Locker level 1
Favorite target Anything
Attacks ground yes
Attacks air no
Special ability -
Pokey Original

Original Pokey design.

" Like a swarm of ants, a roaming pack of Pokeys can devour a grown cow in less than five minutes. "

General information


Old Pokeys aka Heaphy

Pokey is the first monster available in Backyard Monsters. It is the only Overworld monster that a player doesn't need to unlock in the Monster Locker, because it is already available from the moment you start playing. They are often used in attacks called Pokey Bombs.

Pokeys are also used for feeding level 1 and 2 Drull.


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Movement speed 1.20 kph 1.20 kph 1.20 kph 1.20 kph 1.20 kph 1.20 kph
Health 200 220 240 260 280 300
Damage 60 65 70 75 80 85
Goo cost 250 450 675 800 1,000 1,250
Goo cost (Map Room 3) 750 1,350 2,025 2,400 3,000 3,750
Housing space 10 Spaces 10 Spaces 10 Spaces 9 Spaces 8 Spaces 7 Spaces
Production time 15s 10s 8s 7s 6s 5s
Production time (Map Room 3) 45s 30s 24s 21s 18s 15s
Upgrade cost (putty) - 4,000 8,000 12,000 16,000 22,000
Upgrade time - 2h 3h 5h 8h 12h
Attack to housing ratio 6 6.5 7 8.34 10 12.1
Health to housing ratio 20 22 24 28.9 35 42.9

Bugs and Glitches

  • A fully filled Monster Bunker can still be filled with a Pokey which is Level 4-6.
  • If your computer is lagging and attacked with some pokey,one of the pokey will penetrate through the a wall even the wall is not completely destroyed.
  • Pokey Flinger Bug

    Pokeys only accommodate 7 spaces in MR3.

    If you are using Internet Explorer 6, your Pokeys, when deployed, will die for no reason.


  • Pokey is featured in the minigame: Attack of the Pokies
  • In the Beta days of Backyard Monsters, Pokeys were known as Pinky, and their name before that was Pinkus, and before Pinkus was their name, they were called Heaphy.
  • Pokey is the only monster whose housing requirement changes in some stages of its upgrades.
  • Pokey's official art used to be blue, but now it's red/pink.
  • Pokey is already unlocked in the Monster Locker for you.
  • You get 20 pokeys the first time you attack and you are told to use at least 15, although you could just use 1 single pokey.
  • Pokey means "dull and slow".
  • Best used in groups.
  • Pokeys can easily overwhelm a Drull if there are enough.
  • Pokeys housing cost goes down the further it is levelled up, allowing for more massive swarms with same ammount of housing Capacity
  • Pokeys are required to feed Drull for the first few levels


Moved to Pokey/tips

Locker Level 1 Monsters
40px-Pokey Pokey Octo-ooze Octo-ooze Bolt Bolt Fink Fink
Locker Level 2 Monsters
Ichi Ichi Eye-ra Eye-ra Bandito Bandito FangFang VorgVorg
Locker Level 3 Monsters
Brain Brain Slimeattikus Slimeattikus Crabatron Crabatron Project X Project X Zafreeti Zafreeti
Locker Level 4 Monsters
Teratorn Teratorn Wormzer Wormzer D.A.V.E. D.A.V.E.

Earned Monsters

Strongbox Level 1 Monsters
Spurtz Spurtz Zagnoid Zagnoid
Strongbox Level 2 Monsters
Valgos Valgos Malphus Malphus
Strongbox Level 3 Monsters
Balthazar Balthazar Grokus Grokus Sabnox Sabnox
Strongbox Level 4 Monsters
King Wormzer King Wormzer

Champion Monsters
Drull 6 Drull Gorgo 6 Gorgo Fomor 6 Fomor Korath 6 Korath Krallen sprite1 Krallen

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