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Goldfish (critter)
Goldfish swimming.png    Goldfish upright.png
Type Critter
Environment Water – Rain
AI Type Swimming
Damage 0
Max Life 5
Defense 0
KB Resist 50% (swimming)
0 (walking)
Goldfish Banner.png
Internal NPC ID: 55, 230
Goldfish (item)
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Type PotionCrafting material
Tooltip 'It's smiling, might be a good snack'
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin Desktop only.png Console only.png
No Value Mobile only.png
Internal Item ID: 261

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. These can be very dangerous for players with low-tier armor and weapons.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Bowl of Soup.png Bowl.pngBowl Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot
Fish Bowl.png Goldfish.pngGoldfish Work Bench.png Work Bench
Bottled Water.pngBottled Water
Fish Statue.png Stone Block.pngStone Block (50) Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
Goldfish.pngGoldfish (5)

Mobile and Console Version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Neptune's Shell.png Soul of Fright.pngSoul of Fright (20) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Coral.pngCoral (15)
Goldfish.pngGoldfish (15)
Shark Fin.pngShark Fin (5)
Soul of Light.pngSoul of Light (5)
Soul of Night.pngSoul of Night (5)

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.
  • 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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • On the Desktop only.png Desktop version 100 Goldfish can be sold for 7 Gold, 50 Silver. On the console or mobile versions, they do not have any value, and must be crafted into Fish Bowls first.

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.
  • 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]

  • 1.3.1: Can now be used to craft Fish Statues.
  • Goldfish now sell for 7 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin
  • 1.2.3:
    • Stack limit was raised from 99 to 999.
    • Goldfish only sell for "No value" now, instead of 1 Silver Coin
    • No longer dropped by kill, but only by use of Bug Net.
    • Now releasable rather than edible.
  • 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.
  • 1.1: May now be harmed by players.
  • 1.0.6: Eating a Goldfish will now trigger the Potion Sickness debuff.
  • 1.0.4: Introduced.
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