Critter

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Critters
Squirrel.png Bunny.png Monarch Butterfly.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Damage 0
Max Life 5
Defense 0

Critters are characters that can be caught with a Bug Net and do not normally cause harm or interact with the player in any other way, except in that they can be killed by both players and enemies. They have 5 health and usually serve as ambient entities in Terraria. Most critters can be summoned by means of a statue, but will otherwise spawn randomly in any environment that supports them. There are currently 41 different Critters.

On the Desktop Version Desktop version, some critter types have a golden variation that has a 1 in 150 chance of spawning instead of a normal one. These gold critters sell for 10 Gold Coin each. Gold critters are rare creatures which are detected by the Lifeform Analyzer. Visual identification is helped by the sparkles they emit when alive in the world.

All naturally spawned Critters can be caught with the Bug Net or Golden Bug Net, and carried in the player's inventory (or placed in storage). If a Critter caught with any Bug Net is taken from inventory and "used" (placed), it is again released into the environment at the cursor and behaves as usual.

On the Desktop Version Desktop version or Console Version Console version, Critters can be sold to any NPC vendor. On Mobile only.pngMobile version, critters cannot be sold.

All caught Critters can be caged to create animated display furniture. Most Critters are caged in Terrariums, however Butterflies, Fireflies and Lightning Bugs are caged in Bottles, and Goldfish are caged in Bottled Water. Bottled Fireflies and Lightning Bugs also function as valid light sources.

Desktop Version Critters spawned from statues cannot be caught with the Bug Net; attempting to do so will cause the critter to disappear in a puff of smoke.

Many caught Critters can be used as Bait with a Fishing Pole in order to go Fishing. These generally include any insect, worm, or mollusk (snail) Critters.

Most Critters will spawn in the place of enemies near NPCs. Mice, however, will generally not spawn near NPCs.

Types[edit | edit source]

Critter Environment AI Type Rarity Sell Bait Power NPC ID Notes
Bird.png Bird
Internal Item ID: 2015
Forest Bird Rarity Level: 0 5 Silver Coin N/A 74 Bird Banner.png Banner drops after every 50th kill.
Gold Bird.png Gold Bird Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2889
Forest Bird Rarity Level: 2 10 Gold Coin N/A 442 Rare creature.
Black Scorpion.png Black Scorpion
Internal Item ID: 2156
Desert Passive Rarity Level: 1 15 Silver Coin 15% bait 366
Blue Jay.png Blue Jay
Internal Item ID: 2016
Forest Bird Rarity Level: 0 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 297
Buggy.png Buggy Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3194
Jungle Passive Worm Rarity Level: 2 10 Silver Coin 40% bait 487 Found by breaking background objects.
Bunny.png Bunny
Internal Item ID: 2019
Surface Passive Rarity Level: 0 5 Silver Coin N/A 46 Bunny Banner.png Banner drops after every 50th kill.
Gold Bunny.png Gold Bunny Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2890
Surface Passive Rarity Level: 2 10 Gold Coin N/A 443 Rare creature.
Cardinal.png Cardinal
Internal Item ID: 2017
Forest Bird Rarity Level: 0 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 298
Duck.png Duck
Internal Item ID: 2123
Forest Duck Rarity Level: 0 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 364, 365
Enchanted Nightcrawler.png Enchanted Nightcrawler Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3191
N/A Passive Worm Rarity Level: 2 20 Silver Coin 35% bait 484 Crafted with a Worm.png Worm and a Fallen Star.png Fallen Star. Does not spawn naturally.
Firefly.png Firefly
Internal Item ID: 1992
Forest - Night Firefly Rarity Level: 1 3 Silver Coin 20% bait 355
Frog.png Frog
Internal Item ID: 2121
Jungle Passive Rarity Level: 0 15 Silver Coin N/A 361
Gold Frog.png Gold Frog Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2892
Jungle Passive Rarity Level: 2 10 Gold Coin N/A 445 Rare creature.
Glowing Snail.png Glowing Snail
Internal Item ID: 2007
Mushroom Biome Snail Rarity Level: 1 50 Silver Coin 15% bait 360
Goldfish.png Goldfish
Internal Item ID: 261
WaterRain Swimming Rarity Level: 0 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 55, 230 Goldfish Banner.png Banner drops after every 50th kill. Walks on land during rain.
Grasshopper.png Grasshopper
Internal Item ID: 2740
Forest Slime Rarity Level: 0 2 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin 10% bait 377 Found by breaking tall grass.
Gold Grasshopper.png Gold Grasshopper Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2893
Forest Slime Rarity Level: 3 10 Gold Coin 50% bait 446 Rare creature. Found by breaking tall grass.
Grubby.png Grubby Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3192
Jungle Passive Worm Rarity Level: 1 2 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin 15% bait 485 Found by breaking Jungle grass and bushes.
Lightning Bug.png Lightning Bug
Internal Item ID: 2004
The Hallow - Night Firefly Rarity Level: 2 5 Silver Coin 35% bait 358
Mallard Duck.png Mallard Duck
Internal Item ID: 2122
Forest Duck Rarity Level: 0 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 362, 363
Mouse.png Mouse
Internal Item ID: 2003
Underground Passive Rarity Level: 0 20 Silver Coin N/A 300 Cannot be harmed by enemies.
Gold Mouse.png Gold Mouse Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2894
Underground Passive Rarity Level: 2 10 Gold Coin N/A 447 Rare creature. Cannot be harmed by enemies.
Penguin.png Penguin
Internal Item ID: 2205
Tundra Passive Rarity Level: 0 12 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin N/A 148, 149 Penguin Banner.png Banner drops after every 50th kill.
Red Squirrel.png Red Squirrel Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3563
Surface Passive Rarity Level: 0 5 Silver Coin N/A 538
Scorpion.png Scorpion
Internal Item ID: 2157
Desert Passive Rarity Level: 0 15 Silver Coin 10% bait 367
Sluggy.png Sluggy Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3193
Jungle Passive Worm Rarity Level: 1 5 Silver Coin 25% bait 486 Found by breaking background objects.
Snail.png Snail
Internal Item ID: 2006
Underground Snail Rarity Level: 0 20 Silver Coin 10% bait 359
Squirrel.png Squirrel
Internal Item ID: 2018
Surface Passive Rarity Level: 0 5 Silver Coin N/A 299
Gold Squirrel.png Gold Squirrel Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3564
Surface Passive Rarity Level: 2 10 Gold Coin N/A 539 Rare creature.
Truffle Worm.png Truffle Worm
Internal Item ID: 2673
Underground Mushroom Biome Passive Worm Rarity Level: 3 10 Gold Coin 666% bait 374, 375 Only appears in Hardmode. Used to summon Duke Fishron. Can escape if the player gets too close. Detected by the Lifeform Analyzer.
Worm.png Worm
Internal Item ID: 2002
SurfaceRain Passive Worm Rarity Level: 1 5 Silver Coin 25% bait 357 Can also be found by breaking background objects.
Gold Worm.png Gold Worm Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2895
SurfaceRain Passive Worm Rarity Level: 3 10 Gold Coin 50% bait 448 Rare creature. Can also be found by breaking background objects.

