"Harepounce died first, refusing to eat a mouthful from the moment they dug up the rotten prey and instead giving all her meager share to her kits."
— Narrator about Harepounce's death in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 9

Harepounce is a light brown she-cat with yellow eyes.[2]


In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

Oakstar decides to send a raid to scare the kittypets in the Twolegplace to not trespassing. Doefeather selects Harepounce as part of the patrol. During the raid, Doefeather reminds the patrol the aim is to teach a lesson, not to shed blood unnecessarily. Harepounce comments she is happy to teach them a lesson they will not forget. It's noted her fur is turning pale gray in the dusk. A kittypet is soon spotted and Doefeather orders Harepounce, Rooktail, and Flashpaw to go get them. The cats race over a Thunderpath to chase after the kittypet. They hurtle around a corner with the kittypet just ahead of them.
After the Great Hunger, Pineheart notes that Harepounce died of starvation. When Pineheart is at his leadership ceremony, he is overjoyed to see Harepounce among the ranks of StarClan and says ThunderClan misses them so much. The cats nod, their eyes noted to be full of stars.

Goosefeather's Curse

Harepounce is seen depositing prey on the fresh-kill pile with her apprentice, Adderpaw. As Windflight is searching for Swiftpaw, the mentor mentions he wants to take her to battle training with Harepounce and Adderpaw. Goosekit claims that a brown warrior told him where to find Swiftpaw and after he is asked which warrior did, Goosekit admits he doesn't know and he has disappeared. Harepounce gives a roll of her eyes and says fancy that.
Adderpaw has his warrior ceremony and is renamed Adderfang. Harepounce later gives birth to two daughters named Specklekit and Whitekit. After Goosefeather insists to dig up the prey ThunderClan has buried to preserve, Harepounce rushes from the nursery and joins him, her fur being smothered in wet earth and whiskers drenched in sludge. She still determinedly scratches the ground until they find sodden fur. Harepounce pants and says it's a vole and crouches down to haul it out before sitting back again. The vole has almost wasted and Harepounce says that it is now ruined.
This causes a great starvation for ThunderClan, and Harepounce is the first to die. She refuses to eat the meager shares of food she was given, and she gives it all to her kits instead. Rainfur takes care of Specklekit and Whitekit and suckles them alongside her own kits after Harepounce's death.

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Stagleap:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Speckletail:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
One-eye:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Snowkit:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lionheart:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Runningwind:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Goldenflower:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mistlekit:[9] Status unknown
Mousefur:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Bramblestar:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Swiftpaw:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lynxkit:[12][13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Featherkit:[14] Deceased, residence unknown
Brackenfur:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Thornclaw:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Tawnypelt:[10] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cinderpelt:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Cricketkit:[13] Status unknown


Tigerstar:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flametail:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[18] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Juniperkit:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Molepaw:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dewnose:[20] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Snowbush:[20] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Stemleaf[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shellfur:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Dawnpelt:[17] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[18] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dandelionkit:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Whitewing:[22] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ambermoon:[20] Deceased, residence unknown
Cinderheart:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfern:[19] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lilyheart:[23] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Seedpaw:[23] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Eaglewing:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Plumstone:[21] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Juniperclaw:[24] Deceased, residence unknown
Strikestone:[24] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shadowpaw:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Molewhisker:[26] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Fernsong:[27] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Larksong:[28] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Snaptooth:[29] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Sleekwhisker:[24] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightleap:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pouncestep:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Dovewing:[30] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Ivypool:[30] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Cherryfall:[26]Living (As of Lost Stars)
Hollytuft:[27] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[27] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Leafshade:[28] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Honeyfur:[28] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flywhisker:[29] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotfur:[29] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Flipclaw:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Baypaw:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flamepaw:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Flickerkit: [33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Lightleap:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Pouncestep:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Thriftear:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Bristlefrost:[31] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Finchpaw:[32] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Shadowpaw:[25] Living (As of Lost Stars)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Doefeather: "Our plan is to find as many kittypets as we can and give them a good scare—claw their fur if they fight back, but there’s no need to shed blood unnecessarily. They just need to learn to respect the Clan cats, and stay out of our territory!"
Harepounce: "I’m happy to teach them a lesson they won’t forget."
—Doefeather and Harepounce about hurting kittypets Pinestar's Choice, page chapter 3

Goosekit: "A warrior told me he saw Swiftpaw there."
Larksong: "Which warrior?"
Goosekit: "I... I don't know. He's not here now."
Harepounce: "Fancy that."
—Harepounce about Goosekit’s claims Goosefeather's Curse, page chapter 3

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Pinestar's Choice, chapter 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 9
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 8
  5. Revealed on Facebook Page
  6. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 44
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 48
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 467
  9. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 16
  10. 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  11. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 116
  12. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 153
  13. 13.0 13.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  14. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 81
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, pages 62-63
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  22. Revealed in Midnight, page 17
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  26. 26.0 26.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  33. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 253
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