The eyeless Maw is a refined combination of cold and water elements. Its dense fur acts as a general sensory organ, and provides efficient insulation to maintain a liquid body interior. Maws are a little mouthy. Tonguey too.
The Maw is a big, furry pink ball-like monster with red bumps on the side of its body, and yellow spots of fur on its top. It has a massive mouth with purple lips.
When idle, the Maw occasionally sticks out its large tongue and then pulls it back in, and sometimes it hops.
The Maw sings "deedee" with its mouth. Its sound can be easily distinguished amongst other monsters, and their contribution varies with each island. Their sound is pleasant, however it is difficult to describe in text.
The Maw also sings using syncopation, where it sings in a rhythm that is unusual to basic rhythms.
The Maw can be produced by breeding monsters with the elements of Cold and Water.
Earning rate is in coins per hour and depends on Happiness % (Likes increase Happiness), also each monster has a limit to how much income it can hold at a time. Increasing the monster's level increases the limit.
Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the coins earned per minute, as well as the maximum coins earned. The food per level is the same for all double element monsters and can be found in this article.
Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster, the monster's happiness will increase by 25% (in other words, placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%).
See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.
Some items to take into consideration when designing your island by strategy are number of beds for the monster, rate of income per bed, max income per bed, and time for max income to be reached. The income below is for level 15:
Number of Beds
Rate of Income High
Rate of Income Low
Rate of Income per Bed High
Rate of Income per Bed Low
Max Income per Bed
Time to Max Income @ High
Time to Max Income @ Low
"Maw" is a synonym of "mouth", and relates to the monsters' main physical trait.
Rares are special versions of monsters that are only available to buy and breed on weekends. Each weekend a different rare is available to buy or breed. The breeding combination is the same as a regular monster, but the breeding time is longer, the "likes" are different, and the earning rates are higher. They are not yet available in the Windows version of the game.
Find out more about the rare version of the Maw on the Rare Maw page.
When a Maw sleeps, its mouth moves to look like it is snoring.
The Maw's yellow spots disappear while it's in costume for Halloween; even the parts of its body that aren't covered don't show the spots.
The Maw sounded different in the before-release advertisement.