"Listen well, young kittypets. The history of our Clans is alive around you, preserved in the memories of every cat."
— Dapplenose to the reader in Battles of the Clans, page 100

Dapplenose is a mottled gray she-cat.[3]


In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

When the cats who had died in the Great Battle appear as StarClan cats in front of Bramblestar at a Gathering, Dapplenose is one of the cats noted to be among them.

In the Power of Three Arc

The Sight

Dapplepaw is revealed to be Mistyfoot's apprentice.
She does not make any formal appearances, but is mentioned when Jaypaw enters Willowpaw's dream at the Moonpool. Willowpaw asks Mudfur if she was right to give Dapplepaw assurance rather than herbs for her bellyache. Mudfur replies that Dapplepaw will get better on her own, and that the herbs will be saved for a cat that was worse off.

Dark River

Dapplepaw does not formally appear in Dark River, but is listed in the allegiances.


Dapplenose does not formally appear in Outcast, but is listed in the allegiances. Dapplepaw is now seen as a warrior known as Dapplenose.


Dapplenose does not formally appear in Eclipse, but is listed in the allegiances.

Long Shadows

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


Dapplenose does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Dapplenose does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. Dapplenose and Pouncetail have moved in with the elders.

Fading Echoes

Dapplenose does not formally appear in Fading Echoes, but is listed in the allegiances.

Night Whispers

Dapplenose does not formally appear in Night Whispers, but is listed in the allegiances.

Sign of the Moon

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

The Forgotten Warrior

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

The Last Hope

At a Gathering, Dapplenose noses her way through a cluster of ShadowClan cats. Dovewing shuffles to make room for Dapplenose, beckoning to her with a flick of her muzzle. Dapplenose sits by Dovewing, who closes her mouth to block out the fish scent, and thanks her. She mentions to Dovewing that they found footprints in RiverClan tracking around the camp. When the leaders start to become distrusting it is said that she pulls away from Dovewing, her gaze suddenly suspicious.

In the Field Guide Arc

Battles of the Clans

At the Gathering, Dapplenose warns the reader not to sit in a particular place, saying that it is Pouncetail's favorite spot to sit. She points out four ShadowClan elders, Snaketail, Tallpoppy, and Cedarheart, telling the reader not to worry about them, adding that ShadowClan cats are always making faces. She also points out Mousefur from ThunderClan, she expresses pity towards Mousefur and tells the reader to talk gently to the old she-cat, as her denmate, Longtail, had died within the last moon when a tree fell into ThunderClan's camp.
Dapplenose mentions that the last battle she fought in had been the great battle in ThunderClan's territory. She tells the reader about how StarClan stopped the battle by making the sun disappear, and the Clans were very scared for a very a long time afterwards. She says that Pouncetail was the only cat that brought honor to RiverClan that day, and tells the reader that he would tell the story if you asked him nice enough.
She spots Nightwhisper and tells the reader that Nightwhisper has a story that will haunt your dreams if you would dare to listen, adding that his ShadowClan Clanmates have said that the tom's sleep is haunted, and he often wakes up screeching. 
Dapplenose points Graystripe out to the reader and explains that not all of the Clans' battles had been against other Clans, sometimes the Clans would unite. One notable time was when the Clans united against some troublesome foxes, Dapplenose tells the reader that Graystripe might tell them about the Clans uniting against the foxes later.

In the Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Mistystar's Omen

Mistyfoot finds Dapplenose and Pouncetail at RiverClan's favorite basking place, a sandy slope. She tells the two elders that they must find a place to bury Leopardstar. Dapplenose gets to her paws and tells her leader that she knows just the place. She leads them to a small clearing with a view of the surrounding areas and says that she had always thought that this would be the perfect spot for Leopardstar. Mistyfoot agrees and asks of the tom and she-cat are able to dig the hole. Pouncetail snorts, telling her that they could and Dapplenose tells Mistyfoot to ignore Pouncetail, telling her that they could manage. She tells Mistyfoot to go back to camp to eat and rest, saying that Mistyfoot will need energy to travel to the Moonpool.
Mistystar receives her nine lives and returns to the Clan. Dapplenose tells her leader that they were leaving to bury Leopardstar, and asks if she'd like to join them, Mistystar does and they bury Leopardstar in the spot that Dapplenose had chosen.

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Dapplenose: "I've always thought this would be a good spot for Leopardstar to rest."
Mistyfoot: "It's perfect. Are you able to dig the hole, or should I fetch some help?"
Pouncetail: "For StarClan's sake, trust us to do this one last duty for our leader! Do you think we've lost the use of our legs?"
Dapplenose: "Ignore this bad-tempered old trout. But he's right that we can manage."
—Dapplenose, Pouncetail, and Mistyfoot discussing Leopardstar's burial Mistystar's Omen, page Chapter 2

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 471
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
  4. Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances

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