Monster Strike

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Monster Strike (モンスターストライク Monsutā Sutoraiku) is a free mobile game for Android and iOS developed by XFLAG. On July 10, 2022, a collaboration with the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean was announced. The collaboration began on July 15, 2022 and ended on August 2, 2022.


Monster Strike (shortened to MS or Monsuto (モンスト)) was originally released in Japan on August 8, 2013. It is a physics game with gacha monster-collecting role-playing and strategy elements. By October 2018, it had surpassed Puzzle & Dragons as the highest grossing mobile app of all time, having then grossed US$7.2 billion worldwide. A North American version of the game was released in October 2014, but by August 2017 service was closed.


In MS, players collect monsters through various means to create teams to take on dungeons called Quests (クエスト Kuesuto) with three of their own monsters and a fourth from another player; online and local multiplayer is also available with up to 4 players. In the quests are enemy monsters scattered across the field. Players then slingshot their own monsters into them to inflict damage. Player monsters come in two types that reflect how they interact with enemy monsters: Bounce (反射 Hansha) and Pierce (貫通 Kantsū). Each monster also has an Element (属性 Zokusei): Fire, Water, Wood, Light, and Dark. The main statistics in MS are HP, Attack (ATK), and Speed (SPD), the last of which determines how far the monster will travel across the board; there is also a Luck ((ラック) Rakku) mechanic that improves the rates of enemy monsters being obtained from Quests. Monsters possess Abilities (アビリティ Abiriti) that are passive abilities that determine how the monster reacts to various stage hazards or other monsters on the board such as having an immunity to enemy Gravity shields or Warps or are a "Slayer" of a certain enemy Class (種族 Shuzoku), generally the design motif of the monster. Some monsters also possess Gauge Shots (ゲージショット Gēji Shotto) that if successfully activated increase their ATK and SPD as well as activate Gauge Abilities. When hitting ally monsters on the field, it activates their Bump Combo(s) (友情コンボ Yūjō Konbo), which can have multiple effects such as inflicting damage with homing missiles or laser beams or increasing the active monster's speed. After a certain number of turns have passed for any monster they are able to activate their Strike Shot (ストライクショット Sutoraiku Shotto), their special move that initiates a zoom in, a voice line, and additional effects as the monster travels across the board.

Monsters are either obtained from Quests or from the Hatcher (ガチャ Gacha) by spending Orbs (オーブ Ōbu). Monsters can also be enhanced through Evolution (進化 Shinka) and Ascension (神化 Kamika); evolution only requires items gathered throughout the game such as Sharls and Stoans while Ascension requires the collection of monsters from Quests. An Evolved or Ascended monster can also undergo Transcension (獣神化 Jūshinka) through the use of Dragon Gems (獣神竜 Jūshinryū); Transcended monsters are often a combination of the Evolved and Ascended's best features and have a second tier of their Strike Shot that is stronger. Certain Transcended monsters can also undergo Transcension: Kai (獣神化・改 Jūshinka - Kai) to further boost their stats, increase their level cap from 99 to 120, and gain a Connect Skill (コネクトスキル Konekuto Sukiru), an additional ability that only activates if certain criteria are met for the team.

In addition to monsters based on mythological figures, historical figures, locations, and in some cases abstract concepts, the game also features crossover content with famous franchises, including Final Fantasy and Star Wars. Some of their anime collaborations in 2022 included Spy x Family, Detective Conan, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.


Monster Strike has also spawned its own multimedia franchise of other video games and media:

  • Monster Strike Stadium, a companion app that links up to the main app for players to transfer monsters over to participate in time-attack challenges. This application is used in the MS esports competitions the Monst Grand Prix.
  • Monster Strike MULTI BURST, an arcade game published with assistance from Konami. Up to four players could participate in a 2-on-2 tag team battle against each other and earn Skill Cards to use in the game. It could also connect to the mobile app to transfer over limited edition characters over. Online support ended on July 20, 2017.
  • Monster Strike: The Animation, an original web anime series released on YouTube in which Monster Strike the mobile game connects to a parallel world where the various characters from the game live. Initial character designs were by Tatsuro Iwamoto, known for his art design on the Ace Attorney franchise. The third season is an anthology series of stories featuring the monsters Lucifer (otherwise known as Lucy), Pandora, Arthur, Solomon, and Noah, and their interactions with a group of ten fallen angel monsters seeking to destroy the Monster Strike universe. It is accompanied by four feature length anime films released in theaters as well as several original net anime films released on the XFLAG Anime YouTube channel which later had tie-ins with the mobile game.
  • Monster Strike for the Nintendo 3DS, an action RPG incorporating the characters and plot of the anime's first season.
  • Monster Strike Card Game, a collectible card game featuring characters from the mobile game originally released on March 2, 2018.
  • Monst Dream Company, a spin-off mobile game released on September 6, 2019. It featured characters from Monster Strike and combined elements of business simulation, dice, and resource management games. Service of the game ended on May 29, 2020.
  • Monster Strike Ghost Scramble, a spin-off mobile game originally released on July 19, 2022. It is a multiplayer co-op game where players take the roles of a squad of ghost hunters, with three actively fighting ghosts on the field and a fourth operates a drone to support the other players. It incorporates characters from the original mobile app as both weapons the player wields in the same fashion as the monsters in the original game and as boss characters.

