Halloween

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A Halloween-themed logo.
Not to be confused with the Pumpkin Moon, a Halloween-themed event.

Halloween is a seasonal event which lasts from around mid-October until around the start of November. During this time, several enemies wear costumes that change their appearance, unique enemies spawn, and new items become available via enemy drops or via purchase. Goodie Bags also drop, offering random Halloween-themed items, mostly decorative or vanity. Pumpkins grow naturally on grass during Halloween.

The duration of the event depends on the game platform:

Platform Duration
Desktop version Desktop
Mobile version Mobile
October 10th November 1st
Console version Console
Old-gen console version Old-gen console
October 20th November 10th
3DS version3DS October 1st November 10th

Desktop and Mobile versions Reaching the end of the Pumpkin Moon unlocks one in-game day of the Halloween event, regardless of the date.

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"Weak enemies" are enemies with less than 20 defense, 40 damage and up to 5 of loot. These will be mostly pre-Hardmode enemies. When playing in Expert ModeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, all enemies are much stronger and therefore these conditions limit the amount of enemies that can drop the Bloody Machete and Bladed Glove to just a couple, especially during Hardmode. See the table below for clarification.

Weak enemies in Expert Mode (Console Version
Always Only before Hardmode Only during Hardmode

AntlionAntlion
Misassembled SkeletonMisassembled Skeleton
Skeleton Halloween Variant 2.png Astronaut Skeleton
SalamanderSalamander
Martian ProbeMartian Probe
Servant of CthulhuServant of Cthulhu

Umbrella SlimeUmbrella Slime
Ice SlimeIce Slime
Spiked Ice SlimeSpiked Ice Slime
Sand SlimeSand Slime
Lava SlimeLava Slime
Spiked SlimeSpiked Slime
Cave BatCave Bat
Ice BatIce Bat
Demon EyeDemon Eye
Cataract EyeCataract Eye
Dilated EyeDilated Eye
Sleepy EyeSleepy Eye
Purple EyePurple Eye
Demon Eye Halloween Variant 1.png Owl Eye
Eater of Souls.png Little Eater
VultureVulture
ZombieZombie
Bald ZombieBald Zombie
Pincushion ZombiePincushion Zombie
Slimed ZombieSlimed Zombie
Twiggy ZombieTwiggy Zombie
Female ZombieFemale Zombie
Swamp ZombieSwamp Zombie
Raincoat ZombieRaincoat Zombie
Frozen ZombieFrozen Zombie
Zombie Halloween Variant 2.png Superhero Zombie
Zombie Halloween Variant 3.png Pixie Zombie
Giant ShellyGiant Shelly
Flying FishFlying Fish
RavenRaven
Goblin PeonGoblin Peon

Mother SlimeMother Slime
SkeletonSkeleton
Headache SkeletonHeadache Skeleton
Pantless SkeletonPantless Skeleton
Skeleton Halloween Variant 3.png Martian Skeleton
Blood ZombieBlood Zombie
Goblin ScoutGoblin Scout
Undead MinerUndead Miner
Goblin ThiefGoblin Thief

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  • Halloween can be "activated" by setting the device's date to any date within the respective Halloween timespan.
    • Desktop version Change the computer's date to any day between October 10th and November 1st.
    • Console version Disconnect from Xbox One Xbox Live / PS4 PSN and change the console time.
    • Mobile version Disconnect from automatic date/time updates and change the time manually. Note that this does not work for some devices.
    • 3DS version Go to "System Settings" and set the date there.
    • Nintendo Switch Go to "System Settings" and go to "system", click on "Date and Time" and set the time there.
If a change of the device's time is undesired, applications like RunAsDate allow launching Terraria with a changed time and date.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tree in the Halloween logo appears to be made of Spooky Wood, an item which drops in bulk during the similarly-themed Pumpkin Moon event.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.4: Halloween period finishes on November 1st instead of November 10th.
  • Desktop 1.2.1.1: Fixed a bug causing the game to not check for Halloween dates in multiplayer.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Does not drop from statue-spawned enemies or Meteor Heads.