more efficient in terms of cost, but in the case where there is limited money or tower placements, the Sharp Shots upgrade is a valuable upgrade.
  • On games that enable Monkey Knowledge, the ExtraDartsPopIcon.png Extra Dart Pops MK acts exactly like a 1-0-0 Dart Monkey, and a free 0-0-0 Dart via BonusMonkeyIcon.png Bonus Monkey! MK acts like a 1-0-0 Dart free of cost. For those Dart Monkeys, Quick Shots instead of Sharp Shots is generally the better upgrade to pop as many bloons as possible with a low budget, or even simply using multiple 0-0-0 Dart Monkeys.

Version History[]

Sharp Shots has only received one change, that change being a crosspath change with Crossbow Master.

The total pierce of a base Dart Monkey with this upgrade is higher, as the base Dart Monkey pierce has increased to 2 instead of 1.

Initial release
  • Buff Sharp Shots pops more bloons (2 → 3).
  • Buff Sharp Shots now gives +6 pierce to Crossbow Master instead of +1.


Official artwork[]