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Wilson Portrait
Such a round, rubbery fellow.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
You don't look particularly flammable.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Come and fight with me, sea-friends!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
What a chipper little fellow. Does he know life has no meaning?

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
STOP BEING FRIENDLY. IT'S REPELLANT

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
What an adorable cetacean!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Hey buddy, you know any tricks?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
They're much craftier than they appear at first glance.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A blöw struck may simply böunce öff.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Playful rubber blobs. We'll watch from afar.

Webber

Walani Portrait
My surfing buddies!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Chipper fellows.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
These devil's really have a ball.

Woodlegs

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.

Brain Behavior Edit

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.

Spear 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.

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 24
Fire Dart 20
Lucy the Axe 8
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 6
Eyeshot 5
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 4
Obsidian Axe 2-4
Machete Luxury Machete 4
Ham Bat 2-4
PickSlashAxe 4
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
Bat Bat Battle Spear 3
Morning Star 2 or 3
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Icon Tentacle Spike 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Thulecite Club 2
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 2
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Gunpowder Harpoon Coconade Obsidian Coconade Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 24
Fire Dart 20
Lucy the Axe 8
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 6
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 4
Ham Bat 2-4
PickSlashAxe 4
Spear 3
Bat Bat 3
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 2
Thulecite Club 2
Dark Sword 2
Blow Dart 1
Gunpowder 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Battle Spear 3
Morning Star 2 or 3
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Bottlenose Ballphin
Cactus Spike 6
Eyeshot 5
Obsidian Axe 2-4
Machete Luxury Machete 4
Poison Spear Peg Leg 3
Obsidian Machete 2-3
Trident 1 or 3
The 'Sea Legs' Icon 2
Obsidian Spear 1-2
Cutlass Supreme 2
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 1
Spear Gun Battle 1
Spear Gun Obsidian 1
Harpoon 1
Coconade 1
Obsidian Coconade 1

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Bottlenose Ballphin with an Ice Staff and it takes 1 Sleep Dart to put it to sleep.

Prototype TipsEdit

  • 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.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • 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.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • 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.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged Bishop) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged Rook) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged Knight) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (EwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon) (DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSpider Warrior (Venomous)Sea HoundStink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed Deer Don't Starve Together icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(Antlion Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)