They're fun to have around, they unlock doors. I dunno, don't ask me, maybe they have a monkey wrench xD. Anyways they are good to have on your shoulder on neutral as they throw poop at enemies when you are hit, which slows them down. Good for taming things like trikes, just keep whistling neutral, passive so they don't absolutely hammer the thing your trying to tame
I had a monkey and I took it to Shrek’s swamp I was killed by two raptors A sarco and a baronyx I respawned a my monkey was still fighting them like a pro he had killed the sarco. But shortly after died.
They are great travel buddies, I saw one getting attacked by a dilo. Save the Monkeys.
Hands down my favourite companion. Slows enemies and inflicts torpor by throwing poop when on your shoulder, listens to commands when on your shoulder. Handy to escaping troublesome dinos or slowing annoying tames like the quetz. Only half his weight is added to you when he's on your shoulder, I keep my trapping gear in him like a few gates, pillars, bear traps etc and also a couple sleeping bags and tents incase things get rough. Stick a tracker on him and you can leave him in a 1x1 structure to refind downed tames etc, handy to keep an extra tracker at base in case you die he'll be with your body so you can easily find it again. Whistle on a bush and he'll collect berries. Collects meat and hide too but I'm not sure how, Just keep seeing it appear in his inventory. Can wear a helmet for additional protection and fun masks too! I put all his skill points into hp and weight. Warns you of danger too!
First thing I tamed. Raptors jumped me I died, went back couldn't find it. Fast forward 2 MONTHS, find it in front of my house with a Rex bone helmet and a Spino egg along with some berries (I had wandering enabled). Loss of words.
While on your shoulder and on agressive it will throw shit at enemies that slows them down a lot and does some damage. Like the dilophosaur, this monkey has a turret mode where it will not move, but it will throw shit at enemies.