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Gadgets, sometimes called Gotcha Gadgets, and known in Japan as Gacha Mecha (ガチャメカ), are items the player can equip in the Ape Escape series. All of them are essential to catching Monkeys, damaging enemies or traversing through stages.

Ape Escape/Ape Escape: On the Loose[]

There are 9 Gadgets in Ape Escape and its PSP Port, Ape Escape: On the Loose. At the beginning of the game, Spike starts out with the Stun Club and the Time Net. The other Gadgets are given to Spike during various events.

Stun Club
Stun Club
Time Net
Time Net
Water Net OG
Water Net
Monkey Radar
Monkey Radar
Slingback Shooter
Slingback Shooter
Super Hoop
Dash Hoop
Sky Flyer OG
Sky Flyer
RC Car OG
R.C. Car
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Magic Punch

Ape Escape 2001[]

In Ape Escape 2001, all of Spike's Gadgets are gone. While Spike may not have access to any of his previous Gadgets, he does gain one new Gadget; the Nuggetcher, a Gadget created specifically to catch Monkey Pants.

Ape Escape 2[]

There are now 12 Gadgets in Ape Escape 2. All of the previous Gadgets in Ape Escape return, and are given an updated look. 4 new gadgets appear, with one of them only appearing with a special disk. Like before, more Gadgets are given to Jimmy during various events.

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Stun Club
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Time Net
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Monkey Radar
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Water Net
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Super Hoop
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Slingback Shooter
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Sky Flyer
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R.C. Car
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Bananarang
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Water Cannon
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Electro Magnet
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Magic Punch
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Saru Buster

It should be worth noting that during Spike's playthrough, all of the Gadgets are given to him by default.

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed[]

In Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, the main focus isn't about catching monkeys, so it's relevant gadgets aren't included. Instead, it focuses on the combat and movement gadgets. Each character has the same gadget, but with different names and stats. Additionally, there are Fire, Ice, and Thunder variants of these Gadgets. For the first time in the series, the Boat and Tank are classified as Gadgets.

  • Stunclub
  • Dragonfly (Sky Flyer)
  • Slingshot
  • Dash Hoop
  • RC Car
  • Boat
  • Water Mech (Combat Water Net)
  • Tank

Ape Escape 3[]

There are 8 Gadgets in Ape Escape 3. All of the previous Gadgets from Ape Escape return except for the Magic Punch, and all of the new Gadgets that appeared in Ape Escape 2 do not appear. Like before, more Gadgets are given to Kei and Yumi during various events.

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Monkey Net
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Stun Club
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Monkey Radar
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Super Hoop
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Slingback Shooter
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Water Net
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R.C. Car
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Sky Flyer

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys[]

Gadgets return in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys. Due to the large amount of Gadgets there are in this game, they are now separated into seven different Gadget Types; Sword, Gun, Launcher, Remote Control, Boots, Get Net, and Back Pack.

PlayStation Move: Ape Escape[]

There are 5 Gadgets in PlayStation Move: Ape Escape, 3 of which are new to the series. The only returning Gadgets are the Monkey Net and the Slingshot. Also, unlike previous entries, all of the Gadgets are available at the start of the game.

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Monkey Net
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Smasher
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Slingshot
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Banannerizer

Trivia[]

  • Most Gadgets in the Ape Escape Series follows a trend that they are inspired off real life toys or objects, but mechanized to an extreme degree (Like the Stun Club being based off a Lightsaber from Star Wars or the Dash Hoop based off a hula hoop.)
  • Ape Escape: Million Monkeys has the most amount Gadgets, while Ape Escape 2001 has only 1.
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