How Many NPCs are in Terraria?

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One of the most significant features in Terraria is the array of NPCs that provide items, services, and game-advancing events. Naturally, many players are curious to know how many NPCs are available, so they know when to stop recruiting new townsfolk. The simple answer to this is: there are 29 NPCs available in the game. However, because some NPCs are available to specific platforms and some NPCs have different things to offer, we've gone into further detail below.

Full NPC List

The list below provides all the NPCs. Any NPC listed that doesn't specify the platforms on which it is available is available on all platforms.

  • Angler
  • Arms Dealer
  • Clothier
  • Cyborg
  • Demolitionist
  • Dryad
  • Dye Trader
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Old-Gen, Console
  • Goblin Tinkerer
  • Golfer
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile
  • Guide
  • Mechanic
  • Merchant
  • Nurse
  • Old Man
  • Painter
  • Party Girl
  • Pirate
  • Princess
    • Platforms: Desktop
  • Santa Claus
  • Skeleton Merchant
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Console
  • Steampunker
  • Stylist
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Old-gen, Console
  • Tavernkeep
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Console
  • Tax Collector
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Console
  • Traveling Merchant
    • Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Old-gen, Console
  • Truffle
  • Witch Doctor
  • Wizard
  • Zoologist
    • Platform: Desktop, Mobile

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Special NPCs

The lists below outline NPCs that are only accessible in specific situations or for a limited amount of time.

Hardmode NPCs

Hardmode NPCs are only available once the player has reached the Hardmode version of the game, after defeating the Wall of Flesh. There are eight Hardmode NPCs.

  • Cyborg
  • Pirate
  • Princess
  • Santa Claus
  • Steampunker
  • Tax Collector
  • Truffle
  • Wizard

Limited Time NPCs

The NPCs listed below are not available to move into town. The one exception is the Old Man, who technically moves into town, but as the Clothier.

  • Old Man
  • Skeleton Merchant
  • Travelling Merchant

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