"I'm not sure it's smart to criticize one of Tigerstar's kin."
— Hollowspring to Lightleap about Shadowsight in Darkness Within, page 141

Hollowspring is a black tom.[6]

Hollowspring is a ShadowClan warrior under Tigerstar's leadership in the lake territories. He was born as Hollowkit to Berryheart and Sparrowtail alongside his littermates, Spirekit and Sunkit, while journeying back to ShadowClan. During their travels, Hollowkit was snatched by an owl, and though he was saved by Tigerheart, it resulted in the tabby tom's death. He joined ShadowClan with his family after Tigerheart's resurrection, and he was later apprenticed as Hollowpaw to Grassheart. Afterwards, he became a warrior as Hollowspring.


In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

Hollowkit is with his parents and littermates when Violetshine greets Berryheart, she notices Berryheart's kits, and their mother introduces them to Violetshine, adding that one of them may be her apprentice, which causes the littermates to fight over who receives her as a mentor.
Berryheart explains that while going back to ShadowClan, an owl came and attempted to take Hollowkit, and Tigerheart managed to free Hollowkit but resulted in the owl dropping Tigerheart, which caused the dark tabby to suffer massive internal injuries. Violetshine then notices that Hollowkit has multiple clumps of fur missing and a healing scratch on his shoulder. Berryheart continues, saying that despite their attempts to get him to Puddleshine, Tigerheart succumbed to his injuries.
Hollowkit and his littermates are present when Tigerheart is resurrected as Tigerstar and follows his family to the now revived ShadowClan.

The Raging Storm

While Alderheart is in ShadowClan's camp treating Puddleshine, he hears Berryheart hurrying toward him. She says that Hollowkit has a cough and is worried for his life. Alderheart examines him and tells the queen it's not serious. He gives Berryheart some tansy for the kit and advises her to keep him away from his siblings. The queen tells him Sunkit and Spirekit are sleeping with Yarrowleaf's kits, and Alderheart tells Berryheart that's fine.

In The Broken Code

Lost Stars

Hollowpaw has earned his warrior name of Hollowspring.

Darkness Within

"I guess it's okay for some cats to ruin a hunt. I guess some cats can do whatever they like."
―Hollowspring angry with Shadowsight Darkness Within, page 141
Shadowsight watches Hollowspring, Lightleap, and Gullswoop rip up old bedding from the warriors' den, and when he pads back into camp, Hollowspring appears irritated that Shadowsight is going hunting with them. He scents rabbit, and he and Blazefire work together to catch the rabbit, where Hollowspring halts as Blazefire makes the killing bite, the patrol is satisfied with their catch. He spots a flock of four sparrows, and when Shadowsight yelps, scaring away the sparrows, Hollowspring angrily glares at the medicine cat, calling him a mouse-brain. Though some are amused over the incident, Hollowspring still glares at Shadowsight, saying it's hard to critisize one of Tigerstar's kin. He turns away, ending the conversation with wanting to catch more for the Clan, so they don't go hungry. Due to this, Shadowsight thinks that every cat in ShadowClan resents him for killing Bramblestar.

In the Super Editions

Tigerheart's Shadow

Warning: Rippletail's appearances in Tigerheart's Shadow are a mistake as confirmed by Kate Cary and further installments in the canon. Slatefur was meant to be in the patrol traveling with Tigerheart.
Hollowkit is born to Berryheart and Sparrowtail, along with his siblings, Sunkit and Spirekit.
The young tom, Spirekit, and Sunkit are now one moon old. The kits have tasted their first prey and are now exploring around. Despite their growth, Hollowkit and his siblings still suckle from their mother.
Sometime after, Hollowkit and his brother, Spirekit, stalk Lightkit and Pouncekit, with Tigerheart wondering if the kits are old enough to travel yet. The kits tussle, and Hollowkit pounces at Pouncekit. The tom-kit rears and hooks his tiny claws into the gray kit's shoulder, so she flops down dramatically with a wail. Hollowkit stands triumphantly on Pouncekit's flank.
Tigerheart drops a mouse, and the kits rush over. Lightkit sniffs at the prey, and Hollowkit and Spirekit hurry over. Spirekit complains, and his brother wrinkles his nose. At dusk, the tom-kit is seen exploring beyond the camp wall with Sunkit, and Dovewing sees the kits as they sniff at some roots. An owl swoops overhead the distracted kits, and Tigerheart orders them to hide. Before he can move, the owl dives for Hollowkit, its talons reaching out to grab him. Dovewing and Tigerheart manage to fight the owl off, but Tigerheart is seriously wounded. As his mate screeches with Berryheart, the kits mewl in terror.
When Tigerheart dies and joins StarClan, he sees Hollowkit with his brother and sister, along with his own kits, being shielded by Berryheart, Cloverfoot, and Cinnamon from his corpse, as it is being carried by Sparrowtail and Rippletail.
While his companion, Cinnamon, checks his legs, Hollowkit, and his siblings hide behind their mother. Berryheart thanks Tigerheart for saving Hollowkit, and he remembers how light-weighted the tom was as he saved him. He and the other cats return to ShadowClan and are accepted with joy.

Squirrelflight's Hope

He and his littermates are now apprentices, and his mentor is Grassheart.

In the Novellas

Tawnypelt's Clan

He is mentioned by his mother Berryheart to Dovewing, asking if she thinks Hollowkit is coming down with a cold. Dovewing dismisses it and says he is fine, which irritates Tawnypelt, who wonders if Dovewing even cares if a kit is sick.
He is later seen by Tawnypelt, playing with the other kits while Berryheart and Cloverfoot watch over them.

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Berryheart:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Sparrowtail:[1] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Needletail:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Sunbeam:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Spireclaw:[7] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
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Cloverfoot:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Beenose:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Yarrowleaf:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bluebellkit:[blog 1] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Frondwhisker:[10] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Gullswoop:[10] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Dewkit:[11] Deceased, residence unknown
Mistcloud:[11] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Buster:[9] Living (As of River of Fire)
Conefoot:[10] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member


Snowbird:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Kinkfur:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Scorchfur:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Ratscar:[13] Living (As of Squirrelflight's Hope)

First cousins:

Flaxfoot:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Hopwhisker:[14] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Kinkfur ♀Scorchfur ♂Snowbird ♀Ratscar ♂
Dewkit ♀Mistcloud ♀Sparrowtail ♂Berryheart ♀Cloverfoot ♀Beenose ♀Yarrowleaf ♀Buster ♂Gullswoop ♀Frondwhisker ♀Conefoot ♂Bluebellkit ♀
Needletail ♀Spireclaw ♂Sunbeam ♀Hollowspring ♂Flaxfoot ♂Hopwhisker ♀

    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 35
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 20
  3. Revealed in Veil of Shadows, page 150
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. Revealed in The Raging Storm, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 32
  8. Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, manga
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 30
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Revealed in Shattered Sky, allegiances
  11. 11.0 11.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, page 241
  12. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 246
  13. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 279
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in River of Fire, chapter 17

Author references

Logo-shadowclan.png ShadowClan cats
Leader Tigerstar
Deputy Cloverfoot
Medicine cats PuddleshineShadowsightMothwing
Warriors SnowbirdTawnypeltScorchfurIcewingDovewingBerryheartSparrowtailGrassheartStonewingYarrowleafSlatefurWhorlpeltSnaketoothFlowerstemHarelightCinnamontailBlazefireGullswoopPouncestepLightleapSpireclawHollowspringSunbeamFlaxfootHopwhisker
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Queens N/A
Kits N/A
Elders Oakfur
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