"Tunneling is dangerous work. Our kits are good runners, like their father. They'll be better hunting the moors than the tunnels."
— Mistmouse to Plumclaw in Tallstar's Revenge, page 29

Mistmouse is a light brown tabby she-cat.[2]

Mistmouse was a WindClan warrior under Heatherstar’s leadership in the forest territories. Her mate was Hareflight, and she had three kits, Doekit, Stagkit, and Ryekit. She was a tunneler before Heatherstar ended the practice of tunneling in WindClan.


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Palebird: "Brackenwing's at the prey heap. Mistmouse went hunting."
Tallkit: "Hunting?"
Palebird: "She's missed being out on the moor these past moons. And her kits don't need her anymore."
—Palebird explaining Mistmouse's absence in the nursery Tallstar's Revenge, page 20
Mistmouse is a queen of WindClan, and the mate of Hareflight. Their kits are Doekit, Stagkit, and Ryekit. Palebird tells Tallkit that Mistmouse went hunting. When Tallkit looks confused, Brackenwing comes into the nursery and says that her kits don't need her anymore, and that Mistmouse is a tunneler. When Heatherstar calls a Clan meeting, Mistmouse brushes past Hareflight, their kits standing beside them. Mistmouse fiercely smooths Stagkit's ear fur as the ceremony begins. It is said that she and Hareflight look proud of Doepaw, Stagpaw and Ryepaw.
Plumclaw returns from tunneling, and Mistmouse greets her, explaining that she missed the ceremony. When it is explained that none of Mistmouse's kits are to become tunnelers, Plumclaw stares at her in shock, asking if she wanted any of her kits to follow in her footsteps, and Mistmouse's gaze drops, prompting her mate to press close to her. Mistmouse points out the dangers of tunneling, and that her kits would be better hunting on the moors than in the tunnels. Heatherstar informs the tunnelers that Mistmouse and Hareflight wanted their kits to receive moor runner training, noting of Leafshine's death, and had to respect Mistmouse's wishes.
As Tallkit is being told a story by Flamepelt, Mistmouse returns from tunneling, along with Sandgorse and Plumclaw, and Heatherstar looks over the messy pelts of Plumclaw and Mistmouse. When asked about the tunnels, Mistmouse expresses uncertainty on when it would be finished. They were tunneling in unknown territory, and wouldn't know what they would meet next. As Tallpaw tries to speak with Sandgorse, Dawnstripe notes that Mistmouse said that they had reached a tricky gravel seam. As the others tunnel underground, Sandgorse notices Mistmouse hurtle out on his heels, and asks on her condition, sniffing her anxiously, and she claims that she was fine, panting. Sandgorse then wishes to continue to the gorge, but Mistmouse reminds him of the cave-in. After Dawnstripe leaves, Sandgorse stands aside, informing Mistmouse to go first, and he lets Tallpaw follow her. He hears her fur brush the walls ahead, and Sandgorse asks if she could hear the noise, making her still. While they discuss the culprit of the noise, Mistmouse proudly tells Tallpaw that Sandgorse could tell apart ThunderClan pawsteps from WindClan.
Sandgorse comments on how ThunderClan moves throughout the moor, and Mistmouse remarks that it was typical. Sandgorse adds that they knew exactly where the patrol was, and Mistmouse notes that they would know if they tried to hunt. She then comments that she can hear the noise, and begins scooping dirt with her front paws. It is noted that there is enough room in the tunnel for Mistmouse and Sandgorse to work side by side. As Sandgorse advises Tallpaw to work in twos, Mistmouse chimes in that if one tunneler died, two would survive. As they near the gorge, Mistmouse points out that there was no creaking above them, so the ground would hold, and then inquires of Hickorynose's condition. She suggests for them to head for the river, and Tallpaw stays close to the warmth from her tail. Once they reach the gorge, Mistmouse orders them to pack the dug clay into the walls, but then informs for them to wait. When they escape from the collapsing tunnel, Sandgorse calls for Mistmouse, and she confirms that she is present. Once he escapes, Tallpaw notices Hickorynose passing by with Mistmouse and Woollytail.
Although Woollytail notes that they reached the water quicker than they expected, Mistmouse peers down the rabbit hole, and notes that the flooding would help them track down the river. Tallpaw inquires if they were to bring him down there next time, and Mistmouse confirms that they would, as they now had a tunnel with water in it, and they knew that their next tunnel would come out higher. When the greenleaf visitors arrive, Mistmouse circles the clearing without taking her eyes off them. After a battle with ShadowClan, Mistmouse and the other tunnelers return from their duties, their eyes wide as they see the damage made to the camp. Some time after, Mistmouse emerges from a rabbit hole, and Algernon asks if they had any luck, which she shakes her head to. Plumclaw explains that Sandgorse was still down there, and Mistmouse comments that they tried all they could to get to him, but he was still in the tunnels.
As Tallpaw is out with Flailfoot, the latter notes that every tunneler wished to pass on their skills to their kits, but Tallpaw reminds him that Mistmouse didn't, and that she was glad that her kits were moor runners. As the tunnels are to be proposed to be shut down, Mistmouse agrees with her choice, as her kits were happy as moor runners, and wanted other kits to run with the wind behind them. As the visitors leave, Woollytail stands side by side with Mistmouse and Plumclaw. When Heatherstar calls for another Clan meeting, Appledawn and Mistmouse discuss something animatedly. As Palebird kits again, Mistmouse and Plumclaw huddle at the Meeting Hollow's rim. Mistmouse assures Woollytail that Hawkheart was with her, and that he had done this countless times. As Talltail is about to make an announcement, Mistmouse climbs from her nest in a bracken patch. When Talltail returns home, he recognizes Mistmouse's scent. When Hopkit gets injured, Shrewclaw advises to ask Mistmouse for help, as she was used to digging. Days afterwards, it is noted that Reedfeather had let Stagleap, Appledawn, and Mistmouse out before dawn.

