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Type Town
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15
KB Resist 50%
Internal NPC ID: 229
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.
This article is about the town NPC. For the enemies that spawn during the Pirate Invasion, see Pirates.

The Pirate is an NPC. If you have defeated a Pirate Invasion once and there is a vacant house, the Pirate will move in. This will even work in a non-hardmode world, provided you have a Pirate Map with you.

Items sold[edit]

Once the Pirate has moved into a house, he will sell the following:


Item Cost Availability
Cannon.png Cannon 25 Gold Coin Always available.
Cannonball.png Cannonball 15 Silver Coin Always available.
Pirate Hat.png Pirate Hat 5 Gold Coin Always available.
Pirate Shirt.png Pirate Shirt 5 Gold Coin Always available.
Pirate Pants.png Pirate Pants 5 Gold Coin Always available.
Sail.png Sail 50 Copper Coin (Pc only.png) Always available.
Parrot Cracker.png Parrot Cracker 3 Platinum Coin75 Gold Coin Must be in Ocean biome
Bunny Cannon.png Bunny Cannon 50 Gold Coin When Party Girl is present, world is in Hardmode and one Mechanical Boss is defeated.
Explosive Bunny.png Explosive Bunny 35 Silver Coin (Console only.png/Mobile only.png) When Party Girl is present, world is in Hardmode and one Mechanical Boss is defeated.


The pirate can have the following names:

  • Black Beard
  • Captain Bullywort
  • Captain Morgan
  • Captain Stoney Dirt
  • David
  • Gunpowder Garry
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • James T. Beard
  • Red Beard
  • Wet Beard


  • Stay off me booty, ya scallywag!
  • I'm no landlubber, but it's better to have lubbed and lost than never to have lubbed at all. (Reference to "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" from Alfred Tennyson's In Memoriam A.H.H.) (can sometimes be said by Party Girl)
  • YAR! Funny ye should be mentionin' parrots b' What t'were we talkin' 'bout?
  • "Yarr Blarr Harrdarr" (May be drunken speech)
  • What in blazes are ye talkin' about? Moby Dick is mine!
  • Yo ho ho and a bottle of....blinkroots!

If the player is female

  • "[Name of Player], Ye be one o' the finest lookin' lassies this here captain's seen in many a fortnight!


  • Console only.png In the housing menu, he has a description saying "I think he lost his boat".


  • The name Black Beard is a reference to Captain Edward Teach, a notorious pirate in the early 18th century.
  • The name David is a possible reference to the legend of Davy (a nickname for David) Jones and his famous locker.
  • The name Jack could refer to Captain John "Calico Jack" Rackham, a pirate who sailed in the 18th century or Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean."
  • The name Jake is possibly a reference to Cut-Throat Jake from Captain Pugwash.
  • The name Captain Morgan could be a reference to the Captain Morgan brand of spiced rum or the Welsh privateer Henry Morgan, which the rum itself is named after.
  • The name James T. Beard is a reference to Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek.
  • The name Red Beard is a possible reference to Oruç Reis, a Barbary pirate in the late 1400's, who was known in Europe as Barbarossa (Italian for Redbeard).
  • The quote, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of blinkroot!" is a reference to the quote, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!" often said by pirates.


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