"Fight loyally, and with courage. That is all your Clan asks of you."
— Ivypool to Applefur in The Last Hope, page 291

Ivypool is a silver-and-white tabby she-cat with dark blue eyes.[15]

Ivypool is a ThunderClan warrior that has served under Firestar's, Bramblestar's, the impostor's, and Squirrelflight's leaderships in the lake territories. Ivykit was born to Birchfall and Whitewing, along with her sister Dovewing. She was apprenticed to Cinderheart as Ivypaw. Because of her powers, Dovepaw received special attention from their some of their Clanmates, which made Ivypaw grow jealous. She was recruited by Hawkfrost to train in the Dark Forest to become a better warrior, but learned of their true intentions and became a spy for Jayfeather and Lionblaze. She received her warrior name, Ivypool, and became a warrior of the Dark Forest after killing Antpelt. During the Great Battle, Ivypool fought with the Clans and managed to convince multiple Dark Forest trainees to switch sides, but failed to convince Breezepelt who informed the Dark Forest leaders of Ivypool's betrayal. After, Ivypool took the oath of loyalty to the Clans along with the surviving trainees, and mended her relationship with Dovewing.

She received her first apprentice, Snowbush, and later on received her second, Twigbranch, and the two formed a close bond. Ivypool became mates with Fernsong, and the two had three kits, Bristlefrost, Thriftear, and Flipclaw.


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Omen of the Stars

"The first time I met Hawkfrost, it wasn't in the Place of No Stars; it was in a field with flowers and sunshine and stuff like that. He...he flattered me; he seemed interested in what I could do, not what my sister could do. No cat has ever treated me like that in this Clan. I'm just your shadow here."
—Ivypaw to Dovepaw Night Whispers, page 271
Ivykit and her sister, Dovekit, are ThunderClan's newest apprentices, and her mentor is Cinderheart. The two sisters are as close as they can be, and aspire to do everything together. However, she accuses Dovepaw of seeking attention when she makes up some brown creatures blocking the water to the lake, and becomes even more jealous when her sister is chosen on a mission to free the lake water. Ivypaw notices Firestar and some of the senior warriors treating Dovepaw differently, but Dovepaw denies the accusations. Ivypaw begins to wonder what makes her sister so special.
In her dreams, Ivypaw is visited by Hawkfrost who offers to train her. As the two bond as mentor and apprentice, Hawkfrost takes her to the Dark Forest and introduces her to her new "Clanmates". Jayfeather discovers Ivypaw is training in the Dark Forest, and Dovepaw tries to convince her to stop, but Ivypaw wishes to become a better warrior. However, after learning the brutality of her mentors, Ivypaw wishes to stop visiting, but Lionblaze and Jayfeather convince her to spy for them. Dovepaw also tells her sister about her powers.
Ivypaw's loyalty is continually tested, ranging from brutal training sessions to killing her "Clanmates". Brokenstar forces her to kill Flametail's spirit, and in order to figure out the Dark Forest's ultimate plan, Ivypaw attacks Flametail but is stopped by Tigerheart. Back in ThunderClan, Ivypaw earns her warrior name, Ivypool. She befriends Blossomfall who also joined the Dark Forest for similar reasons, and is asked to train Hollowpaw. Ivypool asks to become a full warrior of the Dark Forest, and is told to kill Antpelt's spirit to prove herself. She is horrified when her father, Birchfall, joins the Dark Forest as well.
She warns Dovewing and the others about the coming battle, and the Clans begin their preparations. During the Great Battle, Ivypool encourages the other Dark Forest trainees to fight for the Clans. Thistleclaw accuses her of being a traitor, and he, Snowtuft and Hawkfrost attack her. Hollyleaf, whom Ivypool has befriended, rushes to her aid, but is killed.

