Talk:Dye Trader

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Appearance Conditions

Not sure if it was a bug or not, I had this guy appear as my 2nd NPC, shortly after the guide and of course after my 2nd house was built. All I had of note was a marigold, which can you use to make dye. That may be the requirement (an item which can make dye) rather than having an actual dye in the inventory. Camelotcrusade (talk) 19:04, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Akbar, not Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar is not referenced the name is spelled differently. If anything it is referencing Akbar the Great.— Preceding unsigned comment added by at 05:37, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Removing the Star Wars note. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 17:19, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

yes you can dye that wood

armor of that wood... — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 15:13, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Another Dye Trader Spawn Condition in 1.3?

I had started a new character and found a Strange Plant near my spawn point. I had build up my base ahead of time, anticipating the Merchant's eventual arrival. After collecting the Strange Plant the Dye Trader showed up and moved in. It was very early in the game and I wasn't even close to fighting the Eye. Can anyone else confirm this happening to them? I'm under the impression it's a bug but considering the rarity of the Strange Plant it might be an exception to the new rules.

The Dye Trader spawn condition is that you have a Dye-related item. Someone changed the Dye Trader info on this page to requiring a pre-hardmode boss win, but that was never the case, and I'm not aware of any such change in 1.3. He will tend to spawn rather early, and often before the Merchant. Equazcion (talk) 03:50, 2 Jul 2015 (UTC)
I spoke too soon, it's in the changelog (duh). You may have experienced a glitch then. Equazcion (talk) 03:58, 2 Jul 2015 (UTC)
After looking through the code, it seems the Strange Plant can be acquired instead of defeating a boss :) I'll fix up the info in a minute. Equazcion (talk) 04:03, 2 Jul 2015 (UTC)
I had a red husk and no boss defeated and the dye trader moved in — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 16:03, 19 July 2020 (UTC)


I had known the Dye Trader is female. Do you think it's texture like a female person? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SteveisNoob (talk • contribs) at 15:43, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

The King Statue teleports the Dye Trader, so he's definitely male. –KM100 (talk) 00:10, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Mobile Appearance Conditions

I was playing the game on mobile, and obtained a dye ingredient, which caused the Dye Trader to spawn. However, there are no Strange Plants in the mobile version, and I had not defeated a boss yet. Should there be some sort of mention that the secondary boss/strange plant condition is not required for mobile version? Raddaman8000 (talk) 20:06, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

It is not required in Xbox either — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 16:01, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

Spawn condition in 1.4

Spawn conditions may have changed in 1.4 update - i didn't find any strange plants yet, nor have i defeated any bosses, yet dye trader has arrived. All i had are dye crafting materials like marigolds and blue berries. SerGreen (talk) 20:57, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

I can confirm this, the dye trader moved into my village before I had fought any bosses or found strange plants 11:15, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
he moves in when you have dye ingredients in your inventory it happened before 1.4 — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 15:40, 19 July 2020

Dye Trader & 3ds Availability

Can someone competent at 3ds modding verify weather dye trader, paint, painter, and dyes are unimplemented in 3ds or if they do not exist at all. Same goes for basically everything else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirby Baker (talkcontribs) at 00:48, October 26, 2023 (UTC)

Old sprite lists 3DS

Despite the Dye Trader not appearing at all in the 3DS version, hovering over his old sprite still lists that version alongside the old-gen console version. Shouldn't that not include 3DS version if he isn't in it? PhantoFantasma (talk) 19:34, 22 April 2024 (UTC)