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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. When killed, a Ballphin drops two Fish Morsels, a Dorsal Fin, and has a 50% chance to drop an additional Empty Bottle.

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, Crocodogs 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.

Befriended Bottlenose Ballphins have an 80% chance of saving the player from drowning, resurrecting them to the nearest island with ingredients to make a Log Raft, similar to a Life Jacket. They will also help the player mine coral, similar to how Pigs will help chop trees and Wildbores will help chop trees and hack Bamboo Patches.

A Bottlenose Ballphin spawned from a Ballphin Palace will come out during the day and behave like homeless Ballphins, but will go home at dusk.

Home Sign Ballphin NamesEdit

Bottlenose Ballphins will have random names assigned to them, similar to Pigs, Bunnymen, and Wildbores.

Possible Ballphin names: 

  • Babel
  • Bait
  • Brian
  • Chips
  • Chum
  • Earl
  • Fin
  • Fishi
  • Flotsam
  • Gilly
  • Jaws
  • Jetsam
  • Marius
  • Miah
  • Miso
  • Neptune
  • Phlipper
  • Poseidon
  • Seabreeze
  • Seadog
  • Seasalt
  • Sharky
  • Sushi
  • Tuna
  • Wanda
  • Wasabi

GramophoneQuotes Edit

Idle

  • Eee?
  • Ee, ee?
  • Eee eee ee?

Allied

  • EEEE!
  • EEE, EE?
  • EE!! EE!!
  • EE EEE EE

Found food

  • EEEK! EEEK!
  • EEEEEEEEH!!
  • EEK EEK EEK!

Going home at dusk

  • Nee! NEe!
  • NEEEEE!!
  • NEE! NEE!

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 Crocodog attack, it is prudent to sail towards them for protection.
  • Abigail can easily kill an entire pod of Ballphins.
  • Unlike Pigs and Wildbores, allied Ballphins will not move away if approached. This makes them quite useful for sanity restoration, especially if the player has befriended multiple Ballphins.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The player's ability to befriend Ballphin, their names, quotes and spawn location, the Ballphin Palace, were added to the Shipwrecked DLC more than a year after its official completion in the Home Sea Home update, after being tested in a beta branch for several months.
  • 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 BugsEdit

  • 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) (Crocodog (Blue CrocodogYellow Crocodog) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink 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 DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorMagma GolemPit PigScorpeonSnortoise