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Pipotchi Render
Name(s) Japan ピポッチ (Pipotchi)
America Pipotchi
Europe Pipotchi
Gender Male
Family Jimmy (Owner)
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Age Unknown
Likes Helping Jimmy.
Dislikes Being apart from Jimmy.
Appears in Ape Escape 2 USA
Ape Escape (Shorts)
Ape Escape 3 (Cameo)
Voice actor(s) Japan Omi Minami
America Tara Jayne Sands
Langfr-225px-Flag of the United Kingdom svg David Holt

Pipotchi (ピポッチ) is a baby monkey accompanying Jimmy throughout his journey, he serves as the deuteragonist of Ape Escape 2. He is Jimmy's pet and friend.


Pipotchi is a baby monkey wearing a redesigned Peak Point Helmet, and a diaper held up by strap-on suspenders. He also has small wings on his back, and a curl of brown fur coming out from under his helmet.


Early Life[]

Not much is known about Pipotchi's backstory. All that is known is at some point Pipotchi was given a Pipo Helmet that wouldn't change his personality, and given to Jimmy.

Ape Escape 2[]

Destroying the Lab[]

Pipotchi was present when Jimmy accidently destroyed the Lab and sent the Pipo Helmets along with Monkey Pants into Monkey Park. Due to Jimmy sending them in the first place, Natalie sent him to fix things, and Pipotchi followed Jimmy. He was also present when Specter made his return.

Splitting Up[]

When Jimmy and Pipotchi were in Casino City, they ran into the Professor. After Jimmy explained what the situation was about, Jimmy left Pipotchi in the care of Natalie and the Professor in order to continue his adventure without endangering him.


When Jimmy enters The Blue Baboon, Natalie informs Jimmy that Pipotchi escaped while she wasn't looking. Believing that Pipotchi ran off to find him, Jimmy searches for Pipotchi while catching Monkeys.


Jimmy was able to find Pipotchi safely in Enter The Monkey.


Shortly after they reunite, Pipotchi was captured by White Monkey and Red Monkey. After Jimmy beat White Monkey, Red Monkey escaped with Pipotchi. White Monkey reveals that the reason they took Pipotchi in the first place was to copy his data into the "Lethargy Laser." Jimmy finds Red Monkey who reveals that they already got the data for Pipotchi for the Lethargy Laser. Jimmy beats Red Monkey in a fight, which frees Pipotchi.

Hunt for Specter[]

Jimmy and Pipotchi head to Code C.H.I.M.P. to capture Specter. However, a giant Yellow Monkey intervenes, causing Specter to flee to the Moon Base. Jimmy and Pipotchi follow him, and after a fight with Ultra Goliath, Jimmy finally captures Specter.

Specter's Final Plan[]

It was revealed that Specter faked his capture, and was devised a final plan with the monkeys that Jimmy didn't originally catch. After Jimmy catches the remaining monkeys, they head to Specter's Secret Hideout, catch him, and then return back to Earth by crash landing into the Lab.


  • Pipotchi sometimes catches Jimmy when he's about to fall, mainly when he is close to an edge so that he can grab on to it.
  • Pipotchi will give an extra cookie to Jimmy when he loses his last cookie, giving him a chance to try again. The only times this will not happen is if Jimmy loses his last cookie by falling, or by another substance, such as lava.
  • Pipotchi's name is pronounced slightly differently between the two English dubs of the game. The emphasis is placed on a different syllable. In the NTSC-U/C version, it's "PIP-oh-chee"[1], whereas in the PAL version, it's "pip-OH-chee"[2]. The Japanese pronunciation is "pip-OH-chee"[3]
  • It is unknown what happened to Pipotchi after the events of the second game since he doesn't appear in the third game physically. However, Pipotchi makes a cameo appearance in Ape Escape 3 on The Big City, as a background character on the mural next to the theater.


Ape Escape 2[]

Ape Escape (Shorts)[]

Battle for the Golden Pipo Helmet

Ape Escape 3[]


  1. Ape Escape 2 NTSC-U/C - Pipotchi pronunciation https://youtu.be/2QXYSWoubk4?t=185
  2. Ape Escape 2 PAL - Pipotchi pronunciation https://youtu.be/d_WluWID6hg?t=106
  3. Ape Escape 2 Japan - Pipotchi pronunciation https://youtu.be/_00VLlq6iVo&t=187
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