"Her dreams belonged to StarClan now. Every hair in her pelt, every beat of her heart, every breath belonged to them."
— Mothflight on being a medicine cat in Moth Flight's Vision, page 479

Mothflight is a graying[13] snowy-[14]white she-cat with soft,[2] short fur[15] and stormy,[2] bright green eyes.[16]


In the Super Edition Arc

Moth Flight's Vision

Moth Flight is in the middle of a dream. She is watching a terrible battle, in which one blue-gray she-cat receives a terrible wound. A huge dark tabby and a black-and-white tom fight nearby, and Moth Flight begs them to help the dying she-cat. Moth Flight wonders if this is a battle, but she notices that other cats present are not in the midst of the fight. A tom with ginger fur like flame races over to the dying she-cat as two terrified faces peer over the top of the ditch. She yowls once again at the two fighting toms to stop, but none of them listen to her. Moth Flight pads over to the ginger tom and asks what happened to the dying cat. The ginger tom doesn't answer her. Moth Flight pleads for the cat not to die, and places her paw on her flank, yet it passes through the body like it is mist. Moth Flight realizes that the dark tabby has stopped fighting as he pads past Moth Flight, and she notices that there is no weight that she feels from him, as if she wasn't there. The cats gather around to watch the blue-gray she-cat slowly die. Once the dying she-cat draws her last breath, Moth Flight is traumatized at seeing death happen once again, and begins to tremble.
She remembers the recent death of Gray Wing, and remembers how small and lifeless he looked after death, and remembers how WindClan buried him, their eyes hollow with grief, but at least they had had the chance to say goodbye to their beloved friend. Moth Flight breathes shakily and tells the cats that they must bury her, but they once again ignore her. A long time passes, and suddenly the dead she-cat's tail twitches. She raises her head and blearily speaks to the ginger tom, authority in her gaze that reminds Moth Flight of Wind Runner, and she wonders if the cat could possibly be the group's leader. Moth Flight wonders once again how she could be alive, and she notices the other cats' faces shining with relief, although Moth Flight notes that the dark tabby's face shows nothing. Moth Flight runs out of the ditch, and tries to make sense of what she just witnessed. Suddenly, a beautiful moth appears in front of her, and it flies toward Highstones. The moth doesn't slow down, however, and Moth Flight has to sprint to catch up. She wails inwardly as the moth speeds away.
Moth Flight is woken by her brother, Dust Muzzle. He asks her what she was talking about, and Moth Flight isn't sure what he means.
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Tallstar's Revenge

