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This article is about the town NPC. For other uses, see Princess (disambiguation).
Map Icon Princess
Map Icon
AI TypePassive AI
Max Life250
KB Resist50%

The Princess is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following conditions have been met:[1]

A princess named Yorai will spawn along with the player when starting a Celebrationmk10 world, if the princess dies in a Celebrationmk10 world they can still respawn any time as long as there is a valid house available.

The Princess will attack nearby enemies with the Resonance Scepter to defend herself (although the animation of the Scepter is not shown).

Quick Answers

What conditions must be met for the Princess NPC to spawn in Terraria? toggle section
In Terraria, the Princess NPC will spawn once two conditions are met. Firstly, there must be an empty house available for her. Secondly, all other town NPCs (excluding Santa Claus or town pets) must be present. This means that she can only spawn after defeating Plantera, which is when the Cyborg NPC can move in. So, if you're wondering how to get the Princess in Terraria, make sure you've got an empty house and all other town NPCs!
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How does the Princess NPC defend herself in Terraria? toggle section
In Terraria, the Princess NPC defends herself by attacking nearby enemies with the Resonance Scepter. However, the animation of the Scepter is not shown when she uses it.
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What makes the Princess NPC unique in Terraria? toggle section
The Princess NPC in Terraria is unique for several reasons. She only spawns under specific conditions, namely when there is an empty house and all other town NPCs are present. This means she can only appear after defeating Plantera, which allows the Cyborg NPC to move in. The Princess is also an NPC vendor and will attack nearby enemies with the Resonance Scepter. Interestingly, she shares a name with the Dryad, Faye, and one of her possible names is Yorai, named after one of Terraria's lead developers. She is also implied to be underage, similar to the Angler NPC. All NPCs in the game like the Princess, making her a popular character. She even has a Happiness quote for herself, which is quite cute!
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What is the role of the Resonance Scepter in Terraria? toggle section
In Terraria, the Resonance Scepter plays the role of a powerful weapon. It's a Hardmode, post-Plantera staff that has a 12.5% chance of dropping from the Princess NPC. When used, it creates glowing pink circles at the cursor's location, which expand and then collapse into sparkles over the course of about 1 second. It can be considered an indirect upgrade to the Inferno Fork as it has higher stats and instantaneously reaches the location the player aims at. It can also create its projectile midair, a feature the Inferno Fork lacks unless it makes contact with a target.
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What is the connection between the Princess NPC and Plantera in Terraria? toggle section
In Terraria, the Princess NPC and Plantera are connected through the game's progression system. The Princess NPC will only spawn once all other town NPCs are present, which can only happen after defeating Plantera. Plantera is a Hardmode boss that players must defeat in the Underground Jungle. Once Plantera is defeated, the Cyborg NPC can move in, and when all other NPCs are present, the Princess NPC will spawn. So, in essence, defeating Plantera is a key step in getting the Princess NPC to appear in your game.
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Items sold[]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy Ring. Prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Item Cost Availability

Royal TiaraRoyal Tiara 50 Always available.
Royal BlouseRoyal Blouse 50 Always available.
Royal DressRoyal Dress 50 Always available.
Royal ScepterRoyal Scepter 1 Always available.
Glass SlipperGlass Slipper 1 Always available.
Prince UniformPrince Uniform 50 Always available.
Prince PantsPrince Pants 50 Always available.
Prince CapePrince Cape 50 Always available.
Potted Crystal FernPotted Crystal Fern 10 Always available.
Potted Crystal SpiralPotted Crystal Spiral 10 Always available.
Potted Crystal TeardropPotted Crystal Teardrop 10 Always available.
Potted Crystal TreePotted Crystal Tree 10 Always available.
Princess 64Princess 64 10 Always available.
Painting of a LassPainting of a Lass 10 Always available.
Dark Side of the HallowDark Side of the Hallow 10 Always available.
Princess StylePrincess Style 10 Always available.
Suspiciously SparklySuspiciously Sparkly 10 Always available.
Terra Blade ChroniclesTerra Blade Chronicles 10 Always available.
Bernie's ButtonBernie's Button 25 Always available.
Royal RomanceRoyal Romance 10 When both King Slime and Queen Slime have been defeated.
Music Box (Journey's End)Music Box (Journey's End) 10 When Moon Lord has been defeated and the world is in Hardmode.
Slime StaffSlime Staff 10 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds.
Heart LanternHeart Lantern 750 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds.
Flask of PartyFlask of Party 15 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds.
Sandstorm in a BottleSandstorm in a Bottle 5 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, when spoken to in a Desert.
TerragrimTerragrim 25 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, during a Blood Moon.
Pirate StaffPirate Staff 5 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, in Hardmode, after the Pirate Invasion has been defeated, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous).
Discount CardDiscount Card 5 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, in Hardmode, after the Pirate Invasion has been defeated, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent).
Lucky CoinLucky Coin 5 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, in Hardmode, after the Pirate Invasion has been defeated, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent).
Coin GunCoin Gun 30 In Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds, in Hardmode, after the Pirate Invasion has been defeated, during the following moon phases: Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous).
Any PylonAny Pylon 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Living preferences[]

The Princess is unique in that she does not have any biome or neighbor preferences. She loves up to three NPCs that live nearby and is liked by all NPCs around her.

She also hates being lonely and her unhappiness is maxed to 150% if she is not surrounded by at least 2 other NPCs within 25 tiles, or 2 other NPCs that are between 25 and 120 tiles away.[2]

Shimmered form []

Princess (Shimmered) Map Icon Princess (Shimmered)
Shimmered Princess and her Map Icon.

When submerged in Shimmer, the Princess will transform into her Shimmered form. This has no impact on gameplay or dialogue and is only a visual change. She can be returned to her classic look by submerging her in Shimmer again.


The Princess may have any of the following names:

  • Ai
  • Alice
  • Aria
  • Ariel
  • Belle
  • Charlotte
  • Christina
  • Elitia
  • Emilia
  • Faye
  • Flora
  • Hikari
  • Hime
  • Liselotte
  • Lucia
  • Momo
  • Rosetta
  • Sophia
  • Theresa
  • Tiara
  • Yorai
  • Yuuki


Interaction quotes[]

    • "I really appreciate all the good you've done for this land! Thank you!"
    • "Goblins are so cute! They are short, and have those little pointy ears, and they come in different colors!"
    • "Like my dress? Gee, thanks! Just sewed it."
    • "I am so fabulously grateful for my subjects!"
    • "Pink is the best color anyone could ask for! "
    • "Um... being a princess can be so uneventful sometimes, so I took up many hobbies! "
    • "I'm so happy to finally travel the world, and meet new people!"
    • "As much as I love people, I am rather shy. It takes me awhile to break the ice..."

    During the night:

    • "The stars at night remind me of glitter on a beautiful, black dress. I shall soon have one made!"

    When Pirate is present:

    • "Hmm... do you think <name of Pirate> will be able to redeem some of his old seafaring friends, as well?"

    After defeating Golem:

    • "I tried to pet a lihzahrd once. Um... they didn't mind at all!"

    After defeating Duke Fishron:

    • "I once met with a Duke on the beach. He looked kinda fishy, and lacked good manners!"

    After defeating Frost Legion:

    • "Worry not, concerned citizen! I am well aware of the organized crime problem among snowfolk."

    After defeating Pumpking:

    • "The Pumpking can be rather two-faced, it seems. I shall not give up on peace with his spooky people!"

    After defeating Ice Queen:

    • "Diplomacy did not work so well with the Ice Queen, I'm afraid. She's rather cold-hearted! He he!"

    After defeating Martian Madness:

    • "I wish the martians were a little nicer. Our world doesn't normally get visitors!"

    During a Blood Moon:

    • "The rivers are running red, everyone seem awfully on edge, hmm... it's a trying night, indeed!"

    During a Party:

    • "A party? Like.. a festival? I LOVE FESTIVALS! So much pink! So much glitter! It's so cheerful!!"

    During Rain:

    • "There's something about the rain that makes me feel so calm."
    • "I love it when it rains. It's soothing."

    During a Thunderstorm:

    • "Um... the storms outside sound pretty intense. I do appreciate the chaos."
    • "Do be careful if traveling outside, it's storming quite hard!"

    During a Windy Day:

    • "Oops! I better hold on to my tiara, it's rather blustery out today!"
    • "It surely is a swell day to fly a kite, don't you agree?"

    When in a Graveyard:

    • "Um... it's kind of scary out there. I better have some tea."
    • "What was that noise? Hm, perhaps I shouldn't worry so!"
  • Happiness quotes[]

  • When homeless:

    • "It seems I'm without any lodgings. If I may, have anything in pink, please?"

    When neutral:

    • "All matters are well at hand, my loyal subject!"

    When far from home:

    • "Um... I seem to have wandered a bit far! Care for a lovely stroll?"

    When lonely:

    • "Um... I'm feeling a little lonesome, may I please reside closer to my people?"

    When overcrowded:

    • "It brings me joy residing by my subjects. I understand others may find that unappealing, however."
    • "I LOVE being surrounded by others, but I wish not to see them so unhappy with overcrowding."

    When in an Evil biome or the Dungeon:

    • "Mmm! This place could use a makeover, for sure. It's not quite fit for anyone, let alone royalty!"

    The Princess will also include unique quotes for each of up to three NPCs around her:

    • "<name of Merchant> always provides what I need, free of charge!"
    • "<name of Nurse> always makes me feel better when I'm hurt!"
    • "<name of Arms Dealer> is such a softie at heart!"
    • "<name of Dryad> is so in touch with nature, I love it!"
    • "<name of Guide> is a really nice guy!"
    • "<name of Demolitionist> is just 'da bomb', heehee!"
    • "<name of Clothier> seems so sad sometimes, but he's very nice to me!"
    • "<name of Goblin Tinkerer> makes just the niftiest gizmos!"
    • "<name of Wizard> is so wise, I trust his judgement completely!"
    • "<name of Mechanic> can fix up just about anything, I admire her!"
    • "Santa Claus is so jolly, I just want to give him a gift!"
    • "<name of Truffle> is a really fun guy!"
    • "<name of Steampunker> is my favorite tea time partner!"
    • "<name of Dye Trader> always helps me choose the best color dresses!"
    • "<name of Party Girl> is always the life of the party!"
    • "<name of Cyborg> is so cool, he seems to know everything!"
    • "<name of Painter> really brightens up this place with his art!"
    • "<name of Witch Doctor> offers such unique insights, it really makes me think!"
    • "<name of Pirate> is always good for an exciting pirate story!"
    • "<name of Stylist> has the best hair advice, she's great to talk to!"
    • "<name of Angler> is such a nice boy, always offering to take me fishing!"
    • "<name of Tax Collector> is terribly misunderstood, he's very kind to me!"
    • "<name of Tavernkeep> is from an entirely different world, that's so interesting!"
    • "<name of Golfer>'s passion for golf inspires me!"
    • "<name of Zoologist> always lets me play with her pets, its so nice!"
    • "<name of Cat> is really adorable!"
    • "<name of Dog> is really adorable!"
    • "<name of Bunny> is really adorable!"
  • Trivia[]

    • Five of the Princess's names are Japanese, each of which have different meanings:
      • Ai translates to "love" (愛).
      • Hikari translates to "light" (光).
      • Hime translates to "princess" (姫).
      • Momo translates to "peach" (桃). Based on the translation, the name "Princess Momo" means "Princess Peach".
      • Yuuki translates to "courage" or "bravery" (勇気).
    • Some of the Princess's names are references to princesses from popular culture:
    • The Princess shares the name Faye with the Dryad.
    • One of the Princess' possible names is Yorai, named for Yoraiz0r, one of the lead developers of Terraria.
    • The Princess is implied to be underage. Similar to the Angler, her sprite is shorter than most other NPCs, and they share the same death message: "<name of Angler/Princess> has left".
    • The Princess has a Happiness quote for herself: "<name of Princess> is a little unsettling to be around, but terribly cute!". This quote cannot be legitimately seen in-game, since it requires two copies of the same NPCs to be alive at once.
    • Her quote calling the Truffle a "fun guy" plays on the homophone "Fungi".
    • Along with the Traveling Merchant, Zoologist, and Cyborg, she is among a small group of NPCs who sell a new item post-Moon Lord. The Princess's item is a Music Box (which requires the player to defeat the Moon Lord after Hardmode has been activated).
    • The Princess's shimmered form could perhaps be a reference to her night-time quote.

    The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Princess: "Shy and innocent, this happy young lady sees the positive in everything, and everybody. She appreciates all of her subjects, from all walks of life."



    • Desktop
      • Added "Yorai" as a possible name.
      • Can no longer drop the Resonance Scepter in pre-Hardmode, if she was somehow managed to be obtained in pre-Hardmode. (such as in a CelebrationMK10 world)
    • Desktop
      • Fixed a bug causing Princess to not properly check for nearby NPCs, resulting in her being lonely even when surrounded by neighbors.
      • Fixed a buggy dialogue line from the Princess about Santa Claus.


    1. Information taken from the PC version PC source code, UpdateTime_SpawnTownNPCs() in Main.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current PC version PC version is
    2. Information taken from the PC version PC source code, methods ProcessMood and GetNearbyResidentNPCs in Terraria.GameContent.ShopHelper.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current PC version PC version is