Shellbeats are naturally shy and like to keep hidden away in their shells. When they are woken up by their neighbors' loud singing they tend to loosen up, come out of their shell, and play along as best they can with their aquatic drum set. Shellbeats have gotten pretty good at playing lately.
MSM Composer Bio:
The Shellbeat collects objects from its aquatic home to fashion a drum kit - cymbals and a snare drum. When it comes it creating a bass drum sound, it finds slapping its own shell works just fine.
The Shellbeat is a purple humanoid creature with a snail-like shell on its back. Its tail looks like a squid's tentacle: long, with a pad of suckers on its end. Instead of visible ears, it has small fins. It sits on a light-cyan stool in front of a drum kit consisting of a snare drum and two sets of cymbals, which it plays almost continually. It also hits its shell with its tail, using its shell as a bass drum.
This monster is rarely idle, but when it is, it sways back and forth a bit, and keeps the rhythm by stepping lightly with alternating feet.
The Shellbeat's contribution to an island's song is a collection of mid-to-high pitch percussion sounds. In addition to its drumset and cymbals, the Shellbeat also uses its own shell as a drum. It plays on the drumset using the sticks in its hand while playing its shell with its tail. Its shell plays the role of producing the bass drum of a drumset.
The Shellbeat can be bred using monsters that combine to provide all the elements Plant, Air, Water and Earth without repeating any.
The following pairs of 2-element monsters can be used to breed a Shellbeat:
The last combination is best, since in case of failure, the Noggin takes much less time to hatch than either Tweedle or Potbelly, and you can try again quickly. Next-best is the combination with the Toe Jammer.
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.
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.
Every monster has different things that they like. For every unique object that they like that's placed near the monster (if not using a Unity Tree), the monster's happiness will increase by 25%. Placing two of the same liked item near a monster will still only increase happiness by 25%. Below are the things liked by Shellbeat:
See the Likes page to view a complete list of all monsters' likes.
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" Shellbeat eggs immediately instead of putting them into a Nursery and having that Nursery not be available.
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 Shellbeat 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" Shellbeat eggs immediately instead of putting them into a Nursery and having that Nursery not be available.
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 Shellbeat eggs that Celestial accepts, will no longer be available as a "recycle bin" for such eggs.
To see how efficient Shellbeat is at generating resources compared to other monsters check: