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  • Coal item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Tooltip'You've been naughty this year'
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 1922 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Jungle MimicJungle Mimic2.pngJungle Mimic133%
3.11% (Hardmode)

Coal is an item with no use. It can drop from Presents obtained during the Christmas seasonal event, with a chance of 1/30 (3.33%) in pre-Hardmode and 7/225 (3.11%) in Hardmode. It also has a 1/3 (33.33%) chance to be dropped from Jungle Mimics, which only spawn in Celebrationmk10 and Get fixed boi worlds.


  • In a now-humorous tradition, parents in Western countries would classically threaten to give only coal to children as their Christmas gifts if they misbehaved, hence this item dropping from Presents, along with its tooltip.
  • Unlike other "junk" items such as the Tin Can or Old Shoe, Coal has a rarity of Rarity level: 0 instead of Rarity level: -1.


  • Use to fill slots in containers to avoid automatic collection from retrieving more items from your personal inventory (e.g. Keeping some wood or stone.)