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Riffs are masterful musicians. Very little is known about these complex Monsters, but they do have some distinct and unusual habits. For example, Riffs use their flexible toes to select random objects from the ground which they inspect, then eat.
Monster Bio

Description

Riff is a quad-element Monster that can be found on Air Island. It is best obtained by breeding Congle and Noggin. By default, its breeding time is 24 hours long. Riff has a decent coin production, and can be useful for beginners before getting monsters with higher coin production.

Song

Audio sample:

Instrument: Electric guitar

VST: Unknown

The Riff Monster's contribution to an island's song is playing an instrument resembling an electric guitar. The guitar is not actually electric, nor is it a real instrument; it is another monster that shares a symbiotic relationship with the Riff. The guitar monster produces sounds matching its real-life counterpart.

Breeding

The Riff can be bred using monsters that combine to provide all the elements Cold, Air, Water and Earth without repeating any.

The following pairs of 2-element monsters can be used to breed a Riff:

However, the combination of a 3-element with 1-element monster has a higher rate of success:

Of these, Congle+Noggin is the best combination, as it has the lowest average breeding times in case of breeding failure.

There is also a small chance of producing a Riff from a failed breeding attempt, using a Riff and a non-Single Element Monster.

Like all Quad Element Monsters, Riffs are hard to breed and these combinations may result in a parent monster as offspring instead. However, if you are fortunate enough to already possess both a Riff and a Rare Riff, the two can be bred together to create another Riff with a 100% success rate.

The Rare version of any monster can be used for breeding instead of the common version.

Likes

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 Riff:

See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.

Costumes

Main article: Costumes
Costume Availability Cost
Riff (Spiny Six-String).png
Spiny Six-String
Always available 30 Diamonds (discounted)
45 Diamonds (full price)
Riff (Heavymetal Helmet).png
Heavymetal Helmet
Always available 50,000 Coins (discounted)
75,000 Coins (full price)
Riff (Seaweed Wraps).png
Seaweed Wraps
Weekly Versus Match 25 Diamonds (discounted)
37 Diamonds (full price)
Riff (Power of Luff).png
Power of Luff
Love Series.pngSeason of Love Series 30 Diamonds

Used in Breeding

Riff is used in the following breeding combinations:
Bred with Result Breeding Time
(enhanced)
dd:hh:mm:ss
Air Island.png
Air
Island
File:T-Rox.png
T-Rox
Earth Element.pngWater Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Reebro.png
Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:12:00:00
(01:03:00:00)
Checkmark.png
File:PomPom.png
PomPom
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Reebro.png
Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:12:00:00
(01:03:00:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Congle.png
Congle
Air Element.pngWater Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Reebro.png
Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:12:00:00
(01:03:00:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Scups.png
Scups
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Water Element.png
File:Reebro.png
Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:12:00:00
(01:03:00:00)
Checkmark.png
File:T-Rox.png
T-Rox
Earth Element.pngWater Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Rare Reebro.png
Rare Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:21:30:00
(01:10:07:30)
Checkmark.png
File:PomPom.png
PomPom
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Rare Reebro.png
Rare Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:21:30:00
(01:10:07:30)
Checkmark.png
File:Congle.png
Congle
Air Element.pngWater Element.png
Cold Element.png
File:Rare Reebro.png
Rare Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:21:30:00
(01:10:07:30)
Checkmark.png
File:Scups.png
Scups
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Water Element.png
File:Rare Reebro.png
Rare Reebro
Mech Element.png
01:21:30:00
(01:10:07:30)
Checkmark.png
File:Tweedle.png
Tweedle
Air Element.png
File:Schmoochle.png
Schmoochle
Love Element.png
01:07:06:30
(23:19:52)
Checkmark.png
File:Drumpler.png
Drumpler
Earth Element.pngCold Element.png
File:Epic Noggin.png
Epic Noggin
Earth Element.png
01:00:00
(45:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Fwog.png
Fwog
Earth Element.pngWater Element.png
File:Epic Hoola.png
Epic Hoola
Summer Element.png
21:20:00
(16:00:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Maw.png
Maw
Water Element.pngCold Element.png
File:Epic Toe Jammer.png
Epic Toe Jammer
Water Element.png
03:00:00
(02:15:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Cybop.png
Cybop
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
File:Epic Tweedle.png
Epic Tweedle
Air Element.png
11:00:00
(08:15:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Pango.png
Pango
Air Element.pngCold Element.png
File:Epic Mammott.png
Epic Mammott
Cold Element.png
05:00:00
(03:45:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Quibble.png
Quibble
Air Element.pngWater Element.png
File:Epic Schmoochle.png
Epic Schmoochle
Love Element.png
22:14:00
(16:40:30)
Checkmark.png
Any other (non-Single) monster File:Riff.png
Riff
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Water Element.pngCold Element.png
01:00:00:00
(18:00:00)
Checkmark.png
Any other (non-Single) monster File:Rare Riff.png
Rare Riff
Air Element.pngEarth Element.png
Water Element.pngCold Element.png
01:06:30:00
(22:52:30)
Checkmark.png
Any other monster The other monster varies Checkmark.png
Any other (non-Single) monster Rare version of the other monster varies Checkmark.png

Statistics

Earning Rate and Maximum Income

Earning rate is in Coins per minute and depends on Happiness % (Likes increase Happiness) and Monster Level. Each Monster also has a maximum amount of income it can hold at a time. Increasing the Monster's Level also increases this limit.