A Vision of Shadows

"You know, I was so angry when Dovewing left, and I missed her so much. I felt betrayed. But now, seeing my own kits...I thinking I'm learning what's really important."
—Ivypool to Alderheart after her kits are born River of Fire, page 203
Ivypool mentors Twigpaw, and gently encourages her apprentice during her training. She understands the importance of having family in the Clan, and Ivypool goes with Fernsong, Alderpaw, and Twigpaw to find Twigpaw's mother. However, the mission was unsuccessful, and they conclude Twigpaw's mother died. When Twigpaw goes missing, Ivypool frantically blames herself for not watching her apprentice after the journey. After Twigpaw is found, Ivypool accompanies her to see Violetpaw in ShadowClan after Darktail and his rogues take over.
When some of the ShadowClan cats stay in ThunderClan, Ivypool looks disapprovingly at Dovewing and Tigerheart. When Alderheart has a vision of Twigpaw's kin, Twigpaw wants to go find them but Ivypool insists they must focus on fighting the Kin. When Twigpaw leaves and a patrol finds blood on a Thunderpath, Ivypool blames herself. Dovewing tries to comfort her, but Ivypool accuses her of not focusing on ThunderClan, referencing Tigerheart. When Twigpaw returns, Ivypool apologizes and insists her apprentice was very brave.
Fernsong brings up the idea of kits, but Ivypool is hesitant to give up the life of a warrior. Fernsong suggests he could stay in the nursery after the kits are weaned. During a hunting patrol, Ivypool runs into her former apprentice who'd joined SkyClan and voices her disappointment. Ivypool visits SkyClan to look for Dovewing who'd gone missing, and Leafstar dryly remarks if she asked Tigerheart yet. When Twigpaw returns to ThunderClan, she is given Sparkpelt as a mentor due to Ivypool moving to the nursery. She gives birth to Flipkit, Thriftkit, and Bristlekit. Dovewing brings her kits to meet Ivypool and her family, and informs her furious sister she is moving to ShadowClan.

The Broken Code

"Bristlefrost saw her own parents, Ivypool and Fernsong, exchange a glance and a few quick words. Ivypool’s paws twitched, and for a moment it seemed like she would walk out, but then she shot a concerned look toward Bristlefrost and Flipclaw."
—Ivypool and Fernsong after the impostor exiles several cats Veil of Shadows, pages 228-229
Her kits have now become warriors named Bristlefrost, Thriftear, and Flipclaw. When Bramblestar's impostor exiles Graystripe and Sparkpelt, Ivypool and Fernsong wish to go with them and the other cats who stand against the impostor's tyranny, but stayed for the sake of their kits.

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In Tigerheart's Shadow, Ivypool and Dovewing are barely on speaking terms ever since Tigerheart returned to ShadowClan. Tigerheart seeks Ivypool out and attempts to convince her to persuade Dovewing to not leave ThunderClan. Ivypool disapproves of their secret relationship, and Tigerheart snaps back that she should not shun Dovewing away. After Dovewing disappears, Ivypool goes to ShadowClan to see if she's there. Later, Tigerheart runs into Ivypool again and admits he knew she was going to leave. Ivypool snarls at Tigerheart that he should've followed her and her sister deserved a better mate.


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In Dovewing's Silence, Ivypool mourns for Hollyleaf who died protecting her, and questions whether or not it was a worthy sacrifice. During a summoning of the Clan leaders to decide what to do with the Dark Forest trainees, Ivypool admits how they were enticed of becoming better warriors to learn from the Dark Forest. She and others recite an oath of loyalty, but they are still shunned by their Clanmates. Dovewing asks Ivypool, Thornclaw, Birchfall, Mousewhisker, and Blossomfall to go on patrol with her, and they run into a trapped fox. After defeating the fox, Bramblestar realizes the apprentices purposefully put the patrol in danger, and labels the former trainees as heroes and loyal warriors.

