"Are you planning to distract him while your Clanmates attack? How stupid do you think we are?"
— Ivytail sneering to Hollypaw in Eclipse, page 194

Ivytail is a black, white, and tortoiseshell she-cat.[6] She has a wiry frame[7] and long fur.[8]

Ivytail was a ShadowClan warrior under Blackstar's leadership in the lake territories. As an apprentice, Ivypaw was mentored by Rowanclaw and participated in the daylight Gathering. She earned her warrior name, Ivytail, and mentored Dawnpelt. After spending some time in the nursery to mother her unnamed kits, Ivytail retired to the elders' den.


In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

"She wouldn't have beaten me so easily."
―Ivypaw to Hollypaw after Hollypaw beats Heatherpaw at the Daylight Gathering The Sight, page 349
Ivypaw is a new ShadowClan apprentice and her mentor is Rowanclaw. She does not look pleased or proud when mentioned by Blackstar, nodding and narrowing her eyes, much unlike Breezepaw when Onestar mentioned him. Lionpaw wonders if ShadowClan cats ever show their feelings.
She participates in the daylight Gathering, challenging Hollypaw to a fight after she defeats Heatherpaw in a battle, and telling Heatherpaw that she thinks she can beat Hollypaw, implying that she thinks highly of herself. Hollypaw is about to take the challenge when she is stopped by her mentor, Brackenfur. Ivypaw gets the first pick of the prey for ShadowClan because she does very well in her competitions. Firestar tells Blackstar that all the apprentices did well, although Blackstar tells Ivypaw and the other ShadowClan apprentices that he knows who the real winners are.

Dark River

Ivypaw does not formally appear, but is mentioned by Breezepaw, that she and Owlpaw challenged Berrypaw to a jumping contest to see who could jump the highest. After the Gathering, the apprentices go to where Ivypaw and the other apprentices were to see who won.


She receives her warrior name, Ivytail. When Lionpaw and Brambleclaw go to ShadowClan to ask Tawnypelt about coming to the mountains, Ivytail is in the patrol with Russetfur and Toadfoot that finds Lionpaw and Brambleclaw.


"Where's the rest of your patrol?"
―Ivytail to Hollypaw when she goes to ShadowClan for help Eclipse, page 194
When Hollypaw goes to ShadowClan for help during the WindClan invasion, Ivytail is guarding the camp. She confronts Hollypaw and questions why she has come to ShadowClan. When Hollypaw says that she needs to speak with Blackstar, Ivytail is skeptical and suspects that the ThunderClan apprentice is supposed to keep the leader distracted while ThunderClan attacks their camp. Hollypaw then loses her patience and pushes Ivytail aside while she runs for help. The ShadowClan cat follows close behind her. Ivytail participates in the great battle alongside ThunderClan against WindClan and RiverClan. Later, she shares a mouse with Toadfoot when Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Hollypaw come to ShadowClan camp with Sol.

Long Shadows

"Oh, the precious warrior code! You think it's the answer to everything, but you're wrong. The warrior code didn't stop the sun from vanishing, did it?"
―Ivytail scorning the Warrior Code Long Shadows, page 15
She goes on a border patrol with Snaketail and Scorchpaw. When Hazeltail almost crosses the ShadowClan border while catching a squirrel, Ivytail, Snaketail, and Scorchpaw get into an argument with the ThunderClan cats.


Ivytail is on the patrol with Owlpaw and Smokefoot that spots Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, and Jayfeather outside of their territory visiting Sol and points them out to their Clan.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Fading Echoes

Ivytail is now a queen in the nursery. She and Kinkfur stick their heads out the nursery to see what was going on when Jayfeather and Squirrelflight come to ShadowClan to ask Littlecloud for help.

Night Whispers

Ivytail: "What did Blackstar want?"
Flametail: "I'm going to consult with StarClan at the Moonpool. Will you keep an eye on Littlecloud? He's not well. He needs rest."
Ivytail: "I'll make sure he does. And I'll keep an eye on everyone's wounds till you get back."
Flametail: "You remember what to do?"
Ivytail: "If they smell sour, lick out the old ointment and chew up some fresh herbs."
Flametail: "Littlecloud will be able to tell you which leaves to use from the store. I'll be back by sunhigh tomorrow."
Ivytail: "Take care."
—Flametail and Ivytail Night Whispers, pages 69-70
Flametail notices that that Ivytail's belly is beginning to swell with her first litter of kits. After the battle with ThunderClan, as she is uninjured, Flametail asks her to help him treat the cats, because of her lack of wounds and later asks her to keep an eye on Littlecloud—who appears to be ill, while he travels to the Moonpool.

In the Novellas

Dovewing's Silence

Following the Great Battle, Ivytail has retired to the elders' den.

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  • She was originally described as brown,[7] although this has been changed to her current tortoiseshell appearance.[6]


The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  3. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  4. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Sunrise, allegiances
  6. 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Night Whispers, allegiances
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Sight, page 139
  8. Revealed in Night Whispers, page 63
  9. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
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