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Status messages

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Status messages display as chat lines in the lower-left of the game screen when certain conditions apply.

NPCs[edit | edit source]

  • When an NPC (excluding the Old Man and Skeleton MerchantDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions) spawns, the message "<Name of NPC> the <type of NPC> has arrived!" displays.
  • On the 3DS version 3DS version, when the requirements for an NPC have been fulfilled, but there is no housing for the NPC, the message "<Name of NPC> would like to settle down." may display.
  • When an NPC dies, the message "<Name of NPC> the <type of NPC> was slain..." is displayed.
    • When the Angler or a Town Pet dies, the message "<Name of Angler/Pet> has left!" is displayed instead.
  • When the Traveling MerchantDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions departs, the message "<Name of NPC> the Traveling Merchant has departed!" is displayed.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

When most bosses are summoned, the message "<Name of boss> has awoken!" displays. When a boss spawns randomly on its own, without having been summoned by a player, the corresponding message below is displayed a few in-game hours before it appears:

Message Boss
"You feel an evil presence watching you..." Eye of Cthulhu
"You feel vibrations from deep below..."
"You feel a quaking from deep underground..."
The Destroyer
"This is going to be a terrible night..." The Twins
"The air is getting colder around you..."
"You feel the air getting colder around you..."
Skeletron Prime
  • When a boss has been defeated, the message "<Name of boss> has been defeated!" (or "<Name of boss> have been defeated!") displays.

Events[edit | edit source]

When most events are summoned or spawn on their own, the corresponding message below is displayed:

Message Event
"The Blood Moon is rising..." Blood Moon
"Slime is falling from the sky!"
"Slime has stopped falling from the sky."
Slime RainDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
"Looks like <name of NPC> is throwing a party"
"Looks like <name of NPC> & <name of NPC> are throwing a party"
"Looks like <name of NPC>, <name of NPC>, and <name of NPC> are throwing a party"
"Party time's over!"
PartyDesktop VersionConsole Version
"The old one's army is approaching!"
"The old one's army has been defeated!"
Old One's ArmyDesktop VersionConsole Version
"A solar eclipse is happening!" Solar Eclipse
"A goblin army is approaching from the west!"
"A goblin army is approaching from the east!"
"A goblin army has arrived!"
"A goblin army has been defeated!"
Goblin Army
"The Frost Legion is approaching from the west!"
"The Frost Legion is approaching from the east!"
"The Frost Legion has arrived!"
"The Frost Legion has been defeated!"
Frost Legion
"Pirates are approaching from the west!"
"Pirates are approaching from the east!"
"The pirates have arrived!"
"The pirates have been defeated!"
Pirate Invasion
"Martians are invading!"
"The martians have been defeated!"
Martian MadnessDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
"Celestial creatures are invading!" Lunar EventsDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
"The spirit of Christmas spreads cheer..."
"The spirit of Christmas fades...
Christmas
"The spirit of Halloween penetrates the air..."
"The spirit of Halloween rests...
Halloween

Other[edit | edit source]

Message Trigger Effect
"Spawn point set!" Player presses Open / Activate on a properly placed Bed not yet set as their spawn point. The player's spawn point is set to the Bed's location, as long as the bed is in a valid house.
"Spawn point removed!" Player presses Open / Activate on a properly placed Bed already set as their spawn point. The player's spawn point is set to the Spawn's location.
"Beach Ball was hit <number of times> times before touching the ground!" Beach Ball touches the ground after having been hit more than 10 times. Supports scoring a game played with the Ball.
"<player name> sunk the Golf Ball in 1 stroke!"
"<player name> sunk the Golf Ball in <number of strokes> strokes!"
Player hits a Golf Ball at least once, which lands in a Golf Cup. Supports playing the golf minigame.
"The book's knowledge empowers your villagers!" Advanced Combat Techniques is used. Town NPC stats boosted.
"The license teleports away to the cat delivery service..."
"The license teleports away to the dog delivery service..."
"The license teleports away to the bunny delivery service..."
When a Cat License, Dog License, or Bunny License are used, respectively. Allows a Cat, Dog, or Bunny to move into valid housing.
"A horrible chill goes down your spine..." Player breaks one Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart. Alerts all players to the breakage (which may be off-screen).
"Screams echo around you..." Player breaks a second Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart.
"A meteorite has landed!" Has a chance after defeating the Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu Desktop version or breaking a Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart 3DS versionMobile versionConsole versionOld-gen console version. A meteor has crashed into the world.
"The ancient spirits of light and dark have been released." The Wall of Flesh is defeated for the first time. The current world converts to Hardmode. The Hallow, Underground Hallow, and the Underground Corruption/Crimson generate.
"Your world has been blessed with Cobalt!"
"Your world has been blessed with Mythril!"
"Your world has been blessed with Adamantite!"
"Your world has been blessed with Palladium!"
"Your world has been blessed with Orichalcum!"
"Your world has been blessed with Titanium!"
An Altar is destroyed. The respective Hardmode ore generates in the world.
"The jungle grows restless..." All three mechanical bosses have been defeated for the first time. Plantera's Bulbs begin spawning in the Underground Jungle.
"Screams are echoing from the dungeon..." Plantera is defeated for the first time. New enemy types begin spawning in the Dungeon.
"Your mind goes numb..." First of the four Celestial PillarsDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions are destroyed. Alerts all players to the tower's death (which may be off-screen).
"You are overwhelmed with pain..." Second of the four Celestial Pillars are destroyed.
"Otherworldly voices linger around you..." Third of the four Celestial Pillars are destroyed.
"Impending doom approaches..." Either the last of the four Celestial Pillars are destroyed or the player uses a Celestial SigilDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions. Starts the 60 second Moon LordDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions summon countdown.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, the message "<Name of NPC> would like to settle down" used to display when the requirements for an NPC were fulfilled, but there was no housing for the NPC. This was removed in the 1.3.0.7 update.
  • King Slime used to have a spawning status message ("The sky jiggles above you..." ) which was removed with the introduction of Slime Rain.