Detailed description

Ivypool is a slender,[16] soft-furred,[17] pale,[18] silver-[15]and-white tabby she-cat.[1] She has white paws,[19] a white belly[20] and face,[21] white splotches covering her pelt,[22] a striped silver tail[23] and silver tail-tip,[24] sliced ears,[25] and dark blue eyes.[15]

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Ivypaw's apprentice ceremony
Firestar: I've called you together for one of the most important moments in the life of a Clan. Dovekit and Ivykit have reached their sixth moon, and it's time for them to become apprentices. Come forward. Dovekit, from this day until you receive your warrior name, you will be called Dovepaw.
Everyone: Dovepaw!
Firestar: StarClan, I ask you to guide this new apprentice. Set her paws on the path she must follow to become a warrior. Lionblaze. You will be mentor to Dovepaw. You are a loyal warrior and your battle skills are outstanding. I know that you will pass these qualities on to Dovepaw.
Firestar: Ivykit, from this day until you receive your warrior name, you will be called Ivypaw. May StarClan watch over you and guide you in your journey to become a warrior. Cinderheart, you have shown courage and endurance in your apprenticeship, and I trust that now you will teach Ivypaw to follow in your path.
Everyone: Dovepaw! Ivypaw!
Reference: The Fourth Apprentice, pages 37-39

Ivypool's warrior ceremony
Firestar: I, Firestar, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on this apprentice. She has trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend her to you as a warrior in her turn. Ivypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Ivypaw: I do.
Firestar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Ivypaw, from this moment you will be known as Ivypool. StarClan honors your courage and loyalty, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan.
Everyone: Ivypool! Ivypool!
Reference: Sign of the Moon, pages 33-34



"I don't know why Hawkfrost chose you. I think your loyalties will always be with your Clanmates beside the lake. Which makes you dangerous."
—Brokenstar to Ivypaw Night Whispers, page 293

"I believe that Ivypaw is loyal to the Place of No Stars. When the final battle comes, she will stand with us."
—Tigerstar to Brokenstar Night Whispers, page 295

Brokenstar: "Just what do you think you're doing? What gives you the right to interfere?"
Ivypool: "We're loyal to one another, right? Should we stand by like cowards and let one another be defeated in battle?"
Brokenstar: "You saved your Clanmate."
Ivypool: "Here, they are all my Clanmates. I don't see why an apprentice should be lost on her first visit."
—Ivypool defending Blossomfall from Brokenstar Sign of the Moon, page 133 and 134

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"You have to defend the Clan! Isn't death better than having Brokenstar as your leader?"
—Ivypool convincing Applefur to fight on the Clans' side The Last Hope, page 290

"Run, because if you stay, I will kill you."
—Ivypool threatening Thistleclaw The Last Hope, page 295

Ivypool: "Our father isn't here because he knows he wouldn't be welcome. Every cat knows that Birchfall fought on the side of the Dark Forest. Same for Thornclaw, Mousewhisker, and Blossomfall. They are traitors. As am I, to some of our Clanmates."
Dovewing: "That's so unfair! All of those cats switched allegiance thanks to you."
Ivypool: "Our sins are not easily forgiven, not when the battle lost us so many cats. Hollyleaf died because she saved me from Hawkfrost. Perhaps it should be me lying there instead."
—Ivypool and Dovewing Dovewing's Silence, page chapter 2

"Ivypool's voice was low but powerful, and for a moment Bramblestar was shocked by her ruthless advice. Then he remembered the many moons that Ivypool had spent being trained in the Dark Forest. She had learned more savagery there than most warriors could imagine."
—Narrator on Ivypool's battle advice Bramblestar's Storm, page 399

"StarClan knew about them. Are you contradicting our ancestors?"
—Ivypool to Molewhisker and Cherrytail about SkyClan Darkest Night, page 9