Stone Ocean Collaboration

On July 10, 2022, XFLAG announced a collaboration between the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and their mobile game Monster Strike that began on July 15, 2022, for a limited time.[1] By purchasing the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean collaboration starter pack, players could get an exclusive unit featuring both Jolyne and Jotaro. This unit was limited to one per person and was also only available from July 15, 2022, to August 2, 2022.[2] The collaboration also featured five limited quest events against minor villains from the anime. These include Lang Rangler, Thunder McQueen, Gwess, Johngalli A., and Miraschon.

On July 14, 2022, it was announced that the character Enrico Pucci and the guardian beast Stone Free would be obtainable in the game from July 17, 2022 to August 2, 2022 by completing quests in-game. It was also announced that the collaboration would introduce a "Dollar" currency system could be earned from completing quests during the collaboration period. Players would then be able to use these Dollars on "G.D. St. Prison Missions" and redeem unique items from the "G.D. Store" until August 4, 2022. Completing these missions rewarded the player with a unit featuring Jolyne, Ermes and F.F., as well as unlocking various stickers including Emporio, Gwess, Pi-chan, Charlotte, and Pucci. Once all missions were completed, the player was rewarded with the "Jolyne’s Butterfly" medal.[3]

On July 21, 2022, XFLAG made a second update to their collaboration, announcing a new unit featuring Emporio, Weather and Anasui that would be available from July 22, 2022, to August 2, 2022. The unit would be obtainable by spending 5 Dollars to make a phone call with your "mother" at G.D. st. Prison. Once a phone call was made, the player would've had to wait 24 hours before they were allowed to make another. Alternatively, players could spend an additional 10 Dollars to reduce the wait time. The update also introduced a system where players could earn "Ora Ora Points" as a log-in bonus, or by clearing the "Ora Ora Rush" collaboration quest. Players could then choose to spend their points on either Jotaro or Jolyne to get different rewards.[4] On July 29, 2022, the option to call the Speedwagon Foundation was added to the phone booth, which unlocked a hidden "Operation Savage Garden" boss quest against Pucci. Beating the quest rewarded the player with the "Savage Garden" medal.[5]


