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Primate, Baboon

A hairy, stout animal with opposable thumbs, this creature has a pronounced muzzle and bright red buttocks.

Baboon CR 1/2

XP 200

N Small animal

Init +2; Senses low-light vision; Perception +1


AC 13, touch 13, flat-footed 11 (+2 Dex, +1 size)

hp 5 (1d8+1)

Fort +3, Ref +4, Will +1


Speed 30 ft.

Melee bite +3 (1d4+1)


Str 12, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5

Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 12

Feats Weapon Finesse

Skills Acrobatics +10, Climb +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics, +4 Climb


Environment warm forests or plains

Organization solitary, pair, or mission (3–6)

Treasure none

Baboons are known for their aggressive nature and distinctive build, including a canine-like maw filled with sharp teeth, strong jaw muscles, a short tail, and prominent calluses on their brightly colored and protruding buttocks. Though they are primarily vegetarians, baboons are known to eat fish, insects, shellfish, and other small creatures. Ferociously territorial, baboons are quick to rise and defend their homes from any sort of intruders.

A baboon is 3 feet tall and weighs 70 pounds.

Baboon Companions

Starting Statistics: Size: Small; Speed: 30 ft.; Attack bite (1d4); Ability Scores: Str 12, Dex 15, Con 12, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 5; Special Qualities: low-light vision.

4th-Level Advancement: Ability Scores Str +2, Con +2.

Primate, Monkey Swarm

Screeches and bestial calls precede this pack of monkeys, each primate propelling itself forward on calloused knuckles.

Monkey Swarm CR 2

XP 600

N Tiny animal (swarm)

Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +5


AC 15, touch 15, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 size)

hp 22 (3d8+9)

Fort +6, Ref +8, Will +2

Defensive Abilities half damage from weapons, swarm traits


Speed 30 ft., climb 20 ft.

Melee swarm (2d6 plus distraction)

Space 10 ft.; Reach 0 ft.

Special Attacks distraction (DC 14)


Str 7, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 11

Base Atk +2; CMB —; CMD

Feats Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes

Skills Acrobatics +11, Climb +10, Perception +5; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics

SQ coordinated swarm


Environment warm forests

Organization solitary, pair, mission (3–6 swarms), or tribe (7–12 swarms plus 1–4 gorillas)

Treasure none

Special Abilities

Coordinated Swarm (Ex) A monkey swarm coordinates its attacks more than a typical swarm, and deals swarm damage one step higher than a swarm of its HD would normally cause.

Monkeys sometimes travel in huge colonies of hundreds of individuals. In such quantities, these primates can become quite dangerous, capable of overwhelming many foes by their sheer numbers.

Unlike most swarms, monkey swarms work well together. A swarm of monkeys does not possess a true hive mind, but it is capable of working in tandem with other swarms to make basic tactical decisions in combat.