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The Traveling Merchant is an NPC who spawns randomly for one day. He will not move into a house during this time period and will not show up in the list of NPCs. He will only spawn when there are at least two NPCs in the world. He has 25% chance to spawn each day once the condition is met. He will sell 4-10 items per spawn.

Defense

Shoots at enemies with a Revolver. (Pre-Hardmode)

Fires off the Pulse Bow at nearby enemies. (Hardmode)

Sells

Item Price Special Conditions
Brick Layer 10 Gold Coin Random
Code 1 5 Gold Coin Random
Code 2 5 Gold Coin Random in Hardmode
DPS Meter 5 Gold Coin Random
Extendo Grip 10 Gold Coin Random
Gatligator 25 Gold Coin Random in Hardmode
Katana 2 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin Random
Paint Sprayer 10 Gold Coin Random
Portable Cement Mixer 10 Gold Coin Random
Pulse Bow 45 Gold Coin

Random after defeating Plantera

Revolver 10 Gold Coin Random
Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole 45 Gold Coin Random
Water Gun 1 Gold Coin50 Silver Coin Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Angel Halo 40 Gold Coin Random
Crimson Cloak 5 Gold Coin Random
Diamond Ring 2 Platinum Coin Random
Fez 3 Gold Coin50 Silver Coin Random
Gi 2 Gold Coin Random
Gypsy Robe 5 Gold Coin Random
Kimono 1 Gold Coin Random
Magic Hat 3 Gold Coin Random
Mysterious Cape 5 Gold Coin Random
Red Cape 5 Gold Coin Random
Winter Cape 5 Gold Coin Random
Demon Horns 2 Gold Coin 75 Silver Coin Random
Fedora 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random
Heart Hairpin 2 Gold Coin30 Silver Coin Random
Panda Ears 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random
Chef Hat 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random
Chef Uniform 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random
Chef Pants 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random
Fake Unicorn Horn 2 Gold Coin87 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Black Counterweight 5 Gold Coin Random
Celestial Magnet 15 Gold Coin Random
DPS Meter 5 Gold Coin Random
Lifeform Analyzer 5 Gold Coin Random
Stopwatch 5 Gold Coin Random
Yellow Counterweight 5 Gold Coin Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Acorns Placed.png Acorns 50 Silver Coin During Christmas
Ammo Box 15 Gold Coin Random
Chalice 50 Silver Coin Random
Castle Marsberg.png Castle Marsberg 3 Gold Coin After Martian Madness
Cold Snap.png Cold Snap 50 Silver Coin During Christmas
Cursed Saint.png Cursed Saint 50 Silver Coin During Christmas
Fancy Dishes 20 Silver Coin Random
Leopard Skin 1 Gold Coin Random
Lawn Flamingo 5 Gold Coin 75 Silver Coin Random
Martia Lisa.png Martia Lisa 50 Silver Coin After Martian Madness
Not a Kid nor a Squid.png Not a Kid, nor a Squid 50 Silver Coin After defeating Moon Lord
Snowfellas.png Snowfellas 50 Silver Coin During Christmas
The Season.png The Season 50 Silver Coin During Christmas
The Truth Is Up There.png The Truth Is Up There 50 Silver Coin After Martian Madness
Tiger Skin 1 Gold Coin Random
Ultrabright Torch 3 Silver Coin Random
Zebra Skin 1 Gold Coin Random

Item Price Special Conditions
Arcane Rune Wall 2 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin Random
Blue Dynasty Shingles 50 Copper Coin When selling Dynasty Wood
Dynasty Wood 50 Copper Coin Random
Pad Thai 20 Silver Coin Random
Pho 30 Silver Coin Random
Red Dynasty Shingles 50 Copper Coin When selling Dynasty Wood
Sake 5 Silver Coin Random

Traveling Merchant's Quotes
  • "Hmm, you look like you could use an Angel Statue! They slice, and dice, and make everything nice!"
  • "Meet me behind <Guide>'s house in about three hours, I think I have something you will find very appealing."
  • "I sell only what I can get. <Clothier> keeps hounding me for exotic clothing."
  • "If you're looking for junk, you've come to the wrong place."
  • "That <Merchant>, he really has no appreciation for a really good deal."
  • "You want two penny farthings!? Make it one and we have a deal."
  • "A thrift shop? No, I only selling the highest quality items on the market." [sic]
  • "I don't refund for 'buyer's remorse...' Or for any other reason, really."
  • "I sell wares from places that might not even exist!"
  • "Combination hookah and coffee maker! Also makes julienne fries!" (A reference to Disney's Aladdin.)
  • "Buy now and get free shipping!"
  • "Come and have a look! One pound fish! Very very good! One pound fish!" Probably a reference to this song.
Traveling Merchant's Names
Note: Upon adding a new name, make sure you add it in alphabetical (ABC) order.
  • Abraham
  • Aedan
  • Aphraim
  • Bohemas
  • Eladon
  • Gallius
  • Llewllyn
  • Mercer
  • Rawleigh
  • Riley
  • Romeo
  • Shipton
  • Willy

Notes

  • When the Traveling Merchant leaves after his one day cycle it will say "The Traveling Merchant has departed!" in the chatbox.
  • If you log out of the game while the Traveling Merchant is there, he will be gone when you log back in even though it is still the same day.
  • The Traveling Merchant won't depart if the player can see him and will only depart if he goes offscreen.
  • Sometimes he spawns outside the inhabited area and gets killed off-screen, resulting in the game informing you that "<Traveling Merchant name> was slain."
  • Instead of leaving directly at night (7:30PM), he leaves at 6:00PM. The same applies for mornings: he can appear between 4:30AM and 12:00PM.

Trivia

  • The reason that the Traveling Merchant has different items to be purchased might be that he goes to different regions around the world every time he leaves.
  • His hat with a feather may be a reference to Hermes, the Greek god of merchants, thieves, and travelers.
  • "Combination hookah, coffee maker and makes julienne fries" is a line from the Disney film Aladdin.

Update Info

v1.2.4

  • Now sells Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole.
  • Now correctly summoned to King Statue.

v1.2.3

  • Added to the game.
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