"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]


In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Ivytail does not formally appear in Crowfeather's Trial, but is listed in the allegiances.

Bramblestar's Storm

Ivytail does not formally appear in Bramblestar's Storm, but is listed in the allegiances. She is now listed as an elder of ShadowClan.

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Ivypaw starts her apprenticeship, and her mentor is Rowanclaw.
It is stated that 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.


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 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

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

The Fourth Apprentice

Ivytail does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. She is now a queen.

Fading Echoes

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 is around the ShadowClan camp in Flametail's point of view. Flametail notices that her 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.

Sign of the Moon

Ivytail does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Forgotten Warrior

Ivytail does not formally appear in The Forgotten Warrior, but is listed in the allegiances.

The Last Hope

Ivytail does not formally appear in The Last Hope, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

Ivytail does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.

Mistystar's Omen

Ivytail does not formally appear in Mistystar's Omen, but is listed in the allegiances.

Dovewing's Silence

Ivytail does not formally appear in Dovewing's Silence, but is listed in the allegiances.



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

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"She wouldn't have beaten me so easily."
—Ivypaw to Hollypaw after Hollypaw beats Heatherpaw at the Daylight Gathering The Sight, page 349

"Where's the rest of your patrol?"
—Ivytail to Hollypaw when she goes to ShadowClan for help Eclipse, page 194

"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

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

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
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