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MothronHardmode exclusive
Mothron.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeMothron AI
Damage80/160/240 (normal)
4080120 (slow charges)
100200300 (fast charges)
Max Life6000/12000/18000
Defense30
KB Resist80%/82%/84%
BannerMothron BannerMothron BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Immune toVenomConfusedPoisoned
Drops
Coins50000*5125000*1250
Mothron EggHardmode exclusive
Mothron Egg.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeMothron Egg AI
Damage0
Max Life200
Defense30
KB Resist30%
BannerMothron BannerMothron BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Immune toAll debuffs
Baby MothronHardmode exclusive
Baby Mothron.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeBaby Mothron AI
Damage50/100/150
Max Life700/1400/2100
Defense14
KB Resist70%/73%/76%
BannerMothron BannerMothron BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Immune toConfused
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.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, it is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Be careful not to let Mothron lay its eggs on a single block in the air as sometimes it can despawn without dropping anything.

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.
  • The best thing to do is to kill the eggs before they hatch, as the Baby Mothrons can be very annoying to kill. It is also useless to farm them, as they drop no loot.
  • Another strategy is jumping down a Hellavator and shooting up, however the effectiveness of this can vary greatly class-to-class and strategy-to-strategy.

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.
  • Like the Ice Golem, Sand Elemental and Dreadnautilus, Mothron is not considered a mini boss or a boss even though it has stats comparable to one. This is because it drops a banner, not a trophy.
  • Mothron acts similarly to Lepus from the Old Mobile Version and 3DS Version, in the sense that it lays eggs that spawn weaker versions of itself.

BestiaryBestiary entries

  • Mothron: "A behemoth of an insect attracted to the eerie anti-glow of a solar eclipse. With a rapid gestation period, it multiplies quickly."
  • Baby Mothron: "The creatures which burst from the eggs laid by mothron can be as deadly and as relentless as their daunting mothers."

References[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]