"Unite or die! Don't you remember the Great Battle? The spirit-cats told us afterward that we could not live without each other."
— Cloud Spots at a Gathering in Moth Flight's Vision, page 347

Cloudspots is a long-furred[1] black-and-white tom[10] with a white chest, white ears, and two white front paws.[1]

Cloudspots, or Cloud Spots, was the first medicine cat of ThunderClan. Born into the ancient Tribe of Rushing Water, Cloud Spots joined the Early Settlers on their journey to the forest territories. Initially settling with Tall Shadow's cats on the moor, Cloud Spots left for the forest only after the spirit-cats ordered them to separate. He later followed Thunder when the forest cats split into two groups, becoming ThunderClan and SkyClan respectively.


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Dawn of the Clans

"[...] Cloud Spots is great, but he’s not the most sympathetic cat on the moor."
Hawk Swoop to Dapped Pelt about Cloud Spots The Sun Trail, page 277
Cloud Spots joins Shaded Moss's group on their journey to find new territory, he and Dapped Pelt using their healing skills to help injured cats along the way. Upon their arrival, Cloud Spots insists there is no need to fight over prey in such plentiful land when fights break out with rogues living there, and chooses to remain on the moor instead of following Clear Sky into the forest. As the First Battle begins, Cloud Spots agrees to guard the camp, allowing Dappled Pelt to join the fight.
He continues treating injuries and illnesses, and teaches Pebble Heart when the young kit becomes interested in medicine. However, he shows fighting ability in the battle against One Eye, helping bring the tyrant down. When the spirit-cats order them to separate, Cloud Spots casts his stone to join Clear Sky in the forest, believing they will need a healer, but when Thunder influences some of Clear Sky's cats to split off into their own group, Cloud Spots joins them. When Star Flower is kidnapped by Slash, Cloud Spots believes that it isn't their responsibility to rescue Clear Sky's mate; nevertheless, he helps in fighting off the rogues. Afterwards, Thunder's camp is named ThunderClan by Silver Stripe.

Super Editions

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In Moth Flight's Vision, Cloud Spots is chosen by StarClan to become ThunderClan's first medicine cat. He journeys to Highstones along with the other chosen cats, where they use the Moonstone to meet with StarClan. Later, they take an oath to never have a mate or kits.


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In Thunderstar's Echo, Cloud Spots has begun training Shivering Rose as his apprentice. When Thunderstar and Lightning Tail go off to fight the dogs, Cloud Spots watches over Violet Dawn, and later helps deliver her kits.


Interesting facts

  • Vicky confirmed Cloudspots and Cloud Spots are the same cat.[11]
  • Cloudspots was the first medicine cat to identify the difference between whitecough and greencough and catmint as a cure for both illnesses.[1]

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Killed victims

This list shows the victims Cloud Spots has killed:

  • One Eye[12] (Along with Thunderstar, Lightning Tail and Gray Wing)


"You know, I'm not happy with the idea that we always have to fight these other cats. Maybe we should think about finding a way to live peacefully near them."
—Cloud Spots after Moon Shadow is attacked The Sun Trail, page 206

"[...] You know, the others' leaving won't make much of a difference. It's just as if our home has gotten bigger."
—Cloud Spots on Clear Sky's group leaving the moor The Sun Trail, page 229

Cloud Spots: "It will be difficult to care for him. He needs milk..."
Dappled Pelt: "Hawk Swoop is near enough to kitting. She already said she would look after him. How can you-"
Cloud Spots: "I said it will be difficult. I never said we shouldn't try."
—Cloud Spots on accepting Thunder The Sun Trail, page 312

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"There's plenty of prey for every cat here. We don't need to be fighting over it. All these arguments about hunting rights are ridiculous. We should all be able to hunt where we want."
—Cloud Spots about the prey Thunder Rising, page 85

"You may be ill, but that's no excuse to behave as if your brain is full of bees. Of course you'll be better soon. You survived the mountains. You can survive a bit of smoke in your lungs. Besides, it's not just the kits who need you. You're our leader now, don't forget. You have duties to fulfill."
—Cloud Spots to Gray Wing about his importance in the group Thunder Rising, pages page 201-202

Pebble Heart: "What about my herbs?"
Cloud Spots: "Take these. They'll keep you going for now. There are plenty of herbs left for you to get later."
Pebble Heart: "What about you?"
Cloud Spots: "I'll make myself a fresh bundle. [...] There may even be better herbs in the forest."
Pebble Heart: "And the pines."
Cloud Spots: "I'll come and tell you if I find anything new."
Pebble Heart: "Me too."
Cloud Spots: "Perhaps we should meet regularly to share what we've learned."
Pebble Heart: "Next new moon? At the four trees?"
Cloud Spots: "I’ll see you then."
—Cloud Spots and Pebble Heart saying good-bye A Forest Divided, page chapter 4

"Gray Wing saw them exchange a look so warm, he felt a sudden flash of jealousy. Pebble Heart was clearly fond of the tom who had taught him so much."
—Gray Wing on Pebble Heart and Cloud Spots A Forest Divided, page chapter 4

"And this is Cloud Spots. He knows a lot about herbs and treating wounds, and he's come to help you."
—Gorse Fur introducing Cloud Spots to Slate A Forest Divided, page Bonus Scene chapter 1

Pink Eyes: "You told Cloud Spot to be our medicine cat, so now he wants me to eat herbs. He thinks he can cure my aches and pains. But you can't cure old age."
Cloud Spots: "I can try."
Pink Eyes: "I'd rather you brought me a fresh vole every day."
Cloud Spots: "It's my job to take care of you."
—Cloud Spots and Pink Eyes Moth Flight's Vision, page 222

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 24
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 254
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Thunder Rising, allegiances
  5. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 49
  6. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 181
  7. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 96
  8. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 138
  9. Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, page Chapter 1
  10. Revealed in The Sun Trail, page 110
  11. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  12. Revealed in The Blazing Star, pages 239-240
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