Phillip is cheeks and mischievous. He can also be haughty at times, especially towards people who can't climb.
- High objects
- People who can't climb
He is designed to be able to climb practically any surface and any object. He has a retractable set of arms, and all of his paws have retractable claws, including his feet. His feet are shaped like hands so he can easily grab things with them. He also has a prehensile tail and two antenna that can grab things. Besides these he has two sharp teeth that protrude from his mouth to be used to latch on to whatever he's climbing in case of emergencies such as falling.
He isn't very strong compared to his other cousins like Stitch only being able to lift up to a 100 X his own weight. His pride would be another weakness. He is so confident in his abilities that he doesn't believe that is is ever possible for him to fall.
He was activated when coffee was spilled on his pod. He immediately began climbing high objects and dropping things on people's heads. Lilo without Stitch help was unable to catch him. So she enlists Monkey Fist's help to climb after the experiment and catch him. During the chase Phillip slips and falls and Monkey Fist is barely able to catch him. Phillip grows immediately fond of Monkey Fist, because of him saving his life and because of Monty being the only human who can climb well that Phillip has seen so far, and refuses to leave him. So in a way he chooses his own one true place.
Lilo was originally going to name him Climber but he rejected her name. Instead accepting the name Monkey Fist suggested, Phillip. Due to the fact that Lilo, Jumba, Gantu etc... can't climb very well he dislikes them, though he does have a grudging respect for Stitch because he can climb.
He can swim. He just doesn't like water. He can't climb water. He also hates birds because they can fly to the tops of trees. He thinks they're cheating. They should climb trees like he does.