Hutch (Short for Hutch Danglefish, P.I.) is a following companion exclusive to the Caves of Don't Starve Together. Players can store up to nine stacks of Items inside him. He functions similarly to Chester and has almost identical stats, including a regeneration of 22.5 Health every 3 seconds, designed to regenerate its full life in a minute (2 segments). Similar to Chester and the Eye Bone, he is summoned with and will follow Star-Sky.
Similar to Chester and Packim Baggims, Hutch can transform depending on his current inventory. Unlike other portable inventory followers, Hutch does not consume the materials on transformation. He will also emit light if one or more Light Bulbs or Glow Berries are stored within him. These Light Bulbs will not be consumed and will spoil at their normal rate. Hutch will not leave the caves to go to the surface, and will instead wait for you in the caves where you left him.
Fugu Hutch is a special version of Hutch. If both a Light Bulb or Glow Berry and a Spear or Battle Spear are stored inside him, Hutch will turn into Fugu Hutch. In this state, anything that attacks Hutch receives 30 damage. Hutch will remain in this form until the Spear/Light loses all durability or is removed.
Music Box Hutch is a special version of Hutch. By placing both a Light Bulb or Glow Berry and a One-man Band in his inventory, he will transform into Music Box Hutch, providing a positive Sanity aura of +40/min until the One-man Band's durability is used up (up to 3 minutes).
- Hutch and Star-Sky, the item used to summon him, are possible references to the television series Starsky and Hutch.
- A hutch is also a type of a shelving unit.
- According to Wilson, Hutch's full name is "Hutch Danglefish, P.I."
- P.I. usually stands for "Private Investigator". However, the Devs joked on a live stream that it could mean "Portable Inventory".
- With his fins, teeth, and glowing protrusion, Hutch appears to be based on a deep sea anglerfish.
- Fugu is Japanese for pufferfish.
- Fugu Hutch can be used to deal with the Baby Tentacles produced by a Big Tentacle.