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Attack Range
3-4 (when leaping)
Special Ability
Can be befriended with toys
Vomits gifts
Cat Tail.png (33%)
Spawns from
Hollow Stump.png

Wilson Portrait.png
A playful little thing.


Willow Portrait.png
Here, kitty!


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang does not trust it.


Wendy Portrait.png
I wonder if it had a twin, too.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
A sort of a wildcat. Handsome fellow.


Woodie Portrait.png


Waxwell Portrait.png
Catty vermin.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Öh! Cute meat with fur.


Webber Portrait.png
A bit more feral than grandpa's cat.


Walani Portrait.png
It's very independent and loves garbage. Me too!


Warly Portrait.png
What perky little ears.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ye look like ye got a taste fer garbage.


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.

Things a Catcoon will attack or eat

Bee.png Butterfly.png Fireflies.png Flower.png Moleworm.png Rabbit.png Crow.png Redbird.png Snowbird.png Pengull.png Glommer.png Hound.png Smallbird.png Canary.png Grass Gekko.png(Don't Starve Together icon.png)

Gifts for a Catcoon

Cat Toys

Birchnut.png Pile o' Balloons.png Beefalo Wool.png Butterfly Wings.png Cut Grass.png Egg.png Jet Feather.png Azure Feather.png Crimson Feather.png Foliage.png Bunny Puff.png Moleworm.png Papyrus.png Petals.png Pine Cone.png Rabbit.png Rope.png Silk.png Spider Eggs.png Spider Gland.png Tallbird Egg.png Trinkets.png Twigs.png Saffron Feather.png(Don't Starve Together icon.png)

Cat Food

Eel.png Egg.png Fish.png Frog Legs.png Morsel.png Moleworm.png Rabbit.png

Gifts from a Catcoon


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


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 Seeds.pngCorn Seeds.png
2 8% (1%) Cut Grass.pngFlint.pngRocks.pngTwigs.pngAshes.pngPine Cone.pngDark Petals.pngPetals.png
3 3.2% (0.8%) Crimson Feather.pngAzure Feather.pngJet Feather.pngBone Shards.pngSaffron Feather.png(Don't Starve Together icon.png)
4 1.76% (0.29%) Pumpkin Seeds.pngEggplant Seeds.pngDurian Seeds.pngPomegranate Seeds.pngDragon Fruit Seeds.pngWatermelon Seeds.png
5 1.13% (0.11%) Ice.pngBatilisk Wing.pngBirchnut.pngBerries.pngMorsel.pngRed Cap.pngBlue Cap.pngGreen Cap.pngFish.pngFrog Legs.png
6 0.79% (0.1%) Moleworm.pngRabbit.pngBee.pngButterfly.pngRedbird.pngSnowbird.pngCrow.pngTumbleweed.pngCanary.png(Don't Starve Together icon.png)
7 5.13% (0.86%) Gold Nugget.pngSilk.pngCut Reeds.pngTentacle Spots.pngBeefalo Wool.pngElectrical Doodad.png

Spear.png Fighting

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 Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png



Fire Dart.png Fire Staff.png

Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png

Thulecite Club.png Dark Sword.png

Tooth Trap.png Slurtle Slime.png

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

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together

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.

Prototype.png Tips

  • 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. Players should make sure to pick up any wanted gifts as soon as they are coughed up to prevent Catcoon from getting it back.
  • If Wes uses Pile o' Balloons to befriend a Catcoon, the Catcoon will drop it on death.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Catcoons will occasionally attempt to climb trees, but they never succeed.

Blueprint.png Gallery


  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!)