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A close relative of Smunkins, the Punkleton lays low for most of the year, with only its head poking above the soil. It is rumored to be the offspring of two three-element monsters.

For a limited time, it will wrench itself out of the ground, and attempt to spook other monsters with its boisterous song! It apparently works, since it is impossible to breed it with any other monster.

Description

The Punkleton is a skeletal monster. It has red, orange, and yellow leaves where its joints are, and a jack-o-lantern for a head.

The egg of the Punkleton resembles an actual pumpkin, or if looking at the Monster World, a Smunkin.

Song

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The Punkleton Monster's contribution to an island's song is an electronically-garbled vocal component that helps to set the tempo. It frantically chants "Hooga, booga, hooga-booga!" with a slight echo that goes to the beat as the Punkleton chants. The echo cannot be heard on Gold Island. This monster sways its hands in a way that is somewhat like Michael Jackson in "Thriller."

Breeding

The Punkleton Monster can only be bred for a limited time during the Halloween season. Any Punkletons on Plant Island that are obtained during that time will stay unless they are sold. The combination is:

The Punkleton has been available on the following dates:

  • In 2012, breeding began on October 24th and ended on October 31st.
  • For 2013, breeding began on October 9th and ended on November 4th.
  • For 2014, breeding started on October 15th and ended on November 4th for app players; for PC players, breeding started on Oct. 22, 2014 and ended on November 4th.
  • For 2015, breeding started on October 15th.
  • For 2016, breeding started on October 14th and ended on November 1st.
  • In 2017, breeding started on October 20th and ended on November 6th.

For Vita players, breeding and purchase availability extends from October 1st to October 31st every year, based on the date set on the system.

NOTE: Punkleton can only be bred or purchased during the dates listed above or during an "out of season event". See the Notes section below for a list of previous out of season occurrences.

Earning Rate and Maximum Income

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.

Level Per Minute Coins 2.0 Maximum Coins 2.0
0% Happiness 25% Happiness 50% Happiness 75% Happiness 100% Happiness
1 8 10 12 14 16 1,872
2 13 16 19 22 26 2,995
3 19 23 28 33 38 4,493
4 26 32 39 45 52 6,990
5 32 40 48 56 64 7,488
6 38 47 57 66 76 8,986
7 45 56 67 78 90 10,483
8 51 63 76 89 102 11,981
9 58 72 87 101 116 13,478
10 64 80 96 112 128 14,976
11 70 87 105 122 140 16,474
12 77 96 115 134 154 17,971
13 83 103 124 145 166 19,469
14 90 112 135 157 180 20,966
15 96 120 144 168 192 22,464
16 100 125 150 175 200 23,587
17 104 130 156 182 208 24,530
18 107 133 160 187 214 25,266
19 110 137 165 192 220 25,771
20 111 138 166 194 222 26,029

Feeding Monsters

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 table:
Level Food Per Feeding x4 Food to Level Up Total food to reach this Level
1 10 40 -
2 20 80 40
3 40 160 120
4 80 320 280
5 160 640 600
6 320 1,280 1,240
7 640 2,560 2,520
8 1,280 5,120 5,080
9 2,560 10,240 10,200
10 5,120 20,480 20,440
11 10,240 40,960 40,920
12 20,480 81,920 81,880
13 40,960 163,840 163,800
14 81,920 327,680 327,640
15 122,880 491,520 655,320
16 184,320 737,280 1,146,840
17 276,480 1,105,920 1,884,120
18 414,720 1,658,880 2,990,040
19 622,080 2,488,320 4,648,920
20 - - 7,137,240

More info can be found in this article.

Likes

  • Beeyoot TreeGo to Beeyoot Tree
  • ShrubbGo to Shrubb
  • Smunkin PatchGo to Smunkin Patch
  • Tree Forte TowerGo to Tree Forte Tower

Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster (if not using a Unity Tree), the monster's happiness will increase by 25%. Placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%. Below are the things liked by Punkleton:


See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.

Strategy

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 1
Rate of Income High 192
Rate of Income Low 96
Max Income 22,464
Rate of Income per Bed High 192
Rate of Income per Bed Low 96
Max Income per Bed 22,464
Time to Max Income @ High 1:57 hours
Time to Max Income @ Low 3:54 hours

Name Origin

The name is a portmanteau of "punkin" (which is itself a colloquialism for "pumpkin") and "skeleton." So, the correct pronunciation of "punkleton" is probably intended to be PUNK-leh-ton, rather than PUNK-ul-ton.

Notes

  • The Punkleton monster is the first Seasonal monster to be introduced to the game and appeared in the Market on October 23, 2012, and stayed until October 31, 2012.
  • It was also the first Seasonal monster to fully return for a few days out of season, either by breeding or purchase with diamonds (at an inflated price of 225), from April 1, 2013 until April 4 2013 at noon ET. From September 12th 2014 to September 19th 2014, the Punkleton was again available to breed and purchase, like the other Seasonal monsters, as part of the game's anniversary celebration. In 2016, the Rare Punkleton returned again on April 15th and lasted for 72 hours. In 2017, an out of season breeding occurred April 21-24. In 2018, it was available along with the Rare Punkleton and Rare Furcorn on Friday April the 13th for 72 hours.
  • Its sound on Gold Island sounds very similar to its Plant Island sound. The only difference is that its song on Gold Island lacks an echo.
  • Punkleton is technically the first Seasonal Monster released in the game, as the game was released September 2012, and Punkleton followed in October.
  • The tagline commonly associated with Punkleton’s release ( like in 2017 ) reads “ On Plant Island we call home, everyone hail to the Punkleton song! “. This is a reference to The Nightmare Before Christmas. The tagline can be read in the Mailbox.
  • Punkleton's egg is perhaps the most basic egg in the game; it's a pumpkin.
  • Despite being centred around fall, Punkleton dislikes cold air.
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