Bottlenose Ballphins are mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. Ballphin pods (groups of Ballphins) are found in random places on the Ocean. Each pod contains 12 members. Ballphins will spawn 15 to 16 days after a new world creation. If some members of the pods are killed, remaining Ballphins will spawn new members during the Mild Season.
Bottlenose Ballphins travel in packs and generally stay in a single area. However, if a player character ventures near, they will follow them for a relatively short distance, and perform back-flips. Additionally, they will attack any hostile creatures or monsters, such as Stink Rays and Sea Hounds. Therefore, as Webber is considered a Monster, Bottlenose Ballphins will attack him on sight. If the rest of a ballphin's pod have been killed, the survivor will follow the player to a new area of the ocean and stay there, although relocating it can be a time-consuming process, as it can easily become distracted along the way.
Fighting Strategy Edit
Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Bottlenose Ballphin when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.
- If the player knows the locations of Ballphins and hears an impending Sea Hound attack, it is prudent to sail towards them for protection.
- Abigail can easily kill an entire pack of Ballphins.
- The Bottlenose Ballphin's ability to drop Empty Bottles is a pun on its name.
- The name Bottlenose Ballphin is a reference to the real world animal, the Bottlenose Dolphin.
- It is possible for the Bottlenose Ballphins to spawn in on land. In this case they won't be able to get to the Ocean, and they will be stuck on land.