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Health 150
Damage 25
Attack Period 2
Attack Range 3-4 (when leaping)
Walking Speed 3
Special Ability Can be befriended with toys
Vomits gifts
Loot Meat
Cat Tail (33%)
Spawns from Hollow Stump
DebugSpawn "catcoon"
A playful little thing.


The Catcoon is a neutral Mob in Don't Starve: Reign of Giants, spawning from a Hollow Stump. It will wander around, pouncing at small creatures and playing with various objects, sometimes destroying them. When killed, a Catcoon will drop Meat and has a 33% chance of dropping a Cat Tail.

When it sees a small Bird, Rabbit, Moleworm, Butterfly, or Bee, it will pounce on it and kill it. Catcoons are aggressive towards Pengulls and Hounds and will attack them if they get close enough. This generally leads to the Catcoon being killed in retaliation. Catcoons will also attack a Glommer, even if players have befriended both, so caution should be taken. Catcoons are hostile to Webber, since he is considered a Monster.

Catcoons can be befriended by giving them "toys" or food, and they will give "gifts" to the player by coughing up items, such as Rot and Cut Grass, as if it is a hairball. Each item given to the Catcoon will add a tenth of a day (48 sec) to the time they spend following the player [1] (up to a maximum of 1 day [2]) and force the next hairball to be sooner. [3] The item that they give depends on the number of times they hack before coughing it up. Currently, there are two lists for neutral and friendly Catcoons.

Things a Catcoon will attack or eat: Bee Butterfly Fireflies Flower Moleworm Rabbit Crow Redbird Snowbird Pengull Glommer Hound

Gifts for a Catcoon Edit

Cat Toys Edit

Birchnut Pile o' Balloons Beefalo Wool Butterfly Wings Cut Grass Egg Jet Feather Azure Feather Crimson Feather Foliage Bunny Puff Moleworm Papyrus Petals Pine Cone Rabbit Rope Silk Spider Eggs Spider Gland Tallbird Egg Trinkets Twigs

Cat Food Edit

Eel Egg Fish Frog Legs Morsel Moleworm Rabbit

Gifts from a Catcoon Edit

Neutral Edit

Rot Cut Grass Flint Moleworm Rocks Dark Petals Petals Ice Pine Cone Crimson Feather Birchnut Wet Goop

Friendly Edit

Rot Cut Grass Flint Moleworm Rocks Dark Petals Petals Ice Pine Cone Crimson Feather Birchnut Rabbit Gold Nugget Twigs Tumbleweed Berries Silk Morsel Carrot Seeds Corn Seeds Ashes Azure Feather Jet Feather Bone Shards Pumpkin Seeds Eggplant Seeds Durian Seeds Pomegranate Seeds Dragon Fruit Seeds Watermelon Seeds Batilisk Wing Red Cap Blue Cap Green Cap Fish Frog Legs Bee Butterfly Redbird Snowbird Crow Cut Reeds Tentacle Spots Beefalo Wool Electrical Doodad

Fighting Edit

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Catcoons when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe



Fire Dart Fire Staff

Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Tentacle Spike Battle Spear

Thulecite Club Dark Sword

Tooth Trap Slurtle Slime

Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
36 12 9 6 5 4 3-6 3 or 4 3 2 1

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • The name "Catcoon" is a portmanteau of the words "Cat" and "Raccoon".
  • Hollow Stumps become deserted after spawning 9 Catcoons. This is a reference to the belief that cats have 9 lives.
  • If Wes uses Pile o' Balloons to befriend a Catcoon, the Catcoon will drop it on death.
  • Catcoons will steal any Grave Digger items left on the ground among other things, therefore it's advisable to keep them in Chests if any Catcoons live nearby.

Gold Nugget Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. scripts\tuning.lua:
    CATCOON_LOYALTY_PER_ITEM = total_day_time*.1
  2. scripts\tuning.lua:
    CATCOON_LOYALTY_MAXTIME = total_day_time
  3. scripts\prefabs\catcoon.lua:
    inst.hairball_friend_interval = math.random(2,4) -- Jumpstart the hairball timer (slot machine time!)
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork BishopClockwork RookClockwork KnightDangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk • (Poison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard • (BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey • (BuzzardCatcoonVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird • (GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King

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