When placed, it will increase all job and building payouts by 7%, double that of the Springfield Sign, and considerably more than any other premium decorations. Although the Whale has a very steep price for simply a payout increase, it is placed on the ocean which therefore saves land space, and it also has an animation when tapped.
- The expensive whale decoration is an in-joke for the developers. They estimate that 1% of Tapped Out players purchase every or most premium items, and that those players are the ones who keep the game going. Those players are (affectionately) nicknamed whales.
- When tapped, it dives into the water and swims back up.
- A Whale is also the Mobile Industry's nickname for customers who provide the bulk of the money spent on Microtransactions and Lootboxes, and can be relied upon to spend money just to keep their game complete or easily win. Since the game is highly self-aware in this respect it's unlikely to be a coincidence.