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Natalie (Natsumi/Katie)
Name(s) Japan ナツミ (Natsumi)
America Natalie
Europe Katie (AE1), Natsumi (AE2, AE3, AEOTL)
Gender Female
Member of Team Spike
Allies Professor, Spike, Casi, Jake, Kei, Yumi, Jimmy, Aki, Helga, Pipotron G, Kuuta (Anime only)
Enemies Specter, Pipo Monkeys, Jake (When being controlled), The Freaky Monkey Five, Mystery Man, Pipotrons, Neo Pipotrons
Family Professor (Grandfather)
Height Ape Escape 1: 155 cm
Weight Unknown
Age Ape Escape 1: 14 years old
Likes Shopping, Kuuta
Dislikes Ghosts, heights
Appears in Ape Escape NTSC-U
Ape Escape 2001
Ape Escape 2 USA
Ape Escape (Shorts)
Ape Escape Pumped & Primed
Ape Escape On The Loose logo gamescanner
Ape Escape 3
Saru Get You On Air
Ape Escape Million Monkeys Logo1
Saru Get You ~On Air~ 2nd Logo
Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission
Ape Escape (Cartoon Series)
Voice actor(s) Japan Tomoko Kawakami (AE1, AE2, AE2, AE P&P, MM, ~On Air~)
America Christiane Crawford (AE1), Rachael Lillis (AE2), Wendee Lee (AEP&P), Amber Hood (OTL + AE3), Annie Mumolo (Cartoon Series)
Europe Rachel Preece (AE2, AE3), Maria Darling (OTL)
Italy Chiara Colizzi (AE2), Lorella De Luca (AE3)

Natalie, known in Japan and the UK versions of Ape Escape 2, Ape Escape 3 and Ape Escape: On the Loose as Natsumi (ナツミ), and known in the UK version of Ape Escape as Katie, is the Professor's granddaughter and the first female character in the series. She helps keep the lab in a good shape and makes sure that the monkeys are caught. She is the inventor of the new Monkey Helmet that can let Spike and his friends control monkeys by placing it on the regular Pipo Helmet.


Natalie wears a blue sweater vest over a white shirt and grey skirt in the first Ape Escape game and its PSP remake.

In Ape Escape 2001, she wears a red dress and black pants.

In Ape Escape 2, she wears a sleeveless blue shirt with a yellow shirt under it, with blue jeans and red sandals.

She wears the same clothes in Ape Escape 3 and Ape Escape: SaruSaru Big Mission, though now the sleeveless shirt is green.

In Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, she has a new outfit. She now wears a white shirt, blue jeans and red and white sneakers

In Ape Escape: Million Monkeys and Saru Get You ~On Air~, her outfit is changed again. She now wears a short blue jacket with a white shirt under it, blue jeans and red and white sneakers.


Natalie, like her grandfather, is very intelligent. She was able to invent many Gotcha Gadgets, and managed to use the shrunken Lab to control the monkeys' Pipo Helmets.

She can be very short tempered, getting angry at Spike when he wasn't able to rescue her as quickly as she wanted, and when Jimmy caused the events of Ape Escape 2 to happen. Her anger is however with no ill will and she can be caring, such as when Spike, Jimmy and the Professor went under hypnosis by Specter's hypnotic Specter TV.

Her personality in the Frederator Cartoon is a lot different than her game counterpart. She's a lot more sassy and bratty.


Aspiring Scientist[]

Natalie became the Professor's protégé at some point.

Ape Escape/Ape Escape: On the Loose[]

Natalie was working in the Laboratory with the Professor when Specter and his ape army made their way into the Time Station. When Spike and Jake entered the lab, they were both immediately sent back in time along with the monkeys. Natalie and the Professor contacted Spike, now separated from Jake, and told him that he needed to use two new Gadgets; the Time Net and the Stun Club to capture the apes in order to stop them from messing up any key elements of the past. Specter made contact with the lab to reveal his identity as the same white monkey that used to perform tricks at the Monkey Park. He tells them he plans to send apes back in time, protected by monsterous creations and advanced robotics, so that all triumph of men is removed and apes become the superior race. He also shows them his advanced Peak Point helmet, hovercraft throne, and the fact that he has used his new psychic powers to subdue Jake and make the boy subservient to him. Specter then ends the transmission, warning the Professor and Natalie that any interference will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly. Despite this warning, the Professor and Natalie continue to aid Spike with gadgets, allowing him to continue on capturing monkeys and defeat the greater threats that Specter has left for him.

