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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Bait Power25%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell5 SC
Research5 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Can Of Worms(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Can Of WormsCan Of Worms(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)5–8100%
This article is about the Critter. For other uses, see Worm (disambiguation).

The Worm is a Critter that spawns underground, or on the surface while raining. Worms also have a chance to spawn when the player breaks grass or stone or dirt piles, which causes them to fly out. Breaking larger rocks in the background has a high possibility of releasing worms. Worms can also be easily obtained by opening a Can Of Worms. The Worm has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

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

The Worm can be used as bait for fishing, with 25% bait power.

The Worm can be spawned by the Worm Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, there is a 1/400 (0.25%) chance for a Gold Worm to spawn in place of an ordinary one.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Enchanted NightcrawlerEnchanted Nightcrawler(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand
Worm CageWorm Cage
Worm StatueWorm Statue(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • Worms will become stuck in 1-tile holes in the ground, which can allow for easy collection during rains. However, this only works if both tiles adjacent to the worm are not hammered inclines (i.e. a full block instead of sloped).
  • When intending to sell Worms or use them for fishing, it may be worth upgrading them into Enchanted Nightcrawlers(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) first. These have 10% more bait power and sell for 15 SC more, and require only Fallen Stars, a relatively common crafting material.


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Worm: "A slick, tubular invertebrate found hiding in rocks, dirt, and grass. Loves the rain. Fish are especially attracted to these."


  • Desktop 1.2.4: Can now be used as Bait. Worms now spawn when breaking rock and dirt piles.