This article is about the monster, for other uses, see Shugabush (Disambiguation)
Despite originating from a warm climate, the kindly Shugabush is unusually furry. Its penchant for sweet treats is legendary, second only to its skill as a performer. The felt hat that adorns its head, which it has been overheard calling a phay-door-uh, is one of its prized possessions, alongside its trusty mandolin, of course. The Shugabush revels in jamming along with other monsters and is a true embodiment of the spirit of collaboration.


The Shugabush is a green humanoid monster with a bushy body. It resembles Kristian Bush. It sports a fedora and plays a mandolin reminiscent of the kind used in the humanverse. The Shugabush has brown wooden limbs and those limbs could be reminiscent of a sugar maple.It has a hat with stitches and a yellow flower sticking out.

A member of the Shugafam, the Shugabush is from the Legendary class of monsters, indicating that it has a notably strong connection with the humanverse and shares a bond with the Grammy Award-winning artist Kristian Bush of Sugarland.

When this monster is idle, it tilts left and right while holding its mandolin and taps its right foot to the beat.


Audio sample:
Memory Audio Z01

This monster's contribution to an island's song is playing its mandolin and occasionally vocalizing "yeah, yeah, yeah" if the mood strikes it.

On the Shugabush Island, the Shugabush does not vocalize, leaving that to the Shugavox instead.

In the Memory game, The Shugabush only vocalizes.


The Shugabush becomes available for breeding, or purchase in the Market, at Level 9.

The breeding combination was shared at

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 11 13 16 19 22 3,762
2 18 22 27 31 36 6,019
3 26 32 39 45 52 9,029
4 35 43 52 61 70 12,038
5 44 55 66 77 88 15,048
6 53 66 79 92 106 18,058
7 62 77 93 108 124 21,067
8 70 87 105 122 140 24,077
9 79 98 118 138 158 27,086
10 88 110 132 154 176 30,096
11 100 125 150 175 200 33,105
12 112 140 168 196 224 36,115
13 123 153 184 215 246 39,124
14 134 167 201 234 268 42,134
15 145 181 217 253 290 45,143
16 152 190 228 266 304 47,400
17 158 197 237 276 316 49,296
18 163 203 244 285 326 50,775
19 166 207 249 290 332 51,790
20 168 210 252 294 336 52,308

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 is the same for all legendary monsters and can be found in this article.


  • Inverdigus SprigGo to Inverdigus Sprig
  • FurcornGo to Furcorn
  • Razzli TreeGo to Razzli Tree
  • Tree HutGo to Tree Hut
  • Bottomless PitGo to Bottomless Pit

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 Shugabush:

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 2
Rate of Income High 290
Rate of Income Low 145
Max Income 45,143
Rate of Income per Bed High 145
Rate of Income per Bed Low 72.5
Max Income per Bed 22,571.5
Time to Max Income @ High 2:35:40 hours
Time to Max Income @ Low 5:11:20 hours

Name Origin

The name "Shugabush" is a portmanteau of the band Sugarland and its vocalist Kristian Bush, who became a fan of the game after watching his son play. Bush got in touch with the developers to collaborate on a new character and provided the vocals and mandolin part for the Shugabush.  Also, a "sugar bush" is a stand of sugar maple trees which are tapped for sap to make maple syrup and/or maple sugar, and thus gives a reason why in some languages the monster is translated as "Sweet bush".


  • Shugabush Island reveal
  • Shugabush was the first legendary monster coded into the game, as announced in social media by BBB
  • With the 2013 Anniversary update, Shugabush can now be fed up to level 15, instead of up to Level 10. As of Oct 3, 2013, Shugabush living on Plant Island can be placed on the Gold Island. Previously, attempting to do so displayed the following message: "This Legendary monster can't be placed on Gold Island, because of conflicts in dimensional magic. It's pretty sophisticated stuff." A news update from BBB declared, "The Conflicts in dimensional magic have been resolved! You can now place a Level 15 Shugabush on the Gold Island."  Shugabush living on Shugabush Island still can't be placed on Gold Island, regardless of their level.
  • The Shugabush has the highest rate of income per bed in the game, excluding seasonal monsters.
  • Shugabush, so far, is the only monster based off of a real person, and arguably the biggest link between the human and monster world.
  • Shugabush is the only monster which is exclusive to one Natural Island other than Seasonal Monsters and Parlsona.
  • Shugabush is now the host of a whole new family of monsters, complete with a namesake island, Shugabush Island. This information was discovered via an in-game loading screen, before the island was officially revealed.
  • One of the default names for the Shugabush is "Pilgrim". This is because Kristian Bush started his career in an American folk rock duo called "Billy Pilgrim". Later, Bush joined the band Sugarland in 2002.
  • A Shugabush and 1 natural monster are needed for breeding for on Shugabush Island.
  • Shugabush is the second monster in the game to resemble a real person, the first being G’joob (who resembles Wilford Brimley).
  • Shugabush's description says "Its penchant for sweet treats is legendary", referencing the band Sugarland; Shugabush is based off of the band's lead singer.

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