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Penguin

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PenguinBlack Variant
Penguin.png
Penguin black 2.png
Alternate sprites
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage0
Max Life5
Defense0
KB Resist0%
BannerPenguin BannerPenguin BannerDesktop versionConsole VersionMobile version3DS version
Penguin
  • Penguin item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
Sell1250*1250 Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
No value 3DS version
Research5 required
For the pet, see Baby Penguin.
Snow Flinx and Penguin fries Marshmallow on a Stick displayed on the Official Terraria Forums (Snow style)

A Penguin is a passive critter. It only spawns in the Snow Biome and may spawn with different colors. The Penguin behaves as the other normal ground critters: it wanders around randomly as any other critter would, and it can easily be killed by enemies. Penguins can be caught using the Bug Net, at which point they can be carried around in the inventory and released again later. You can also sell them or craft them into a Penguin Cage that can be used as animated furniture. Once crafted, the penguin cannot be released again.

The Penguin Cage occupies a 6x3 space. The Penguin inside may follow the following patterns randomly:

  • Move from one side to the other of the cage.
  • Briefly move its head up and down.
  • Blink in its place.
  • Look around to the left and right.

Penguins become Corrupt Penguins or Vicious Penguins during a Blood Moon and will try to attack the player just like the other enemies. They can also be turned into their Corruption/Crimson variants with Vile Powder or Vicious Powder. They cannot be caught with a Bug Net in this state.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The appearance of the penguin in the Penguin Cage is actually the Baby Penguin pet, because the normal penguin sprite is too tall.
  • Desktop and Console versions Penguins spawned from the Penguin Statue cannot be captured with a Bug Net.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Penguin: "Penguins make their home in the coldest regions of the world, waddling around looking for tasty fish."

History[edit | edit source]