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Hareflight:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Stagleap:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Doespring:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ryestalk:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Onestar:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Tornear:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Mudclaw:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Morningflower:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Ashfoot:[7] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Gorsepaw:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crowfeather:[9] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Darktail:[10] Deceased, residence unknown


Heathertail:[11] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Eaglekit:[12][13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Hillkit:[14][13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Downkit:[14][13] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Storkkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Quailkit:[15] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Smoke's kits:[16] Deceased, residence unknown


Breezepelt:[17] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Jayfeather:[18] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Lionblaze:[18] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Hollyleaf:[18] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[19] Deceased, residence unknown


Hollytuft:[20] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Sorrelstripe:[20] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Spotfur:[21] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Flywhisker:[21] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)
Smokehaze:[22] Deceased, verified Place of No Stars member
Brindlewing:[22] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Appleshine:[23] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Woodsong:[23] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Fernsong:[20] Living (As of Daisy's Kin)
Snaptooth:[21] Living (As of Graystripe's Vow)


Thriftear:[24] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Bristlefrost:[24] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Myrtlepaw:[25] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)


Flipclaw:[24] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)
Baypaw:[25] Living (As of The Place of No Stars)

Distant ancestors:

Windstar:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Gorsestar:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Emberkit:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Morning Whisker:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Moth Flight:[26][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Micah:[28][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Honey Pelt:[29][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Spider Paw:[29][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Bubbling Stream:[29][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Blue Whisker:[29][27] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Three unnamed kits:[30][27] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



Interesting facts


  • She has been mistakenly called ginger.[31]


"It's hard to say. We're tunneling in territory we haven't worked before. It's difficult to predict whether we're going to meet sand, clay, or stone next."
―Mistmouse expressing uncertainty on finishing the tunnels Tallstar's Revenge, page 43

"Stagleap, Doespring, and Ryestalk are happy as moor runners. Our young deserve to run with the wind in their tails."
―Mistmouse agreeing with Heatherstar's proposal Tallstar's Revenge, page 221

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 29
  4. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 25
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 26
  6. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 493
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  8. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  9. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  10. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  11. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  12. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 2
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  15. 15.0 15.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  16. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 258
  17. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  19. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  22. 22.0 22.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in Lost Stars, allegiances
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
  25. 25.0 25.1 Revealed in Squirrelflight's Hope, allegiances
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  27. 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 27.11 27.12 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree (screenshot)
  28. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 318
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 321
  30. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, manga
  31. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 20
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