Shortly after Heatherstar's leader ceremony, Mothflight inquires why she is lingering. The former confesses that she wishes to stay in StarClan for a bit longer, and asks the latter about her identity. Mothflight answers with her name, eyes shining, and Heatherstar notes that she was WindClan's first medicine cat. Mothflight then nods, and Heatherstar adds that she discovered the Moonstone. Mothflight replies that she watched her naming ceremony, and waited for the others to leave, so that they could speak privately.
Heatherstar asks her if she has a prophecy, but Mothflight replies that it is more of a warning than a prophecy. She then tells Heatherstar to listen carefully, and to not demand the loyalty of her Clan. Heatherstar retorts that she would demand it, and Mothflight responds that her warriors should decide where their loyalty is. She hisses that it should lie with their Clan, prompting Mothflight to respond that she can't test it. Heatherstar replies that she is their leader, and Mothflight answers that she is young, and wisdom comes with experience, then asking to let her words guide her.
Heatherstar then snorts that she will make decisions herself, and Mothflight soothes her, stating that she doesn't realize that occasionally, warriors will leave what they love before they understand what they value. Heatherstar asks if she meant their Clan, and Mothflight stares back silently, before the former adds that warriors who left their Clan betrayed them. Mothflight then tells Heatherstar that a cat whose loyalty to WindClan wavers will leave her territory to discover where his heart lies. Heatherstar asks if one of her cats will turn rogue, and Mothflight, eyes like stars, replies that she must let him stray, as it would be the way to discover where he belonged.
When Talltail returns, Heatherstar explains to him that she knew he would leave. Talltail asks what she means, and she replies that when she received her nine lives, Mothflight warned that a warrior would leave her Clan. She adds that being headstrong at that point, she denied Mothflight's warning, but realized that she was right. Talltail inquires how she knew the cat was him, and Heatherstar describes his behavior, noting that Mothflight told her to let him go.
During Talltail's nine lives ceremony, Mothflight introduces herself to Talltail, and the latter replies that he is honored to meet her. Her eyes flash, and explains that she is a cat like him, despite walking with StarClan, and their only difference is that she watches all following generations, as he would one day. Talltail asks Mothflight if she watches him, and Mothflight replies that they were always present, but he was not ready to see them, and had to make his choice before he could view them. Mothflight's eyes then shine brighter than her fur, and she adds that he did well, and StarClan is proud of him.
Talltail does not understand her, but Mothflight adds that he would discover something that would bring change to all Clans, and that he must have faith in his destiny, as it would lead his Clan to where it belonges. She reminds him of the time he spent outside of WindClan, and that only he knew that a Clan cat could survive anyplace. Talltail's body then wracks with spasms as Mothflight gives him his fourth life, one for a sense of adventure, so he could embrace the greatest challenge with determination. She then leaves, and Talltail is released from his spasms.

In the Dawn of the Clans Arc

The First Battle

She is born to Wind Runner and Gorse Fur, along with her siblings, Emberkit, Morning Whisker, and Dust Muzzle. Shortly after she is born, Dappled Pelt remarks that the kits are all small, but yet they appear to be perfect. Gray Wing visits Wind Runner and her kits and notices that they are nursing. At Emberkit's burial, Wind Runner tells the cats that he can't be buried, and Gorse Fur gently reminds her that she needs to remember her other kits that need her.

The Blazing Star

Coming Soon

A Forest Divided

When Gray Wing comes to visit Wind Runner's group, Moth Flight races out of her nest to greet him along with her brother, Dust Muzzle. Moth Flight talks to Gray Wing and remembers him for burying Morning Whisker and Emberkit in the hollow when she was still a young kit. Moth Flight wants to help Reed clean up one of Slate's wounds, but Wind Runner tells her to go back to her nest. Even after Wind Runner has told her and Dust Muzzle to go to sleep several times, she is still eager to go out and explore the moor with Minnow and Gorse Fur to track down the fox that had attacked Slate. Wind Runner reluctantly agrees.
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In the Field Guide Arc

Secrets of the Clans

Mothflight is an ancient WindClan warrior.
Mothflight is a young cat who is described to be restless, absent-minded, and easily distracted. In the short story, "How the Moonstone Was Discovered", she returns from what is supposed to be a hunting patrol with berries instead of prey for the Clan to eat. When she is asked what the berries are for, she replies that she doesn't know, but she thought they would be useful.
She is often caught by the WindClan deputy, Gorsefur, sniffing at plants on other Clans' territories. Once when the WindClan leader, Wind, leads a patrol near ShadowClan territory, Mothflight follows a blue feather as it floats on the breeze, flying closer and closer to the Thunderpath, where a monster approaches them. Gorsefur puts his life at risk, shoving her to the far side of the Thunderpath to avoid the approaching monster, thus saving her life. When Wind asks what she was doing, she claims that she felt the feather was calling to her, telling her to follow it. Wind, who isn't happy with this, exiles her from WindClan. Mothflight, now a loner, walks for the rest of the day, crossing ShadowClan territory in the direction the feather had called her.
As she is licking her grazed paws, she sees a large hole in the ground, which she soon climbs down. She then sees a shining stone, three tail-lengths tall. She closes her eyes and presses her nose to it. When she opens them again, she is surrounded by shimmering cats. The cats welcome her, and tell her the name of the stone: the Moonstone. She is told to take the knowledge of the sacred stone back to the forest cats, and she replies that she cannot, since she was exiled. StarClan tells her that she was exiled for this reason, so that she would find the Moonstone. She claims that Wind will never let her return, but StarClan brings the dreaming Wind into Mothflight's dream, where they tell her to welcome her new medicine cat. Wind nods and disappears. She is told to find three other cats, Cloudspots of ThunderClan, Dapplepelt of RiverClan, and Pebbleheart of ShadowClan, to become medicine cats as well, and bring them to the Moonstone at the next half-moon, thus being the reason why the Clans have medicine cats.

