|Place of Birth||Unknown|
|Family||Samba (Girlfriend), Fassad (Forced master).|
|Appears in||Mother 3|
Salsa is a protagonist of Mother 3. He is a monkey who was captured by a mysterious man called Fassad and forced to cooperate to free his girlfriend Samba from their evil clutches. Fassad has also forced Salsa to wear a Punisher, a collar, which will shock him at the push of a remote control button. This can be used to an advantage, as it cures certain status ailments for 1 point of HP.
Salsa's name in Japanese is Sarusa, a pun on the Japanese word for Monkey which is Saru.
 Stats & Skills
Apologize has a small success rate, but if it works the enemy will cease attack permanently.
Make Laugh has a better success rate but only stalls the enemy for 2-3 turns.
Dance will slightly increase a random stat of a party member (Speed is boosted in insane amounts) decrease an enemy's random stat, or stall the enemy for a few turns.
Monkey Mimic is his strongest skill. It makes Salsa go into a stance and attacks the enemy with any attack that hits him for the same damage as the original attack (This will be used a lot to compensate for his low attack power). This skill can make him do crazy things like spray his digestive fluids or "fire his cannon".
Salsa is unique to Chapter 3 and makes a small re-appearance in Chapter 7.
He is a big reference to the Bubble Monkey in Earthbound, since there are many similarities:
They are Monkeys, They have girlfriends,They have inflated cheeks,They do very little damage.
Their differences are that Salsa is a fully playable character while Bubble Monkey is a guest character.