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"The tortoiseshell was fighting beside Honeyfern. Together, the sisters were driving a Dark Forest tom toward the fallen beech. Taking it in turns, they jabbed and swiped as though they'd been training together for moons."
Dovewing watching Poppyfrost during the battle in The Last Hope, page 312
Current: ThunderClan[1]
Age: Approx. 76 moons (6.3 years)[1]

Cinderheart, Honeyfern,
Lilyheart, Seedpaw
Mentor(s): Thornclaw[2]
Apprentice(s): Lilyheart[5]
Book Appearances
Living: Twilight, Sunset, The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Long Shadows, Sunrise, Hollyleaf's Story, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Mistystar's Omen, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, The Last Hope, Dovewing's Silence, Bramblestar's Storm

Poppyfrost is a sleek,[6] slender, dappled,[7] pale[8] tortoiseshell-and-white she-cat.[1]


In the Super Edition Arc

Bramblestar's Storm

Coming Soon

In the New Prophecy Arc


Poppykit is born to Brackenfur and Sorreltail during the attack by the badgers. She is part of the first litter born in ThunderClan in their new home by the lake. Cinderpelt starts helping Sorreltail as she starts to give birth to her kits, but a badger breaks in. Cinderpelt dies protecting Sorreltail and her unborn kits. Right as Cinderpelt dies, a kit's wail is heard. Sorreltail calls the kit Cinderkit, because she looks like Cinderpelt. Poppykit has three siblings: Molekit, Honeykit, and Cinderkit.


Poppykit is a young kit in the nursery described by Brambleclaw as a little copy of her mother, Sorreltail.

In the Power of Three Arc

The Sight

Poppypaw is an apprentice now, and her mentor is Thornclaw. Her brother Molepaw died sometime before the book from greencough.
When Spiderleg scents a dead fox on ThunderClan territory, Poppypaw asks if she and Mousepaw can go with Thornclaw and Spiderleg. Brambleclaw tells them that they could as long as they did what their mentors told them to. After the foxes leave, Thornclaw tells Brambleclaw that Poppypaw and Mousepaw chased off a fox cub into ShadowClan territory.
Poppypaw is seen again sharing tongues with her sisters, Cinderpaw and Honeypaw by the halfrock. When Jaykit, Hollykit, and Lionkit go to receive their apprentice names, Honeypaw, Poppypaw, and Berrypaw cluster together beneath the Highledge.
Poppypaw nearly dies from an extreme case of greencough. Jaypaw promises her mother, Sorreltail, that he'll do whatever it takes to keep her alive. Jaypaw then finds Poppypaw barely breathing so Jaypaw lies down besides her and walks in her dreams. He realizes that Poppypaw was in StarClan's territory. Poppypaw is surprised to see Jaypaw in her dream, but describes where they are, not knowing that Jaypaw isn't blind in his dreams.
Jaypaw tries to tell Poppypaw to come back with him, and that she's not supposed to be here. She doesn't want to come, as they have so much prey and she doesn't know it's StarClan's territory. When Poppypaw realizes where she is she starts to panic, but Spottedleaf arrives just in time and tells Poppypaw that it's not her time to die, and she can go back to the hollow with Jaypaw. When Poppypaw wakes up, she believes that it was all just a dream, and her greencough soon goes away and she becomes healthy again.

Dark River

When Cinderpaw falls out of the Sky Oak, Sorreltail, Honeypaw, and Poppypaw hope that Cinderpaw will be okay, and Poppypaw begs Leafpool to not let her die.
When she asks Jaypaw if he's seen Hollypaw, she becomes flustered as she remembers that he is blind. Poppypaw tells Graystripe that Hollypaw was supposed to be training with her and Mousepaw, but she hadn't turned up.
When ThunderClan and WindClan are fighting, Poppypaw nudges Lionpaw and tells him that they should attack Breezepaw and Harepaw. She is seen again, in the battle, clinging to Whitetail.
Near the end of the book, Poppypaw sits at the Halfrock with Honeypaw and Hollypaw. She asks Hollypaw what RiverClan is like, and then she tells Hollypaw not to say that RiverClan was pretty much like ThunderClan to Brackenfur. She states that Hollypaw is in enough trouble as it was.


