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Time Net

The Time Net, sometimes called Monkey Net or the Gotcha Net, and known in Japan as the Get Net/Get Ami (ゲットアミ) is the most essential Gadget for all Ape catchers to have in their arsenal. Throughout the series, the use and appearance of the Time Net generally remain the same with minor name differences or appearance change. An alternate form of this upon reaching the water is the Aqua Net.


Its appearance is a basic long blue shaded rod with a silver rounded part on the top with a net. In Ape Escape and On the Loose, its physical appearance looks slightly less detailed with its rod and top-rounded part being gray. The net part has a cyan-colored glow. Starting with Ape Escape 2 and onwards, the net part itself has a more animated glow to it.



Jimmy using the Monkey Net to capture a monkey.

AE3 Kei Backfire

A Pipo Monkey chasing Kei with the Monkey Net.

The Time Net is a special net made by the Professor and adjusted by Natalie. It primarily works like a regular net, by swinging it on the specified target. However, it differs in a sense that upon catching the target, it sends them to the Ape holding area, a "paradise room" of some sort until they're all gathered.

In Ape Escape 3, a monkey can sometimes grab the net and use it against you (see right). When this happens, they will chase you with the net and attempt to catch you with it. Getting caught by a monkey sends you back to the TV Station

In PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale the gadget is called the Monkey Net and is Spike's Super Level 1.

Saru Get You ~On Air~[]

In Saru Get You ~On Air~, the gadget is called the Get Net. It is a plain rod used to make carrying it easier. When the button on the bottom was hit, the top half would pop out. At first it was very simple and basic. Jake has a very special golden net that he personally made for himself since he thought it would impress Natalie if he could catch the monkeys. Natalie was unimpressed but soon got worried upon realizing it wasn't at all like the original ones, basically being just a "flashy knockoff". In the next episode, a normal blue net was given to Jake in order to catch apes with Spike and the golden net was never seen again.

Haruka Net

Space themed net

Another variation of the Get Net is a special space themed one. It looks the same as a normal net but the rod is purple. Instead of small red markings by the net, they are green colored. The net retains its blue color.

Another variation of the Get Net is called "The Ultimate Super Net Get!". It was made by Professor in order to capture Specter/Kuuta. This particular Net has an orange theme. Including the net itself.


Design + Sprites[]

With Characters[]

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale[]

Names Sorted by Release[]

North America (English) Europe (English) Japan
Ape Escape Time Net[1] Time Net[2] ゲットアミ
(Get Ami)[3]
Ape Escape (Comics) Time Net[4]
Ape Escape 2 Monkey Net[5][6]
(Gotcha Net in 2
Monkey Fables[7][8])
Monkey Net[9]
(Gotcha Net in 3
Monkey Fables[10][11][12])
(Get Ami) [13]
Ape Escape:
Pumped & Primed
Capture Net[14]
(Get Ami)[15]
Ape Escape:
On the Loose

(Ape Escape P)
Time Net[16] Time Net[17] ゲットアミ
(Get Ami)[18]
Ape Escape 3 Monkey Net[19] Monkey Net[20] ゲットアミ
(Get Ami)[21]
Saru Get You ~On Air~
(Get Ami)[22]
Ape Escape:
Million Monkeys
(Get Ami)[23]
PlayStation Move:
Ape Escape
Monkey Net[24][25] Monkey Net[26][27] ゲットアミ
(Get Ami)[28]
PlayStation All-Stars
Battle Royale
Monkey Net[29]
(Get Ami)


  • As the apes can grab it with ease, it can be assumed just about anyone could use a Time Net. Not just ape catchers.
    • Also, it's implied you can get out of the net, as PaRappa was able to get out of it immediately after getting captured in PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale's intro.
  • The Net can grab items too, e.g. Cookies, Coins, etc.
  • The Net does not appear as a usable Gadget in Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed. But it does appear in an intermission with the Professor.[14]


  1. Ape Escape (1999) - NTSC-U/C "Time Net" [1] [2]
  2. Ape Escape (1999) - PAL "Time Net" [3]
  3. Saru Getchu (1999) - Japan "Get Ami" [4]
  4. Disney Adventures (Winter 2000) Page 53 - "Time Net" [5]
  5. Ape Escape 2 - NTSC-U/C "Monkey Net" [6]
  6. Ape Escape 2 - NTSC-U/C "Monkey Net" The Three Little Monkeys Monkeys Fable [7]
  7. Ape Escape 2 - NTSC-U/C "Gotcha Net", Jimmy and Pipotchi Monkey Fable [8]
  8. Ape Escape 2 - NTSC-U/C "Gotcha Net", Nightmare Scenario Monkey Fable [9]
  9. Ape Escape 2 - PAL "Monkey Net" [10]
  10. Ape Escape 2 - PAL "Gotcha Net", The Three Little Monkeys Monkey Fable [11]
  11. Ape Escape 2 - PAL "Gotcha Net", Jimmy and Pipotchi Monkey Fable [12]
  12. Ape Escape 2 - PAL "Gotcha Net", Nightmare Scenario Monkey Fable [13]
  13. Saru Getchu 2 - Japan "Get Ami" [14]
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed - NTSC-U/C "Capture Net", Professor Intermission [15]
  15. Gachameka Stadium Sarubato~re - Japan "Get Ami" [16]
  16. Ape Escape: On the Loose - NTSC-U/C "Time Net" [17]
  17. Ape Escape P - PAL "Time Net" [18] [19]
  18. Saru Getchu P! - Japan "Get Ami" [20]
  19. Ape Escape 3 - NTSC-U/C "Monkey Net" [21] [22]
  20. Ape Escape 3 - PAL "Monkey Net" [23] [24]
  21. Saru Getchu 3 - Japan "Get Ami" [25] [26]
  22. Saru Get You ~On Air~ - Japan "Get Ami" [27]
  23. Saru Getchu: Million Monkeys - Japan "Get Ami" [28]
  24. PlayStation Move: Ape Escape - NTSC-U/C "Monkey Net" [29]
  25. PlayStation Move: Ape Escape - NTSC-U/C version authenticity ("SCEA") [30]
  26. Ape Escape (2011) - PAL "Monkey Net" [31]
  27. Ape Escape (2011) - PAL version authenticity ("SCEE") [32]
  28. Furi Furi! Saru Get You! - Japan "Get Ami" [33]
  29. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - English version "Monkey Net" [34]
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