"You can do it. You always were the strongest. And just think of the beautiful kits you'll have! They'll all be great warriors."
Bluefur trying to soothe Leopardfoot as she kits in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 258

Leopardfoot is a sleek,[6] mottled,[7] raven[8]-black she-cat with green eyes.[2]


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Leopardpaw does not formally appear in Tallstar's Revenge, but is listed in the allegiances.

Yellowfang's Secret

Leopardpaw does not formally appear in Yellowfang's Secret, but is listed in the allegiances.

Crookedstar's Promise

During a Gathering, it is mentioned that she is pregnant with kits. When RiverClan arrives, Ottersplash heads off to talk with Patchpelt, Leopardfoot's brother, to find out if the queen had kitted yet. Crookedjaw wonders if Ottersplash would beat her to it, and questions a queen's reasoning for waiting so long to move into the nursery.

Bluestar's Prophecy

Leopardkit is born to Swiftbreeze and is the sister of Patchkit in ThunderClan. She and her brother show Bluekit and Snowkit around the camp. Then they bother the older apprentices Dapplepaw and Whitepaw, until they show them hunting crouches and other things they've learned. Bored, Bluekit and Snowkit disappear. Leopardkit then reminds Dapplepaw that she had promised to take them into the forest. Dapplepaw denies it, but in the end agrees to take the kits up to the ravine. Leopardkit is later seen at her and Patchkit's apprentice ceremony, earning the name Leopardpaw and receiving Robinwing as her mentor.
She runs into Bluepaw after her first session as an apprentice, commenting that when Bluepaw said she was learning how to use her skills for hunting, she was really just collecting moss. Bluepaw is slightly offended but Leopardpaw offers her some of her thrush later, saying that denmates share. She is later seen when Pinestar chooses her to be in the raiding party on WindClan. She comforts her brother when he is disappointed that he isn't chosen, mentioning his hardest problem would be keeping Thistlekit quiet. She later asks Bluepaw for her mouse when the apprentice is too nervous to eat before their first battle. She accepts Snowpaw's meal as well.
In the battle, she receives a bad stomach wound. She bleeds heavily and has to be taken back to camp. Her mother and Bluepaw carry her back and her injury is treated by Goosefeather and Featherwhisker. She makes a quick recovery, however, and is soon back in training.
Leopardpaw is seen taking Bluepaw to a Clan meeting.
She later receives her warrior name, Leopardfoot, along with her brother, Patchpelt.
Later, she is shown as the mate of ThunderClan's leader, Pinestar, and bears three kits, Nightkit, Mistkit, and Tigerkit. Tigerkit is at first the weakest, but then grows to be the strongest of the litter. In contrast, Mistkit and Nightkit die. It is mentioned that she had a hard and early birth. Goosefeather asks why the Clan leader's mate had such a hard birth, saying StarClan was angry. The old medicine cat also sees evil in Tigerkit and tries to warn the Clan. The cats do not take him seriously, and Leopardfoot seems oblivious to Goosefeather's warnings.
After his siblings die, Tigerkit is spoiled by his mother and the rest of the Clan, because he is the only kit. Leopardfoot is seen several times telling everyone what a great son she has, and she is also seen arguing with her stubborn kit.
During Snowfur's kitting, Bluefur brings a stick and tells Leopardfoot that it's for Snowfur to clamp her jaws on when the pains come. Leopardfoot remembers her painful kitting, wishing she had also had a stick.
Leopardfoot also helps take care of Whitekit after Snowfur is killed by a monster, since Tigerkit is one of his good friends. She is also the first cat to realize that Bluefur is expecting kits, even before Bluefur realizes it herself, asking when Bluefur would be moving into the nursery.
Moons later, Bluestar thinks about how she used to play with Snowfur and Leopardfoot when they were all apprentices together. It is mentioned that Leopardfoot had passed away and joined StarClan, however, the reasons are unknown.

In the Novellas

Pinestar's Choice

Coming Soon

Spottedleaf's Heart

Leopardfoot does not formally appear in Spottedleaf's Heart, but is listed in the allegiances.
Willowkit mentions how Thistleclaw is teaching Tigerpaw a lot of battle moves and will ask Leopardfoot to talk to the mentor. Since she is Tigerpaw's mother, she wouldn't want Tigerpaw to get hurt before his final assessment. Spottedkit points out that Leopardfoot said that she doesn't mind since Tigerpaw is Pinestar's son so he needs to be the best warrior of ThunderClan.

In the Field Guides

Code of the Clans

Her mate, Pinestar, announces to ThunderClan that he is abandoning his position as leader and leaving to become a kittypet. He doesn't wish to lose his last life in battle. Leopardfoot asks him if he would rather stay and watch their kits grow up. Their daughters are sick and their son, Tigerkit, is the strongest, and doesn't quite realize the extent of the situation. Pinestar says good-bye to his mate and kits, telling Tigerkit he will be a great warrior.

The Ultimate Guide

It is mentioned on Pinestar's page that Pinestar's biggest regret when he left to become a kittypet was leaving behind Leopardfoot and her kits, especially Tigerkit. It is also mentioned on Goosefeather's and Featherwhisker's page that Goosefeather's final act of madness is to react in horror at Pinestar's and Leopardfoot's sole remaining son and on Tigerstar's page, it mentions that Tigerstar was born in ThunderClan and the son of Leopardfoot and Pinestar.


