"Pink Eyes had watched the kits while [Milkweed had] been gone. Thunder was pleased to see how at ease the old tom was in his new home. He could hardly believe that this was the same cat who'd snapped at Birch and Alder for playing with his tail. Now, he would lie patiently in the sun-warmed clearing while Thistle and Clover clambered over him or played moss-ball nearby."
Thunder about Pink Eyes in A Forest Divided, page 195

Pink Eyes is a skinny,[6] thin-furred[7] white tom. He has pale,[8] rosy[9]-pink eyes[10] with poor eyesight.[8]


In the Dawn of the Clans arc

A Forest Divided

"Pink Eyes's weak eyesight had strengthened his other senses. The white tom could hear a mouse in the next glade and smell a rabbit through a patch of wild garlic."
―Narrator about Pink Eyes A Forest Divided, page 10
Pink Eyes, a new recruit in Clear Sky's camp, crouches under a holly bush, taking shelter from the cold. When asked where Blossom is, Pink Eyes says that she's still asleep. Clear Sky remembers that not long ago he would have turned away Pink Eyes from joining his group, and then thinks that Pink Eyes' bad eyesight makes his sense of smell stronger.
When Alder jumps on Pink Eyes' tail, he gets angry and tells her to get off, saying for her to chase her own tail, Alder says she not a dog and Pink Eyes tells her that his tail isn't prey. He then walks over to an oak tree and lies down in a sheltered spot. Pink Eyes says that he would like the starling to eat. Quick Water asks if she could share it with him and Pink Eyes replies that she could.
When Clear Sky leaves to go patrol he leaves Pink Eyes on guard. Pink Eyes says that he should pick a cat with better eyesight, but Quick Water then says that no cat can hear or smell better than him. Clear Sky leaves, hoping to find new recruits like Blossom, Milkweed, and Pink Eyes. Clear Sky tells Star Flower to find moss for Pink Eyes' nest, because he feels the cold easily. Pink Eyes nods in agreement with Thunder when he says that more hunting patrols should be sent out.
Once Thunder has decided to leave Clear Sky to make a new camp in the forest, Pink Eyes decides to leave with him. Clear Sky is sad, wondering why he was leaving when he thought they were friends. He also felt like his friends should be loyal to him. On the way to Thunder's new camp, Pink Eyes stops and tastes the air and tells everyone to be quiet, and then tells them to stop. Thunder leaps past Pink Eyes onto Leaf.
When they find a camp, Pink Eyes says that there are no cat scents and walks over to a den that Leaf found and sniffs it then curls up in it. Thunder follows Pink Eyes into the den to sleep. Thunder can't believe that Pink Eyes watched the kits. He would let the clamber over him and play moss ball near by. Thunder then thinks how helpful he's been by helping collect herbs. He could find them easily with his good sense of smell.
When Thunder returns to camp, Lightning Tail says that Pink Eyes scented that snow was coming so they had been hunting all day. His sense of smell is praised later by Owl Eyes, when Thunder worries about a fox potentially coming to the camp. Owl Eyes says that there's no need to worry, as Pink Eyes can smell a fox as far away as the moor. Blossom asks Thunder how Pink Eyes is and he says that he's happy to be in his new camp, causing Alder to mutter that he was happy at their camp as well. Thunder asks why Pink Eyes would have left in that case, before Lightning Tail steps between them and tells them they aren't here for gossip.
Later, it is mentioned that Pink Eyes was left to watch the kits while Milkweed and Leaf went hunting.

Path of Stars

"I know you're frightened for your kits, but the rogues are just trying their luck. If we give in now, they'll keep pushing until they drive us away. We've worked hard to make this land our own."
―Pink Eyes to Milkweed Path of Stars, page 25
Thunder is reflecting on starting his own group, and Pink Eyes is listed along with Leaf, Owl Eyes, Lightning Tail and Milkweed as loyal and brave cats. Soon after, he gives a thrush to Thistle and Clover, letting the youngsters eat, and that he can wait. Thunder then notices how skinny the old tom looked and offered him a mouse.
Milkweed asks Thunder if she should make Pink Eyes a new bed, but he grunts and says that he can make his own, but she still helps him.
Clover asks if Lightning Tail can teach her how to climb trees, and Pink Eyes tells her that they're not squirrels. Thistle replies and says that it doesn't mean that they can't climb. Pink Eyes licks his forepaws and says that he won't take the blame if they were to fall out and twist their tail. Thunder is concerned that Milkweed would worry about Pink Eyes having a dry nest, and not caring for her kits. Clover scents Owl Eyes coming. She says that she could nearly smell as well as Pink Eyes, and Pink Eyes agrees. Lightning Tail is concerned that Clear Sky is out to start another fight, but Pink Eyes asks why he would, if there was nothing to fight over.
Pink Eyes is seen sitting at the edge of the clearing after the rogues ambushed Lightning Tail's patrol. He flicks his tail and say there will always be rogues. Owl Eyes then paws the ground next to him in frustration. Owl Eyes goes to show Pink Eyes the new route to the top of the cliff. Pink Eyes argues that he can still manage the old route. Owl Eyes tells him that his eyesight is getting worse, and that one wrong leap and he could fall. He snorts and says that he can see well enough to jump down a few ledges.
Thunder notes that Milkweed is kind to everyone, since she picked stale moss from Pink Eye's nest each morning, and joined every patrol. Owl Eyes and Pink Eyes break the silence of climbing the ravine as they stare off the cliff. He is complaining that he can do it, and asks Thunder if he's going hunting. After Violet says that she would be happy to see Dawn and Moss again, Pink Eyes asks if they were the rogues with kits. Thunder tells Pink Eyes that he doesn't think that there will be any trouble.
As Lightning Tail and Leaf pace besides the entrance, Pink Eyes is seen huddled beside Owl Eyes. Pink Eyes blinks through the forest on their way to the four trees, and it looks as though he is straining to see through the shadows.

