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, it will pounce on it and kill it. In addition to Monsters, Catcoons are aggressive towards Pengulls and Grass Gekkos too 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.
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  (up to a maximum of 1 day ) and force the next hairball to be sooner. 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.
Gifts for a Catcoon
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:
Strangely, items at the highest tier are actually much more probable than the several tiers below them.
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.
|No. of hits for
||36||12||9||6||5||4||3-6||3 or 4||3||2||1|
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 aggro to a wild Catcoon.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
CATCOON_LOYALTY_PER_ITEM = total_day_time*.1
CATCOON_LOYALTY_MAXTIME = total_day_time
inst.hairball_friend_interval = math.random(2,4) -- Jumpstart the hairball timer (slot machine time!)
- Archive of Kelly Graham's Tumblr: "Fun Fact: I did the voice work for this creature, cause I’m so good at meowing."