"Kits are a precious gift, Spiderleg, You should take every chance you can to be a good father. It's even better than being a mentor."

—Leafpool to Spiderleg after he quarrels with Daisy in Long Shadows, page 235


ThunderClan, SkyClan (temporarily), ShadowClan (temporarily), Loner (formerly)
Highest Rank
Medicine Cat
Crowfeather (formerly)
Previous Name(s)
Leafkit, Leafpaw

Leafpool is a pale[1] brown tabby she-cat[2] with amber eyes,[3] and a white chest and paws.[4]


Leafkit was born in ThunderClan to Sandstorm and Firestar. She had one sister named Squirrelkit. She is technically first seen in The Heart of a Warrior, with Ravenpaw commenting Sandstorm had her paws full with those two. She and her sister soon became apprentices.


Leafpaw became a medicine cat apprentice. She trained, and Cinderpelt taught her about herbs. When the four Clans moved to the lake she discovered the Moonpool where the cats could share tounges with StarClan. Because of her discovery, Leafpaw earned the name of Leafpool, and the first medicine cat to get their full name at the Moonpool.

Medicine Cat

After her training, she became a full medicine cat with Cinderpelt. She became mates with Crowfeather, a WindClan warrior. It is against the medicine cat code to have kits and against the Warrior Code to have a mate in another Clan. After Leafpool gave birth to Hollykit, Jaykit and Lionkit, Leafpool gave them to Squirrelflight, so no one would know that they were hers. While mentoring Jaypaw, Cinderpaw had fallen out of a tree. Knowing her past, Leafpool worked very hard to heal her leg.

Later, Leafpool's kits Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather discovered that they were Leafpool's kits. Leafpool admitted it to them that she was, angering them, especially Hollyleaf. During a Gathering one night, Hollyleaf told all the Clans that Leafpool and Crowfeather were her parents. Leafpool, embrassed and ashamned, was banned by StarClan from her medicine cat postion and became a warrior. After this, Hollyleaf ran away and disppeared in to the tunnels thought to be dead while Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Crowfeather stayed angry at her.


Leafpool soon became a warrior after the secret had been released. It was shone that she was not a very good fighter, since she was so used to being a medicine cat. Many times, she tried to talk to Jayfeather and Lionblaze, who refused to listen. Her daughter, Hollyleaf, returned to ThunderClan during The Forgotten Warrior. Leafpool was seen to be happy, though Hollyleaf was suprised and not knowing what to say.

During The Final Battle, Hollyleaf died, but forgave Leafpool, along with Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Crowfeather. Leafpool was seen helping Jayfeather attending herbs.

In Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar is kind enough to give Leafpool her position of medicine cat back to help Jayfeather treat the injuries after the final battle. She continued as medicine cat, recently confirmed by Erin Hunter, and she is a medicine cat in the allegiances of Bramblestar's Storm and forwards.


Mother: Sandstorm

Father: Firestar

Sisters: Squirrelflight

Mate: Crowfeather(formerly)

Sons: Lionblaze and Jayfeather

Daughter: Hollyleaf

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Midnight, page 19
  2. Revealed in Midnight
  3. Revealed in Midnight, page 144
  4. Revealed in Midnight, page 104