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Pumpkin Lantern night

Pumpkin Lantern glowing at night

Wilson Portrait
Spooky!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Fire on the inside is amazing!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Now is actual head! Wolfgang afraid!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
You're not so scary.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT HAS AN EERIE LIGHT

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Carving the Cucurbita pepo is such a nice pastime.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
It'd better not tip over.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Why hello, Mr. Crane.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Dö yöu wish tö fight, vegetable?

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Just like we used to make at home!

Webber

Walani Portrait
Spooky!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Trick 'r' neat!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
A wee bit heavy fer a lantern.

Woodlegs

Warbucks Portrait
Quite cheery.

Warbucks

Winona Portrait
It's childish, but in a nice way.

Winona

A Pumpkin Lantern or Jack O'Lantern is a stationary light source, though it can be carried in the inventory and (re)placed any time. It requires 1 Pumpkin and 1 Fireflies to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype. It only illuminates during dusk and night.

The Pumpkin Lantern perishes (leaving nothing) after being on the ground for 10 minutes (1 ¼ game days) in Summer and after 13 minutes 20 seconds (about 1 ¾ game days) in Winter. Once on the ground, it can be picked up by pressing the Space Key at any time or by Left Mouse Button (LMB) while not having any tools or weapons equipped; otherwise, it will be attacked and smashed, leaving the Fireflies behind (which can be seen at night). The Pumpkin Lantern's perish/spoilage timer will not reset when picked up and deposited on the ground again.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of GiantsEdit

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Pumpkin Lantern lasts for 8 minutes in Summer, 10 minutes in Spring and Autumn, and 13 minutes 20 seconds in Winter.

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together Edit

In Don't Starve Together, the Pumpkin Lantern lasts significantly longer, taking 42 minutes 40 seconds to perish in Summer, 53 minutes 20 seconds in Spring and Autumn, and 71 minutes 6 ⅔ seconds in Winter.

During the Hallowed Nights, Pumpkin Lanterns will spawn around the Florid Postern and in Pig Villages. They can be picked up and moved as normal, and are only there for decoration. Additionally, Pumpkin Lanterns will last four times as long, taking 170 minutes 40 seconds to perish in Summer, 213 minutes 20 seconds to perish in Spring and Autumn, and 284 minutes 26 ⅔ seconds in Winter.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Upon examining the Pumpkin Lantern, Maxwell says, "Why hello, Mr. Crane." This is a reference to Ichabod Crane from Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  • Before the Hungry for Your Hunger update, players were able to "murder" Pumpkin Lanterns in the inventory to retrieve its ingredients.


Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Shears Hamlet icon) (Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (ChimineaBuoyant ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat LanternTar Lamp Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Candle HatCowl Hamlet icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon)
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury FanInsulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon) (Bug B'Gone Hamlet icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Mussel StickFish FarmMussel Bed Shipwrecked icon) (Sprinkler Hamlet icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants iconShipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Sea LabIce Maker 3000Quacken Drill Shipwrecked icon) (SmelterOscillating Fan Hamlet icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's WheelMad Scientist Lab Don't Starve Together icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon) (HalberdCork BatWeevole MantleMant MaskMant SuitFancy HelmetTin SuitBlunderbuss Hamlet icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Sea ChestLimestone WallSea WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenBallphin PalaceSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon) (Cork BarrelLawn TurfCultivated Turf Hamlet icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler ShrineVarg Shrine Don't Starve Together icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty BottleCoral Nubbin Shipwrecked icon) (Claw Palm SaplingVenom Gland Hamlet icon) (Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon) (Hogus PorkusatorSkyworthy Hamlet icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoon DialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownDumbrellaBlubber SuitTar SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon) (Snakeskin HatSnakeskin Jacket Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gas MaskPith HatThunderhat Hamlet icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed FuncapTrusty Tape Don't Starve Together icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is Nigh!On Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical
Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon
Log RaftRow BoatCargo BoatSnakeskin Sail
(Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardRaftArmored BoatEncrusted BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoyQuackering RamTar ExtractorSea Yard Shipwrecked icon) (Cork Bowl Canoe Hamlet icon)
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Treasure Hunting Hamlet icon Disarming ToolsBall Pein HammerGold PanMagnifying Glass
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll
Celestial Don't Starve Together icon Moon Rock IdolPortal Paraphernalia
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist