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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. It will also give the player 5 points of Naughtiness.

When it sees a small Bird, Rabbit, Moleworm, Butterfly, or Bee, it will pounce on it and kill it. In addition to Monsters, Catcoons are aggressive towards Pengulls too 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.

In Don't Starve Together, befriended Catcoons will follow the player for certain amount of time depending on the "toys" or food given. If the Catcoon is able to reach the player before that time ends, it will spit out the gift and discontinue to follow. However, spitting out a gift does not mean it is no longer befriended, evident from its agro to a wild Catcoon.

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

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

There are 9 tiers of neutral items, but because most items occur within several tiers, it's more useful to show the probability of each item:

Item Probability Tiers
Wet Goop 84% 1-2
Rot 6.48% 2-4
Cut Grass 2.86% 3-5
Moleworm 2.04% 9
Birchnut 2.04% 9
Rocks 0.64% 5-6
Flint 0.61% 6-8
Dark Petals 0.38% 5
Pine Cone 0.35% 7-8
Petals 0.26% 6
Ice 0.20% 7
Crimson Feather 0.15% 8

Friendly Edit

Strangely, items at the highest tier are actually much more probable than the several tiers below them.

Tier Probability (Individual) Items
1 80% (40%) Carrot SeedsCorn Seeds
2 8% (1%) Cut GrassFlintRocksTwigsAshesPine ConeDark PetalsPetals
3 3.2% (0.8%) Crimson FeatherAzure FeatherJet FeatherBone Shards
4 1.76% (0.29%) Pumpkin SeedsEggplant SeedsDurian SeedsPomegranate SeedsDragon Fruit SeedsWatermelon Seeds
5 1.13% (0.11%) IceBatilisk WingBirchnutBerriesMorselRed CapBlue CapGreen CapFishFrog Legs
6 0.79% (0.01%) MolewormRabbitBeeButterflyRedbirdSnowbirdCrowTumbleweed
7 5.13% (0.86%) Gold NuggetSilkCut ReedsTentacle SpotsBeefalo WoolElectrical Doodad

Spear 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.
  • Many Catcoon gifts are also Catcoon toys. One should make sure to pick up any wanted gifts as soon as they are coughed up.
  • Catcoons may be a reference to the real life cat breed "Maine Coon" that was originally thought to be a mix of cat and raccoon.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

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) (Ewecus Don't Starve Together icon) (Floaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSpider Warrior (Venomous)Sea HoundStink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenosed BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
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(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)

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