To call (or name) a monster, press shift +  c. These are a few reasons to name a monster:

  • Roleplay (renaming your pet)
  • Reminders (naming a monster you know is permanently blind, etc.)
  • Allows you to differentiate same-race monsters in a group (to find out which one is carrying the wand of fire, etc.)
  • Allows you to abuse the Astral call bug (Though this bug is marked "fixed" and will be fixed in the next bug-fix release.)
  • When trying to tame a magic-resistant monster like a master mind flayer, you might get large quantities of pets - name these so you don't accidentally sacrifice one.
  • Leave a funny death message (killed by a soldier ant called Go Team Ants)

See name for naming and calling items.

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