"Is ThunderClan so desperate for warriors that it needs to train even its most worthless kit?"
— Smokefoot taunting Brambleclaw and his patrol about Jaypaw in The Sight, pages 203-204

Smokefoot is a black tom.[1]

Smokefoot was a ShadowClan warrior under Blackstar's leadership in the lake territories. He mentored Owlclaw and participated in several battles against ThunderClan. During the Great Battle, Smokefoot leads a patrol to help ThunderClan in their camp. After the battle, Smokefoot retired to the elders' den.


In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Smokefoot is a ShadowClan warrior, and he is listed as Owlpaw's mentor.
Smokefoot appears on a patrol with Oakfur and Owlpaw that had come to take ThunderClan land, and when he notices Jaypaw, he taunts the ThunderClan patrol after Oakfur does, asking them if they were so desperate for warriors that they needed to train their most useless kit. When Brambleclaw, the leader of the patrol, informs them that they have moved borders, Smokefoot tells him that they will take what should be theirs and they will take more.
ThunderClan attacks, and Smokefoot battles Hollypaw, leaping on top of her and raking his claws against her flank. Graystripe wrestles Smokefoot to the ground and pummels his stomach with thorn sharp claws, and after he yowls in agony, Graystripe releases Smokefoot, letting him run across the border to ShadowClan. 

Dark River

At the Gathering, RiverClan reports that they were forced to evacuate their camp due to a small problem - which is actually Twolegs bothering the Clan, forcing them to make the stream deeper where the Twoleg kits played, in order for them to leave. There are a flurry of questions asked by many cats from some Clans - and one of the cats are Smokefoot, whom pipes up, suggesting that RiverClan should be driven from their territory, due to the possibility that the Twolegs could not leave, forcing RiverClan to leave, and no Clan would give up their territory to them.


Smokefoot does not formally appear in Outcast, but is listed in the allegiances.


Smokefoot is on patrol with Russetfur and Kinkfur when Russetfur sees Hollypaw, Lionpaw, Jaypaw, and Sol trying to get back to the ThunderClan camp. He and the rest of his patrol take them back to the ShadowClan camp.

Long Shadows

Smokefoot does not formally appear in Long Shadows, but is listed in the allegiances.


As Hollyleaf, Lionblaze, and Jayfeather are returning home from seeing Sol, they scent Ivytail, Smokefoot, and his apprentice, Owlpaw, whom are patrolling the area. Though it is not mentioned in this part, later on it is noted that the patrol saw three ThunderClan cats in the area.

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Smokefoot does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. His apprentice, Owlpaw, is now a warrior, with the name of Owlclaw.

Fading Echoes

Sorreltail is seen swiping at Smokefoot in the battle against ThunderClan, who is snarling with his claws glistening and teeth bared. Sorreltail rears and falls against him, and their chests clash as Smokefoot rises up to meet Sorreltail's challenge. Sorreltail's hind paws scrabble on Dovepaw, which sends her to help Sorreltail by knocking Smokefoot's paws under him so that he lands with a grunt on his stomach. Sorreltail thanks Dovepaw and then dives on Smokefoot.

Night Whispers

Smokefoot is seen discussing battle tactics with Blackstar.
When Ivypaw is dreaming, she dreams of attacking Oakfur, Crowfrost, and Smokefoot. Later, she is found on ShadowClan territory, and is questioned by a patrol consisting of Smokefoot and Applefur. Smokefoot decides to take Ivypaw back to camp with them for questioning. Back at ShadowClan camp, Blackstar announces that a fight will take place against the other Clans, much to Smokefoot's shock.
At the Gathering, Smokefoot is seen glaring at the ThunderClan warriors as Blackstar is speaking.

Sign of the Moon

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

The Forgotten Warrior

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

The Last Hope

He is with Ratscar, Dawnpelt, Snowbird, Olivenose, and Stoatpaw as Ratscar leads a patrol on the ThunderClan border. As Lionblaze questions the patrol, Ratscar tells him not to bother, because they haven't crossed the scent line, and Smokefoot adds that it is more than the ThunderClan cats can say.
At the Gathering, when the Clan leaders are discussing strange scents on their territory, Smokefoot wrinkles his nose while stating that he found paw prints near their training ground that had a rather foul scent.
Smokefoot is one of the cats chosen to come to the ThunderClan camp to aid them in the final battle against the Dark Forest, along with Snowbird and Oakfur. When Brambleclaw welcomes them to have prey from their own territory, Smokefoot stiffly tells him that they can catch their own. Dovewing warns the patrol that the Dark Forest is attacking, and the ShadowClan patrol, including Smokefoot, turn to face the barrier, their hackles raised.
When Firestar is telling his Clanmates that they trust them to save their Clan, his gaze flickers briefly to Smokefoot, and he adds, "to save all the Clans." As the Clan is preparing for the attack that could come at any minute, Smokefoot asks about the RiverClan and WindClan patrols, to which Firestar replies that they can't wait for them.
When the first attack ends, Smokefoot is seen, shaking out his ragged pelt during Firestar's question. When Stoatpaw comes to the ThunderClan camp to ask for help, Smokefoot darts forward to the apprentice, his eyes flashing with panic. Firestar tells Smokefoot to take his patrol home, as his Clan needs him more than ever, and Smokefoot nods.
Lionblaze and Graystripe, the warriors chosen to help ShadowClan, are followed by Smokefoot and his patrol, who eventually end up ahead of them, and charge into camp. Smokefoot tells Lionblaze that Snaketail needs help, but Lionblaze snaps back at Smokefoot, telling him to aid Snaketail.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

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

Bramblestar's Storm

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

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Mistystar's Omen

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

Dovewing's Silence

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

In the Short stories and plays

The Clans Decide

He is with Russetfur and Rowanclaw trying to capture two injured RiverClan cats on ShadowClan territory: Pouncetail and Otterheart. The two cats get near the ThunderClan border, where Firestar sees them and offers to take them back to his camp to be treated. The ShadowClan patrol says that they are part of a RiverClan patrol stealing prey, so they are prisoners of ShadowClan, injured or not. Firestar then points out that they stepped just into ThunderClan territory, so he takes them away, and Smokefoot and the others leave grudgingly.


Interesting facts

  • There has been much confusion over whether Smokefoot is the same cat as Smokepaw, a ShadowClan apprentice who fell off a cliff and died in Dawn.[3] Many people suspected that Smokepaw was mistakenly brought back to life and made into a warrior named Smokefoot. When asked, Vicky said it was her fault for the mistake, and explains that she got confused due to the size of the character list.[4] However, in a subsequent Erin Hunter chat, Kate confirmed that Smokepaw and Smokefoot are not the same cat.[5]

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Brambleclaw: "You've moved the border."
Smokefoot: "We've taken what's ours, and we will take more."
Oakfur: "ThunderClan is hardly a real Clan anymore - it's half kittypet. I'm sure StarClan agrees that only true warriors are entitled to hunt on Clan territory."
—Brambleclaw arguing with Oakfur and Smokefoot about the moved ShadowClan border The Sight, page 204

Ratscar: "Don't bother! We haven't crossed the scent line."
Smokefoot: "Which is more than you can say."
—Smokefoot and a ShadowClan patrol encountering a ThunderClan patrol The Last Hope, page 89

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Dawn, page 278
  4. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 3
  5. Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 7
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