|"I already see your father's courage shining in your eyes."|
|— Pinestar to Patchkit during his apprentice ceremony in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 45|
|Age:||Approx. 88 moons (7.3 years) at death|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Smoke inhalation|
|Robinwing (formerly), Willowpelt (formerly), Goldenflower|
Longtail, Graystripe, Swiftpaw, Unnamed kit
Spottedleaf, Leopardfoot, Willowpelt
|Living:||Pinestar's Choice, Tallstar's Revenge, Yellowfang's Secret, Bluestar's Prophecy, Crookedstar's Promise, Spottedleaf's Heart, Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Tigerclaw's Fury, Rising Storm|
In the Super Edition Arc
- At a Gathering, Ottersplash approaches Patchpelt and asks if Leopardfoot, Patchpelt's sister, has kitted yet.
- Patchkit and his sister, Leopardkit, are the kits of Swiftbreeze and Adderfang. When Swiftbreeze asks Moonflower why her daughter, Bluekit's, eyes haven't opened yet, she says that Leopardkit and Patchkit's eyes were open the minute they were born, stating that her kits are true warriors.
- When Bluekit wakes up in the nursery, she can hear Patchkit and Leopardkit playing outside. They are fighting over who gets to be the mouse and who gets to be the warrior in their game. Patchkit and Leopardkit show Bluekit and her sister, Snowkit, around camp, only being able to show them the apprentices' den. They visit Dapplepaw before Bluekit convinces Snowkit to sneak off with her. Patchkit then reminds Dapplepaw that she promised to take them to the sandy hollow, but she denies it. Instead, she takes them to the ravine, despite the rule that kits aren't allowed to leave camp.
- When Adderfang, his father, comes back from a patrol, he plays with Patchkit and Leopardkit. The next day, Patchkit receives his apprentice name, Patchpaw, and his new mentor, Fuzzypelt. During his ceremony, Pinestar mentions that he can see the courage in his eyes just like his father's, Adderfang.
- Dappletail pushes past Patchpaw to go talk about WindClan, causing White-eye to shrug apologetically at him. After helping the elders Bluepaw sits beside Patchpaw to eat a mouse, Patchpaw comments on why elders are grumpy. When ThunderClan prepares to invade WindClan, Patchpaw is dismayed when Pinestar chooses Leopardpaw to fight over him. He is instead ordered to stay and help guard camp, even though he was worriedly practicing his defense moves while Leopardpaw remained calm. Leopardpaw tells him the hardest thing he will have to worry about is keeping Thistlekit quiet.
- He then becomes a warrior, Patchpelt, and his sister becomes Leopardfoot. Patchpelt later receives Whitepaw as an apprentice, and Bluefur approves of Sunstar's choice. Later, he moves to the elders' den along with many of his Clanmates, including Sparrowpelt, Dappletail, White-eye, Rosetail, and Smallear.
In the The Prophecies Begin Arc
- Patchpelt is an elder of ThunderClan. He fights with the tortoiseshell she-cat during ShadowClan's attack on ThunderClan.
- Yellowfang explains to Fireheart that both Speckletail's kit and Patchpelt have whitecough. She tells him that it isn't serious, but they need to concentrate on getting the Clan strong. Later, when greencough starts to spread through the camp, Yellowfang confirms that Patchpelt has caught it.
- He, along with the rest of the elders, develops a close bond with Fireheart's kin Cloudkit. When Crowfur, a WindClan elder, snaps at Fireheart during a Gathering, Patchpelt reassures the young warrior, saying that Crowfur would find fault with StarClan.
- Patchpelt, along with the other elders, is worried that Fireheart's corrupted deputy ceremony is a bad omen. Later, during the drought of greenleaf, he comes up with the idea of soaking moss in the stream to bring back water for the queens, Willowpelt and Goldenflower. During the fire, Patchpelt tries to get Halftail out of the burning camp but collapses. Fireheart pulls him out of camp, dragging him all the way to Sunningrocks. He dies from smoke inhalation shortly after. Leopardfur asks if he was dead, and Fireheart tells her he had breathed too much smoke. She pulls his dead body across the river so his Clan could grieve for him. Cloudpaw seems to be the most struck by Patchpelt's death, as he was close to all the elders. He is buried in RiverClan's territory, to most of ThunderClan's displeasure.
In the Novellas
- Patchpelt is seen sitting beside the fresh-kill pile with Pinestar. When Leopardfoot is giving birth to her kits half a moon early, Patchpelt asks if she is okay.
- Whitepaw mentions that Patchpelt is out on border patrol. Later, Thistleclaw mentions that he is taking Whitepaw with him and Tigerpaw to train, since Patchpelt has a bellyache. He ate a mouse with maggots in it so Thistleclaw calls him a bee-brain. During the training, Thistleclaw mentions to Whitepaw that he is sure Patchpelt has already taught him the same moves as he has taught Tigerpaw. After Bluefur gives birth to her kits, Spottedpaw notes she and Thrushpelt weren't affectionate in front of other cats like Robinwing and Patchpelt.
