|"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?"|
|— Pouncetail to Mistyfoot when she offers get help for the elders to bury Leopardstar in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 2|
|Living:||The Sight, Dark River, Outcast, Eclipse, Long Shadows, Sunrise, The Fourth Apprentice, Fading Echoes, Night Whispers, Sign of the Moon, The Forgotten Warrior, Battles of the Clans, Hollyleaf's Story, The Last Hope. Mistystar's Omen|
In the Power of Three ArcEdit
- He takes part in the Daylight Gathering, and wins the fishing competition. His reward is the right to choose the first piece of fresh-kill from the pile upon returning to camp.
- He is seen fortifying the RiverClan camp against Twoleg kits. He is also part of the patrol that gets chased into WindClan territory by the horseplace dog, Pip.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Outcast, but is listed in the allegiances. He is now a warrior, with the name Pouncetail.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Eclipse, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Long Shadows, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Sunrise, but is listed in the allegiances.
In the Omen of the Stars ArcEdit
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in The Fourth Apprentice, but is listed in the allegiances. He is listed as an elder.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Fading Echoes, but is listed in the allegiances.
- He does not make any formal appearances, but when Dovepaw uses her powers to reach into RiverClan camp, she hears RiverClan's medicine cat, Mothwing, asking her apprentice, Willowshine, if she'd attended to Pouncetail's bedding.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Sign of the Moon, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in The Forgotten Warrior, but is listed in the allegiances.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in The Last Hope, but is listed in the allegiances.
In the Field Guide ArcEdit
- He is seen at a Gathering, and shares a story about the great battle, when all the Clans fought on ThunderClan territory. It is noted by Dapplenose that Pouncetail is the only cat who brought honor to the Clans on that day.
- Pouncetail and a patrol consisting of Blackclaw, Dawnflower and Reedwhisker invade ThunderClan territory in support of WindClan, planning to set up an ambush in the abandoned Twoleg nest. When they find ShadowClan cats there, Pouncetail and Reedwhisker attack them, and he attacks Whitetail, who was mistakenly shown as a ShadowClan warrior rather than one of WindClan, until she flees from him. When the patrol finds Spiderfoot hiding from the battle, they leave him for Pouncetail to deal with. Pouncetail makes him walk up a sloping piece of wood, but does not push him off it. He takes pity on Spiderfoot, and instead tells him to go back to his Clanmates and tell them never to underestimate RiverClan warriors again. Blackclaw is angry that he did not kill Spiderfoot, and Pouncetail reminds him that there would be no honor in doing that, and that the warrior code states that they needn't kill cats to achieve victory.
In the Short Stories and PlaysEdit
- Pouncetail and the rest of a RiverClan patrol is caught by a ShadowClan patrol when they trespass on ShadowClan territory. Pouncetail's tail is snapped like a twig when Firestar finds him. Firestar brings Pouncetail, along with Otterheart, back to camp to be nursed by Leafpool. He is later taken back to his Clan.
- Pouncetail does not formally appear in Hollyleaf's Story, but is listed in the allegiances.
- He is is seen basking in the sunlight on a sandy slope with Dapplenose, tails twitching and eyes half-closed. Mistyfoot thinks that they had not missed a single moment of the events that morning. She informs them that they needed to find a place to bury Leopardstar. Dapplenose claims that she knew where to bury her, and Pouncetail gets to his paws more stiffly, stretching out each of his legs in turn.
- Once they arrive, Mistyfoot asks if they will need any help doing the job. Pouncetail snorts, and asks her to trust them to do one last duty for their leader. He then asks if she thinks they've lost the use of their legs. Dapplenose tells Mistyfoot to ignore him, calling him a bad-tempered trout, but she agrees that they can manage by themselves.
- Soon, they are alone with Leopardstar's corpse, and when Mistyfoot murmurs a prayer to her, Pouncetail rasps that he had not heard that for a long period of time - not since they lived in the forest. Mistysfoot explains that Graypool used to say it to Stonefur and she when they were to go to sleep, and Pouncetail sighs that he missed Stonefur. He then asks if she had much to forgive Leopardstar for, and Mistyfoot replies that she was a good leader for most of her life. When Mistyfoot asks Stonefur once more, all she hears is a muffled snore from Pouncetail, who sleeps beside her.
- When Mistystar offers to get Grasspelt to make the apprentices help, Pouncetail grumbles that he would be lucky, and gets out from outside the elders' den. He adds that their bedding was supposed to be changed that day, but there was no sign of any apprentices. Pebblefoot then recalls that he told Rushpaw and Hollowpaw to do so earlier before battle practice. Pouncetail then grunts that he would have to check their hearing.
- Hollowpaw then states that they were collecting fresh bedding, and Pouncetail prods the dusty moss with his paw, asking where they were doing it, and if it was from another cat's manky nest. Robinwing states that they could use what he had collected, and they begin to claw out Pouncetail's and Dapplenose's old bedding, and replace it with Robinwing's fresh supply.
- He has been mistakenly described as a brown tabby she-cat.
- In Mistystar's Omen, Pouncetail states that he still misses Stonefur. However, it's highly unlikely that he even knew Stonefur, as the former deputy was killed three years before Pouncetail was introduced as an apprentice in The Sight.
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References and CitationsEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Revealed in The Sight, allegiances
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Revealed in Outcast, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in The Fourth Apprentice, allegiances
- ↑ Revealed in the allegiances of The Sight
- ↑ Revealed in Dark River, page 200
- ↑ Revealed in The Sight, page 135
- ↑ Revealed in Mistystar's Omen, chapter 2
- ↑ Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 172