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Level (1E)
Drd 5
Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 245–6
See also: Awaken animal, awaken object, awakened animal, and awakened plant

The awaken spell awakens an animal or plant to the equivalent of humanoid sentience and intelligence. The subject is initially well-disposed toward the caster, but the caster has no direct control over its actions.12

Awakened creatures often take on personality traits derived from their natural strengths and tendencies.2

On Golarion

The city of Usaro in the Mwangi Expanse is home to approximately 100 awakened apes.3


  1. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Spells” in Core Rulebook, 245. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amanda Hamon, et al. “Intelligent Animals” in Animal Archive, 22. Paizo Inc., 2013
  3. Amber Stewart, et al. “Mwangi Campaigns” in Heart of the Jungle, 45. Paizo Inc., 2010