"You're safe now, my precious."
— Flashnose to her daughter, Swiftpaw in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3

Flashnose is a dark ginger she-cat with a white muzzle.[7]

Flashnose was a ThunderClan warrior under Oakstar's, Doestar's, and Pinestar's leaderships in the forest territories. She was an apprentice named Flashpaw with Nettlebreeze as her mentor, along with her sister Daisypaw. She became a warrior named Flashnose, and had a daughter, Swiftbreeze. During the Great Hunger, Flashnose died and went to StarClan.


In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

Daisypaw: "We just had a great battle practice!"
Doefeather: "You look as if you lost."
Flashpaw: "She did. Littlepaw and me nearly squashed her!"
—Daisypaw, Doefeather and Flashpaw about battle training Pinestar's Choice, page chapter 1
Flashpaw is a ThunderClan apprentice. Her mentor is Nettlebreeze. She, Daisypaw, and Littlepaw burst into ThunderClan camp, followed by their mentors. Daisypaw explains they had battle practice and Doefeather points out she looks like she lost. Flashpaw confirms that her sister did as she and Littlepaw nearly squashed her. When out on hunting patrol and Pinepaw narrowly catches a blackbird, Flashpaw mouths 'lucky' to him. Pinepaw hears someone telling someone to be quiet, and the apprentice notes that it cannot be Flashpaw - as she had gone.
Oakstar organizes a patrol to go into the Twolegplace and scare the kittypets into not trespassing. Flashpaw asks if she can go, as Doefeather said that the warriors she chose can have their apprentices come too, but Nettlebreeze had not been selected. Nettlebreeze tells her that his days of chasing in the Twolegplace are over, but adds that she can go if she wants. Rooktail promises her that he will keep an eye on Flashpaw.
During the raid, a kittypet is spotted and Doefeather orders Flashpaw, Rooktail and Harepounce to attack it. The cats rush across a Thunderpath and chase the kittypet away. After the Great Hunger, Pineheart notes that Flashnose, among other Clanmates, died of starvation.

Goosefeather's Curse

Flashnose: "Are you talking about Swiftpaw? Is something the matter?"
Windflight: "Nothing to worry about, Flashnose. Swiftpaw is taking longer than we expected to fetch herbs, that’s all."
Flashnose: "She went out before we did. Something must have happened to her!"
Windflight: "She'll be fine. She’s almost a warrior now, and she's smart enough to take care of herself. Just like her mother."
Flashnose: "We must find her! What if she came across a fox? Is Doestar back yet?"
Cloudberry: "You're the first patrol to return. No one here but the kits and elders."
Flashnose: "Did any of you see Swiftpaw in the forest?"
Daisytoe: "Not a whisker. I thought she went to fetch herbs."
Windflight: "She did, but she’s not back yet. I'm sure she's fine–"
Flashnose: "You can't be sure! Swiftpaw is too young to be out on her own."
—Flashnose about Swiftpaw’s disappearance Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 2
Flashnose is a ThunderClan warrior. She overhears Windflight talking about his apprentice, Swiftpaw and asks if her daughter is okay. Windflight reassures everything is okay and states Swiftpaw is taking longer than expecting to get herbs. Flashnose turns in a tight circle and remembers she left before her patrol did, and is positive something has happened to Swiftpaw. Windflight touches her rump with his tail and says she will be fine as she’s nearly a warrior. He tells that his apprentice is smart enough to take care of herself, just like her mother. Flashnose refuses the comfort, demanding to find her and stressing that she has run into a fox. She looks at the leader's den and asks if Doestar is back. Cloudberry reports their leader isn't and Flashnose's patrol is the first to return. Another patrol returns and Flashnose rushes to ask if they've seen her daughter. Daisytoe, Flashnose's sister says they haven't, and Windflight tells the patrol he is sure she's fine. Flashnose snaps he cannot be sure and states Swiftpaw is too young to be on her own. Rooktail, among other warriors stands with Flashnose, promising to look for the apprentice.
The patrol heads out to find Swiftpaw but return empty-pawed. Tail drooped and ears brimming, Flashnose reports they went to Snakerocks and back and found no sign. Doestar rests her tail on Flashnose's shoulder and promises to find Swiftpaw. There is a sudden rustle at the entrance of the camp, and a cat stumbles in covered in slime. Flashnose instantly recognizes her daughter and flings herself at her. She reassures her daughter that she is safe, calling Swiftpaw her precious. She lifts her head to gaze at the rescuers, and thanks Mumblefoot and Larksong for saving her daughter's life. Larksong explains that Goosekit told them where to find Swiftpaw, and so she should be thanking him. Flashnose tips her head to the side in confusion and asks Goosekit how he knew and why he didn't report it earlier. Goosekit answers a brown warrior told him, causing confusion among ThunderClan. Flashnose ignores most of it, working to clean the slime off Swiftpaw’s body. Cloudberry orders Daisytoe to help Flashnose so she can look at Swiftpaw's leg.
When Doestar announces a kit will become an apprentice, Littlestep asks if any of the kits are six moons old. Flashnose says none are, and claims Fallowsong's kits still have a moon to go. After an attack on a patrol by kittypets, Flashnose and the rest of the patrol return to camp battered and bleeding. They look shocked by are still on their paws. After ThunderClan starts digging holes to preserve prey for the upcoming leaf-bare, Flashnose deposits an pigeon and two mice alongside Rainfur in one of the dug holes. It doesn't go as planned however, when the prey ends up soaked and ruined, and Flashnose dies from a sickness that gives her terrible spasms.