Interesting facts


  • She was mistakenly called Snowkit.[10]
  • In the allegiances of Yellowfang's Secret,[11] and Tallstar's Revenge,[12] she and her brother are listed as apprentices, while in Bluestar's Prophecy, which begins after Yellowfang's Secret, they are still kits.[13]

Character pixels

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Pinestar (formerly):[5] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Tigerstar:[14] Deceased, No Residence


Nightkit:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistkit:[14] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Adderfang:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Swiftbreeze:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Patchpelt:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Redtail:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Spottedleaf:[17] Deceased, No Residence
Willowpelt:[17] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
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Flashnose:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Daisytoe:[18] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Bramblestar:[19] Living (As of River of Fire)
Hawkfrost:[20] Deceased, No Residence
Tadpole:[20] Deceased, Residence Unknown


Tawnypelt:[19] Living (As of River of Fire)
Mothwing:[20] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great grandsons:

Tigerstar:[21] Living (As of River of Fire)
Flametail:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Alderheart:[22] Living (As of River of Fire)
Juniperkit:[23] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Great granddaughters:

Dawnpelt:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sparkpelt:[24] Living (As of River of Fire)
Dandelionkit:[23] Deceased, Residence Unknown

Great-great granddaughters:

Sleekwhisker:[25] Living (As of River of Fire)
Lightkit:[26] Living (As of River of Fire)
Pouncekit:[26] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great-great grandsons:

Juniperclaw:[25] Living (As of River of Fire)
Strikestone:[25] Living (As of River of Fire)
Shadowkit:[26] Living (As of River of Fire)


Longtail:[27] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Graystripe:[28] Living (As of River of Fire)
Darkstripe:[29] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Rainwhisker:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Sandstorm:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sorreltail:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Stormfur:[32] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Bumblestripe:[33] Living (As of River of Fire)
Molepaw:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Feathertail:[32] Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
Blossomfall:[33] Living (As of River of Fire)
Briarlight:[33] Deceased, Residence Unknown
Leafpool:[35] Living (As of River of Fire)
Squirrelflight:[35] Living (As of River of Fire)
Cinderheart:[34] Living (As of River of Fire)
Honeyfern:[34] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppyfrost:[34] Living (As of River of Fire)
Seedpaw:[36] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[36] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great grandnephews:

Pine That Clings to Rock:[37] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Lionblaze:[38] Living (As of River of Fire)
Jayfeather:[38] Living (As of River of Fire)
Molewhisker:[39] Living (As of River of Fire)
Larksong:[40] Living (As of River of Fire)
Stempaw:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great grandnieces:

Lark That Sings at Dawn:[37] Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
Hollyleaf:[38] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Cherryfall:[39] Living (As of River of Fire)
Leafshade:[40] Living (As of River of Fire)
Honeyfur:[40] Living (As of River of Fire)
Eaglepaw:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)
Plumpaw:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)
Shellpaw:[41] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great-great grandnieces:

Hollytuft:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)
Sorrelstripe:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)

Great-great grandnephew:

Fernsong:[42] Living (As of River of Fire)


Goosefeather:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Moonflower:[43] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Bluestar:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Snowfur:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Mistystar:[44] Living (As of River of Fire)
Mosskit:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Stonefur:[44] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Whitestorm:[45] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Reedwhisker:[46] Living (As of River of Fire)
Perchkit:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Pikepaw:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Primrosepaw:[47] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Distant ancestors:

Cloudstar:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Birdflight:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Gorseclaw:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Spottedpelt:[48] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


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Patchkit: "Never mind. Now you can take us to the sandy hollow like you promised."
Dapplepaw: "I never promised!"
Leopardkit: "We'll be in trouble if we get caught. We're not supposed to leave the camp until we're apprentices, remember?"
Patchkit: "Then we won't get caught."
—Patchkit and Leopardkit convincing Dapplepaw to let them leave camp Bluestar's Prophecy, page 17018

Bluepaw: "I've learned how to use my claws properly and how to carry two bits of prey at once."
Leopardpaw: "In other words, you've been gathering moss."
—Bluepaw and Leopardpaw Bluestar's Prophecy, page 71

"Every cat knows they complain about everything. I suppose they've earned the right, but it doesn't help when you're stuck with cleaning out their smelly bedding."
—Leopardpaw to Bluepaw about the elders Bluestar's Prophecy, page 74

Willowpelt: "Thistleclaw shouldn’t be teaching Tigerpaw so many battle moves, not when he’s only been an apprentice for two moons. I’ll ask Leopardfoot to have a word with him. She’s Tigerpaw’s mother; she won’t want him getting hurt before he has a chance to do his final assessment."
Spottedkit: "Leopardfoot doesn’t mind, she said so. She says that Tigerpaw is Pinestar’s son, so he has to be the best warrior in all the Clan."
—Willowpelt and Spottedkit about Leopardfoot Spottedleaf's Heart, page chapter 1


Leopardpaw's Apprentice Ceremony
Pinestar: Leopardkit! From this day forward, you shall be known as Leopardpaw. You will train her, Robinwing. Mumblefoot was your mentor, and I hope you will pass on all the fine hunting skills he taught you.
Everyone: Patchpaw! Leopardpaw!
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, page 45

References and citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
  3. 3.0 3.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 45
  4. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 144
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 216
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 14
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 199
  8. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 71
  9. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 4, undefined
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 23
  11. Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
  12. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
  15. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
  18. 18.0 18.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
  19. 19.0 19.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
  22. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 10
  23. 23.0 23.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 9
  24. Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, page 8
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Revealed in Thunder and Shadow, page 348
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Tigerheart's Shadow, chapter 18
  27. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  28. 28.0 28.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  29. Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
  30. 30.0 30.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
  31. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  32. 32.0 32.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  35. 35.0 35.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
  36. 36.0 36.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  37. 37.0 37.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
  39. 39.0 39.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  43. 43.0 43.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
  45. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
  46. Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3
  48. 48.0 48.1 48.2 48.3 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4