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Baby Ape
Baby Ape
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Pet Battle: [9-10] The Cape of Stranglethorn

Weather: Rain

Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 52.2% have it
Neutral Neutral

Beats on chest and scratches backside.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: September 25, 2012

This wild pet can be found on Jaguero Isle in the The Cape of Stranglethorn. It only spawns when it's raining on the island, however, this area has its own unique weather pattern. Although it might be raining in Stranglethorn, it may not be raining on the isle.

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Smash the enemy, dealing 433 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 295 Beast damage and reduces the target's next attack by 50%.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 2

100% Hit Chance 


A fierce roar deals 197 Beast damage and enrages the user, increasing the damage they deal by 25% for 3 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
5 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

100% Hit Chance 


Stun the target for 1 round.

1 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

50% Hit Chance 


Hurls bananas at the enemy, dealing 591 Beast damage.


Bananas continue to fall on the enemy's current pet, dealing 59 Beast damage each round for 2 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


First use: Fills a barrel.


Second use: Throws the barrel, dealing 886 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying


Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.


Damage Taken 

50% from Mechanical abilities

33% from Humanoids abilities

The Cape of Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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Some peeps are just creeps! 

You wait and wait for rain, you come in to find a horde troll KILLING all the baby apes.... NOT battling them... killing them just for spite and fun.. and giving you the /rude /laugh gesture in the process.  He prob pulls the wings off flys too.

Jul 21, 2013 at 11:07am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 460 Compare collections | Score: 2176
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This is a great place to start leveling pets while waiting for that rain. I leveled a dozen or so to lvl 8/9 and after I got my Baby Ape I leveled those pets to lvl 14 in Tanaris waiting for sandstorm to capture Silithid Hatchling.


Rate this comment if you think it will help others :D

Dec 1, 2012 at 2:19pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 637 Compare collections | Score: 3683
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have had mine now for months... helpful tip, i turned up the volume on my computer and was doing house work... when i was like "what the hell is that sound?" .... when it is raining on the island it makes a strong sound of "raining" and i could hear it from the other room.... looked at screen and pow 3 baby apes monkeying around...


hope this helps

Oct 9, 2013 at 12:24pm | Edits: 0 | Uldum-US | Pets: 517 Compare collections | Score: 2560
Site MVPCrissx 
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Couple of tips:

Northern STV, Southern STV and Jaguero Isle have separate weather. If its raining in one, it will most likely not be raining on the others.


The rain lasts for about 10-20 minutes. The length seems to be random. The Baby Apes will respawn throughout the rain.


Park an alt on the Isle or be prepared to camp. I have seen the rain multiple times and have yet to see a pattern. 


Good Luck!

Sep 27, 2012 at 6:05am | Edits: 1 | Illidan-US | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2497
Top RaterVek 
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I really love the P/P breed with 325 power. While with 260 speed it will be vulnerable to mechanicals it can take on pretty much anything else. Smash hits insanely hard when beast racial is active. I love to use this against an Idol/Crawdad opponent I often run into. With Clobber you can stun both timely and you will hit hard enough to make them cringe. Banana Barrage is also very useful to remove Decoys and it will still leave bananas falling for two turns(around 200 damage). True powerhose.

Aug 7, 2014 at 2:51pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-EU | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
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A great ability combo for this pet is to start by charging your Barrel Toss, Stun with Clobber, use Rake to reduce the damage of whatever ability your opponent is using (Remain versatile, if you know they are going to use a nuke, use Rake before that happens!) and then finish with Barrel Toss. This is a rotation that has knocked out the majority of pets I've come up against, the only downside is the Baby Ape has no healing available, so go for the 4/14 breed for maximum damage results.

Dec 11, 2012 at 2:58pm | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 519 Compare collections | Score: 2390
Top RaterNknzl85 
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I check once a day to see if it's raining while I do my rounds with the pet tamers. Today I was very happy to see it was raining on the island. No baby apes however. I figured someone had already picked them clean and sat and waited hoping for a respawn. 40 minutes later, still nothing.

After months of checking, I finally hit it when it's raining and there are no apes!

Am I missing something? Do I have to dress like a banana for them to spawn?

Oct 22, 2014 at 7:45pm | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 506 Compare collections | Score: 2389
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Finally got mine!


Pro Tip: Jaguero Isle's weather is independant of STV.  I logged in on an alt I parked hovering over the Isle.  When I saw the rain I swept down and tamed a Green Baby Ape.  I then started flying over to Booty Bay to grab a flight path to civilization.  Over the water I noticed that it suddenly stopped raining.  It was sunny over Booty Bay.  To make sure I went back to Jaguero Isle.  Sure enough, it was still raining hard.

Nov 24, 2012 at 2:41pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 639 Compare collections | Score: 3161
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So it was raining in STV but not a baby ape spawn to be found. I went around and killed all the other spawns (crabs, spiders, snakes, etc) and a few minutes later there were apes all over the place. When in doubt, just kill things lol...

