Jellyfish

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This article is about the enemies. For the collectible bait items, see Jellyfish (bait).

Jellyfish are enemies found in water. When underwater, they attack by propelling themselves towards the player in short bursts. When outside of water, they will be unable to move or pursue the player in any way. Jellyfish are able to jump out of the water to attack players, often leaving them stranded on land. Most varieties of Jellyfish produce light, making them easy to spot in dark areas. There are currently 5 Jellyfish variants, 3 of which only appear during Hardmode.

In Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Jellyfish will periodically become electrified, making them invincible for the duration of the attack. A Jellyfish will constantly maintain its speed while electrified unless it comes into contact with a wall or the water's surface. If the player attacks a Jellyfish with a sword while it is electrified (or any other swung item that deals direct damage, such as most tools), the player will be hurt by 1.3× contact damage of the Jellyfish.[1] (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) This also applies to projectile contact weapons (Spears, Shortswords, Solar Eruption, Sleepy Octopod, Sky Dragon's Fury, and Whips).

Variants

Pre-Hardmode

Blue Jellyfish
Blue Jellyfish.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Blue Jellyfish2.png
Electrified state
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage25/5090/75135
Max Life34/68148/102222
Defense4/48
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerBlue Jellyfish BannerBlue Jellyfish Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins1 SCPre-Hardmode: 2 SC50 CCHardmode: 4 SC
Pink Jellyfish
Pink Jellyfish.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Pink Jellyfish2.png
Electrified state
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage30/6054/9081
Max Life70/140154/210231
Defense6
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerPink Jellyfish BannerPink Jellyfish Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins1 SCPre-Hardmode: 2 SC50 CCHardmode: 2 SC

Hardmode

Green JellyfishHardmode exclusive
Green Jellyfish.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Green Jellyfish2.png
Electrified state
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage80/160/240
Max Life120/240/360
Defense30
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerGreen Jellyfish BannerGreen Jellyfish Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfused
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffSilencedSilenced
Debuff tooltipCannot use items that require mana
Chance20%
Duration7 seconds14 seconds
Drops
Coins8 SC20 SC
Blood JellyHardmode exclusive
Blood Jelly.png
Blood Jelly2.png
Electrified state
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage75/150/225
Max Life150/300/450
Defense20
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerBlood Jelly BannerBlood Jelly Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins8 SC20 SC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Monster MeatMonster Meat(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    0.07%
Fungo FishHardmode exclusive
Fungo Fish.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeJellyfish AI
Damage90/180/270
Max Life140/280/420
Defense20
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerFungo Fish BannerFungo Fish Banner
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins12 SC30 SC

Notes

  • Jellyfish Statues can be Wired to spawn Blue Jellyfish.
  • If knocked out of water and onto dry blocks, Jellyfish are rendered immobile until knocked back into water, or water reaches them again. In expert mode, this will also prevent them from becoming electrified.
  • Blue and Green Jellyfish are capable of spawning in the Underworld if there is a large enough body of water.

Trivia

BestiaryBestiary entries

  • Blue, Pink and Green Jellyfish: "That strange tingling sensation in the water may be the unwelcome surging of electrical death from a brainless jellyfish. Swim with care."
  • Blood Jelly: "Jellyfish swimming in the bloody waters of the Crimson become infected, converting them to its all-consuming cause."
  • Fungo Fish: "Some fish exposed to glowing mushroom spores become a curious mushroom-jellyfish hybrid, glowing softly in the watery depths."

History

  • Desktop 1.4.4.1: Fixed a bug that gave an incorrect death message when killed by Jellyfish Shock Attacks.
  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Expert Electric Shock attack now applies to projectile contact weapons (Spears, Shortswords, Solar Eruption, Sleepy Octopod, Sky Dragon's Fury, and Whips).
    • Blood Jelly's Monster Meat drop rate reduced from 1/1000 to 1/1500. In Don't Starve seeds, changed from 1/200 to 1/500.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.6: Fixed Expert Mode Jellyfish counterattack hitting the player while the player can not hit the Jellyfish.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Shock attack introduced.
    • Blue Jellyfish damage increased from 20 to 25, and life from 30 to 34.
    • Green and Pink Jellyfish now drop their own respective banners.

References

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.3.6 source code, method ItemCheck_MeleeHitNPCs() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.4.9.