Jellyfish

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This article is about the enemies. For the collectible bait items, see Jellyfish (bait).

Jellyfish are enemies found in water. When underwater, they attack by propelling themselves towards the player in short bursts. When outside of water, they will be unable to move or pursue the player in any way. Jellyfish are able to jump out of the water to attack players, often leaving them stranded on land. Most varieties of Jellyfish produce light, making them easy to spot in dark areas. There are currently 5 Jellyfish variants, 3 of which only appear during Hardmode. Console Version Blue Jellyfish only spawn in pre-Hardmode and are replaced by the Green variant in Hardmode.

In Expert Mode, Jellyfish will periodically become electrified, making them invincible for the duration of the attack. If the player attacks a Jellyfish with a sword while it is electrified (or any other swung item that deals direct damage, such as most tools), the player will be hurt. A Jellyfish will constantly maintain its speed while electrified unless it comes into contact with a wall or the water's surface.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Pre-Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Blue Jellyfish
Blue Jellyfish.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage25/5090/75135
Max Life34/68148/102222
Defense4/48
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerBlue Jellyfish BannerBlue Jellyfish Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins1Pre-Hardmode: 250Hardmode: 4
Pink Jellyfish
Pink Jellyfish.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage30/6054/9081
Max Life70/140154/210231
Defense6
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerPink Jellyfish BannerPink Jellyfish BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins1Pre-Hardmode: 250Hardmode: 2

Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Green JellyfishHardmode exclusive
Green Jellyfish.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage80/160/240
Max Life120/240/360
Defense30
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerGreen Jellyfish BannerGreen Jellyfish BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Immune toConfused
Inflicts debuff
DebuffSilencedSilenced
Debuff tooltipCannot use items that require mana
Chance20%
Duration714 seconds
Drops
Coins820
Blood JellyHardmode exclusive
Blood Jelly.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage75/150/225
Max Life150/300/450
Defense20
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerBlood Jelly BannerBlood Jelly Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins820
Fungo FishHardmode exclusive
Fungo Fish.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage90/180/270
Max Life140/280/420
Defense20
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerFungo Fish BannerFungo Fish Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins1230

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Jellyfish Statues can be Wired to spawn Blue Jellyfish.
  • All Jellyfishes are immune to the Confused debuff.
  • If knocked out of water and onto dry blocks, Jellyfish are rendered immobile until knocked back into water, or water reaches them again. In expert mode, this will also prevent them from becoming electrified.
  • Blue and Green Jellyfish are capable of spawning in the Underworld if there is a large enough body of water.
  • Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions In Expert Mode, dying from electrocution damage via direct melee contact will not attribute the cause of death to the Jellyfish in the resulting death message. It will be a default message with no cause listed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

BestiaryBestiary entries

  • Blue, Pink and Green Jellyfish: "That strange tingling sensation in the water may be the unwelcome surging of electrical death from a brainless jellyfish. Swim with care."
  • Blood Jelly: "Jellyfish swimming in the bloody waters of the Crimson become infected, converting them to its all-consuming cause."
  • Fungo Fish: "Some fish exposed to glowing mushroom spores become a curious mushroom-jellyfish hybrid, glowing softly in the watery depths."

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.6: Fixed expert mode jellyfish counter hitting you when you can't hit the jellyfish.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Shock attack introduced.
    • Blue Jellyfish damage increased from 20 to 25, and life from 30 to 34.
    • Green and Pink Jellyfish now drop their own respective banners.