When Berrypaw is worried about what warrior name Firestar would give him, Poppypaw teased him, saying that maybe his name would be "Berrystumpytail" in reference to his stumpy tail.
Poppypaw appears in the training session between Lionpaw and his mentor, Ashfur. When Lionpaw does a move he learned from Tigerstar, Poppypaw asks him how he did it. Once Lionpaw teaches her the move, she is seen practicing it.
Poppypaw is seen sitting with Cinderpaw, near Sandstorm and Graystripe. When Brook talks about the Tribe, she asks Brook what a to-be is. She then asks Brook if the leader and medicine cat are chosen by StarClan. Poppypaw tells Brook that Stoneteller is a weird name. Later, she is seen trying the move that Lionpaw taught her in the training session earlier.
She is seen in another training session with Thornclaw, Lionpaw, Ashfur, Cinderpaw, Cloudtail, Hollypaw, and Brackenfur. Once Ashfur and Lionpaw start fighting, she has to dodge out of their way. Poppypaw and Cinderpaw are shocked, and just glance at each other. After seeing the aggressive manner in which Lionpaw and Ashfur fought, she is worried that her mentor Thornclaw will fight her like that.


Poppypaw is outside the apprentices' den, rolling a ball of moss to Cinderpaw, and then she goes to the fresh- kill pile picking up a mouse, and putting it outside the elders' den. Poppypaw asks Lionpaw if he is going back to sleep since he just slept. Later she tells him "suit yourself," when Lionpaw doesn't want to hear what Honeypaw wants to talk about.
Poppypaw is seen playing with Icepaw and Foxpaw, the newest apprentices. While Foxpaw talks about how he wants to catch a fox and earn his warrior name, Foxcatcher, she says that he couldn't catch greencough, when Icepaw rebukes that he could catch a fox.
When Cinderpaw brings honey back to camp, Poppypaw says that she hasn't had honey for moons. Poppypaw says that honey has no taste (since cats can't taste sweetness well), but she likes the way it soothes her throat, and it reminds her of milk.
Cloudtail asks Leafpool if Cinderpaw is ready to receive her warrior assessment, because Honeypaw and Poppypaw are ready. Sorreltail is excited that Poppypaw, Honeypaw, and Cinderpaw are going to have their warrior assessments soon. Before the assessment, Thornclaw is seen telling Poppypaw that he hopes she is ready for it. During her assessment, Lionpaw notes that Poppypaw looks as "calm as a vixen". Hollypaw comments that nothing fazes Poppypaw. When Honeypaw asks where to hunt, Poppypaw tells her to go with her instinct. Poppypaw heads towards the bush where Hollypaw, Lionpaw, and Jaypaw are watching, her pelt brushing it. Although she does not realize they are hiding there, they realize it immediately and panic, though they remain quiet. Poppypaw trots away to where she was going to hunt.
She gains her warrior name, Poppyfrost, as well as Honeypaw, who becomes Honeyfern. She is sad because Cinderpaw has wrenched a muscle in her leg and can't be made a warrior at the same time. When Firestar tells the Clan that when Cinderpaw's leg is healed, he will give her her warrior name, Honeyfern and Poppyfrost cheer Cinderpaw's name.
Later, Poppyfrost scratches her eye on a thorn sticking out of the nursery. She is treated by Leafpool and Jaypaw.
During the battle, she goes with Firestar's patrol to the border, and is with Lionpaw, guarding the other members of the patrol, while they fill in one of the tunnel entrances when WindClan attacks.

Long Shadows

Poppyfrost helps Jaypaw go and look for catmint at the old abandoned Twoleg nest; it is she that first started removing the dead plants, in order for the new ones to grow. She heads back to Leafpool's den with him and the rest of the catmint, and said she would report the trampled catmint to Firestar.
Poppyfrost is seen bringing in sticks for fixing the den walls, and she tells Cinderheart she would fetch more.
She was last seen in this book licking her pads after fixing the walls of the den.


