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  • Seahorse item sprite
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Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell15 SC
Research5 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4480 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Seahorse is a critter that spawns in the Ocean. They occasionally move in water by swimming in bursts at random directions. The Seahorse has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

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

There is a 1/400 (0.25%) chance for a Gold Seahorse to spawn in place of an ordinary one.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Seahorse CageSeahorse Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand


  • Releasing a Seahorse outside of water will cause it to be immobile. However, it will not die from this.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Seahorse: "A gentle critter which swims harmlessly in the ocean depths. "


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Can now spawn in a wider variety of Ocean shapes and conditions, which will result in more consistent spawning.