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  • Glowstick item sprite
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipWorks when wet
Max stack9999 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 99 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy10 CC
Sell2 CC
Research100 required
Projectile created
  • Glowstick
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
ChestChestChest40–741/8 (12.5%) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Flying FishFlying Fish.gifFlying Fish1–4100% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Blue JellyfishBlue Jellyfish.gifBlue Jellyfish1–4100%
Green JellyfishGreen Jellyfish.gifGreen Jellyfish1–4100%
Pink JellyfishPink Jellyfish.gifPink Jellyfish1–4100%
Raincoat ZombieRaincoat Zombie.gifRaincoat Zombie1–4100% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Shadow ChestShadow ChestShadow Chest15–2925*1/4 (25%)
Glowsticks in action.

The Glowstick is a consumable light source that can be held or be tossed a fair distance, and works underwater, but cannot be placed on a wall or floor like torches can (though the Sticky Glowstick will stick to surfaces they are thrown against). Glowsticks will emit light for a lengthy period of time after being thrown, and have a 1/3 (33.33%) chance to be recoverable after 5 minutes. Glowsticks can be purchased from the Merchant for 10 CC each during the night or from the Skeleton Merchant for 10 CC during the day, on any moon phase except for Full Moons. Glowsticks are always dropped from Blue, Pink, and Green Jellyfish, (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) as well as from Flying Fish and Raincoat Zombies. Glowsticks are also commonly found in Pots and Chests.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bouncy GlowstickBouncy Glowstick(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)5By Hand
Sticky GlowstickSticky Glowstick5


Name Obtainable by:
Spelunker GlowstickSpelunker Glowstick(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Sold by the Skeleton Merchant
Fairy GlowstickFairy Glowstick(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Sold by the Zoologist


  • Glowsticks are thrown by being used (that is, pressing the Use / Attack key when the Glowstick is selected). They are not thrown by pressing the Throw key; trying to do that will drop the entire stack, and the stack will only travel a few tiles away from the player.
  • After being thrown, Glowsticks will disappear if the player exits the world.


  • The Glowstick can be used as a moving light source while mining directly downward, as it will continue to drop along with the player when the blocks underneath it are mined away.
  • Glowsticks, unlike torches, can be thrown to light an area from a distance. This also makes them useful for illuminating an underground area during The Torch God event.
  • Just like boomerangs, a Glowstick can pass through a 1-block-thick wall if thrown at the right angle.
  • Since they work underwater, they can be a good, cheap substitute for torches.


  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Buy and sell prices reduced from 20 CC / 4 CC to 10 CC / 2 CC.
    • Brightness increased.