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The Catcoon is a neutral Mob in the Reign of Giants DLC, 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, which may result in spawning Krampus.


When it sees a small Bird, Rabbit, Moleworm, Butterfly, or Bee within 25m, it will pounce on it and kill it. In addition to Monsters, Catcoons are aggressive towards Pengulls and Grass Gekkos and will attack them if they get close enough. This generally leads to the Catcoon being killed in retaliation. They will also attack other Catcoons, often committing an act of cannibalism when done. Catcoons will also attack a Glommer, even if players have befriended both, so caution should be taken. Catcoons are hostile to Webber and Wortox since they are considered as Monsters.

Catcoons will attempt to pick up "toys" within 25m.

Whenever it starts Raining, any Catcoons that are outside will try to go back to their Hollow Stump.

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 Smallbird Catcoon


Gifts for a Catcoon[]

Cat Toys[]

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 Feather Pencil
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Palm Leaf Coral Nubbin Doydoy Egg Coconut Jungle Tree Seed
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Clippings Bramble Bulb Nettle Lotus Flower Seed Pod Jungle Burr Dark Tatters Lost Idol Lost Totem Relic Fragment The Blue Sow The Jeweled Truffle
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Saffron Feather Twiggy Tree Cone

Cat Food[]

Eel Egg Fish Frog Legs Morsel Moleworm Rabbit
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Tropical Fish Purple Grouper Pierrot Fish Neon Quattro Dead Wobster Dead Dogfish Dead Swordfish
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Live Eel Freshwater Fish Runty Guppy Needlenosed Squirt Bitty Baitfish Smolt Fry Popperfish Fallounder Bloomfin Tuna Scorching Sunfish Mudfish Deep Bass Dandy Lionfish Black Catfish Corn Cod Dappled Koi Golden Koi Ice Bream

Gifts from a Catcoon[]

Neutral[]

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[]

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(Toma Root SeedsPotato SeedsDon't Starve Together icon)
2 8% (1%) Cut GrassFlintRocksTwigsAshesPine ConeDark PetalsPetals
3 3.2% (0.8%) Crimson FeatherAzure FeatherJet Feather(Saffron FeatherDon't Starve Together icon)Bone Shards
4 1.76% (0.29%) Pumpkin SeedsEggplant SeedsDurian SeedsPomegranate SeedsDragon Fruit SeedsWatermelon Seeds(Asparagus SeedsOnion SeedsGarlic SeedsPepper SeedsDon't Starve Together icon)
5 1.13% (0.11%) IceBatilisk WingBirchnutBerriesMorselRed CapBlue CapGreen CapFish(Freshwater FishDon't Starve Together icon)Frog Legs
6 0.79% (0.1%) MolewormRabbitBeeButterflyRedbirdSnowbirdCrow(CanaryDon't Starve Together icon)Tumbleweed
7 5.13% (0.86%) Gold NuggetSilkCut ReedsTentacle SpotsBeefalo WoolElectrical Doodad

Spear 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 RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe

Boomerang

PickSlashAxeSpear

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
Catcoon
36 12 9 6 5 4 3-6 3 or 4 3 2 1

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together[]

In Don't Starve Together, befriended Catcoons will follow the player for 48 second per "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 aggro to a wild Catcoon.

Catcoons have 4 inventory slots, items they pick up from the ground will be stored in their inventory. When their inventory slots are full, they would return to their Catcoon Den and store items in the den. They will drop all item in their inventory upon their death.

Prototype Tips[]

  • Catcoons will steal any Trinkets and Wanda's Pocket Watches 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.
  • Catcoons will sometimes leave drops from the creatures they have killed. This is especially common in Worlds with Catcoons set to 'more' or 'lots' in World Customization and can be used to the Player's advantage.

Mosquito Bugs[]

  • Feather Pencil and Dark Tatters cannot be given Catcoon despite being its toys.
  • In Hamlet, despite being irreplaceable items, the Catcoon will not drop The Blue Sow and The Jeweled Truffle on death.

Placeholder 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. In DST an empty Hollow Stump will regenerate after 15-20 days, becoming an inhabited Hollow Stump.
  • Catcoons may be a reference to a real-life cat breed known as the "Maine Coon", which were rumored to be a mix of cat and raccoon.
  • Catcoons will occasionally attempt to climb trees, but they never succeed.
  • The Catcoons' voice work was done by Kelly Graham.[4]
  • Catcoons will occasionally be seen searching through Chester, Flowers, Rabbit Holes, Etc. Since Items in Chester will not go missing, this is simply a cosmetic effect.

Blueprint Gallery[]

References[]

  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!)
  4. Archive of Kelly Graham's Tumblr: "Fun Fact: I did the voice work for this creature, cause I’m so good at meowing."

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