Skeleton monkey
Release date 6 December 2004 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 142
Always drops Bones
It looks just a bit... underfed.
Combat info
Hitpoints 110
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 12
Weakness Salve amulet, Salve amulet(e), Crumble Undead
Attack Styles
Melee (slash)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 110
Category Skeleton
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chathead
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Magic icon Ranged icon
180 90 110 110 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+50 +0 +0 +0% Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

These Skeletons are undead gorillas found in the multi-combat Ape Atoll Dungeon. Players are required to run past them during the Monkey Madness I quest in order to reach Zooknock. Players are advised to use Protect from Melee against these monsters, as they attack accurately and can easily overwhelm with their sheer numbers.

They are aggressive to all players who are not using a greegree to turn themselves into a monkey.

Their tendency to cluster around a player means that they are often a popular choice for players powertraining Ranged or Magic. Players who have access to Maniacal monkeys should kill them instead as these skeletons do not have any drops to mitigate supply costs.

It is worth noting that these skeletons have the tendency of spawning from the bones they drop. To prevent an overflow of extra skeletons, they will disappear into a pile of burning bones after a short while. When they respawn, they do so with an animation of them coming out of the ground, this is unique among other monsters. The bones cannot be taken away from Ape Atoll, and when teleporting out a message appears saying 'The skeleton bones you are carrying crumble to dust'. Ashes are then left in your inventory.



As stated previously, skeleton monkeys provide excellent Ranged experience rates when attacked with chinchompas of any kind. High ranged bonus is advisable to reduce the amount of failed attacks. It should be advised that upon death, ALL chinchompas will be lost, and they will not retrievable upon death. Low levels or people who suffer from lag should consider bringing far fewer chinchompas.


Using Ancient Magicks to kill skeleton monkeys is considered one of the best magic training methods. Due to the high cost of runes it is recommended to bring good equipment to minimise the amount of splashing. Note that in some cases prayer bonus should be prioritised over magic bonus.

*This cannot be used to autocast Ancients, and its toxic variant reduces experience rates with its venom damage. Use it at your own discretion.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones (Ape Atoll) 1 Always Not sold
Skeleton champion scroll Skeleton champion scroll 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold