The Traveling Merchant is an NPC who spawns randomly for one day. He will not move into a house during this time period and will not show up in the list of NPCs. He will only spawn when there are at least two NPCs in the world. He has 25% chance to spawn each day once the condition is met. He will sell 4-10 items per spawn.


Shoots at enemies with a Revolver. (Pre-Hardmode)

Fires off the Pulse Bow at nearby enemies. (Hardmode)


Item Price Special Conditions
Brick Layer 10 GoldCoin Small Random
Code 1 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Code 2 5 GoldCoin Small Random in Hardmode
DPS Meter 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Extendo Grip 10 GoldCoin Small Random
Gatligator 25 GoldCoin Small Random in Hardmode
Katana 2 GoldCoin Small 50 SilverCoin Small Random
Paint Sprayer 10 GoldCoin Small Random
Portable Cement Mixer 10 GoldCoin Small Random
Pulse Bow 45 GoldCoin Small

Random after defeating Plantera

Revolver 10 GoldCoin Small Random
Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole 45 GoldCoin Small Random
Water Gun 1 GoldCoin Small50 SilverCoin Small Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Angel Halo 40 GoldCoin Small Random
Crimson Cloak 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Diamond Ring 2 PlatinumCoin Small Random
Fez 3 GoldCoin Small50 SilverCoin Small Random
Gi 2 GoldCoin Small Random
Gypsy Robe 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Kimono 1 GoldCoin Small Random
Magic Hat 3 GoldCoin Small Random
Mysterious Cape 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Red Cape 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Winter Cape 5 GoldCoin Small Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Black Counterweight 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Celestial Magnet 15 GoldCoin Small Random
DPS Meter 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Lifeform Analyzer 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Stopwatch 5 GoldCoin Small Random
Yellow Counterweight 5 GoldCoin Small Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Acorns Placed Acorns 50 SilverCoin Small During Christmas
Ammo Box 15 GoldCoin Small Random
Chalice 50 SilverCoin Small Random
Castle Marsberg Castle Marsberg 3 GoldCoin Small After Martian Madness
Cold Snap Cold Snap 50 SilverCoin Small During Christmas
Cursed Saint Cursed Saint 50 SilverCoin Small During Christmas
Fancy Dishes 20 SilverCoin Small Random
Leopard Skin 1 GoldCoin Small Random
Martia Lisa Martia Lisa 50 SilverCoin Small After Martian Madness
Not a Kid nor a Squid Not a Kid, nor a Squid 50 SilverCoin Small After defeating Moon Lord
Snowfellas Snowfellas 50 SilverCoin Small During Christmas
The Season The Season 50 SilverCoin Small During Christmas
The Truth Is Up There The Truth Is Up There 50 SilverCoin Small After Martian Madness
Tiger Skin 1 GoldCoin Small Random
Ultrabright Torch 3 SilverCoin Small Random
Zebra Skin 1 GoldCoin Small Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Arcane Rune Wall 2 SilverCoin Small 50 CopperCoin Small Random
Blue Dynasty Shingles 50 CopperCoin Small When selling Dynasty Wood
Dynasty Wood 50 CopperCoin Small Random
Pad Thai 20 SilverCoin Small Random
Pho 30 SilverCoin Small Random
Red Dynasty Shingles 50 CopperCoin Small When selling Dynasty Wood
Sake 5 SilverCoin Small Random

Traveling Merchant's Quotes
  • "Hmm, you look like you could use an Angel Statue! They slice, and dice, and make everything nice!"
  • "Meet me behind <Guide>'s house in about three hours, I think I have something you will find very appealing."
  • "I sell only what I can get. <Clothier> keeps hounding me for exotic clothing."
  • "If you're looking for junk, you've come to the wrong place."
  • "That <Merchant>, he really has no appreciation for a really good deal."
  • "You want two penny farthings!? Make it one and we have a deal."
  • "A thrift shop? No, I only selling the highest quality items on the market." [sic]
  • "I don't refund for 'buyer's remorse...' Or for any other reason, really."
  • "I sell wares from places that might not even exist!"
  • "Combination hookah and coffee maker! Also makes julienne fries!" (A reference to Disney's Aladdin.)
  • "Buy now and get free shipping!"
  • "Come and have a look! One pound fish! Very very good! One pound fish!" Probably a reference to this song.
Traveling Merchant's Names
Note: Upon adding a new name, make sure you add it in alphabetical (ABC) order.
  • Abraham
  • Aedan
  • Aphraim
  • Bohemas
  • Eladon
  • Gallius
  • Llewllyn
  • Mercer
  • Rawleigh
  • Riley
  • Romeo
  • Shipton
  • Willy


  • When the Traveling Merchant leaves after his one day cycle it will say "The Traveling Merchant has departed!" in the chatbox.
  • If you log out of the game while the Traveling Merchant is there, he will be gone when you log back in even though it is still the same day.
  • The Traveling Merchant won't depart if the player can see him and will only depart if he goes offscreen.
  • Sometimes he spawns outside the inhabited area and gets killed off-screen, resulting in the game informing you that "<Traveling Merchant name> was slain."
  • Instead of leaving directly at night (7:30PM), he leaves at 6:00PM. The same applies for mornings: he can appear between 4:30AM and 12:00PM.


  • The reason that the Traveling Merchant has different items to be purchased might be that he goes to different regions around the world every time he leaves.
  • His hat with a feather may be a reference to Hermes, the Greek god of merchants, thieves, and travelers.
  • "Combination hookah, coffee maker and makes julienne fries" is a line from the Disney film Aladdin.

Update Info


  • Now sells Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole.
  • Now correctly summoned to King Statue.


  • Added to the game.
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