"The Sisters took our deputy captive and invaded ShadowClan land. They're no better than Darktail's Kin were. If we treat this cat, we'll make our enemies stronger."
— Hollytuft about treating Sunrise in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 127

Hollytuft is a black she-cat.[6]

Hollytuft is a ThunderClan warrior under Bramblestar's leadership in the lake territories. She was born as Hollykit to Lionblaze and Cinderheart alongside her littermates, Fernsong and Sorrelstripe, with all three being named after cats who fell in the Great Battle. After training as Hollypaw, she became a warrior named Hollytuft. Moons later, she mentored her own apprentice, Flipclaw.


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A Vision of Shadows

Hollytuft, along with her littermates, Fernsong and Sorrelstripe, are the newest warriors of ThunderClan. She comforts Sparkpaw after the apprentice dislocates her leg falling from a tree and is impressed by Alderpaw's ability to treat her. Moons later, Hollytuft is sent on a patrol to look for Twigpaw, and after the truth about SkyClan is revealed, she is hesitant about bringing them to the lake. She later catches a belly sickness, but swiftly recovers.

Super Editions

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In Bramblestar's Storm, Hollykit is born to Lionblaze and Cinderheart alongside her littermates, Fernkit and Sorrelkit. She is named after Hollyleaf, a cat who died in the Great Battle. Bramblestar names her and her littermates apprentices, and Squirrelflight oversees a training session with them.
In Squirrelflight's Hope, Hollytuft mentors Flippaw, her nephew. She is distrustful of the Sisters and scolds Flippaw for pestering Squirrelflight about the strange cats. After Larksong falls ill, Hollytuft helps to bury the sick prey.


Interesting facts

  • Hollytuft is named after Hollyleaf, and bears a great resemblance to her.[1]
  • She and her siblings have kittypet blood through Firestar[7] and WindClan blood through Crowfeather.[8]
  • Her mentor was either Cloudtail,[2] or Blossomfall.[4] Given the topic has not been brought up in the series again, it is unclear which cat was really her mentor.[9] However, Kate has stated on her blog that she thinks Hollytuft switched mentors from Cloudtail to Blossomfall.[blog 1]


  • Hollytuft is present when the Sisters bring Sunrise to ThunderClan's camp,[10] but in the next chapter, she is seen coming into camp and unaware of the events that transpired.[11]

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Sandstorm: "Hollykit looks so much like Hollyleaf, doesn't she?"
Squirrelflight: "Yes, it's almost as if Hollyleaf is still with us."
—Sandstorm and Squirrelflight on Hollykit's resemblance to Hollyleaf Bramblestar's Storm, page bonus manga

"Trying to stop apprentices from gossiping is like trying to stop birds from singing."
—Hollytuft to Squirrelflight Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 7

Hollytuft: "We'll need to dig it deep enough to stop foxes finding them."
Flippaw: "Why do we care if foxes get sick from the prey?"
Hollytuft: "Sickness harms everyone. Do you want a fox carcass rotting near camp?"
—Hollytuft to Flippaw when burying the sick prey Squirrelflight's Hope, page chapter 14

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  1. It is unclear if Cloudtail mentored Hollytuft, or if it is a mistake. While Bramblestar's Storm states that Hollytuft's mentor was Cloudtail, The Apprentice's Quest states that Hollytuft was trained by Blossomfall. Hollytuft is listed under both cats due to not knowing which is the error and which is canon.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 477
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  3. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, chapter 1
  5. Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, pages 477-478
  7. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 9
  8. Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  9. None of the currently released books have touched upon Hollytuft's apprenticeship, and it has not been mentioned outside of the brief moments already cited on this article
  10. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 127
  11. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 132

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