"Me! Live out in the open in the pouring rain and have to catch every mouthful of food? No thanks! Besides, it sounds way too crowded. I'd never remember all your names. And I couldn't leave Floss all by herself, could I?"
— Smoky on living wild in Sunset, page 195

Smoky is a muscular[2] gray-and-white tom.[3]

Smoky is a loner who lived in the horseplace near the lake. He lived with Floss and Daisy before she left to join ThunderClan. He was the father of Berrynose, Mousewhisker and Hazeltail, and was former mates with both Daisy and Floss. Despite his children living in ThunderClan, Smoky decided to stay at the farm and was later joined by Coriander after Floss' death.


In The New Prophecy arc


Smoky is a loner living at the horseplace with his mate, Daisy, another she-cat, Floss, and her kits at the time the Clans move into the territories around the lake.
Smoky stops ThunderClan and WindClan as they walk to a Gathering together, and demands to know who they are. Two warriors, Mudclaw and Cloudtail, spring forward to attack him, but Firestar stops them. He tries to tell Smoky they weren't trying to harm him, but when Mudclaw threatens him again, the loner remains aggressive. While Brambleclaw is trying to find the loners' word for Twolegs, Smoky orders them to leave once more. Squirrelflight urges him not to be so rude, while Brambleclaw worries Smoky may cause a fight.
The quarrel ends when Whitetail steps forward and points out the smell of kits coming from behind Smoky and Daisy, and says he is only defending his nursery. Realizing this as well, Firestar promises him that none of them would hurt kits. This seems to calm Smoky, and he backs down. As he leaves, the gray-and-white tom introduces himself and Daisy to the patrol, and tells them there was a dog living nearby. After being thanked by Firestar, Smoky goes back into the barn, reluctantly followed by Daisy.


Smoky is racing to help Brambleclaw and Cloudtail when the two warriors are trapped by a stampede of horses. He leads them into the barn, and once they are safe, Smoky remarks he hadn't expected them to come again. Brambleclaw and Cloudtail reveal their reason from coming; they have come to speak with Daisy about her taking her kits, Hazelkit, Berrykit, and Mousekit away from ThunderClan without telling any cat. Daisy tells them that she had left because she was badly shaken by the badger attack and when Berrykit's tail had to be amputated after getting caught in a fox trap.
After listening to Cloudtail try to persuade Daisy to return to the forest, Smoky approaches her, and murmurs it might be best if she went back. Daisy tells him she thought he had missed them. The loner replies that he had missed them, but he could see how much their kits wanted to return to the stone hollow. He also suggests that she could return to the barn once their kits were old enough and could take care of themselves. Cloudtail invites Smoky to join ThunderClan, to Brambleclaw’s dismay, but he is horrified at this. He doesn't like the idea of living outside and having to hunt for everything he eats. He continues, saying Clan life sounded too crowded for him, and he wouldn't remember any of their names. He also explains he doesn't wish to leave Floss alone. After Berrykit begs Daisy again, she reluctantly agrees to go back.
Smoky offers Brambleclaw and Cloudtail some of the kittypet food set out for him, Daisy, and Floss, but only Cloudtail accepts. Brambleclaw remembers the stories of Cloudtail taking food from Twolegs, and wonders if he still likes it that much as in the past.

In the Power of Three arc


After the mysterious circumstances of Ashfur's murder are revealed, ThunderClan suspects Sol is the killer. Brambleclaw leads a patrol of himself, Lionblaze, Hollyleaf, Birchfall, Brackenfur, and Smoky's daughter, Hazeltail, in an effort to track down Sol and capture him for questioning. While on their way to the sun-drown place, Brambleclaw takes a detour to the barn, where he is greeted politely by Smoky and Floss. At first, Smoky is worried there's trouble in the Clans, but Brambleclaw tells him it wasn't anything important to them. He beckons Hazeltail forward, and tells Floss and Smoky who she is. Hazeltail remembers when Daisy took her, Mousewhisker, and Berrynose back to the Horseplace when they were kits, and excitedly greets him. Smoky licks her head and tells her how much he missed her.
Hazeltail tells Smoky her brothers' warrior names, Berrynose and Mousewhisker, which prompts Smoky to ask about Daisy, remembering how frightened she had been when he last saw her. Brambleclaw tells her Daisy was doing well, and Hazeltail informs him of her two kits with Spiderleg, Rosekit, and Toadkit. Smoky comments that she had moved on, and stares off into the distance for a while before drawing himself from his memories and asking Hazeltail to show him her warrior skills. Hazeltail happily obliges him, and Smoky is happy with her progress.
He agrees with Floss when she invites the patrol to spend the night in the stable, but Brambleclaw refuses them, which is when she and Smoky find out about Ashfur's murder. Brackenfur describes Sol to the two loners and asks if they had seen him. Floss thinks she might have seen him, and Brambleclaw says they were close to catching him. The patrol prepares to leave; Hazeltail promises to visit Smoky again on the return journey, and he leaves her with an open invitation to visit again.

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

While passing the horseplace, Alderheart notes Smoky and Coriander both live there.

In the Super Editions

Crowfeather's Trial

Hootpaw claims to see a ghost in the tunnels, making Harespring claim Smoky told him about kittypets who came back as ghosts to visit their Twolegs.

Bramblestar's Storm

When Daisy spots him at the Gathering, she calls out his name but frightens him off. Later, when Daisy and Bramblestar go to the Horseplace, Smoky sits on a fence post, and greets the pair warmly. Daisy asks where Floss is, and he replies with a somber voice, saying that she is dead. He leads the Clan cats to Floss's burial site. When Coriander appears, he explains that she is a great mouser and Floss's replacement, which greatly upsets Daisy. Smoky offers to go inside the barn to hunt, and they follow him inside. Daisy states that there is a lot to do at camp and they leave the barn.



The following information is from sources considered non-canon or retconned.

  • In Secrets of the Clans, a 2007 field guide, Floss explains to Daisy how the Nofurs took her and Smoky's litter away. Daisy, who is expecting Smoky's kits, decides to leave for the Clans, believing Smoky wouldn't make an attempt to stop her.[4]

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Daisy (formerly):[4] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)
Floss (formerly):[5] Deceased, residence unknown


Berrynose:[4] Deceased, verified ghost
Mousewhisker:[4] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Hazeltail:[4] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Unidentified kits:[6] Status unknown


Molewhisker:[7] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


Cherryfall:[7] Living (As of Veil of Shadows)


    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



"Calm down. Can't you scent kits? He's only defending his nursery."
—Whitetail to Mudclaw when Smoky is confronting them Starlight, page 227

Smoky: "Maybe you should go."
Daisy: "I thought you missed me."
Smoky: "I did. I missed all of you. But it's obvious our kits aren't going to settle here. They've done nothing but talk about the forest ever since they've set paw in the barn. And you could always come back yourself when they're fully grown."
—Smoky urging Daisy to return to ThunderClan Sunset, page 195

Hazeltail: "She has two more kits! Rosekit and Toadkit. They're so cute!"
Smoky: "I can see she has moved on."
—Hazeltail informing Smoky of Daisy's new kits Sunrise, page 52

"I'm impressed. ThunderClan certainly teaches cats to look after themselves."
—Smoky after Hazeltail teaches him battle and hunting techniques Sunrise, page 52

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in Starlight, allegiances
  2. Revealed in Sunrise, page 50
  3. Revealed in Starlight, page 226
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 150
  5. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 152
  6. Revealed in Starlight, page 228
  7. 7.0 7.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
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