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Halloween-Only Content
Halloween-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Halloween event.

A Halloween-themed logo.

Not to be confused with the Pumpkin Moon, a Halloween-themed event.

Halloween is a seasonal event which lasts from around mid-October until around the start of November. During this time, several enemies wear costumes that change their appearance, unique enemies spawn, and new items become available via enemy drops or via purchase. Goodie Bags also drop, offering random Halloween-themed items, mostly decorative or vanity. Pumpkins grow naturally on grass during Halloween.

The duration of the event depends on the game platform:

Platform Duration
Desktop version Desktop
Console version Console
Mobile version Mobile
Nintendo Switch version Switch
October 10th November 1st
Old-gen console version Old-gen console
tModLoader version tModLoader
October 20th November 10th
3DSNintendo 3DS version October 1st November 10th

Reaching the end of the Pumpkin Moon starts one in-game day of the Halloween event, regardless of the date.


Unique Drops
From any enemy:
From weak enemies
(see table below for explanation)
From Forest grass:
From harvesting Pumpkins:
From shaking trees :
For Sale

"Weak enemies" are enemies with less than 20 defense, 40 damage and up to 5 of loot. These will be mostly pre-Hardmode enemies. When playing in Expert Mode, all enemies are much stronger and therefore these conditions limit the amount of enemies that can drop the Bloody Machete and Bladed Glove to just a couple, especially during Hardmode. See the table below for clarification.

Weak enemies in Expert Mode (
Always Only before Hardmode Only during Hardmode

Misassembled SkeletonMisassembled Skeleton
Astronaut SkeletonAstronaut Skeleton
Martian ProbeMartian Probe
Servant of CthulhuServant of Cthulhu

Umbrella SlimeUmbrella Slime
Ice SlimeIce Slime
Spiked Ice SlimeSpiked Ice Slime
Sand SlimeSand Slime
Lava SlimeLava Slime
Spiked SlimeSpiked Slime
Cave BatCave Bat
Ice BatIce Bat
Demon EyeDemon Eye
Cataract EyeCataract Eye
Dilated EyeDilated Eye
Sleepy EyeSleepy Eye
Purple EyePurple Eye
Owl EyeOwl Eye
Little EaterLittle Eater
Bald ZombieBald Zombie
Pincushion ZombiePincushion Zombie
Slimed ZombieSlimed Zombie
Twiggy ZombieTwiggy Zombie
Female ZombieFemale Zombie
Swamp ZombieSwamp Zombie
Raincoat ZombieRaincoat Zombie
Frozen ZombieFrozen Zombie
Superhero ZombieSuperhero Zombie
Pixie ZombiePixie Zombie
Giant ShellyGiant Shelly
Flying FishFlying Fish
Goblin PeonGoblin Peon

Mother SlimeMother Slime
Headache SkeletonHeadache Skeleton
Pantless SkeletonPantless Skeleton
Martian SkeletonMartian Skeleton
Blood ZombieBlood Zombie
Goblin ScoutGoblin Scout
Undead MinerUndead Miner
Goblin ThiefGoblin Thief


  • Halloween can be "activated" by setting the device's date to any date within the respective Halloween timespan.
    • Desktop version Change the computer's date to any day between October 10th and November 1st.
    • Console version Disconnect from Xbox One Xbox Live / PlayStation 4 PSN and change the console time.
    • Mobile version Disconnect from automatic date/time updates and change the time manually. Note that this does not work for some devices.
    • Nintendo 3DS version Go to "System Settings" and set the date there.
    • Nintendo Switch Go to "System Settings" and go to "system", click on "Date and Time" and set the time there.
If a change of the device's time is undesired, applications like RunAsDate allow launching Terraria with a changed time and date.


  • The tree in the Halloween logo appears to be made of Spooky Wood, an item which drops in bulk during the similarly-themed Pumpkin Moon event.


  • Desktop 1.3.4: Halloween period finishes on November 1st instead of November 10th.
  • Desktop Fixed a bug causing the game to not check for Halloween dates in multiplayer.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Does not drop from statue-spawned enemies or Meteor Heads.