Oct 24, 2012 at 5:09am | Edits: 0 | Norgannon-US | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I was camping to get this one for a while before I realised that my lvl82 is not going to be able to see them spawn. It rained a few times but there were never any monkeys around. I think it's because of Cataclysm.

I changed to lvl100 and camped again. Today it started raining on Khadgar at 9:45pm server time (still raining while I am writing this). I had enough time to catch two blues and a green one despite the fact that I killed first 3 I battled with. Had to swap to lvl 16 instead of 25.

Jun 7, 2017 at 4:22pm | Edits: 0 | Khadgar-EU | Pets: 735 Compare collections | Score: 3688
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After reading all of your comments, I went to the island to just do the Princess Poohbah quests, and when I got there...rain.  I was so excited that you could hear me from the other room.  I collected a Rare and Uncommon before the rain stopped.  Without everyone's posts I would not have known that rain was the key....Thanks so much to everyone and this website.

Feb 21, 2016 at 11:38am | Edits: 0 | Skywall-US | Pets: 154 Compare collections | Score: 770
Top RaterGrissy 
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yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa y! Finally! Just got mine, bronzebeard 09.20am uk time :)

Aug 5, 2015 at 4:20am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-EU | Pets: 797 Compare collections | Score: 4213
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Taken from Adriannah: "What I did is I logged in one evening and went AFk with the volume turned up high while I did chores around the house. When the rain starts it's pretty loud.... So... just turn your volume up and park there. If you want to browse the internet then go to System --> Sound and check "Sound in background" and you will still hear it if you are tabbed out..." My experience:

Apr 26, 2015 at 5:35am | Edits: 1 | Caelestrasz-US | Pets: 721 Compare collections | Score: 3450
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I wish I could spend my holiday on that island. I've been camping my alt there for months and whenever I log in, which is quite often, it is sunny.

Mar 8, 2015 at 10:33am | Edits: 0 | Drak'thul-EU | Pets: 614 Compare collections | Score: 3592
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Raining on Feathermoon, just started. 5:23 EST. YAY!!!

update: 5:42 and the rain just ended. Glad I still had that character on that server from way way way back. Just decided to log her in and park her on the isle to check for rain once in a while and just as I did I saw the first drop of rain.

Seems like a pretty quiet server. I made an announcement but no one showed up. Just little ole me on the isle. So I managed to get 2 rare B/B's and an uncommon P/P which I will gladly stone.

Apr 14, 2014 at 5:23pm | Edits: 2 | Eonar-US | Pets: 495 Compare collections | Score: 2649
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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Some suggestions I would make are to either park an alt on the island and periodically log on it to check, or if you do fly there ask people on your realID/btag to invite you to their server to check. I found that checking the island a couple times a week at various times lead to a capture, but the realID/btag would be a better option imo.

Mar 24, 2014 at 12:49pm | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 941 Compare collections | Score: 5626
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I decided I wanted one of these yesterday, so I parked my Paladin on the Isle, and fought Strand Crabs with 1 lvl 14, 1 lvl 6, and 1 lvl 1 to level the little guys. After doing this for several hours and leveling a good number of pets, it started to rain. I snagged a poor quality, next one was uncommon...then I started searching for my rare. After fighting or killing 4 or 5 of these guys, I captured my rare last night at roughly 2245 server, on Kul Tiras.

Aug 27, 2013 at 10:16am | Edits: 0 | Kul Tiras-US | Pets: 418 Compare collections | Score: 2096
Site MVPTaluka 
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Took 2 days and 5 rain storms to catch my rare.



1. Use toons on multiple servers.

2. Camp full-time on one toon and check others every 2-3hrs.

(I got 2 extra rainstorms this way).

3. Go camp on a different server if no rare is caught in rainstorm on main.

4. Be considerate. 


Random: I noticed rain every 6-12hrs. And I've read otherwise, but Apes despawn immediately when rain ends.


Oddly enough, saw 7 other rare pets during my last storm.

Good luck and happy hunting!

Aug 10, 2013 at 5:45am | Edits: 1 | Area 52-US | Pets: 804 Compare collections | Score: 4628
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I am starting to believe this Battle Pet (Baby Ape) is a fracking myth =/



Last few days I have spent camping Jaguero Isle and zero rain. Not one drop. I have read that it doesn't rain here in the summer, but I've heard of other people finding them on other servers during this time, so....



Ugh - just frustrating #firstworldproblems

Aug 7, 2013 at 2:21pm | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-US | Pets: 522 Compare collections | Score: 2465
Site MVPKendrah 
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You could die from the cuteness of this battle pet. I was lucky to get a p/p blue on my first shot. I suggest parking an alt in that area and logging in to check every now and then. There's really no addons that'll tell you when it's raining there. I think these despawn when the rain stops. Or, at least, when I logged onto my alt, the rain only lasted a minute or two more. I did see a lot of babies but they seemed to disappear when the rain stopped.

Jul 20, 2013 at 3:04pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5101
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Young apes quickly learn to hang from branches with their feet, leaving both hands free to fling objects at interlopers.
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