Coconut Leshy

Family: Leshy

Small plant (leshy), neutral

Armor Class 18 (coconut shell, natural armor)
HP 90 (12d6 + 48)
Speed 40 ft.

17 (+3) 14 (+2) 18 (+4) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 13 (+1)

Skills Athletics +5, Stealth +4 (+6 on beaches)
Damage Resistances bludgeoning, slashing
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages Common, Druidic, Sylvan
Challenge 2 (450 XP)


  • Plant Speech. tropical plants
  • Plant Form. Small coconut or palm tree sapling
  • Verdant Burst. When the Coconut leshy dies, a burst of primal energy explodes from their body, restoring 9 (2d8) hit points to each plant creature in a 30-foot radius. This area immediately fills with coconuts, becoming difficult terrain. The coconuts remain until cleared or they begin to grow into palm trees after 24 hours if the terrain is viable.
  • Coconut Shell. The Coconut leshy’s hard shell grants it a +3 bonus to AC. Once the leshy is reduced to less than half its Hit Point maximum, or immediately upon being damaged by a critical hit, its shell breaks and it no longer receives the benefits of this ability.


  • Multiattack. The Coconut leshy makes two attacks as an action using its Claw attack.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +5 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d10+3) slashing damage. On a hit, the target is grappled (escape DC 13).
  • Roll Up. The Coconut leshy curls up into a ball and moves up to 30 feet in a straight line by rolling. This movement ignores difficult terrain and does not trigger attacks of opportunity. Each creature in its path must succeed on a DC 13 Dexterity saving throw, taking 5d6 bludgeoning damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one. The Coconut leshy cannot use this ability if it’s Coconut Shell has been broken.


In addition to acting as a toxic deterrent, caffeine also promotes pollination.

Bees are known to seek out caffeinated flowers, and are more likely to repeatedly return to these flowers. If bees are given caffeine while in their hive, they become more energized and efficient at seeking nectar.

Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut tree, a type of palm tree.

Despite the name, coconuts are not nuts, but are a drupe made up of a fleshy exterior, a hard shell, and an internal seed. Unlike other drupes, such as apricots or peaches, coconuts contain a liquid, termed coconut water, that surrounds the internal seed.

Coconut water is a popular beverage, and one of the many ways a coconut can be consumed. Being crafted from multiple coconuts, the Coconut leshy has typically lost all of this water, though they retain the hard shell and island spirit of the fruit.

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