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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Worm inventory icon
Type BaitCrafting material
Bait Power: 25%
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Sell Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 2002
Worm (NPC).png
Type Critter
Environment Surface
AI Type Passive AI
Damage 0
Max Life 5
Defense 0
KB Resist 0%
Internal NPC ID: 357
This article is about the critter. For worm-type enemies, see Worm AI.

The Worm is a Critter that spawns underground, or on the surface during rain. Worms also have a chance to spawn on the surface when the player breaks stone or dirt piles, or grass, which causes them to fly out. Breaking larger rocks in the background has a high possibility of releasing worms.

They can be caught with a Bug Net and used as Bait for Fishing, and have 25% bait power. Like most Critters, they can also be released or crafted into a Worm Cage to be used as furniture.

Worms (and their golden counterparts) will become stuck in 1-tile holes in the ground, which can allow for easy collection during rains. However this only works if both tiles adjacent to the worm are not hammered inclines.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

All versions[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Worm Cage.png Terrarium.pngTerrarium By Hand

Desktop version and Console version[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Enchanted Nightcrawler.png Fallen Star.pngFallen Star By Hand
Worm Statue.png Stone Block.pngStone Block (50) Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version
Worm.pngWorm (5)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the surface, Worms have a 1/400 (0.25%) chance of dropping from short grass, 1/200 (0.5%) chance from tall grass, and 1/6 chance (16.7%) chance from dirt piles. These values are taken from the game code.
    • In-game testing seems to demonstrate a general drop rate from any ambient surface grass or plant type (short, tall, pink flower, blue flower, sprite with 1 piece of grass, sprite with 2, etc.) as 4.6%, regardless of time of day.
  • Worms will only spawn while it's raining on grass covered dirt blocks where the rain animation can reach the grass (that is, putting a roof/ceiling over the grass will prevent worms from spawning).

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionDesktop version
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Can now be used as Bait. Worms now spawn when breaking rock and dirt piles.
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