When the cats bring Sol back to camp, Poppyfrost asks Lionblaze if it was hard to bring Sol back. Then, when Firestar is thinking on how to punish Sol, Poppyfrost thinks that they should make him collect mouse bile. She also comments that Sol is a killer, because it seemed like his eyes could see right through cats.
Poppyfrost's sister, Honeyfern, is killed by a poisonous snake bite as she protects Briarkit from being bitten while Poppyfrost is on a hunting patrol. She sits vigil for Honeyfern along with her family. Along with Cinderheart, she is not happy with Hollyleaf when her secrets are revealed, and it is mentioned that Poppyfrost and Berrynose whisper to each other and shoot hostile glances at Hollyleaf during the Gathering. It is shown that Berrynose and Poppyfrost are being more affectionate towards each other after Honeyfern's death.

In the Omen of the Stars Arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Poppyfrost is now Berrynose's mate, and is expecting his kits. She soon becomes depressed because she thinks Berrynose does not really love her, and that he wishes that Honeyfern was his mate instead of her. Poppyfrost goes to Moonpool in an attempt to contact Honeyfern in StarClan for advice and to tell Honeyfern how much she misses her and if she was angry at her for being Berrynose's new mate. Jayfeather follows her and tells her she should come back. Poppyfrost also tells Jayfeather that she loved Berrynose even before Honeyfern did, but she knew that Berrynose loved Honeyfern and that Poppyfrost respected that.
On the way, Jayfeather scents Breezepelt following her as well. As Jayfeather tries to help Poppyfrost, they are interrupted by Breezepelt, who threatens to kill Poppyfrost just to make Jayfeather suffer. When Jayfeather is being attacked by Breezepelt, a mysterious cat spirit also attacks him, who is believed to be Brokenstar. Poppyfrost tries to fight Breezepelt but her belly is too heavy with her kits to do any fighting. Jayfeather tells Poppyfrost to escape, but she just whimpers and backs away. Just before Jayfeather is about to be killed, Honeyfern arrives to chase away Brokenstar and Breezepelt, who declares that all is not finished between him and Jayfeather. Honeyfern, unseen by Poppyfrost, informs Jayfeather that Berrynose truly does love Poppyfrost but is just afraid that he will lose her as he'd lost Honeyfern.
Then, the rest of StarClan appears and Yellowfang warns Jayfeather of the battle to come between StarClan and the Dark Forest. Once StarClan is gone, Poppyfrost helps Jayfeather get back to camp. Poppyfrost was horrified when Breezepelt attacked Jayfeather.
Poppyfrost later gives birth to two kits, a tom and a she-cat, who were later named Molekit and Cherrykit. Just after the kits are born, Jayfeather and Lionblaze see Tigerstar, Hawkfrost, and a cat thought to be Brokenstar staring at the kits in the nursery, but they soon disappear when Daisy speaks, without saying a word. Jayfeather wonders if the Dark Forest cats came to take the kits if they died, but Lionblaze tells him the cats were not interested in dead kits but they want to train them alive, like him.

Fading Echoes

Poppyfrost is seen most of the time with her kits. She asks Jayfeather why kits wake up so early, and she tells her kits to stay out of the way of the other warriors. She is seen lecturing Molekit when he teases Cherrykit that she is afraid of a leaf. She is noted by Jayfeather to be very happy, and all of her thoughts of Berrynose still being in love with Honeyfern were gone.
When the tree falls on the camp, she is seen padding away from the nursery with Molekit in her jaws, while Daisy carries Cherrykit. Once the tree falls, Poppyfrost is treated with thyme for shock. When Lionblaze tells Cinderheart that she hasn't "fallen out" with Poppyfrost in moons, she answers that Poppyfrost hasn't quarreled with her because she'd been too busy taking care of Molekit and Cherrykit, who made trouble all the time.

Night Whispers

When a fox is attacking in the camp, Poppyfrost and Ferncloud are seen spitting, swiping out with unsheathed claws every time the fox whirled near until the warriors herded it out of camp.
After a successful hunt by Lionblaze, and the rest of the patrol, Brambleclaw recommends to Poppyfrost to eat first along with her kits.
Poppyfrost sends Blossomfall to get Jayfeather to go to the nursery. She seems worried about Cherrykit, because she seems a bit warm. He tells Poppyfrost to take her outside to play with her brother, as the air would help cool her down a tad. A short while later, though, Cherrykit begins to cough and wheeze and Jayfeather tells Poppyfrost to take her inside and keep her warm. Poppyfrost then takes Cherrykit without warning inside the nursery.

