Gold Mouse

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Gold Mouse
  • Gold Mouse item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell10 GC
Research3 required
  • Internal Item ID: 2894 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Gold Mouse is a harmless critter. It is a golden recolor of the ordinary Mouse, with a 1/400 (0.25%) chance of spawning in place of the ordinary version.

The Gold Mouse has only 5 health and no defense, and can only be damaged by players.

The Gold Mouse can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Gold Mouse Cage). Once crafted, the Gold Mouse cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). The Gold Mouse itself or the crafted furniture can be sold for 10 GC.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer or its upgrades.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold Mouse CageGold Mouse Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand
Golden DelightGolden Delight(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Cooking PotCooking Pot


  • It might be hard to obtain a Gold Mouse, not only because the Underground biome is usually more hostile than other biomes (like the Surface, where most of the other critters spawn), especially during Hardmode, but also due to town NPCs cannot increase the spawn rate of Mice.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Gold Mouse: "Rarely, critters are found coated entirely in gold! Shopkeepers will pay handsomely for these, or you can show them off in cages!"