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Helga (Haruka)
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Name(s) Japan ハルカ (Haruka)
America Helga
Gender Female
Member of Team Spike (in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys)
Allies Professor, Natalie, Spike, Casi, Specter (Briefly in Million Monkeys).
Enemies The Mystery Man, Pipotrons, Specter.
Family Father (Unnamed)
Age Most likely around 10, the same age range as Spike and Jake
Appears in Ape Escape Pumped & Primed
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Saru Get You On Air
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Voice actor(s) Japan Tomoe Hanba (P&P, MM and ~On Air~)
America Sandy Fox (P&P)

Helga, known as Haruka in Japan (ハルカ) is a supporting character in the Ape Escape Series. She was introduced in Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed as a playable character. Her father is a friend of the Professor and she is the fifth member of Team Spike in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys.


In Ape Escape: Million Monkeys Helga wears a black shirt with a pink flower on it, a orange stripped skirt, black socks, and brown shoes. She also wears a brown hat.


Helga is a kind, helpful, and intelligent girl. She deeply cares for her father as shown in her intermission she was distraught to see him missing.


Like Spike, and the others she is very good with Gadgets.


Hi-Tech Tournament Champion[]

Helga quickly became the Hi-Tech Tournament champion.

Tragedy Strikes[]

Sometime later, when Helga wasn't home, her father was kidnapped by the Pipotrons. After researching that the Mystery Man was the one responsible, she went to participate in the Hi-Tech Tournament to get a disk with more information.

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed[]

In Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, she serves a significantly more important role in the story than most of the other characters in the game. She is the Hi-Tech Tournament's latest Champion.

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys[]

Helga is first seen as one of the people in the News along with the citizens. Later in the game, Spike must escort her to safety. She is also an ally to Specter for a moment in his Story.

Other Appearances[]

Saru Get You ~On Air~[]

In the Saru Get You ~On Air~ anime, she is a tech genius and Robot Battle Champion. She appears to develop a crush on Kakeru.



  • Even though she may have romantic feelings for Spike in the anime, it is not clear if she feels the same way about him in the games.
  • Helga appears in the concept art of Project KIDZ, implying that she was originally going to appear in Ape Escape as a playable character but was scrapped for unknown reasons.
Ape Escape Franchise
Main Games Ape Escape ( On the Loose )  · Ape Escape 2  · Ape Escape 3
Spin-offs Ape Escape 2001  · Ape Escape Million Monkeys  · Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Racer  · Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission  · Ape Quest
Party games Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed  · EyeToy: Monkey Mania  · Ape Academy  · Ape Academy 2  · Ape Escape Move
Soundtracks Ape Escape Originape  · Ape Escape 3 Originape  · Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed ~Sound Tracks!!~
Other Media Anime  · Cartoon  · Shorts  · Comics  · Manga  · Cameos
Gameplay Chips  · Cookies  · Glitches  · Grid Core  · Peak Point Helmet  · Shirts  · Specter Coins
Minigames Galaxy Monkey  · Ski Kidz Racing  · Specter Boxing  · Ape Ping Pong  · Jake Attacks

Dance Monkey Dance  · Monkey Climber  · Monkey Soccer
Mesal Gear Solid  · Super Monkey Throw Stadium  · Ultim-ape Fighter!

Protagonists Spike  · Jimmy  · Kei  · Yumi  · Professor  · Casi  · Natalie  · Helga  · Aki  · Pipotchi  · Pipo Snake
Antagonists Specter (Dark Specter)  · Jake (Dark Jake) · Doctor Tomoki  · Monkeys  · Monkey Five ( Blue  · Pink  · Red  · White  · Yellow )  · Pipotrons (Pipotron J)  · Virus Casi
Enemies Ape Escape Enemies  · Ape Escape 2 Enemies  · Teleborgs
Gadgets Ape Vacuum  · Bananarang  · Banannerizer  · Dash Hoop  · Electro Magnet  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Smasher  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Cannon  · Water Net
Vehicles Boat  · Pipobot  · Robot  · Snowmobile  · Sports Car  · Submarine  · Tank
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Characters Casi  · Jake  · Natalie  · Professor  · Specter  · Spike
Gadgets Dash Hoop  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Net
Levels (/ Apes/ Enemies)
Hub World
Time Station
Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land Fossil Field  · Primordial Ooze  · Molten Lava
Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age Thick Jungle  · Dark Ruins  · Cryptic Relics
Dimension/Dimension X Stadium Attack
Primitive Age/Oceana Crabby beach  · Coral Cave  · Dexter's Island
Ice age/New Freezeland Snowy Mammoth  · Frosty Retreat  · Hot Springs
Dimension/Dimension X Gladiator Attack
Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem Sushi Temple  · Wabi Sabi Wall  · Crumbling Castle
Present-Day/Futurama City Park  · Specter's Factory  · TV Tower
Present-Day 2/Specter Land Monkey Madness
Dimension/Dimension X Peak Point Matrix