"Perhaps your patrols should learn to hunt better, or do you teach your apprentices to sit with their mouths open until a piece of fresh-kill hops inside?"

—Voletooth to Blackstar Battles of the Clans, page 34


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Voletooth is a brown[1] tabby tom.[2]


He travels with most of RiverClan on the Great Journey. During the book, he and his Clan shelter with the Tribe of Rushing Water on the way to their new home.


Leopardstar announces at a Gathering that Volepaw had been made a warrior with the name of Voletooth, and is sitting vigil in the RiverClan camp. He is one of the first RiverClan cats to be made a warrior at their new home. Later, he is one of the cats who becomes ill from the tainted water that Mothwing gave him and other cats throughout the four Clans.

Voletooth is mentioned in the Gathering when he speaks up after Mothwing has spoken about her dream. He wonders if Brook and Stormfur are the two strange pebbles featured in Mothwing's dream, and if they must get rid of them.

In The Sight, Minnowpaw is now listed to be his apprentice.

Voletooth is seen by Hollypaw and Willowpaw improving the defenses of the RiverClan camp. He is later part of a patrol that confronted some WindClan cats after being chased by a dog into WindClan territory.

Voletooth is seen asking Hollypaw if she was spying on RiverClan, and he tells her that she can't cross WindClan territory now that the patrol had seen them. That same patrol brings Hollypaw to the RiverClan camp.


In The Fourth Apprentice, he has now retired to the elders' den.


Mistyfoot is speaking with Leopardstar and says that it had been a hard greenleaf, but RiverClan had survived. Leopardstar snaps at Mistyfoot that Blackclaw, Voletooth, and Dawnflower had not survived and she had had to watch her Clanmates starve because there were no fish to catch.

When Mistystar and Mothwing travel to ThunderClan's camp, Mistystar tells Firestar that Blackclaw, Voletooth and Dawnflower have all died from hunger and thirst as a result of the drought, and Mothwing comments to Jayfeather that combining poppy seeds, marigold, and comfrey used to work on Voletooth's shoulder.

References and Citations

  1. Revealed in Battles of the Clans, page 32
  2. Revealed in Long Shadows