The Ultimate Guide

Although not mentioned by name, Moth Flight is briefly appears on Wind Runner's page. When Wind realized she was expecting kits and asked if she and Gorse could become part of the group, eager for her kits to have the protection of this larger group. After the Great Battle, the family stayed on the moor but separated themselves from most of the mountains cats.
Moth Flight is mentioned to be a soft-furred, white she-cat with green eyes, and one of the first cats to be born to the group of cats living on the moor, being the daughter of Wind Runner and Gorse Fur. She is described as dreamy, restless, and curious, and an unlikely warrior, despite her WindClan abilities. She wanders onto the Thunderpath, and is pushed out of the way by Gorse Fur, which nearly causes his death. She is then exiled from WindClan by Windstar. She follows signs including a feather and a flying bird, arriving at the Moonstone. She is then visited by StarClan and becomes the first true medicine cat, returning to the Clans and spreading the information.


  • She, Morning Whisker, and Dust Muzzle are accidentally listed under Clear Sky's camp in the allegiances for The Blazing Star,[17] as she and her siblings are shown to be living with their parents in Tall Shadow's camp.[18]
  • She has attention deficit disorder.[19]
  • Moth Flight was the cat who named StarClan.[20]

Character Pixels

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Micah (formerly) :[21] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Spider Paw:[22] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Honey Pelt:[22] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)


Bubbling Stream:[22] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)
Blue Whisker:[22] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision manga section)


Windstar:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Gorsestar:[5] Deceased, residence unknown


Emberkit:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Dust Muzzle:[23] Living (As of Shadowstar's Life)


Morning Whisker:[24] Deceased, verified StarClan member
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Three Unknown Kits:[25] Living (As of Moth Flight's Vision)


Unnamed she-cat:[26] Deceased, residence unknown
Unnamed she-cat:[27] Status unknown


Unnamed she-cat:[28] Deceased, residence unknown

Distant Descendants:

Ashfoot:[29] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crowfeather:[30] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Two Unnamed Kits:[31] Status unknown
Eaglekit:[32] Status unknown
Lionblaze:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Jayfeather:[33] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Hollyleaf:[33] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Breezepelt:[34] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Fernsong :[35] Status unknown
Sorrelstripe :[35] Status unknown
Hollytuft :[35] Status unknown


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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


StarClan: "Welcome, Mothflight. You have found the Moonstone. It is a sacred place. You must take the knowledge of this place back to the forest cats."
Mothflight: "But I can't! I've been exiled."
StarClan: "You were exiled precisely for the strengths we need. Your curiosity, your visions, your openness to the signs in the world. We choose you to be the first medicine cat."
—Mothflight had just found the Moonstone Secrets of the Clans, pages 95-96

""You are young. Wisdom will come with experience. Until then, let my words guide you.""
—Mothflight to Heatherstar Tallstar's Revenge, page 5

"I was once a cat just like you. I still am, even though I walk with StarClan. The only difference is that I have watched over all the generations that followed me, as you will one day."
—Mothflight to Talltail Tallstar's Revenge, page 497

"Dust Muzzle will make a fine hunter one day, but Moth Flight is special. Can't you see that?"
—Gorse Fur to Wind Runner about Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 33