Stone Ocean Characters


Link to this section Stone Ocean Events
Event Description

Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
Five collaboration characters from the anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean will be available for a limited time. The chance of getting a collaboration character will be greatly increased from July 17.
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"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean" Collaboration Starter Pack
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By purchasing the "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean Collaboration Starter Pack" you will get the character "Joestar Family, Jolyne & Jotaro" (6★), as well as a bundle of items for beginners. This character is only obtainable from the starter pack and is limited to one per person.
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Lang Rangler" (5★) as a clear bonus.
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Thunder McQueen" (4★) as a clear bonus.
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Gwess" (4★) as a clear bonus.
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Johngalli A." (5★) as a clear bonus. Playing online doubles the drop rate and only 7 drops can be obtained per day.
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Miraschon" (5★) as a clear bonus.
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"Foo Fighters" Impossible Quest
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain the Guardian Beast "Stone Free" as a clear bonus.
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"Whitesnake" Insidious Quest
Date (JST): July 17, 2022 19:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By defeating the boss you can obtain "Enrico Pucci" (5★) as a clear bonus.
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"Ora Ora Rush" Quest
Date (JST): July 23, 2022 0:00 - August 1, 2022 23:59
During the collaboration, players will also be able to earn “Ora Points” as a log-in bonus or by clearing the “Ora Ora Rush” collaboration quest. The quest can only be played once per day by lobby hosts and multiple times a day by guests. The more players in your match, the more Ora Points you earn.
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"G.D. St. Prison" Missions
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 5 3:59
By completing quests during the collaboration period, you can earn "Dollars" used for obtaining characters, titles and stickers. These dollars can be used to unlock different "G.D. St. Prison" Mission areas.
Area Cost Mission Reward
1 N/A
  • Clear "Goo Goo Dolls" Quest WoodIcon.png
  • Clear "Manhattan Transfer" Quest LightIcon.png
  • Clear "Manhattan Transfer" Quest using a Strike Shot.
  • "Female Prisoner Trio, Jolyne, Ermes & F.F." (x20)
  • "Gwess" Sticker
  • "G.D. St. JAIL" Title
2 $30
  • Clear "Highway to Hell" Quest WaterIcon.png
  • Clear "Foo Fighters" Ultimate Quest
  • Clear "Foo Fighters" Impossible Quest
  • "Female Prisoner Trio, Jolyne, Ermes & F.F." (x20)
  • "Pi-chan" Sticker
  • "Stone Free!" Title
3 $35
  • Clear "Marilyn Manson" Quest DarkIcon.png
  • Clear "Marilyn Manson" Quest using a Strike Shot.
  • Clear any Impossible quest using JoJo collaboration character.
  • "Female Prisoner Trio, Jolyne, Ermes & F.F." (x20)
  • "Charlotte" Sticker
  • "One Thousand Balls!" Sticker
4 $40
  • Clear "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Quest FireIcon.png
  • Clear "Jumpin' Jack Flash" Quest using a Strike Shot.
  • Clear "Whitesnake" Insidious Quest DarkIcon.png
  • Clear any Colossal quest while using Stone Free's "String Power" ability.
  • "Female Prisoner Trio, Jolyne, Ermes & F.F." (x20)
  • "Jolyne's Butterfly" Medal
  • "Pucci" Sticker
  • "Count Prime Numbers To Keep Composed" Title
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 12:00 - August 5 3:59
By completing quests during the collaboration period, you can earn "Dollars" used for obtaining characters, titles and stickers. Clearing different areas of the "G.D. St. Prison" allows you to purchase items from the "G.D. Store".
Condition Cost Item
Clear Area 2 $20 "Jotaro" Sticker
$10 "Stop Time!" Title
$10 "Invincible Stand" Title
Clear Area 3 $20 "Ermes" Sticker
$20 "F.F." Sticker
$10 "If You Are To Refer To Me, Call Me By That!" Title
Clear Area 4 $20 "Weather Report" Sticker
$20 "Emporio" Sticker
$10 "I Order You!" Title
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"Log-In Bonus" Gifts
Date (JST): July 15, 2022 4:00 - July 31 3:59
If you log-in to the game during the collaboration period, you'll receive "Female Prisoner Trio, Jolyne, Ermes & F.F." (2x) as a gift. Logging into the game for three consecutive days will reward you with the "Jolyne" sticker.
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"Ora Ora Rush" Items
Date (JST): July 23, 2022 0:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
You can choose to spend the Ora Ora Points you recieve by completing the "Ora Ora Rush" quest on either Jolyne or Jotaro. You can only spend 10 points per day and the rewards you earn are different depending on the character you picked.
Character Points Reward
Jolyne 10x "Gimme a Break... (Yare yare dawa)" Sticker
20x "Stone Free" Sticker
30x "Ora Ora Ora Ora!" Title
Jotaro 10x "Gimme a break... (Yare yare daze)" Sticker
20x "Star Platinum" Sticker
30x "Ora Ora Ora Ora!" Title
Make a "Phone Call"
Date (JST): July 22, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
By spending 5 Dollars to make a phone call with your mother at G.D. st. Prison, players will be rewarded with the “Ghost Mansion Trio, Emporio, Weather & Anasui” (★6) collaboration character. Once a phone call has been made, players will have to wait 24 hours before being able to make another. You can reduce the wait time by paying an additional 10 Dollars (15 Dollars in total).
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"Operation Savage Garden" Insidious Quest
Date (JST): July 29, 2022 12:00 - August 2, 2022 11:59
Calling the Speedwagon Foundation at the Phone Booth will unlock a hidden Insidious quest against Enrico Pucci at the prison courtyard. However, the quest will only be available for 20 minutes. Beating the quest rewards the player with the "Savage Garden" Medal and a title.



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