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Hemogoblin Shark

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The Hemogoblin Shark is a Hardmode enemy that can be spawned by fishing during a Blood Moon event. When the bobber dips and the player attempts to reel in a fish, a Hemogoblin Shark, among other enemies, has a chance to spawn within a few blocks of the bobber in place of a fish. The Hemogoblin Shark can move incredibly fast on land, swim quickly in water, jump very high, and can use a ranged blood vomit attack. This makes it a dangerous enemy for those starting out in Hardmode.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Hemogoblin Shark is immune to lava and is unimpeded by liquids. It is not, however, immune to the On Fire! debuff from non-lava sources.
  • It can run at just enough speed to outrun even the Terraspark Boots on ground.
  • The Sonar Potion will detect if a Blood Moon enemy is about to be hooked (it will display enemies in red text).
  • Using the Chum Caster will greatly increase the chances of hooking Blood Moon enemies.
  • The Hemogoblin Shark has a "blood spit" ability, which it can use to attack players from a distance.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Building a platform high above your fishing spot allows you to dodge the Hemogoblin Shark's lunging attacks, though it can still hit you with its blood spit attack.
  • The Flying Knife is an effective weapon if the Hemogoblin Shark gets stuck in a crevice.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Hemogoblin Shark" is a portmanteau of "hemoglobin," an oxygen-carrying protein found in vertebrates which is responsible for giving blood its red color, and "goblin shark," a rare and ancient species of shark native to the deep waters of the Eastern Atlantic.
  • "Hemogoblin" is also an anagram of "hemoglobin."
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Hemogoblin Shark: "Half-shark, half-goblin, completely murderous! One of the numerous reasons to just stay home during a Blood Moon."
    • The Bestiary entry — "Half-shark, half-goblin, completely murderous!" — references the Minishark's tooltip.
  • It is the only non-Old One's Army event enemy to have Attacker AI.

History[edit | edit source]