"Moth Flight shrugged, wondering what could be better than roaming the moor alone, searching for new plants. She couldn't imagine being responsible for cats too helpless to look after themselves. But isn't that what a medicine cat has to do?'"
—Moth Flight thinking about kits Moth Flight's Vision, page 226

"It's not stealing! Herbs belong to all cats."
—Moth Flight to Clear Sky Moth Flight's Vision, page 247

"May StarClan light your path. May you find good hunting, swift running, and shelter when you sleep."
—Moth Flight to Micah during his burial Moth Flight's Vision, page 257

"But you're the cat who went to Highstones and found the Moonstone. You're the bravest cat I know. I think you'd endure anything if StarClan wished it."
—Pebble Heart to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 270

Dew Nose: "Moth Flight was born WindClan and she'll always be WindClan."
Storm Pelt: "She's the one who found the Moonstone. Aren't you proud she's our Clanmate?"
—Dew Nose and Storm Pelt to Jagged Peak and Holly about Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 312

"You don't just care about the wound; you must care about the cat. He said that's why StarClan chose you. Because you always knew that better than anyone."
—Acorn Fur to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 331

"You fought for nothing. Why didn't you let me go home? I could have spoken to Wind Runner. I could have told her what you'd said about Willow Tail and Red Claw. You could have settle this with words. [...] You need to make peace. This must end here."
—Moth Flight to Clear Sky and Wind Runner Moth Flight's Vision, page 398

"I am proud of you, Moth Flight. You are ready to fight for what you believe in."
—Wind Runner to Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, page 426

Moth Flight: "I hope I can be as brave as you one day."
Wind Runner: "You already are."
—Moth Flight and Wind Runner on their journey to the Moonstone Moth Flight's Vision, page 431

Gray Wing: "You are more like your mother than you imagine. It took courage to bring her here. And strength. More than you knew you had. But it also took something even your mother does not share. You are special, Moth Flight. You can see what is hidden from ordinary cats. You can read signs and understand their meaning."
Moth Flight: "Don't waste time!"
Gray Wing: "You must understand the importance of this skill."
Moth Flight: "Any cat can follow a moth."
Gray Wing: "Few cats would understand which moth will lead their Clan to safety."
Moth Flight: "I haven't led my Clan anywhere. I only brought you Wind Runner."
—Gray Wing and Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, pages 439-440

Moth Flight: "I can't do it anymore!"
Pebble Heart: "Are you going to stop being a medicine cat?"
Moth Flight: "No. Being a medicine cat is my destiny. It's what I was always supposed to be. The Clans depend on me. Half Moon told me."
Pebble Heart: "What are you going to do?"
Moth Flight: "I'm going to give up my kits."
—Moth Flight and Pebble Heart Moth Flight's Vision, page 458

Micah: "You have changed the destiny of the Clans. You were always braver and smarter than you thought. It's one of the reasons I loved you, and why I still miss you. But you have so much left to do. Making decisions is easy; living with them is the true courage of test. Only by being true to yourself and becoming the medicine cat you dream will you learn how truly special you are."
Moth Flight: "I will do my best. I will always do my best."
—Micah and Moth Flight Moth Flight's Vision, pages 470-472

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 39
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in The Ultimate Guide, page 183
  4. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 94
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revealed in The First Battle, page 139
  6. Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 84
  7. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 5
  8. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 93
  9. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 44
  10. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 98
  11. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 301
  12. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  13. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 489
  14. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 220
  15. Revealed on Kate's blog
  16. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 98
  17. Revealed in The Blazing Star, allegiances
  18. Revealed in The Blazing Star, page 96
  19. Revealed in Kate's Blog
  20. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 176
  21. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 256
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 318
  23. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  24. Revealed on Kate's Blog
  25. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, manga
  26. Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 2
  27. Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 15
  28. Revealed in The First Battle: Bonus Scene, page 2
  29. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  30. Revealed in Starlight, page 131
  31. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 40
  32. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 292
  34. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, manga

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