Monsters that Swallow: In the Belly of the Beast

Monsters that swallow, the Skyswimmmer
The Skyswimmer, from The Guidmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, one of the two flying creatures that can swallow

I have to say, there are few things that bring me more joy in the coliseum than watching one of my monsters swallow a contestant. Honestly, I’m not sure why. It doesn’t give me that much of an advantage. The contestant is restrained and blind, but they also have full cover from everything outside the monster.

It does create a moment in combat, though. One of our heroes is buried inside the flesh of their foe. Will they hack their way out? Maybe they’ll hit it in the guts so hard that it expels them, or perhaps their friends will have to rush to their rescue and free them from their meaty tomb.

Usually the one to get swallowed is the idiot barbarian who ran way out ahead of their allies. Sadly, this character is uniquely equipped to survive such glaring errors in judgement, and can probably resist the damage and overcome the restraint well enough to deal my beautiful monster a killing blow. I’ll have to visit Vexia in her workshop and see if she can find me something that can sooth the savage heart while it is slowly digested…

Other Monsters that Swallow

Thanks to 5eTools, I can quickly assemble a list of monsters for you to put your contestants in the belly of:

CreatureBook
Astral Dreadnought MTF
Banderhobb VGM
Behir MM
Clockwork Behir OoW
Core Spawn Worm EGW
Froghemoth VGM
Frost Worm EGW
Giant Frog MM
Giant Ice Toad TftYP
Giant Subterranean Lizard TftYP
Giant Toad MM
Juvenile Kraken GoS
Kraken MM
Necrotic Centipede BGDIA
Neothelid VGM
Old Croaker EGW
Purple Worm MM
Purple Wormling SKT
Reduced-Threat Remorhaz TftYP
Remorhaz MM
Runed Behir WDMM
Skyswimmer GGR
Slarkrethel SKT
Sperm Whale IDRotF
Tarrasque MM
Tromokratis MOT
Udaak EGW
Wurm GGR
Young Purple Worm PotA

Wanna know what other monsters are on my Hotlist? Or, maybe instead of the deadliest monsters that provide interesting challenges outside of combat? Check out my Blocklist.