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The Freaky Monkey Five, known in Japan as the Ukki Five (ウッキーファイブ), are a group of henchmen working for Specter. They are an elite team of Monkeys whose abilities were boosted from a strict diet of Vita-Z Bananas. Much like Specter, they are much smarter than an average monkey, capable of speaking human language, and they wear modified Peak Point Helmets. They first appeared in Ape Escape 2.

Ape Escape 2[]

Specter reveals how he fed Vita-Z Bananas to a group of monkeys, and throughout the game Jimmy encounters them. Before his fight with White Monkey, Pipotchi is kidnapped in order to transfer his data from the Peak Point helmet into a device called the Lethargy Laser. Jimmy catches them all except for Yellow Monkey, who escapes.

Sometime after Pipotchi's rescue, Jimmy confronts Specter. Before the two of them can battle, Yellow Monkey reappears as a giant monster due to overdosing on Vita-Z Bananas and attacks the base. Specter flees while Jimmy is forced to downsize and capture Yellow.

Ape Escape 3[]

Five costumes

The captures go well, until Pink Monkey runs away before she can be captured. After Red Monkey is caught, the group isn't seen until Specter's capture.

After the credits roll and the player loads their save file, a tape pops up to reveal that Pink Monkey had gone into hiding and she mocks the player before explaining that she had freed Specter and the rest of the group. Natalie then asks Kei and Yumi to recapture the Freaky Monkey Five.

Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed[]

While they don't appear in the main story, the Freaky Monkey Five make cameo appearances writing letters in the Monkey Fan Club[1]. Pink and Red also appear as Monkey Summons[2].



See The Freaky Monkey Five/Gallery.


  • It is possible that the group is based on the Power Rangers/Super Sentai series.


  1. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed - Freaky Monkey Five in the Monkey Fan Club [1]
  2. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed - Pink and Red as Monkey Summons [2]
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