Goldfish

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Goldfish
  • Goldfish item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeCrafting material
Tooltip'It's smiling, might be a good snack'
RarityRarity Level: 0
Sell7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin Desktop VersionConsole Version
1 Silver Coin Old-gen console version
No Value Mobile Version3DS version
Goldfish
Goldfish.png
Statistics
TypeCritter
EnvironmentWater
AI TypeSwimming AI
Damage0
Max Life5
Defense0
KB Resist50%
BannerGoldfish BannerGoldfish Banner
GoldfishGoldfish Walker
Goldfish upright.png
Statistics
TypeCritter
EnvironmentSurfaceRain
AI TypePassive AI
Damage0
Max Life5
Defense0
KB Resist0%
BannerGoldfish BannerGoldfish Banner

Goldfish are Critters that swim in water, and walk on land during Rain. They can be caught with the Bug Net and used to craft several items. They can be spawned from the Fish Statue.

During a Blood Moon, or when hit with Vile Powder or Vicious Powder, Goldfish turn into Corrupt Goldfish or Crimtane Goldfish, which have much more health and do attack players. This can be confusing for new or inexperienced players, as Goldfish are seen as passive.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It is NOT possible to kill Goldfish by forcing them out of water. They will simply flop around on the ground continuously.
  • Walking Goldfish will not stop walking when the rain ends, unless they re-enter water. They attempt to get off screen, in which they then despawn.
  • Vile Powder does not work on Goldfish that are walking around during Rain.
  • Goldfish swim backwards and forwards, reversing direction every time they hit a block. If the block they hit, however, is upwardly sloped, they will swim up it, and if the slope continues out of the water, they will swim up and out of the water, at which point they will begin flailing about, unless it's raining.
  • Goldfish spawned via a Statue will not count towards to the Statue spawn limit during Rain, for it turns into a walking Goldfish rather than the standard Goldfish.
  • Goldfish will walk during rain even underground.
  • On all platforms, the most effective way to sell captured Goldfish is by crafting them into Fish Bowls. Even on platforms where they have a decent sell price, the fish bowls are worth more than twice as much.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While not directly utilizing the trademarked phrase, the Goldfish's tooltip is a reference to the snack food Goldfish ("the snack that smiles back").
  • Goldfish could previously be killed and then used as a weak recovery potion (restoring 20 health), which the tooltip is a remnant of.
  • Goldfish have black eyes, but when killed have red eyes. This may be because of the blood that appears when you kill it.
  • The way Goldfish walk on land during rain may be a reference to how fish walk on land in several Dr. Seuss books.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Stack limit was raised from 99 to 999.
    • Goldfish don't sell for anything now, instead of 1 Silver Coin
    • No longer dropped by kill, but only by use of Bug Net.
    • Now releasable rather than edible.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • No longer generate coins when spawned from statues.
    • They now walk during the rain.
    • Sell price reduced from 2 Silver Coin to 1 Silver Coin.