"I will always be in your heart, just as you are in mine. You will be a great warrior, Twigbranch. I can see that already. And [Violetshine...] You'll be a wonderful mother to those kits."
— Pebbleshine to Twigbranch and Violetshine in The Raging Storm, page 303

Pebbleshine is a sleek[8] and pale,[9] brown-speckled white she-cat with green eyes.[2]

Pebbleshine was a SkyClan warrior when the Clan was driven out from the gorge. She was born to Sparrowpelt and Tinycloud with her brother, Parsleyseed. Pebblepaw was mentored by Billystorm and developed a rivalry with Hawkpaw. However, when he saved her from a fire, she began to develop feelings for him. After SkyClan was driven out from the gorge, she earned her warrior name, Pebbleshine. She and Hawkwing became mates, but she was kidnapped by a Twoleg monster while expecting his kits.

Pebbleshine gave birth to Twigkit and Violetkit but was killed by a monster. She watched over her kits from when Alderpaw and Needlepaw discovered them and brought them to the Clans. Through Tree, Pebbleshine was able to speak with her reunited family and ascended to StarClan.


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A Vision of Shadows

Hawkwing: "My love. I thought I would never see you again."
Pebbleshine: "I'm sorry I left you alone. I was trapped in the monster. I could feel it taking me farther and farther away. I fought to get out, but there was nothing I could do."
Hawkwing: "I wish I'd been able to find you."
Pebbleshine: "Losing you was unbearable, but then.. then our kits came. [...] I've been with you both since you were born. Even after I died, I couldn't leave you. I couldn't go to StarClan, not while you faced life with only each other."
Hawkwing: "[Twigbranch and Violetshine] have me now. And their Clans."
—Hawkwing and Pebbleshine reuniting The Raging Storm, page 302
Alderpaw of ThunderClan and Needlepaw of ShadowClan discover her abandoned kits and name them Twigkit and Violetkit. They take them back to the Clans. The two sisters often reflect about their mother, more so Twigkit than Violetkit, the former believing their mother was still alive. Twigpaw goes on a journey to find her mother, but the patrol concludes she was hit by a monster and perished. Twigpaw, still insistent to find her kin, discovers SkyClan. She meets her father, Hawkwing, who reveals her mother was Pebbleshine.
Pebbleshine speaks with Tree, a cat who can speak with ghosts, and convinces Twigbranch to bring SkyClan back to the lake. Tree makes her appear, and Pebbleshine reunites with her daughters and Hawkwing. She tells them how much she loves them, as well as informing Violetshine that she is expecting kits. Pebbleshine finally ascends to StarClan, but promises to watch over her family.

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"I can't imagine losing you."
—Hawkwing to Pebbleshine Hawkwing's Journey, page 271
In Hawkwing's Journey, she is an apprentice named Pebblepaw with her mentor being Billystorm. Her attitude towards Hawkpaw changes after he saves her from a fire, though he remains hostile due to Duskpaw's death. During the first journey to find the other Clans, Pebblepaw saves Hawkwing from a badger, and blames herself for her mentor's death. Sandynose is named her new mentor. She and Hawkwing begin to grow closer, to the point that even Darktail can begin to tell. When Darktail's rogues drive SkyClan from the gorge, she and Hawkwing gather Birdwing's kits and escape in the night. She earns her warrior name, Pebbleshine, alongside her brother, Parsleyseed.
During SkyClan's journey to find the other Clans, Pebbleshine reveals to Hawkwing she's expecting his kits. She discovers a Twoleg monster full of birds and while attempting to catch them for the starving Clan, Pebbleshine is trapped and the monster drives away. Hawkwing despairs over his lost mate and their unborn kits, and frequently wonders if they survived. Echosong reveals that she saw a cat that resembled Hawkwing in one of her dreams, giving Hawkwing hope for his family's survival.