- Cloudpaw asks of Patchpelt's and Halftail's location, and Smallear replies that they are not with him. Fireheart then hauls Patchpelt through a gorse tunnel, and manages to get him to the cliff's top.
In the Short Stories and Plays
- Patchpelt complains about the other elders arguing over Fireheart's deputyship, questioning if they are going to get any sleep. Halftail replies that they will not, as they must discuss what Bluestar has done. Patchpelt states that they can't change Bluestar's decision when Halftail asks what they should do about Fireheart. Dappletail and Smallear fret over the fact that Fireheart was born a kittypet, and Halftail points out that the warrior code was broken, as he wasn't appointed before moonhigh. This makes the two worry more, despite Halftail's efforts to calm them by saying that the code would be broken again, and that they have worse things to worry about. Smallear compares the young warrior to Sandstorm and Tigerclaw, questioning Fireheart's specialty.
- Dappletail says that Bluestar chose him for a reason, and Patchpelt comments how Fireheart didn't seem to approve of being picked to be deputy. While Halftail tries to reassure them, Smallear and Dappletail continue expressing their displeasure. Patchpelt agrees with Smallear and Dappletail, saying that Bluestar has turned her back on StarClan, and that Lionheart mustn't approve. He finishes saying that, as elders, they can do nothing. Smallear and Dappletail claim that they won't forgive Bluestar nor will they accept Fireheart, and Patchpelt nods his agreement, to Halftail's dismay.
- He has SkyClan blood through Spottedleaf.
- Vicky thinks that he could possibly be Swiftpaw's father. This was later confirmed to be true.
- In the allegiances of Yellowfang's Secret, and Tallstar's Revenge he and his sister are listed as apprentices, while in Bluestar's Prophecy, which begins after Yellowfang's Secret, they are still kits.
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- Robinwing (formerly): Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Willowpelt (formerly): Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Goldenflower (formerly): Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Graystripe: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Longtail: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Swiftpaw: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Unnamed kit: Status Unknown
- Leopardfoot: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Willowpelt: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Spottedleaf:  Deceased, No Residence
- Darkstripe: Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
- Rainwhisker: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Sootfur: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Tigerstar: Deceased, No Residence
- Mistkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Nightkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Sandstorm: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Sorreltail: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Bramblestar: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Hawkfrost: Deceased, No Residence
- Tadpole: Deceased, Residence Unknown
- Molepaw: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Briarlight: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Tawnypelt: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Mothwing: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Leafpool: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Squirrelflight: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Cinderheart: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Honeyfern: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Poppyfrost: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Seedpaw: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Lilyheart: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Lionblaze: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Jayfeather: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Tigerheart: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Flametail: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Molewhisker: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Hollyleaf: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Dawnpelt: Status Unknown
- Cherryfall: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Hollytuft: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Feathertail: Deceased, Verified Tribe of Endless Hunting and StarClan member
- Blossomfall: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Briarlight: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Pine That Clings to Rock: Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
- Stemkit:Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Lark That Sings at Dawn: Living (As of Sign of the Moon)
- Eaglekit: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Plumkit: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Goosefeather: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Moonflower: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Bluestar: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Snowfur: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Mistystar: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Mosskit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Stonefur: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Whitestorm: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Reedwhisker: Living (As of Shattered Sky)
- Perchkit: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Pikepaw: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
- Primrosepaw: Deceased, Verified StarClan member
= Gender Unknown
- Leopardkit: "We'll get in trouble if we're caught. We're not supposed to leave camp until we're apprentices, remember?"
- Patchkit: "Then we won't get caught."
- Bluestar's Prophecy, pages 17-18
- "Shh! The meeting's about to start. Take no notice of Crowfur. He'd find fault with StarClan."
- —Patchpelt when Crowfur insults Fireheart at a Gathering Forest of Secrets, page 19
|Patchkit's Apprentice Ceremony|
References and Citations
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 12
- ↑ Revealed in Rising Storm, page 255
- ↑ Revealed in Rising Storm, page 261
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 45
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 144
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 507
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 402
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Revealed in Fire and Ice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 14
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Revealed in Erin Hunter Chat 4
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's Facebook page
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
- ↑ Revealed in Yellowfang's Secret, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, allegiances
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 32
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 362
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 8
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, page Chapter 3
- ↑ Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, chapter 3
- ↑ Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, page 120
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 266
- ↑ Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Rising Storm, pages 19-20
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 30.2 Revealed in Return to the Clans, pages 2-3
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 Revealed in Eclipse, page 158
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 509
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 35.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 305
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 36.2 Revealed in Dark River, pages 20-21
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 38.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 223
- ↑ 40.0 40.1 Revealed in Sign of the Moon, page 2
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 47
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 Revealed in Goosefeather's Curse, allegiances
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 502
- ↑ Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 18
- ↑ Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 6, undefined
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 46.2 Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 3