Ochre jelly

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Ochre Jelly
Ochre Jelly.JPG
Type Ooze

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the ochre jelly is a type of ooze.

Publication history[edit]

The ochre jelly first appeared in the original Dungeons & Dragons set (1974).

The ochre jelly appeared in the D&D Basic Set (1977, 1981, 1983), and the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991).

The ochre jelly appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1] The creature was expanded on in Dragon #104 (December 1985).[2]

The ochre jelly appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "ooze/slime/jelly" heading.[4]

The ochre jelly appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000) under the "ooze" entry,[5] and the version 3.5 Monster Manual (2003).


An ochre jelly resembles a giant amoeba, consisting of a thick, porous, golden sludge. It lurks in dungeons, slowly sludging its way along floors, walls and ceilings alike, under doors and through cracks, looking for victims. When it finds them, it extends, latches onto them, and then proceeds to engulf and constrict them. The ochre jelly reproduces asexually, and can sometimes be found with several of its divided offspring.

They cannot speak, and are neutral in alignment.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ Greenwood, Ed. "The Ecology of the Ochre Jelly." Dragon #104 (TSR, 1985)
  3. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. ^ Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)