Interesting facts

  • Pebbleshine has kittypet blood through Sparrowpelt.[10]
  • Her brown-speckled pelt is said to be like owl feathers.[8]

Author statements

  • Kate confirmed that it was Pebbleshine's voice that Twigkit heard when she nearly drowned.[blog 2]


  • She is mistakenly listed as a member of RiverClan on the official tree.[11]

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Pebbleshine's warrior ceremony
Leafstar: We must become a Clan again. Our journey will be hard, and there are dark times ahead. We will need every one of our warriors. And so this is the right time to make some new ones.
Pebblepaw: What, us? Now?
Leafstar: Yes, you, now. Come closer. [...] Pebblepaw, your first mentor, Billystorm, was killed by the badgers on your first quest. And no cat knows what happened to his replacement, Sandynose. But I have watched you, Pebblepaw, and I know that you have earned your warrior name. [...] I, Leafstar, leader of SkyClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as warriors in their turn. [...] Do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend this Clan, even at the cost of your life?
Pebblepaw: I do.
Leafstar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior name. Pebblepaw, from this moment you will be known as Pebbleshine. StarClan honors your determination and your intelligence, and we welcome you as a full warrior of SkyClan.
Everyone: Pebbleshine! Pebbleshine!
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 20



"I want to thank you for rescuing me. I was trapped, and you saved my life. What Leafstar said about you is true. You really are brave and courageous. I'm so happy to be alive, and it's all because of you."
—Pebblepaw to Hawkwing Hawkwing's Journey, page 31

"I can't imagine losing you."
—Hawkwing to Pebbleshine Hawkwing's Journey, page 271

Pebbleshine: "I've something to tell you. Just to prove that things aren't all that bad."
Hawkwing: "Well, what is it? Has Echosong had another vision?"
Pebbleshine: "No, nothing like that. I'm expecting kits!"
Hawkwing: "So that's what you were being so secretive about the other day!"
Pebbleshine: "I wasn't certain then, but I am now. Are you pleased?"
Hawkwing: "Pleased? I'm...Oh, Pebbleshine, this is wonderful! I'm going to be the best father I can be to these kits."
Pebbleshine: "You won't be raising them all by yourself you know!"
Hawkwing: "I know. And you're going to be a wonderful mother."
—Pebbleshine telling Hawkwing she's pregnant Hawkwing's Journey, pages 283-284

Hawkwing: "Then Pebbleshine should stay here too."
Blossomheart: "Yes, Pebbleshine, you have to be careful."
Pebbleshine: "I'm not big enough yet for it to make any difference. I can still run just as fast as the rest of you. And it was my idea."
—Pebbleshine insisting she can hunt chickens even though she's pregnant Hawkwing's Journey, page 293

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"It's amazing up here! There are so many of these fat birds, and they're all just trapped here. If we can work out how to open these nests, we can feed the whole Clan!"
—Pebbleshine talking about the chickens in the cages on a bed of a Twoleg truck Hawkwing's Journey, page 294

"Pebbleshine was kind and warm. I loved her very much."
—Hawkwing to Violetpaw and Twigpaw Darkest Night, page 48

Hawkwing: "I hope you don't mind me talking about Pebbleshine. I know you must miss her."
Violetpaw: "I don't really remember her."
Hawkwing: "You were very young when you lost her."
Violetpaw: "Don't you find it hard to talk about her?"
Hawkwing: "I like to remember her. And it's easier now that I have found you both. She was the kindest, sweetest cat I've ever known, and I miss her every day. But missing her doesn't have to feel so sad anymore because I have part of her with me."
Twigpaw: "Do we remind you of her?"
Hawkwing: "You remind me of her very much. Thank you for finding SkyClan. It's the sort of thing your mother would have done. She was brave and adventurous too."
—Hawkwing, Violetpaw, and Twigpaw about Pebbleshine Darkest Night, pages 53-54

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in The Raging Storm, chapter 23
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in Ravenpaw's Farewell, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 297
  4. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 22
  5. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 231
  6. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 284
  7. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, page 146
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in The Raging Storm, page 301
  9. Revealed in Hawkwing's Journey, chapter 24
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 215
  11. Revealed on the Warriors website family tree

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