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Npc 3
Type Monster ­
HP Variable Heart
Rarity Very Common
Attack Variable
Defense Variable
Variety "Pincushion", "Slimed", "Swamp", "Twiggy", "Female", "Raincoat"
The Groom, Doctor Bones, Zombie Eskimo
Spawn Time Moon Charm Icon (Night)
Spawn Area Regular
Surface (Anywhere)
Glowing Mushroom Glowing Mushroom Biome
55 CopperCoin Small - 80 CopperCoin Small
10 SilverCoin Small - 12 SilverCoin Small
Shackle 2%
Zombie Arm 1%
Zombie Banner 0.5%

The Zombie is a common enemy that spawns during the night on the surface or when the player is in the jungle at night or underground. Zombies attack by walking into the player and jumping when they need to get past something. During the night, Zombies will come to the player's home and try to break open any Wooden Door available, although they are only able to during a Blood Moon. They can be a serious threat to new players, which makes it a good idea to build a home before the first night. They are an easy enemy to kill when they are alone, but they usually appear in large groups, making them a challenge to new players.

Note: Placing a trench in front of a door will stop zombies from knocking it down, as they cannot jump and knock at the same time.

Zombie Types

Pincushion Zombie

Zombie Pincushion
These zombies have several arrows sticking out of their bodies. They have higher health, attack, and defense than regular zombies. In addition to the regular zombie drops, they will always drop at least one Wooden Arrow.

Slimed Zombie

Zombie Slimed
These zombies appear as regular zombies with their head encased in slime. They have slightly less health and attack than regular zombies, but will always drop at least one Gel. They also have a 0.01% chance of dropping a Slime Staff.

Swamp Zombie

Zombie Swamp
These zombies are bald and do not use any red in their color palette. They have lower attack than other zombies, but move faster and have higher defense and knockback resistance.

Twiggy Zombie

Zombie Twiggy
These zombies appear to have a sapling growing out of their heads. They have higher attack than regular zombies, but lower defense.

Female Zombie

Zombie Female
These zombies have blue eyes instead of red ones, wears a red sweater, and appear to have a white flower in their hair. They have the lowest attack, defense, and health of all the zombies.

Raincoat Zombie

Zombie Raincoat
These Zombies Don't have any other appearances, or abilities and wear a yellow Rain Hat and Rain Coat, both of which they have a chance of dropping when killed. These zombies can only spawn when it is raining.

Spore Zombie

Zombie Spore
These zombies are the strongest zombie in the game. They spawn in Glowing Mushroom Biomes and come in two forms. The first form is a fast zombie with spores around its body, which has 180 health. The other form is a zombie with a mushroom cap, which is more resistant to knockback, has more attack, defense, and health, but is slower. These zombies can also spawn at any time.

Halloween Zombie

Zombie Halloween
These zombies spawn only between October 24 and November 10 (real time). They appear wearing various costumes (such as superhero, nurse, and hornet, among others) and are statistically stronger than most other zombies.

Christmas Zombie

These zombies spawn only between December 15-31 (real time). They appear wearing costumes (such as an elf or Santa Claus costume) and are statistically superior to most other zombies.


  • When it becomes day, Zombies will walk off the screen and de-spawn if there is nothing blocking their path. Following them will prevent them from de-spawning. During this time, they will not be hostile unless they are touched.
  • Zombies can jump 3 blocks across and 6 blocks high, which means you can easily trap them using a pit.
  • Zombies don't target NPCs and will only focus on players. If, however, a Zombie walks into an NPC, he or she will take damage and can be killed.
  • In Hard Mode, Zombies appear to spawn less frequently when a full moon rises, due to the spawning of Werewolves.
  • Zombies have one "good" leg and one "bloody" leg, and appear to be dragging the bloody leg.
  • In the Console Version, there is a Pet Zombie.
  • During a Blood Moon, about 1 in 70 zombies are Grooms instead.
  • When it is raining during the night, Zombies wearing rain jackets will spawn. These zombies have a chance to drop the Rain Coat and Rain Hat.
  • All zombies except the spore zombies have a very small chance to drop the bladed gloves during the Halloween Event. 

Update Info



  • Costumed Zombies no longer open doors on non Blood Moon nights.




  • Added zombie texture with exposed brain.


PC release

  • Added to the game.


Slime Monsters Baby Slime · Black Slime · Blue Slime · Corrupt Slime · Dungeon Slime · Green Slime · Illuminant Slime · Jungle Slime · Lava Slime · Mother Slime · Pinky · Purple Slime · Red Slime · Shadow SlimeConsole · Slimeling · Slimer · Toxic Sludge · Yellow Slime
Goblins Goblin Archer · Goblin Peon · Goblin Scout · Goblin Sorcerer · Goblin Thief · Goblin Warrior
Undead Monsters Angry Bones · Armored Skeleton · Big Boned · Dark Caster · Doctor Bones · Heavy Skeleton · Short Bones · Skeleton · Skeleton Archer · The Groom · Tim · Undead Miner · Vampire MinerConsole · Zombie


Chaos Elemental · Clown · Dark Mummy · Light Mummy · Mummy · Possessed Armor · Shadow MummyConsole Spectral ElementalConsole · Spectral MummyConsole · Werewolf
Mages Dark Caster · Fire Imp · Goblin Sorcerer · Tim
Plant Monsters Dragon SnatcherConsole · Clinger · Man Eater · Snatcher
Burrowing Monsters Bone Serpent · Devourer · Digger · Giant Worm · World Feeder
Flying Monsters Arch DemonConsole · Big Eater · Big Stinger · Bird · Cave Bat · Corruptor · Cursed Hammer · Cursed Skull · Demon · Demon Eye · Dragon HornetConsole · Dragon SkullConsole · Dragon StingerConsole · Eater of Souls · Enchanted Sword · Gastropod · Giant Bat · Harpy · Hellbat · Hornet · Illuminant Bat · Jungle Bat · Little Eater · Little Stinger · Meteor Head · Pixie · Shadow HammerConsole · Spectral GastropodConsole · Voodoo Demon · Vulture · Wandering Eye · Wraith
Swimming Monsters Angler Fish · Blue Jellyfish · Corrupt Goldfish · Goldfish · Green Jellyfish · OrcaConsole · Pink Jellyfish · Piranha · Shark
Hopping Monsters Bunny · Corrupt Bunny · Mimic · Slimes
Boss Monsters Arch WyvernConsole · Eater of Worlds · Eye of Cthulhu · OcramConsole · King Slime · Skeletron · Skeletron Prime · The Destroyer · The Twins · Wall of Flesh · Wyvern
Boss-Related Monsters Dungeon Guardian · Leech · Probe · Servant of Cthulhu · Servant of OcramConsole · The Hungry
Immortal Blazing Wheel · Spike Ball
Projectile Burning Sphere · Chaos Ball
Other Albino AntlionConsole · Antlion · Crab · Snowman Gangsta · Mr. Stabby · Snow Balla · Unicorn

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