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Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 9 cards
{B} 11.1% {R} 11.1% {G} 77.8%
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Monkey is a creature type used for cards depicting relatively small primates usually having a flat, hairless face. Unlike the larger apes, monkeys usually do have tails and predominatly live in trees.

The first creatures to bear the type were Tree Monkey from Portal Second Age and Zodiac Monkey from: Portal Three Kingdoms. These were changed to Apes in the Ninth Edition Core Set, although this was scientificly incorrect.

The change was reversed when Wily Bandar was introduced in Kaladesh. At the same time Ravenous Baboons and the tokens of Monkey Cage had their creature type changed, as well.[1][2][3]

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Monkey Green Creature — Monkey 2/2
named Ragavan
Red Legendary Creature — Monkey 2/1

Silver-bordered[edit | edit source]

Silver-bordered card referring to monkeys (Tainted Monkey and Monkey Monkey Monkey) still have the subtype ape.

References[edit | edit source]