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Wilson Portrait
That whale has emotional issues.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
I didn't know they even made fish that big.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
I will eat you!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It looks sad. Maybe it too knows life has no meaning.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
SUBOPTIMAL SEROTONIN LEVELS DETECTED

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
I do love marine mammals!

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Give'r!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Surrender to me.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I will end yöur möping, giant!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Buck up, big fella!

Webber

Walani Portrait
What's got ya down, fella?

Walani

Warly Portrait
Why the long fishface?

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Arrr ye th'devil ta take Woodlegs ta th'depths?

Woodlegs

A Blue Whale is a neutral Animal that spawns after the player has tracked it down by examining Suspicious Bubbles.

Once spawned, a Blue Whale will actively avoid the player until it is attacked, at which point the animal becomes hostile and will chase the player for a distance. A Blue Whale can't be set on fire.

It drops a Blue Whale Carcass when killed. The Blue Whale Carcass will take 3-5 days to fully bloat (only if the player is nearby)- when bloated it can be popped with a Machete and it will explode, dropping 4 Raw Fish, 4 Blubber, and 9 other random items. They are considered innocent creatures, and killing one adds 7 points to the player's naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Brain Behavior Edit

When approached, the Blue Whale will run away from the player, although it is slow and the player can easily catch up. When the player gets close enough to the Blue Whale it will stop and poke its head out of the water. The Blue Whale creates two large waves when it attacks, though the player can be safe at attacking distance given the spread.

After it has been angered, the Blue Whale will attempt to close the distance between it and the attacker. A player can safely kite one with an attack pattern of 5-6 swings, depending on movement speed. However, if there is more than one Blue Whale on-screen then all of them will become aggressive towards the attacker until they are killed or outrun.

Spear Hunting Edit

By investigating some Suspicious Bubbles, one can find a Blue Whale. These can be found randomly in the deep ocean biome and will change locations if ignored for a period of time. Once investigating Suspicious Bubbles three will pop in the same direction, if followed it will lead to another Suspicious Bubbles or the Blue Whale approximately two screens away. Upon uncovering the final bubble (there can be between 6 and 12 per hunt), the character will alert the player that the creature is close and a Blue Whale will be spawned rather than another bubble. Note there is a 1/3 chance that a White Whale will spawn instead.

The Blue Whale can't swim into the Shallow Ocean and will turn away from its borders if it approaches it. This allows the player to kill it without being attacked back by simply staying on the edge of the Shallow Ocean.

Once killed, the Blue Whale will drop a Blue Whale Carcass. The carcass will go through 3 stages: Bloated stage 1 (recently killed, withered, and rotting), bloated stage 2 (larger, emits more smell), and bloating stage 3 (severely deformed, shaking softly). During stages 2 and 3, the Blue Whale Carcass will create a squeaking sound that can be heard from about 8 boat lengths away.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Blue Whale when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 153
Fire Dart 130
Lucy the Axe 48
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter Cactus Spike 39
Eyeshot 33
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 24
Obsidian Axe 12-24
Machete Luxury Machete 22
Ham Bat 11-22
PickSlashAxe 22
Spear Poison Spear Peg Leg 20
Obsidian Machete 10-20
Trident 7 or 20
Bat Bat Battle Spear 16
Morning Star 9 or 15
Slurtle Slime The 'Sea Legs' Icon Tentacle Spike 13
Obsidian Spear 7-13
Thulecite Club 11
Dark Sword Cutlass Supreme 10
Blow Dart Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 7
Spear Gun Battle 6
Spear Gun Obsidian 4-5
Gunpowder Harpoon 4
Coconade 3
Obsidian Coconade 2
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale
Tooth Trap Fire Staff Immune
Fishing RodBug Net 153
Fire Dart 130
Lucy the Axe 48
Shovel Pitchfork Hammer Torch Umbrella Walking Cane Willow's Lighter 39
Axe Pickaxe Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe Boomerang 24
Ham Bat 11-22
PickSlashAxe 22
Spear 20
Bat Bat 16
Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike 13
Thulecite Club 11
Dark Sword 10
Blow Dart 7
Gunpowder 4

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale
Battle Spear 16
Morning Star 9 or 15
Old Bell 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Blue Whale
Cactus Spike 39
Eyeshot 33
Obsidian Axe 12-24
Machete Luxury Machete 22
Poison Spear Peg Leg 20
Obsidian Machete 10-20
Trident 7 or 20
The 'Sea Legs' Icon 13
Obsidian Spear 7-13
Cutlass Supreme 10
Boat Cannon Spear Gun Spear Spear Gun Poison 7
Spear Gun Battle 6
Spear Gun Obsidian 4-5
Harpoon 4
Coconade 3
Obsidian Coconade 2

It takes 3 blasts to freeze a Blue Whale with an Ice Staff and it takes 3 Sleep Darts to put it to sleep.

Possible Random Items Edit

High quality items (low drop chance, rolls up to 2 items):

Coconade Top Hat Thatch Sail Particulate Purifier Sleep Dart Poison Dart Fire Dart Cutlass Supreme

Medium quality items (medium drop chance, rolls up to 3 items):

Cloth Sail Dead Wobster Spear Gun Coconut Boat Lantern Bottle Lantern Spyglass Captain Hat
Pirate Hat Spear Sea Trap Machete Empty Bottle

Low quality items (high drop chance, rolls up to 4 items):

Blubber Raw Fish Bone Shards Seaweed Jellyfish Coral Vine Bamboo

PlaceholderTriviaEdit

  • The name of the Blue Whale is a pun on the word Blue. "Feeling blue" is an idiom to convey feelings of sadness or unhappiness. This is confirmed by the sad appearance of the whale and multiple characters referring to the sadness or emotional issues of the whale in their examination quotes.
  • The Blue Whale is the Shipwrecked equivalent of the Koalefant.
  • The Blue Whale is likely based on the real life Blue Whale, which is known for being the largest creature still alive today.
  • The fact that both of the Whales in Don't Starve bloat and can be burst is actually based on reality; when a real Whale dies, its insides decompose and methane and hydrogen are rapidly gathered in their bodies, and when a significant amount of it is gathered, a cut from a sharp object can cause the Whale to burst and cause gas and its internal organs to fly out.
  • In the dry season one can speed up the process of decomposition by letting a carcass be hit by a dragoon egg during an eruption by staying close to it while dodging eggs.Succesfully being hit by an egg will make the carcass go instantly into the next decomposition stage.

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • The Blue Whale will not attack the player back after reaching the Shallow Ocean even if the player enters deeper levels.

Blueprint Gallery Edit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged Bishop) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged Rook) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged Knight) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (EwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon) (Crocodog (Blue CrocodogYellow Crocodog) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)