おさるさん Osaru-san (Mr. Monkey)
Monkey Tap
Artwork from Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Gender Male/Female
Appearances Rhythm Tengoku,
Rhythm Heaven,
Rhythm Heaven Fever,
Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Monkey is a recurring character from the Rhythm Heaven franchise, particularly Rhythm Heaven Fever.

Rhythm Tengoku


The Monkey's first appearance is in Showtime, where he hits a switch to launch a ball for penguins to catch mid-air.

Tap Trial

In Tap Trial, there are 2 monkeys who instruct you on when to tap, double tap, triple tap, or jump.

Rhythm Heaven

Fan Club

In Fan Club, there are three monkeys, one of which is the player. The Pop Singer gives you cues that you must follow with the other monkeys, which includes clapping and jumping.

Freeze Frame

In Freeze Frame, three monkeys stacked upon each other make a appearance in the middle. In Megamix's version, there are many more monkeys of various colors.

Rhythm Heaven Fever

Hole in One

In Hole in One, the Monkey is seen with his friend, Mandrill. Since it's the first rhythm game, they introduce you to the concept of rhythm. They return in Hole in One 2, where the Monkey is pink.


The Monkey is the leader in Tambourine. It plays the tambourine as the player must repeat them.

Monkey Watch

In Monkey Watch, there are dozens of monkeys. The player, who is also a monkey, rides the watch's clock hand and "high fives" the other monkeys as they pass by them. There are also purple monkeys that will be followed after every few monkeys, which high fives on the off-beat.

Remix 2

In the sections of Board Meeting, instead of a woman assistant, there is a small female monkey wearing glasses and a small pink dress. Instead of saying "One, two, three!" the monkey says "Oo-ookii!".

Exhibition Match

Before the last ball is thrown in Exhibition Match, The curtain in the middle of the arena rises to reveal a monkey, who is catching the pitcher's baseballs and dropping to the Slugger.

Clap Trap

A small yellow monkey from Monkey Watch makes a small appearance in Clap Trap, when the branch comes down from behind the doll.

Rhythm Heaven Megamix

Animal Acrobat

In Animal Acrobat, the Acrobatic Monkey swings on elephant trunks and giraffe heads.

Pajama Party

In Pajama Party, the pajama girl is seen with 24 other monkeys. 

Jungle Gymnast

In Jungle Gymnast, the Female Acrobatic Monkey swings on not only trunks and heads, but other monkeys as well.

Other Appearances

The monkeys also appear in the returning games Tap Trial, Fan Club, Freeze Frame, Hole in One, Monkey Watch, Exhibition Match, and Clap Trap.




Artwork & Other

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
JP Japanese
US English (US) Monkey
UK English (UK) Monkey
FR French
ES Spanish Mono, Monito
D German
IT Italian Scimmia
KR Korean


  • Monkeys made a cameo in WarioWare: Smooth Moves and Game & Wario, by the same creators who made the WarioWare series.
  • The first monkey appearance in the series is Showtime in Rhythm Tengoku.
  • It's the most common character in Rhythm Heaven.
  • Despite being Monkeys, they are rarely seen with tails.
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