Vanessa is a white gorilla that is in love with Lok. She is first encountered on Caster's Hill, where Lok tells Tak the story of Vanessa. Lok tells that Vanessa spells out her name in Bananas on his front lawn. He also tells that Vanessa has names picked out for their future kids, who are all named Lok. Tak can easily pass Vanessa as she didn't know about him, but if Lok gets close, he is picked up and carried to her nest. The only way he can get past is to get stinky, which will make Vanessa leave. Vanessa is encountered on a few other challenges, and in one instance, Lok must get Vanessa to grab him, as she will get him on platforms that he cannot reach, and destroy enemies so the portal can open.