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Halloween-Only Content
Halloween-Only Content
The content described on this page will only appear during the Halloween event.
Unlucky Yarn
  • Unlucky Yarn item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a black kitty
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffBlack CatBlack Cat
Buff tooltipA black kitty is following you
Summons Pet
  • Black Cat
    Black Cat
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Goodie BagGoodie BagGoodie Bag10.67*1/150 (0.67%)
"Black Cat" redirects here. For the town NPC, see Town Cat.
"Yarn" redirects here. For the crafting material, see Thread.

The Unlucky Yarn is a pet-summoning item which summons a Black Cat pet that follows the player around. It is obtained from a Goodie Bag with a 0.67*1/150 (0.67%) chance. It does no damage to enemies and does not affect the environment in any way. It will fly on a broom to catch up with a player that moves too far away from it.


  • The "Unlucky" in the item's name references a common superstition that black cats will bring bad luck.
  • Black cats are often a stereotypical familiar for witches, hence the cat wearing a witch's hat, and the flying animation depicting a witch's broom.
  • The hat appears to be the Wizard Hat dropped by Tim.