Spike returns to the lab, only to promptly find out from the AI Casi that Specter and the apes have kidnapped the Professor and Natalie and took them away. They play a videotape left by Professor for Spike upon his return, stating that Specter has made a base in the city center and that they will no longer be able to assist Spike. The apes finally break into the lab through Natalie's resisting and the tape ends.

With help from Casi, Spike finds Specter’s base in a renovated factory that Specter is using to make weapons and advanced robotics as well as the renovated power grid that powers it. The base, being a large TV Tower that has been remodeled to Specter’s needs, is quickly emptied of monkeys with Spike finally finding Natalie and the Professor with Specter on the top of the building. Spike attempts to intervene with the current situation and free the two, but the now somewhat angry Specter promptly has Jake remove the Professor and Natalie and then attempts to kill Spike by himself with the battle cruiser. Through a fierce battle the battle cruiser is destroyed and Specter is forced to retreat, but not before leaving Spike a hint that he has a new game in mind.

Later on, Specter contacts Spike; he invites Spike to come to the renovated Monkey Park, which is now called Specter Land and filled with deathtraps. With his sinister plot Specter hid the Professor and Natalie somewhere in the park and wanted Spike to find them before "something terrible" would happen to them. Spike, having no other choice, agreed to this dangerous game. He came of the park alone and armed only with his gadgets. Spike then proceeded to go to the deathtrap-filled rides, one being a haunted house roller coaster and the other being the circus, freeing both the Professor and Natalie from their respective confinements. Both of them quickly returned back to the lab.

Spike returns to the laboratory and proceeds to reunite with Jake, the Professor, and Natalie while a citywide cleanup begins. Spike returns to the past to remove any final traces of Specter or the monkeys at The Professor’s direction while the old man himself searches for Specter. The Professor then finally tracks down Specter to Dimension X after Spike has finished capturing all the monkeys, and he goes to a final confrontation. Specter, who is now desperate to win, pleads one more time for Spike to join him. Spike refuses and offers Specter a chance to return to the park the simple way. Specter becomes enraged and insists that his psychic power is enough to bring Spike down before engaging Spike in a one-on-one confrontation on his mechanized throne. Specter loses the fourth and final time and is captured and returned to the park, once again a common monkey. Afterwards, Spike and Jake come to the lab to begin helping Natalie and the Professor with the cleanup, as most of the equipment had been damaged during the earlier ransacking of the laboratory. 

If Spike got a Game Over and Natalie showed up, she would encourage him to get back up by wondering what happened or by telling him to be more careful in the original PS1 release. In Ape Escape: On the Loose, Natalie would say Spike's name in a scolding manner.

Ape Escape 2001[]

Natalie appears in Ape Escape 2001. 

Ape Escape 2[]

After the events of Ape Escape 2001, Natalie and Spike's cousin Jimmy are tasked with returning the Monkey Pants back to Monkey Park. However, Jimmy not only sent the Monkey Pants, but also Pipo Helmets with them, causing Specter to return with his monkey army. Natalie commands Jimmy to go out and catch all the monkeys. 

Like before, she supports Jimmy with new Gadgets. 

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed[]

Natalie, along with Spike, the Professor, and Casi, enters the High-Tech Tournament. 

Ape Escape 3[]

Natalie gives an SOS-call to Kei, Yumi and Aki, informing them that the monkeys have returned with a new TV channel that paralyzed viewers with hypnosis, and that it already got Spike, Jimmy, and the Professor. 

After the capture of Specter, Pink Monkey breaks out, freeing Specter and the Freaky Monkey Five once more. Natalie asks the protagonists to catch them again. 

Other Appearances[]

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater[]

In the mini-game "Snake vs Ape", Solid Snake mentions Natalie's inventions.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale[]

Natalie, along with the Professor, appears on the screen in the Time Station.


See Natalie/Gallery.


  • Her actress in Ape Escape 2, Rachael Lillis, voiced Misty and Jessie in the 4Kids dub of Pokémon. In the US Dub of Ape Escape 3, she is voiced Amber Hood, who also voiced Jessica from The Cartoon Network Animated Series called Codename: Kids Next Door. Her voice actress in the Italian dub of Ape Escape 2, Chiara Colizzi, shares the same voice with Monkey Pink.
  • A running gag in the series and anime is that she is terrible at cooking.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater's minigame "Snake vs Ape", Natalie is named "Natsumi", her European and Japanese name.
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
ApeEscapeTemplate ApeEscapeOTLTemplate
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