Hoppin' Jack

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Hoppin' JackHardmode exclusive
Hoppin' Jack.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeSlime AI
Max Life175/350/525
KB Resist50%/55%/60%
BannerHoppin' Jack BannerHoppin' Jack Banner
Immune toPoisoned

The Hoppin' Jack is a Hardmode pumpkin-like enemy that will only appear at night during the Halloween seasonal event, or in Graveyards any time of year. He attacks by hopping towards the player in a manner identical to most Slimes. The difference, however, is that the lower on health he is, the quicker he becomes.

Notably, despite using the Slime AI, he is not treated as a slime for most other purposes. Hoppin' Jack drops no Gel on death, will remain hostile to a player with Royal Gel equipped, and killing one is not necessary to earn the Gelatin World Tour () or Slimer/King of Slimes (Old-gen console version) achievements.


  • The name Hoppin' Jack is a reference to Spring-heeled Jack, a creature from British folklore.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Hoppin' Jack: "This particular pumpkin seeks revenge for being carved. His hearty leaps become quicker the more he is carved into."