Twigpaw: "I didn't mean to spoil everything."
Ivypool: "You did a huge thing by bringing SkyClan here. This is where they belong. StarClan wanted them to return, and you're the one who found them. I am so proud of you. And I'm sorry that I didn't support you when you wanted to find your kin."
Twigpaw: "Thank you. But I'm worried that I may have caused more trouble for the Clans by bringing SkyClan here."
Ivypool: "If you have, it's trouble StarClan wants us to have. And it's far less trouble than we've seen in the past moons. Darktail is dead and his rogues are gone. The Clans must find their paws again, and we must find space for SkyClan. It may not be easy, but once it's finished, all the Clans will be stronger for it. I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking about you or SkyClan."
Twigpaw: "What were you thinking about?"
Ivypool: "Tigerheart and Dovewing were quick to volunteer to join the search. I didn't think it was a good idea for them to travel together."
Twigpaw: "So you didn't want to stop me from finding my father?"
Ivypool: "Of course not. And I'm sorry you thought I did, and that my actions put you in danger."
Twigpaw: "And you're not mad that I snuck off by myself?"
Ivypool: "I would have done that same. I'm glad you came back safely. ThunderClan is lucky to have you."
—Ivypool and Twigpaw Darkest Night, pages 10-12

Ivypool: "I'm not ready to have kits yet. Kits mean endless moons in the nursery. Daisy's getting too old to look after another litter, and I want to be out in the forest hunting and patrolling, not stuck in camp all the time."
Fernsong: "Why do you have to be in the nursery with them?"
Ivypool: "What do you mean? I have to nurse them, don't I? Who else can do that?"
Fernsong: "But the nursing is over soon enough. Then you'd be able to go back to your warrior duties."
Ivypool: "And leave our kits to raise themselves until they're six moons old?"
Fernsong: "Of course not. Once the kits are eating prey, I can move into the nursery. I can move in before that, if you like, so you can go on patrols between feedings."
Ivypool: "But you're a tom! Toms don't live in the nursery."
Fernsong: "Why not? Apart from food, all kits need is love and some cat to play with them. I can't think of a better way to spend my days."
Ivypool: "I'll think about it. Maybe after Leaf-bare is over."
—Ivypool and Fernsong discussing kits Darkest Night, pages 72-73

Twigpaw: "Is everything okay?"
Ivypool: "Yes. If okay means that the apprentice I spend moons training decides that she doesn't want to become a ThunderClan warrior and leaves to join another Clan."
Twigpaw: "I had to. I needed to be with Violetpaw and Hawkwing."
Ivypool: "I suppose. But I miss you. And it feels strange to train a cat who leaves to fight for another Clan."
Twigpaw: "I'll always be grateful for what you taught me."
—Ivypool and Twigpaw Darkest Night, page 184

Ivypool: "There are only so many ways to catch a mouse."
Twigpaw: "You sound like Graystripe."
Ivypool: "I guess I'm getting a little set in my ways."
Twigpaw: "No, you're not."
—Ivypool and Twigpaw Darkest Night, pages 184-185

"You're a coward. And a fox-heart. Dovewing deserved a better mate than you."
—Ivypool to Tigerheart about Dovewing Tigerheart's Shadow, page 58

"Ivypool said nothing, only turning her back on her sister and gathering her kits away from her."
—Narrator on Ivypool after Dovewing's admits she's joining ShadowClan to be with her mate River of Fire, page 268

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317
  2. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, pages 37-39
  3. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, pages 33-34
  4. Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  5. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 39
  6. Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 120-122
  7. Revealed in Fading Echoes, pages 190-192
  8. Revealed in Night Whispers, pages 263-264
  9. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 73
  10. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, chapter 5
  11. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 188
  13. Revealed in Sign of the Moon, pages 135-136
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 110
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Revealed in Fading Echoes, allegiances
  16. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 119
  17. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 295
  18. Revealed in Shattered Sky: Bonus Scene, page 2
  19. Revealed in Fading Echoes, page 197
  20. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 40
  21. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 227
  22. Revealed in The Raging Storm, page 47
  23. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 116
  24. Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, page 176
  25. Revealed in The Last Hope, page 294
  26. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 227
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