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Type Flying Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Mothron AI
Damage 80 / 160 Desktop VersionConsole Version (normal)
40 / 80 Desktop VersionConsole Version (slow charges)
100 / 200 Desktop VersionConsole Version (fast charges)
Max Life 6000 / 12000 Desktop VersionConsole Version
Defense 30
KB Resist 80% / 82% Desktop VersionConsole Version
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.png
Mothron Banner.png
Coins Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Broken Hero Sword.png
25% / 30.94% Desktop VersionConsole Version
The Eye of Cthulhu.png
The Eye of Cthulhu Desktop VersionConsole Version
• After defeating Plantera
25% / 30.94% Desktop VersionConsole Version
Mothron Wings.png
Mothron Wings Desktop VersionConsole Version
• After defeating Plantera
5% / 6.19% Desktop VersionConsole Version
Internal NPC ID: 477
Mothron Egg
Mothron Egg.png
Type Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Mothron Egg AI
Damage 0
Max Life 200
Defense 30
KB Resist 30%
Immune to: All debuffs
Internal NPC ID: 478
Baby Mothron
Baby Mothron.png
Type Flying Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Baby Mothron AI
Damage 50 / 100 Desktop VersionConsole Version
Max Life 700 / 1400 Desktop VersionConsole Version
Defense 14
KB Resist 70% / 73% Desktop VersionConsole Version
Internal NPC ID: 479
Not to be confused with Moth.

Mothron is a powerful flying Enemy that spawns during the Solar Eclipse event and passes through Blocks. It can only spawn after all Mechanical Bosses have been defeated. Mothron attacks by lunging at the player. Occasionally it lands on blocks to lay several Mothron Eggs that will spawn Baby Mothrons if they are not destroyed in time, much like Lepus.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Broken Hero Sword and The Eye of Cthulhu item drops are mutually exclusive, i.e. there is 25% chance for either item and 50% chance for none of them.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The basic steps:
  • If you are lucky enough to have one from a previous Solar Eclipse or from the current one, the Death Sickle is very effective against Mothron, constantly hitting it and keeping it at bay for a precious few seconds.
  • Mothron is most vulnerable when it's laying its eggs.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mothron is a reference to Mothra from the namesake 1961 movie.[1] The subtle change in its name follows the trend of Terraria enemies' and bosses' names ending with the suffix -ron, such as Skeletron, Duke Fishron, and Pigron.
  • If the Eclipse finishes, or all players die, Mothron floats up to the sky and despawns, similar to the Martian Saucer and Pumpkin/Frost Moon Event Bosses. In addition, it becomes invincible after the end of the Eclipse.

References[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Solar Eclipse Enemies
Before defeating all Mechanical Bosses Swamp Thing.pngSwamp Thing  • Vampire.pngVampire  • Eyezor.pngEyezor

Frankenstein.pngFrankenstein  • The Possessed.pngThe PossessedDesktop VersionConsole Version

Fritz.pngFritzDesktop VersionConsole Version  • Creature from the Deep.pngCreature from the DeepDesktop VersionConsole Version
After defeating all Mechanical Bosses Mothron.pngMothronDesktop VersionConsole Version (Baby Mothron.pngBaby Mothron  • Mothron Egg.pngMothron Egg)

After defeating Plantera Desktop VersionConsole Version Butcher.pngButcherDesktop VersionConsole Version  • Nailhead.pngNailhead  • Deadly Sphere.pngDeadly Sphere

Psycho.pngPsycho  • Dr. Man Fly.pngDr. Man Fly
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

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