Sign of the Moon

Poppyfrost is seen by Jayfeather watching her kits outside the nursery. When Jayfeather wants to talk to Firestar, Sandstorm is with him, but she sees that Jayfeather needs to talk to Firestar alone. She leaves saying that she would check on Poppyfrost and her kits.

The Forgotten Warrior

When Cherrykit and Molekit become apprentices, it is noted that Poppyfrost is extremely satisfied with going back to normal warrior duties. During the apprentice ceremony, however, she is mortified when Molekit tries to refuse the promotion based on his disdain for menial tasks like checking elders for ticks.
After Mousewhisker and Cherrypaw come back to the camp, fatally poisoned by the herb water hemlock after mistaking it for parsley, she is frantic. After the two young cats are given yarrow to clear their stomachs of the poisonous plant, she seems more consoled. Leafpool pronounces her kit fine.
When Sol comes and says that he chased away the fox that chased Molepaw and Cherrypaw, Poppyfrost is relieved and thanks Sol with heavy gratitude, despite thinking he was a killer earlier.

The Last Hope

Poppyfrost is seen sharing a mouse with Leafpool outside the elders' den, meanwhile beside them, Purdy was washing Mousefur.
She and Berrynose crowd Lionblaze after he fights with Ratscar. Poppyfrost stares at him in amazement, while she points out that Lionblaze is their best warrior, and that the ShadowClan patrol must've put up quite a fight to beat him.
Poppyfrost and Brackenfur come padding through the thorn tunnel, into camp with Mothwing, and Poppyfrost calls Jayfeather that Mothwing wants to speak with him. Jayfeather nods to her and Brackenfur, signaling to them his thanks. A little later she is seen stretching outside the warriors' den, and Berrynose is seen pushing past her to get to the fresh-kill pile.
Poppyfrost is the first to tell everyone that Brightheart had her kits. Although, she wakes up many cats because of her announcement.
In the Clan meeting she is shuffling closer to Berrynose. As Firestar organizes the battle patrols she and Cinderheart press close. Then she says her good-byes to her kits, telling them she knows that they will be brave, that she's proud of them, and for them not to forget it. They work as messengers in the battle. As Molepaw and Cherrypaw rush out, Berrynose pads to her side and murmurs that they're warriors that day.
In the battle she is defending ThunderClan camp, herding a knot of Dark Forest cats toward the trees with Firestar and Bumblestripe. When the Dark Forest cats run away, Poppyfrost is seen licking her wrenched claw. When Stoatpaw rushed to ThunderClan camp, informing that ShadowClan needs help, she asks if he has seen Cherrypaw. Stoatpaw blinks, asking wasn't she here, making Poppyfrost stiffen, and get very nervous.
When ThunderClan cats speak of how Dark Forest cats went straight for the kits, she stops licking herself, and she states that they still saw them off. When Ivypool arrives to the camp, Poppyfrost creeps up to her and asks if she had seen her kits, only to get an unsure answer, that they could be anywhere.
When Cherrypaw and Molepaw run back to camp, Dovewing wonders if Poppyfrost saw them and sees her fighting beside Honeyfern, who is in StarClan. They jabbed and swiped at the tom as if they had been training together for moons. When Poppyfrost sees her kits, she thrusts the tom away with a powerful hind kick and races to them. Honeyfern finishes the tom they were fighting and runs after her.

In the Novellas

Leafpool's Wish

Coming Soon

Hollyleaf's Story

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

Mistystar's Omen

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


  • Poppyfrost has WindClan blood because her great-great-grandfather, Windflight, was half WindClan.[9]
  • She has SkyClan blood, because her grandmother, Willowpelt, was a sister of Spottedleaf.[10]
  • She is mistakenly listed as a queen in The Last Hope,[11] despite the fact her kits were apprenticed in The Forgotten Warrior.[12]
  • Although family normally doesn't mentor family, Poppyfrost's apprentice was her younger sister.[13]

Character Pixels

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Berrynose:[4] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Molewhisker:[14] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Cherryfall:[14] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Brackenfur:[15] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Sorreltail:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Molepaw:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Cinderheart:[15] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Honeyfern:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Lilyheart:[16] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Seedpaw:[16] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Hollytuft:[17] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Sorrelstripe:[17] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Leafkit:[18] Status Unknown
Honeykit:[19] Status Unknown


