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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

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 12 minutes 30 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 7 minutes 30 seconds in Summer, 10 minutes in Spring and Autumn, and 12 minutes 30 seconds in Winter.

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

In Don't Starve Together, 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.

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
(Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon) (Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon) (ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat Lantern Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical Shipwrecked icon Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmored BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoy
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon) (Mussel Stick Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's Wheel Don't Starve Together icon) (Ice Maker 3000 Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentFestive Tree PlanterGobbler Shrine Don't Starve Together icon) (Limestone WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty Bottle Shipwrecked 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) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoondialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked 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) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed Funcap Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll

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