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A wallaby, z, is a type of monster that appears in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM, SpliceHack, and Hack'EM. It is a herbivorous zouthern animal that possesses a kick and a bite attack.


Wallabies move at the same speed as a hasted and unburdened hero, and can deal decent damage with their attacks. However, said attacks are not very strong individually, making damage reduction from negative AC a viable defense - a wallaby's poor 7 AC and lack of MR score also make them easy to impair or kill with ranged attacks and spells.

In post-NetHack 3.4.3 variants such as SpliceHack and Hack'EM, their speed can make them quite problematic if they get two moves per turn several times in a row.


A wallaby (/ˈwɒləbi/) is a small or middle-sized macropod native to Australia and New Guinea, with populations introduced in New Zealand, Hawaii, the United Kingdom and other countries. The term "wallaby" is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or a wallaroo that has not been designated otherwise; wallabies belong to the same taxonomic family and sometimes the same genus as kangaroos, but kangaroos are specifically categorised into the four largest species of the family.