In the Super Editions

Moth Flight's Vision

"Pink Eyes's sight may be weak, but his hearing is as sharp as ever."
―Cloud Spots about Pink Eyes Moth Flight's Vision, page 225
When Moth Flight and Micah enter the ThunderClan camp, they realize it's empty. Cloud Spots tells them that everyone is out hunting. Pink Eyes comes out of his den and tells them that he wasn't. Moth Flight wonders if the tom is blind now, as he is squinting to see, and she hastily introduces herself to him. He tells her that she doesn't need to tell him who she is, as cats were gossiping about her talking about spirit cats. Moth Flight is uneasy by the fact that cats were gossiping about her. Pink Eyes goes on, saying that she told Cloud Spots to be their medicine cat, and that he is told to eat herbs all day. He mutters that he can't cure his old age. Cloud Spots calls out to him that he'll try, and Pink Eyes tells him that he'd rather have a vole every day.
Snail Shell and Apple Blossom charge out of their dens excitedly. Pink Eyes reacts by rolling his eyes, saying that he didn't get a moment of peace. Cloud Spots teases the tom by reminding him about kit-watching. Pink Eyes grunts that he would feel more useful making Gooseberry and Yew Tail feel more welcome, and that both kits don't need him anymore. When Moth Flight goes see the kits, Micah offers to keep Pink Eyes company. Pink Eyes wonders how a young tom would be interested. Later, Cloud Spots comments that Pink Eyes may be half-blind, but his hearing is sharp. Moth Flight returns to Micah and finds him lying next to Pink Eyes, listening to a story about a squirrel. When the medicine cats eventually leave, they call to Cloud Spots to take care of Pink Eyes.

In the Novellas

Thunderstar's Echo

Pink Eyes is first seen arguing with Leaf over prey, until Thunderstar breaks it up. That night, Thunderstar mentions that other than Pink Eyes' snoring, the Clan was quiet. During the dog attack, Pink Eyes is guided to safety by Lightning Tail. Later, when Thunderstar tells the Clan of Lightning Tail's death, Pink Eyes speaks up, saying he was a generous cat and made sure he was always fed.

Shadowstar's Life

"We can't turn our backs on other Clans!"
―Pink Eyes to Windstar Shadowstar's Life, page chapter three
Pink Eyes is shocked that Windstar, leader of WindClan, would turn her back on SkyClan's growing problems with Twolegs invading their territory. The white ThunderClan warrior mews that no Clan should turn their back on another, and his mews are met with agreeing yowls from Windstar's own daughter, Moth Flight, who says that there must be five Clans.

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Interesting facts

  • Pink Eyes is not kin to or mates with Blossom, and they are two cats pooling their wisdom and energy.[blog 1]

Author statements

  • Kate says that Pink Eyes is an albinistic cat.[blog 2]


  • Pink Eyes is not listed in the allegiances of A Forest Divided, despite appearing in the book.[11]


Clear Sky: "I'm going to check the borders. Keep watch on the camp."
Pink Eyes: "You should pick a cat with better eyesight."
Quick Water: "No cat hears or smells better than you."
Clear Sky: "I trust you won't miss anything."
—Clear Sky, Pink Eyes, and Quick Water A Forest Divided, page 143

Owl Eyes: "Your eyesight is getting worse, Pink Eyes. One wrong leap and you could fall. This new route is safer. The ledges are closer together."
Pink Eyes: "I can see well enough to jump down a few ledges."
—Owl Eyes and Pink Eyes Path of Stars, page 241

Pink Eyes: "You told Cloud Spots to be our medicine cat, so now he wants me to eat herbs. He thinks he can cure my aches and pains. But you can't cure old age."
Cloud Spots: "I can try."
Pink Eyes: "I'd rather you brought me a fresh vole every day."
Cloud Spots: "It's my job to take care of you."
—Cloud Spots and Pink Eyes Moth Flight's Vision, page 222

"Between swallowing herbs and having my nest cleaned out, I don't get a moment's peace."
―Pink Eyes and Cloud Spots Moth Flight's Vision, page 223

"Kit-watching! I suppose I feel useful helping out Gooseberry and Yew Tail. Makes the new family feel welcome. But Apple Blossom and Snail Shell hardly need me anymore."
―Pink Eyes about Gooseberry, Yew Tail, Snail Shell, and Apple Blossom Moth Flight's Vision, page 223

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Notes and references

  1. Revealed in A Forest Divided, pages 304-305
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 9
  3. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 182
  4. Revealed in Thunderstar's Echo, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Shadowstar's Life, chapter 3
  6. Revealed in Moth Flight's Vision, page 221
  7. Revealed in A Forest Divided, page 148
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Path of Stars, page 17
  9. Revealed in Path of Stars, page 247
  10. Revealed in Path of Stars, allegiances
  11. Revealed in A Forest Divided, allegiances

Author references

Logo-thunderclan.png Ancient ThunderClan cats
Leader Thunderstar
Deputy Owl Eyes
Medicine cat Cloud Spots (Shivering Rose)
Warriors (Hunters) Violet DawnPink EyesLeafMilkweedCloverThistleGooseberryYew TailApple BlossomSnail ShellBlue Whisker
Apprentices Hazel BurrowMorning FireShivering Rose
Queens N/A
Kits Patch PeltBeech Tail
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