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.

Description

Riff is a large orange monster with a maroon hairstyle covering part of its eyes. On its arms, it has feathers with yellow spots and it has three clawed fingers. It has bat wings and bird-like feet. It plays on a blue-green guitar with an eye on it.

When idle, the Riff will nod its body (as its head is on its body) and occasionally open its mouth.

Song

Audio sample:

Instrument: Electric guitar 

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.

Earning Rate and Maximum Income

Earning rate is in coins 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.

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 this article.

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.

Used in Breeding

Riff is used in the following breeding combinations:
Bred with Result Breeding Time
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Air Island.png
Air
Island
File:T-Rox.png
T-Rox
Earth ElementWater 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
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
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 ElementWater 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
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
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 ElementCold Element.png
File:Epic Noggin.png
Epic Noggin
Earth Element
01:00:00
(45:00)
Checkmark.png
File:Fwog.png
Fwog
Earth ElementWater 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
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
22:15:00
(16:41:15)
Checkmark.png
Any other (non-Single) monster File:Riff.png
Riff
Air Element.pngEarth Element
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
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

Wublin Egg Consumption

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

Monster Egg Wublin 1 Wublin 2 Wublin 3 Wublin 4 Wublin 5
Riff Egg
Riff
Bona-PetiteStatue.png
Bona-Petite
DwumrohlZZZ.png
Dwumrohl
GheegurStatue.png
Gheegur
PixolotlStatue.png
Pixolotl
ThwokZZZ.png
Thwok
5 eggs 3 eggs 6 eggs 6 eggs 1 egg

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

Celestial Egg Consumption

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

Monster Egg Celestial 1 Celestial 2 Celestial 3
Riff Egg
Riff
Attmoz (Dormant).png
Attmoz
Vhamp (Dormant).png
Vhamp
Galvana (Dormant).png
Galvana
3 eggs 1 egg 1 egg

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

Strategy

To see how efficient Riff is at generating resources compared to other monsters check:

Name Origin

The Riff's name originates from the term, "guitar riff ".

Possible Monster Names

To see all possible names for Riff, see Monster Names.

Notes

  • 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 Riff's feathery limbs and body, and feet, somewhat resemble a chicken.
  • The name of "Riff" remains constant in all languages.
  • In the concept art of the Riff, it had a more humanoid body-for-a-head instead of one that appeared more of a chicken's body. It was also taller and played a real guitar without monsterification (personification in the sense of monsters). It had no bat wings and had spots that were similar to the released Maw's spots. It also had a hairstyle that was similar to the released Drumpler's hair.
  • 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, although unconfirmed, that this may have 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 air and gold island, riff bobs its head every third beat. On tribal island, it appears to be every two beats instead.
  • Riff is one of many monsters who have the ability to fly or levitate. The others are Tweedle, Cybop, Glowl (from trailers), Theremind, Poppette, Yuggler, Floot Fly, Squot (technically Squot can levitate, but further examination is needed.), Clavi Gnat, Withur, Grumpyre, Ghazt, Jeeode, Humbug, Whisp, Jellbilly, Flum Ox, and Plixie.


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