|“||Another of the mysterious Ethereals, you can never fully tell what kind of mood the Grumpyre is in. Thanks to its shifting eyes and mouth as it gurgles forth its song, it might appear sad when really it's happy, or afraid when it's actually having a blast. This makes sense, since it embodies the essence of Shadow - always a bit obscured, and able to unnerve even the most intrepid of Monsters.
This Monster, like all Single-Element Ethereal Monsters, can only breed on Ethereal Island.
|— In-game description|
The Grumpyre joined the song on August 19, 2013. The monster resembles a gray-black bat creature surrounded by a cloud of smoke. It has two pairs of red bat-like wings full of holes, two arms, but no legs or ears; it occasionally goes cross-eyed.
In the 1.3.1 update, released on December 5th 2014, eyebrows were added to the Grumpyre, occasionally emerging during its animations.
When this monster is idle, it stays in tempo by flying in a style similar to the Tweedle, dangling its arms, and making various facial expressions.
Voice actor: Christopher Elliot
The Grumpyre sings "boom-Shicka-la-Shicka, boom-Shicka-la-Shika" in a harsh whispering voice. It does this repeatedly for its part in the Cold Island song. In Ethereal Island, it sings "boom-shika-La, boom-shika-la-la-la-la boom-shika-la, boom-shika-la-la, boom-shika-la, boom-shika-la-la-la-la Boom-shika-la, Boom-shika-la-la"
The Grumpyre can be bred using a combination of a Deedge and one three-element monster. Possible combination(s):
There is roughly a 1% chance of breeding this successfully. It is uncertain whether some combinations work better than others. According to statistics, doing 70 attempts gives you a 50% chance of successfully breeding at least one Grumpyre; and doing 690 attempts gives you a 99.9% chance of successfully breeding at least one Grumpyre. Note that a Rare Monster could substitute any of the parents. The only exceptions are "Ethereal Breeding Bonanzas". These increase the chance of breeding an Ethereal by 500% (5x).
Earning Rate and Maximum Income
Earning rate is in coins or shards 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.
Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the shards earned per hour, as well as the maximum shards earned.
|The food per level table:|
More info can be found in the Feeding article. Note: with the Ethereal Island update, Grumpyre can be fed up to level 15, at which time it can be placed on Ethereal Island, instead of Gold Island.
Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster, the monster's happiness will increase by 25%. Placing more than one of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase its happiness by 25%. If there's a Unity Tree on the island, items don't need to be near the monsters. Below are the things liked by Grumpyre:
- Maw (requires level 7) ()
- Arackulele (level 9) ()
- Saggle Tree (level 8)
- Dragon Tower (level 20)
- Bass String Bridge (level 19) ()
See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.
Used in Breeding
|Grumpyre is used in the following breeding combinations:|
To see how efficient Grumpyre is at generating resources compared to other monsters check:
The name "Grumpyre" may be a portmanteau between Grumpy and Vampire, due to the ambiguous facial expressions that the monster makes and to its bat-like traits.
Possible Monster Names
To see all possible names for Grumpyre, see Monster Names.
- Main article: Costumes
In December 2015, the Grumpyre was feeling the Yay spirit and wore a wreath around its head, complete with a red bow.
- The Grumpyre, like any other Ethereal monster, can only be placed in the Breeding Structure on Ethereal Island.
- The Grumpyre continues to emit black smoke even when it sleeps (i.e. is muted), albeit in lesser quantities.
- When they are muted, they also rest on the ground.
- One of the Breeding Combinations (Thumpies and Deedge) was also the combination for the Yool. BBB eventually realized the confusion, and changed the Yool's breeding combination on September 13th, 2014, when the Time of the Season event was started on Anniversary Month.
- Even though there are holes in the Grumpyre's wings, it still flies without any problem.
- Other monsters that have the ability to fly or levitate are Tweedle, Cybop, Riff, Glowl (from trailers), Theremind, Poppette, Yuggler, Floot Fly, Squot (technically Squot can levitate, but further examination is needed.), Clavi Gnat, Withur, Déjà-Jin, Cahoot, Ghazt, Jeeode, Humbug, Whisp, Jellbilly, Flum Ox, and Plixie.
- In the info menu, the Grumpyre's eyebrows never emerge, similarly to its pre-1.3.1 appearance.
- Its face looks similar to a Pygmy from the IOS/Android game Pocket God.
- The Grumpyre is the only single-element ethereal to sing. This is similar to Noggin being the only single-element natural monster to not sing.
- Before the introduction of Ethereal Island, Grumpyre temporarily maxed out at level 10. If you tried to feed past Level 10 before, you would receive a message saying, "This monster is satisfied for now, and will not eat any more food."
- Grumpyre was voiced by Monster Handler Chris (from Extra Life 2018 live stream).
- Despite its name and grumpy appearance, the Grumpyre was the first Ethereal to dress up for a holiday.
- Similarly to Wubbox, Grumpyre's monster portrait shows its early design.
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