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Snatcher.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypePlant AI
Max Life60/120132264/180198396
KB Resist100%
BannerSnatcher BannerSnatcher Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfused
Coins90 CCPre-Hardmode: 2 SC25 CCHardmode: 1 SC80 CCPost-Plantera: 3 SC60 CC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • CoffeeCoffee(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version
Exclusive Variant
Dragon Snatcher
Dragon Snatcher.png
Max Life80
BannerDragon Snatcher BannerDragon Snatcher Banner(Old-gen console version)
Coins25 SC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • CabbageCabbage(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Snatcher displayed on the Official Terraria Forums (Jungle style)

The Snatcher is an enemy found in the surface Jungle, and is nearly identical in appearance and behavior to the Underground Jungle's Man Eater. Snatchers spawn anchored to blocks, with an extendable stem topped by a pincher. The stem itself is a passive component and can be walked through safely without incurring damage; only the pincher inflicts or takes damage.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, there is also a slightly stronger Dragon Snatcher variant.


  • Snatchers do not require a Jungle biome to spawn; they can spawn on any surface Jungle grass block.
  • The Snatcher differs from the Man Eater in the following ways:
    • The Snatcher's body color is a green vine, as opposed to the brown/pinkish vine of the Man Eater's. The "head" of a Man Eater also has a red tinge along the jaw.
    • Snatchers do not drop Vines or Ancient Cobalt armor, whereas Man Eaters do.
    • Snatchers can extend their stems only about half as far as Man Eaters.
    • Snatchers spawn in the surface Jungle, while Man Eaters spawn in the Underground Jungle.


  • When lit on fire with weapons such as the Sunfury, their erratic movement patterns may cause them to reveal hidden caves with their light.
  • Players should be cautious in the Jungle, as a hidden Snatcher can catch them by surprise. Although they are weaker than Man Eaters, they should not be underestimated.
  • Caution should be advised even when the player seems to be out of the Snatcher's reach, as they can extend their stems and thus improve their reach rapidly.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Mining the block that a Snatcher is rooted on kills it instantly; however, this method of dispatching a Snatcher never yields any dropped items.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Snatcher: "A sharp-toothed plant with a taste for human flesh. It has the ability to hide inside the mud and reach over great distances."


  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Health reduced from 100 to 60.
    • Snatchers are now drawn above tiles rather than behind them.
    • AI changed: they now extend their stems at random, rather than when the player is moving rapidly.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Snatchers now pass through blocks.
    • Now immune to knockback.
    • No longer extend their stems when struck.