Mothron

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Mothron
Mothron.png
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Mothron AI
Damage 80 / 160 Desktop Version (normal)
40 / 80 Desktop Version (slow charges)
100 / 200 Desktop Version (fast charges)
Max Life 6000 / 12000 Desktop Version
Defense 30
KB Resist 80% / 82 Desktop Version
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.png
Banner
Mothron Banner.png
Drops
Coins 5 Gold Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Broken Hero Sword.png
25% / 30.94% Desktop Version
The Eye of Cthulhu.png
The Eye of Cthulhu Desktop Version
• After defeating Plantera
25% / 30.94% Desktop Version
Mothron Wings.png
Mothron Wings 
• After defeating Plantera
5% / 6.19% Desktop Version
Internal NPC ID: 477
Mothron Egg
Mothron Egg.png
Statistics
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
Statistics
Type Flying Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Baby Mothron AI
Damage 50 / 100 Desktop Version
Max Life 700 / 1400 Desktop Version
Defense 14
KB Resist 70% / 73 Desktop 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]

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]

  • 1.3.0.4: Now drops Mothron Wings after killing Plantera.
Solar Eclipse Enemies
 
Swamp Thing.png Swamp Thing  • Vampire.png Vampire  • Eyezor.png Eyezor  • Frankenstein.png Frankenstein  • The Possessed.png The Possessed Desktop Version  • Fritz.png Fritz Desktop Version  • Creature from the Deep.png Creature from the Deep Desktop Version
After defeating all
Mechanical Bosses
Reaper.png Reaper  • Mothron.png Mothron (Baby Mothron.png Baby Mothron Desktop Version  • Mothron Egg.png Mothron Egg Desktop Version)
After defeating
Plantera Desktop Version
Butcher.png Butcher Desktop Version  • Nailhead.png Nailhead Desktop Version  • Deadly Spheres.png Deadly Spheres  • Psycho.png Psycho Desktop Version  • Dr. Man Fly.png Dr. Man Fly Desktop Version
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses • Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Pets