Fernsong:[17] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Larkkit:[20] Status Unknown


Whitestorm:[21] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Willowpelt:[22] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Frostfur:[23] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Thistleclaw:[24] Deceased, Verified Place of No Stars member
Fuzzypelt:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Adderfang:[25] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Snowfur:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Robinwing:[27] Status Unknown
Swiftbreeze:[1] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Stormtail:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Windflight:[28] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Moonflower:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Poppydawn:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Thornclaw:[15] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Rainwhisker:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sootfur:[29] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Cinderpelt:[30] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Brightheart:[15] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)


Unidentified Kits:[27] Status Unknown
Ravenpaw:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Dustpelt:[31] Deceased, Verified StarClan member

Great Aunt:

Brindleface:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Bluestar:[26] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Rosetail:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Sweetpaw:[24] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


Whitewing:[15] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Ambermoon:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Dewnose:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Snowbush:[32] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Dovewing:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Ivypool:[33] Living (As of Bramblestar's Storm)
Ashfur:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member
Ferncloud:[15] Deceased, Verified StarClan member


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Lionpaw: "But Poppypaw looks as calm as a vixen."
Hollypaw: "Nothing fazes Poppypaw."
—Lionpaw and Hollypaw about Poppypaw before her assessment Eclipse, page 74

"I wanted to see Honeyfern so much. I miss her more than I can say, and I don't blame her that Berrynose doesn't love me. I always loved him, even when he was with Honeyfern. But I would never have tried to take him away from her! Then when she died, I thought that he might love me after all... but he doesn't."
—Poppyfrost to Jayfeather The Fourth Apprentice, page 236

Berrynose: "Where have you been? I've been worried out of my fur!"
Poppyfrost: "It doesn't matter. I'm back now."
Berrynose: "I couldn't bear to lose you, too."
Poppyfrost: "Don't worry. I'm not going anywhere."
Berrynose: "Yes you are, you're going straight back to the nursery."
—Poppyfrost and Berrynose The Fourth Apprentice, page 274

"Molekit!....Cherrykit's your sister. You must encourage her, not tease! True warriors help their Clanmates."
—Poppyfrost to Molekit Fading Echoes, page 26

Warrior Ceremony

Poppypaw's Warrior Ceremony
Firestar: I, Firestar, leader of ThunderClan, call upon my warrior ancestors to look down on these apprentices. They have trained hard to understand the ways of your noble code, and I commend them to you as a warrior in their turn. Poppypaw and Honeypaw, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and to protect and defend your Clan, even at the cost of your lives?
Poppypaw and Honeypaw: I do.
Firestar: Then by the powers of StarClan, I give you your warrior names. Poppypaw, from this moment you will be known as Poppyfrost. StarClan honors your courage and initiative. Honeypaw, from this moment you will be known as Honeyfern. StarClan honors your intelligence and kindness.
Everyone: Poppyfrost! Honeyfern! Poppyfrost! Honeyfern!
Reference: Eclipse, pages 89-90

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Sunset, page 27
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
  3. Revealed in Eclipse, pages 89-90
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
  5. Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, allegiances
  6. Revealed in Eclipse, page 86
  7. Revealed in The Sight, page 66
  8. Revealed in The Sight, page 319
  9. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  10. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 497
  11. Revealed in The Last Hope, allegiances
  12. Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, allegiances
  13. Revealed in Outcast, page 36
  14. 14.0 14.1 Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, page 299
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 15.11 Revealed in Sunset, page 25
  16. 16.0 16.1 Revealed in The Forgotten Warrior, page 146
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  18. Revealed on Kate's blog
  19. Revealed on Kate's blog
  20. Revealed on Kate's blog
  21. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 247
  22. Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 99
  23. Revealed in Fire and Ice, pages 95-97
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  25. Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 76
  27. 27.0 27.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 329
  28. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  29. 29.0 29.1 Revealed in Firestar's Quest, page 100
  30. Revealed in Fire and Ice, page 98
  31. 31.0 31.1 Revealed on Vicky's facebook page
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 Revealed in The Last Hope, page 216
  33. 33.0 33.1 Revealed in Sunrise, page 317

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