Monkey is a colossus that, for unknown reasons, did not make it into the final version of the game. It is one of two unused colossi, the other being Sirius, that doesn't have a different name given by fans; it's therefore called Monkey as the designers nicknamed it.


The artbook says, "It hung from the ceiling, and you'd defeat it by dropping it to the floor." That, coupled with early sketch designs, indicate that Monkey was fought in a cave-like area where it would hang onto stalactites. It is likely that Monkey would either attack the player by letting stalactites fall, or by dropping itself atop the player. There is also the possibility that Wander had to shoot the stalactites Monkey was hanging onto to make it drop.

In the screenshot of Monkey, it's shown hanging using its two limbs. In early sketches, the colossus is seen holding onto stalactites with one, two, and four limb(s).


The Game Shadow of the Colossus ( Demo  · Pal Release  · Shadow of the Colossus HD  · PS4)
Characters Wander  · Agro  · Mono  · Dormin  · Emon
The Colossi I  · II  · III  · IV  · V · VI  · VII  · VIII  · IX  · X  · XI  · XII  · XIII  · XIV  · XV  · XVI
Unused Colossi ( Devil  · Griffin  · Monkey  · Phoenix  · Roc  · Sirius  · Spider  · Worm )
Magic Sigil  · Hard Mode
The Forbidden Lands Shadow creaturesSave shrinesFruit treesWhite-tailed lizards

The Shrine of Worship
Umbral GladeStone Arch GorgeDried MarshNorthern SpanDesert FortressMisty FallsRavine EntranceHalf-moon CanyonWestern PlainRound Stone HillLair to the WestStone Bridge CliffCliff PathLair on the MesaWestern CapeArch Bridge PlainBlasted LandsAutumn ForestEastern BluffValley PlainSouthwestern CapeSouthern PlainGreen CapeThe Broken Seal

Soundtrack Roar of the Earth
Walkthrough Time AttackGolden Coins
Other media Nico  · Official artbook/guidebook  · Collectible figurines  · Film adaptation
Giantology campaign
Hoaxes Jebal-Barez skeletonTamil Nadu tsunami giantSulu Sea eel statuePolarneft conspiracySayre family vacation
Characters Eric BelsonCasper ShillingEd GuylerArkady SimkinBoris AtlasovAndrew and Ellie Sayre
Media Giantology podcasts (FirstInterview with Arkady SimkinThirdFourth) • IPICP memo
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.