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"Kowakian monkey lizards—biggest pain this side of the galaxy. I hate those things! Hate 'em!"
Poe Dameron[src]

Kowakian monkey-lizards, also known as Kowakians, sometimes referred to as monkeys, were a race of semi-sentient reptilian creatures often used by members of the underworld as pets. Owners of Kowakians included Jabba Desilijic Tiure,[6] Hondo Ohnaka,[5] and Emil Graf.[7] They were capable of using weapons such as the blaster and, in the case of Pikk Mukmuk, a pirate tank.[4] One Kowakian became a bounty hunter and turned the Wookiee Chewbacca over to the Galactic Empire.[8] They were related to the much larger Kowakian ape-lizard.[9] Due to their appearance they were often mistaken for pests.[10]


"If you value that creature's life, you should tell it to never again do that in my presence."
Darth Vader, regarding the manners of Salacious Crumb[src]

Pilf Mukmuk, a red Kowakian monkey-lizard

Kowakian monkey-lizards were impish creatures hailing from the planet Kowak. They were known for their shrill laughter and sophisticated senses of humor.[2] A notable Kowakian monkey-lizard was Salacious B. Crumb, who served as court jester in Jabba's Palace during the reign of the Galactic Empire.[11]

In 9 ABY, roasted Kowakian monkey-lizards could be purchased on Nevarro.[12]

Around 34 ABY, Kowakian monkey-lizards were imported to the planet Batuu and sold as pets in the Creature Stall at Black Spire Outpost.[13]


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