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Blue Whale
Blue Whale
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Blue Whale Carcass.png
"whale_blue"

Blue Whale Carcass
Blue Whale Carcass
Raw Fish.png×4 Blubber.png×4
"Other Random Items" ×3-9
"whale_carcass_blue"

Wilson Portrait.png
That whale has emotional issues.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
I didn't know they even made fish that big.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
I will eat you!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
It looks sad.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
SUBOPTIMAL SEROTONIN LEVELS DETECTED

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
I do love marine mammals!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Give'r!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
Surrender to me.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
I will end yöur möping, giant!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Buck up, big fella!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
What's got ya down, fella?

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Why the long fishface?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Arrr ye th'devil ta take Woodlegs ta th'depths?

Woodlegs

A Blue Whale is a neutral Animal that spawns after the player has tracked it down by examining Suspicious Bubbles.

Once spawned, a Blue Whale will actively avoid the player until it is attacked, at which point the animal becomes hostile and will chase the player for a distance. A Blue Whale can't be set on fire.

It drops a Blue Whale Carcass when killed. The Blue Whale Carcass will take 3-5 days to fully bloat (only if the player is nearby)- when bloated it can be popped with a Machete and it will explode, dropping 4 Raw Fish, 4 Blubber, and 9 other random items. They are considered innocent creatures, and killing one adds 7 points to the player's naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Brain.png Behavior[edit | edit source]

When approached, the Blue Whale will run away from the player, although it is slow and the player can easily catch up. When the player gets close enough to the Blue Whale it will stop and poke its head out of the water. The Blue Whale creates two large waves when it attacks, though the player can be safe at attacking distance given the spread.

After it has been angered, the Blue Whale will attempt to close the distance between it and the attacker. A player can safely kite one with an attack pattern of 5-6 swings, depending on movement speed. However, if there is more than one Blue Whale on-screen then all of them will become aggressive towards the attacker until they are killed or outrun.

Spear.png Hunting[edit | edit source]

By investigating some Suspicious Bubbles, one can find a Blue Whale. These can be found randomly in the deep ocean biome and will change locations if ignored for a period of time. Once investigating Suspicious Bubbles three will pop in the same direction, if followed it will lead to another Suspicious Bubbles or the Blue Whale approximately two screens away. Upon uncovering the final bubble (there can be between 6 and 12 per hunt), the character will alert the player that the creature is close and a Blue Whale will be spawned rather than another bubble. Note there is a 1/3 chance that a White Whale will spawn instead.

The Blue Whale can't swim into the Shallow Ocean and will turn away from its borders if it approaches it. This allows the player to kill it without being attacked back by simply staying on the edge of the Shallow Ocean.

Once killed, the Blue Whale will drop a Blue Whale Carcass. The carcass will go through 3 stages: Bloated stage 1 (recently killed, withered, and rotting), bloated stage 2 (larger, emits more smell), and bloating stage 3 (severely deformed, shaking softly). During stages 2 and 3, the Blue Whale Carcass will create a squeaking sound that can be heard from about 8 boat lengths away.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Blue Whale when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale.png
Tooth Trap.png Fire Staff.png Immune
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 153
Fire Dart.png 130
Lucy the Axe.png 48
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Cactus Spike.png 39
Eyeshot.png 33
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 24
Obsidian Axe.png 12-24
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 22
Ham Bat.png 11-22
PickSlashAxe.png 22
Spear.png Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 20
Obsidian Machete.png 10-20
Trident.png 7 or 20
Bat Bat.png Battle Spear.png 16
Morning Star.png 9 or 15
Slurtle Slime.png The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png Tentacle Spike.png 13
Obsidian Spear.png 7-13
Thulecite Club.png 11
Dark Sword.png Cutlass Supreme.png 10
Blow Dart.png Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 7
Spear Gun Battle.png 6
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 4-5
Gunpowder.png Harpoon.png 4
Coconade.png 3
Obsidian Coconade.png 2
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale.png
Tooth Trap.png Fire Staff.png Immune
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 153
Fire Dart.png 130
Lucy the Axe.png 48
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png 39
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 24
Ham Bat.png 11-22
PickSlashAxe.png 22
Spear.png 20
Bat Bat.png 16
Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png 13
Thulecite Club.png 11
Dark Sword.png 10
Blow Dart.png 7
Gunpowder.png 4

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale.png
Battle Spear.png 16
Morning Star.png 9 or 15
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale.png
Cactus Spike.png 39
Eyeshot.png 33
Obsidian Axe.png 12-24
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 22
Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 20
Obsidian Machete.png 10-20
Trident.png 7 or 20
The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png 13
Obsidian Spear.png 7-13
Cutlass Supreme.png 10
Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 7
Spear Gun Battle.png 6
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 4-5
Harpoon.png 4
Coconade.png 3
Obsidian Coconade.png 2

It takes 3 blasts to freeze a Blue Whale with an Ice Staff and it takes 3 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

Possible Random Items[edit | edit source]

High quality items (low drop chance, rolls up to 2 items):

Coconade.png Top Hat.png Thatch Sail.png Particulate Purifier.png Sleep Dart.png Poison Dart.png Fire Dart.png Cutlass Supreme.png

Medium quality items (medium drop chance, rolls up to 3 items):

Cloth Sail.png Dead Wobster.png Spear Gun.png Coconut.png Boat Lantern.png Bottle Lantern.png Spyglass.png Captain Hat.png
Pirate Hat.png Spear.png Sea Trap.png Machete.png Empty Bottle.png

Low quality items (high drop chance, rolls up to 4 items):

Blubber.png Raw Fish.png Bone Shards.png Seaweed.png Jellyfish.png Coral.png Vine.png Bamboo.png

Placeholder.pngTrivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the Blue Whale is a pun on the word Blue. "Feeling blue" is an idiom to convey feelings of sadness or unhappiness. This is confirmed by the sad appearance of the whale and multiple characters referring to the sadness or emotional issues of the whale in their examination quotes.
  • The Blue Whale is the Shipwrecked equivalent of the Koalefant.
  • The Blue Whale is likely based on the real life Blue Whale, which is known for being the largest creature still alive today.
  • The fact that both of the Whales in Don't Starve bloat and can be burst is actually based on reality; when a real Whale dies, its insides decompose and methane and hydrogen are rapidly gathered in their bodies, and when a significant amount of it is gathered, a cut from a sharp object can cause the Whale to burst and cause gas and its internal organs to fly out.
  • In the dry season one can speed up the process of decomposition by letting a carcass be hit by a dragoon egg during an eruption by staying close to it while dodging eggs.Succesfully being hit by an egg will make the carcass go instantly into the next decomposition stage.

Mosquito.png Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The Blue Whale will not attack the player back after reaching the Shallow Ocean even if the player enters deeper levels.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

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