|“||If the element of Poison has a bit of a questionable reputation, this could be traced back to Rare Humbugs. Eschewing the typically amicable attitude of the common Ethereal, they seem to delight in injecting their venom into poor Torchle Trees. The joke's on them, though - the trees actually lap it up and grow stronger as a result!||”|
|~ Official description|
The Rare Humbug is the second rarethereal monster, being introduced on May 13th 2016. Unlike its common counterpart, the Rare Humbug has more insectoid features, such as a fly's proboscis, compound eyes, and an extra pair of arms. It is also now autumn-orange and has two pairs of wings with one hole in each wing. The Rare Humbug is very expensive because, like all other Rarethereals, it can be bought for 1,500 diamonds in the Market.
The Rare Humbug plays the same tune as its counterpart the Humbug.
Like all other Rares, Rare Humbug is only available for breeding during short time periods announced in the game.
Breeding on Earth Island
- + Quarrister and Pompom
- + Quarrister and Reedling
- + Quarrister and Clamble
- + Quarrister and Thumpies
Failed breeding results in a parent monster or Humbug. It is assumed that the Rare Humbug's chances of breeding are less than the common Humbug's. It is unknown if any factors other than Wishing Torches might affect the chance of success, such as breeding using Rare Quarrister and Rare 3-element.
Breeding on Ethereal Island
On Ethereal Island, breeding a Humbug with any other monster can result in a Rare Humbug instead of regular Humbug. A two-element Ethereal is a more likely outcome than the Rare Humbug. Once a Rare Humbug is available, breeding it with a regular Humbug to get more Rare Humbugs will avoid getting two element Ethereals in the way.
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.
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. The food per level is the same for all Ethereal monsters of the same element count 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||5||5|
|Rate of Income High||420||60|
|Rate of Income Low||210||30|
|Rate of Income per Bed High||84||12|
|Rate of Income per Bed Low||42||6|
|Max Income per Bed||75000||75|
|Time to Max Income @ High||?||6:15|
|Time to Max Income @ Low||?||12:30|
- The Rare Ethereal Monsters are nicknamed "Raretherals".
- Currently, it is not available from the StarShop.
- A Rare Humbug cannot be bred with a Humbug on Earth Island, although they can on Ethereal Island.
- It appears that the Large Trees in Earth Island are called Torchle Trees, according to the teaser. The "unknown" tree appeared to have a gooey green substance on it, which matched the description of the Rare Humbug.
- It's possible they have a temper. If one looks closely on the Torchle Tree, they'll see a message that reads "Don't bug me".
Rare Double Element
Rare Triple Element