Level Per Minute Coins Maximum Coins
0% Happiness 25% Happiness 50% Happiness 75% Happiness 100% Happiness
1 11 13 16 19 22 17,281
2 18 22 27 31 36 27,650
3 27 32 39 45 52 41,474
4 35 43 52 61 70 55,299
5 44 55 66 77 88 69,124
6 53 66 79 92 106 82,949
7 62 77 93 108 124 96,774
8 70 87 105 122 140 110,598
9 79 98 118 138 158 124,423
10 88 110 132 154 176 138,248
11 97 121 145 169 194 152,073
12 106 132 159 185 212 165,898
13 114 142 171 199 228 179,722
14 123 153 184 215 246 193,547
15 132 165 198 231 264 207,372
16 138 172 207 241 276 217,740
17 144 180 216 252 288 226,450
18 148 185 222 259 296 233,243
19 151 188 226 264 302 237,908
20 152 190 228 266 304 240,287

Feeding Monsters

Each monster needs to be fed four times before it reaches the next level. Increasing the monster's level increases the coins earned per minute, as well as the maximum coins earned.

The food per level table:
Level Food Per Feeding x4 Food to Level Up Total food to reach this Level
1 15 60 -
2 30 120 60
3 60 240 180
4 120 480 420
5 240 960 900
6 480 1,920 1,860
7 960 3,840 3,780
8 1,920 7,680 7,620
9 3,840 15,360 15,300
10 7,680 30,720 30,660
11 15,360 61,440 61,380
12 30,720 122,880 122,820
13 61,440 245,760 245,700
14 122,880 491,520 491,460
15 184,320 737,280 982,980
16 276,480 1,105,920 1,720,260
17 414,720 1,658,880 2,826,180
18 622,080 2,488,320 4,485,060
19 933,120 3,732,480 6,973,380
20 - - 10,705,860

More info can be found in the Feeding article.

Egg Consumption

While trying to breed other Monsters (particularly Monsters with a very low chance of breeding), the following Wublins, Celestials, and Vessels can be used to "dispose of" Riff eggs immediately instead of putting them into a Nursery and having that Nursery not be available.

Riff Egg
Riff
Bona-Petite (Inactive).png
Bona-Petite
Dwumrohl (Inactive).png
Dwumrohl
Gheegur (Inactive).png
Gheegur
Pixolotl (Inactive).png
Pixolotl
Thwok (Inactive).png
Thwok
5 eggs 3 eggs 6 eggs 6 eggs 1 egg
Attmoz (Dormant).png
Attmoz
Vhamp (Dormant).png
Vhamp
Galvana (Dormant).png
Galvana
3 eggs 1 egg 1 egg
Kayna (Vessel).png
Kayna
Glowl (Vessel).png
Glowl
Boskus (Vessel).png
Boskus
2 eggs 1 egg 1 egg

Note that bred Monster eggs can only be "disposed of" into inactive Wublins, Celestials, and Vessels; active ones do not accept Monster eggs. Also note that inactive Monsters to which you have already disposed the number of Riff eggs that it accepts, will no longer be available as a "recycle bin" for such eggs.

Possible Monster Names

To see all possible names for Riff, see Monster Names. Many of Riff's names are related to guitars.

  • Cormic - References the guitar brand 'McCormick Guitars'.
  • Frett - A fret is a section along the neck of the guitar.
  • Geet - The first syllable of 'guitar'. It also could be a reference to Riff's original name, Geetar.
  • Grind - A grind pedal is an electronic device that causes a guitar's sound to become more distorted.
  • Hagly - Unknown.
  • Luftgitar - German for 'air guitar'. This makes sense, as Riff is the Quad of Air Island and plays a guitar.
  • Malak - Arabic for 'angel'. It could reference the wings on its head.
  • Pickles - Could refer to picks, which are small plastic wafers that are used to play the guitar.
  • Scorch - References the guitar brand 'Scorch Guitar Strings'.
  • Tate - The last name of Geoff Tate, a metal guitarist in the band Queensrÿche.
  • Thrash - A violent type of guitar playing style.
  • Xever - References the guitar brand 'Xaviere Acoustic Guitars'.

Notes

  • Riff's name comes from the term, guitar riff.
  • The Riff has the highest income of all quad-element monsters.
  • Occasionally, the Riff will use its wings to hover a short distance above the ground during its song.
  • The name of "Riff" remains constant in all languages.
  • The Riff's wing placement seems to move everywhere; in the My Singing Monsters Christmas wallpaper, the Riff's wings are shown up high, by its hair; but on an image for Schmoochle leaving, its wings are lower on its body.
  • It was shown here that the Riffs original name was Geetar.
    • It is possible that this may have just been a codename for the monster.
  • The Riff's guitar is similar to the Rare Riff (green and scaly), and the guitar of the Rare Riff is similar to the usual Riff (orange and shaggy-looking).
  • The Riff is the only Quad Element Monster available at level 7, because it does not use Plant nor Fire.
  • On the Air and Gold Islands, Riff bobs its head every third beat. On Tribal Island, it appears to be every two beats instead.
  • The Riff's part on Tribal Island is somewhat similar to the intro of the song, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana.


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