Butterflies[edit | edit source]

Main article: Butterfly
Butterfly Environment AI Type Rarity Sell Power NPC ID Notes
Gold Butterfly.png Gold Butterfly Desktop Version
Internal Item ID: 2891
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 3 10 Gold Coin 50% bait 444 Rare creature.
Julia Butterfly.png Julia Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 2001
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 1 30 Silver Coin 25% bait 356
Monarch Butterfly.png Monarch Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1994
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 0 5 Silver Coin 5% bait 356
Purple Emperor Butterfly.png Purple Emperor Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1995
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 2 75 Silver Coin 35% bait 356
Red Admiral Butterfly.png Red Admiral Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1996
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 2 40 Silver Coin 30% bait 356
Sulphur Butterfly.png Sulphur Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1998
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 0 10 Silver Coin 10% bait 356
Tree Nymph Butterfly.png Tree Nymph Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1999
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 3 1 Gold Coin 50% bait 356 Extremely rare
Ulysses Butterfly.png Ulysses Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1997
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 1 20 Silver Coin 20% bait 356
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly.png Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 2000
Forest Butterfly Rarity Level: 1 15 Silver Coin 15% bait 356

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • With several NPCs acquired, keeping Water Candles around your suitable housing will cause more Critters to spawn, without spawning enemies.
  • To find exactly how much damage an enemy does, a critter can be placed on the enemy. Critters have 0 defense and enemy damage to it will not vary unlike most situations of dealing damage. Projectiles from enemies will do varying and reduced damage to critters, so it will not work for measuring projectile damage.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Console 1.08: Added cages for Mallard Duck, Firefly, Lightning Bug, and Butterflies.
  • Console 1.07 Holiday Update:
    • Added: Duck and Mallard Duck, Firefly and Lightning Bug, Frog, Grasshopper, Scorpion and Black Scorpion, Snail and Glowing Snail, Worm and Truffle Worm, and Butterflies (Monarch, Sulphur, Zebra Swallowtail, Ulysses, Julia, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, and Tree Nymph).
    • Critters can now be caged (except for the Mallard Duck, Firefly, Lightning Bug, and Butterflies).
    • All other critter content is in sync with Desktop 1.2.4.
  • 1.2.1: Mice can no longer be killed by enemies and no longer spawn in the underworld.
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses • Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Pets