First introduced in Monster Rancher 2Bakus were obtainable only after expanding the barn to accommodate their large size. Earlier designs showed them to be more tapir-like, although they now resemble hippos or dogs. Although Bakus have a sleepy or bored expression, they are known for great physical strength and size. Offensively, they rely on directly damaging physical attacks, such as body slams and bites. Bakus also have the ability to heal themselves by simply taking a long nap.

In Monster Rancher EVOBaku is the non-playable monster used for the lifting trick--the monster you are training lifts one over and over as part of the circus act.

Etymology Edit

The Bakuu (バクー) is a Japanese legend originating from Chinese folklore of a tapir-like animal that can eat the dreams of humans.


Game Name Description Image
Monster Rancher 2 Baku "It doesn't like trouble; it is an innocent monster." Baku MR2
Monster Rancher 3 Baku "A big, furry, loveable moster with a huge appetite. Contrary to its looks, it is actually very agile."
Monster Rancher 4 Baku "Wrapped in thick fur and layers of fat, this monster is lovable and greedy. It always looks sleepy, but it can really move. It motto is 'Eat a lot, sleep a lot.'" Baku MR4
Monster Rancher EVO N/A Used as a non-playable monster in the "Lifting" trick.
Monster Farm DS Baku Baku MFDS
Monster Rancher DS Baku "Baku is a plump, loveable monster with thick fur. It looks sleepy but actually gets around quite well. Baku's motto is 'Eat, sleep and be lazy.'" Baku MRDS
Monster Farm Online Gimo A breed of Non-Playable Enemy monsters. The basic Baku breed was designed but never released. Baku MFO
Monster Farm Lagoon Gimo A breed of Non-Playable Enemy monsters
My Monster Rancher Baku "A particularly large monster, it is obedient and easygoing with a gentle personality. However, it can be too obedient, leading to embarrassment for its master when it follows the instructions of others." Baku MMR
Anime Series Baku For the character, see Baku (Anime).

Obtaining Edit

  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Rancher 2, use , but only after reaching Rank 4 and receiving the 1st stable upgrade from Bint.
  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Rancher 3, use
  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Rancher 4, use
  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Rancher EVO, use
  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Farm DS, use
  • To obtain a Baku in Monster Rancher DS, use , but only after receiving the 2nd stable upgrade from Bancho.
  • To obtain a Baku in My Monster Rancher, use


See here for a complete list of Baku Techniques.


For more pictures and screenshots of Baku, click here.