  • There is an inconsistency with Flashnose's death. In Goosefeather's Curse, she is said to have died of sickness.[4] In Pinestar's Choice, she is said to have died of starvation.[8]
  • Flashnose has been mistakenly referred to as a tom.[9]

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Daisytoe:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Patchpelt:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Redtail:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Leopardfoot:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spottedleaf:[13] Deceased, no residence
Willowpelt:[13] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Moonflower:[3] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Goosefeather:[3] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Longtail:[2] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[2] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Rainwhisker:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[14] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tigerstar:[15] Deceased, no residence


Mistkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Nightkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Bluestar:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stormfur:[17] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Bumblestripe:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bramblestar:[19] Deceased, verified ghost
Hawkfrost:[20] Deceased, no residence
Tadpole:[20] Deceased, residence unknown
Molepaw:[21] Deceased, residence unknown


Feathertail:[17] Deceased, verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Blossomfall:[18] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Briarlight:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tawnypelt:[19] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Mothwing:[20] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Cinderheart:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfern:[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[21] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Seedpaw:[22] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[22] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Mistystar:[23] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Mosskit:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stonefur:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Reedwhisker:[25] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Perchkit:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Primrosepaw:[26] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Pine That Clings to Rock:[27] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Tigerstar:[28] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flametail:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molewhisker:[29] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Stemleaf:[30] Deceased, verified ghost


Lark That Sings at Dawn:[27] Living (As of Tawnypelt's Clan)
Dawnpelt:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Cherryfall:[29] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollytuft:[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Sorrelstripe:[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Eaglewing:[30] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Plumstone:[30] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Shellfur:[30] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Spotfur:[32] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Flywhisker:[32] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Leafshade:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Honeyfur:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Fernsong:[31] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Juniperclaw:[34] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[35] Deceased, verified ghost
Shadowsight:[36] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Snaptooth:[32] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Larksong:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Sleekwhisker:[34] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightleap:[37] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Pouncestep:[37] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-great-great granddaughters:

Thriftear:[38] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Bristlefrost:[38] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)

Great-great-great-great-great grandson:

Flipclaw:[38] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Flashnose: "We searched all the way to Snakerocks and back. But there was no sign of her."
Doestar: "There are warriors spread through the whole forest. We’ll find Swiftpaw, I promise. […]"
Flashnose: "Swiftpaw!"
—Flashnose and Doestar before Swiftpaw appears Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3

Flashnose: "You’re safe now, my precious. […] Thank you for finding her! You saved her life!"
Larksong: "It’s Goosekit you should thank. He told us where Swiftpaw had gone."
Flashnose: "How did you know? And why didn’t you tell us at once?"
—Flashnose and Larksong after Swiftpaw is found Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3

Littlestep: "None of the kits are six moons old, are they?"
Flashnose: "No, I thought Fallowsong’s kits would be made apprentices next moon."
—Flashnose and Littlestep about Doestar making a kit an apprentice Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 4

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky’s Facebook Page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 9
  5. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 2
  8. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 4
  9. Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 3
  10. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 4
  11. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page 37
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  16. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  24. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  25. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  34. 34.0 34.1 Revealed in Shattered Sky, pages 114-115
  35. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, pages 347-348
  36. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, page 187
  37. 37.0 37.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
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