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Specter TV
Ape Escape 3 Specter TV
Appears In
Ape Escape 3
Created by
JapanSince 2005
AmericaSince 2006
EuropeSince 2005

Specter TV (スペクターTV) was a television broadcasting company featured in Ape Escape 3. It was created by Specter with the help of Dr. Tomoki.


Specter TV was founded as a TV Station that played and produced monkey based series and content. Their programs had an effect that paralyzed any viewer that watched the station with Lethargy Energy, causing them to become couch potatoes. Kei, Yumi, Aki, Natalie and Dr. Tomoki were the only humans who did not watch Specter TV and therefore were not affected. Natalie calls Aki and ask Kei & Yumi to catch the monkeys due to the two being the planet's only hope, revealing that Spike, Jimmy and the Professor were also affected by Specter TV. As Kei and Yumi traveled on to defeat Specter, they destroyed the Specter TV Satellites guarded by The Freaky Monkey Five, which slowly turned Specter TV off the airwaves.

When Kei and Yumi reach Dr. Tomoki, he foreshadows Specter's true plan behind Specter TV. The heroes traverse through Space Station SARU-003 stopping all remaining filming on the way. Before initiating a boss battle, Specter reveals that Specter TV was a way to stop the humans from preventing his true plan "Twin Heavens". The idea was to chop the Earth in half with the giant arm of SARU-003, giving one half to Monkeys and the other half for the humans to fight over as he wouldn't be giving it to Dr. Tomoki anymore.

After Kei and Yumi caught Specter, Specter TV was disbanded.


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