Walking speed
6.5 (total: 650)
5.0 (total: 100)
Armor penetration
Bleeding reduction
Damage reflection
Size scale
Biome statistics
Oxygen time
20 seconds
Temperature time
10 seconds
Pressure time
5 seconds
Salinity time
20 seconds

The Lionfish is a tier 9 animal.


  • Barracudas evolve into lionfish.
    • 42,000 XP is required for a barracuda to evolve into a lionfish.
  • Lionfish can evolve into stonefish, moray eels or Atlantic torpedoes.
    • 48,000 XP is required for a lionfish to evolve into any of those animals.
  • Lionfish drop meat upon death.
  • As a lionfish, friendly fire is turned off for other lionfish: meaning you cannot damage them nor be damaged by them.


Passive Abilities[]

  • You inflict poison to the target on contact for 6 seconds.

Active Abilities[]

Name Image Charge Time Description
Poison Blast Lionfish Blast.png 0.35 seconds Charge boost to create an AOE, dealing 80 damage to the animal(s) around you (include Ghost) and inflicting poison to them for 6 seconds.

The poison effect does not affect other poison-immune animals, like Stonefish. It will still damage them, however.

Suitable Biomes[]

  • The suitable biome for the lionfish is the ocean.
    • If a lionfish enters the ocean surface, it will lose oxygen.
    • If a lionfish enters the arctic, it will lose temperature.
    • If a lionfish enters the arctic surface, it will lose oxygen and temperature.
    • If a lionfish enters the deeeep, it will lose pressure.
    • If a lionfish enters the swamp, it will lose salinity.
    • If a lionfish enters the swamp surface, it will lose oxygen and not regenerate salinity.


  • The Lionfish, along with the Humpback Whale are the only two known animals that can damage and kill Ghosts, as Lionfish's charged ability hurts and poisons them and Humpback Whale's Ruin song directly damages them.


This is a complete list of food that lionfish can eat.

Name Can be eaten by Image XP Description
Barb All except for the stonefish who spawned it Barb.png 0 Spawns behind a stonefish using their active ability. Deals damage upon eating it (7% of max life). Poisons anyone who eats it with a base DPS of 10% that lasts 5 seconds (except poison-immune animals). Despawns after 4 seconds.
Bubble All animals that breathe air Bubble.png 0 Affected by gravity, floats upwards. Spawns out of the window of the shipwreck. Replenishes oxygen to animals that breathe air.
Bird Poop All except for lamprey and seagull Bird Poop.png 10 Affected by gravity. Automatically spawns below any seagull every 10 seconds.
Plankton All Food.png 250 Spawns in the ocean.
Ice All Ice.png 250 Spawns in the arctic and deeeep.
Volcano Food All except lamprey Lavabubble.png 125 Affected by gravity, floats upwards. Spawns out of volcanoes, which can be hidden in and are located in the arctic and the deeeep. When eaten as an animal that is not suited to the arctic, it will replenish some of your temperature.
Sushi All Meat.png 1000 Spawns where an animal dies (tier 2 to tier 10 animals only). The amount of meat that spawns depends on what animal it was.

Hiding Places[]

This is a complete list of terrain that lionfish can hide in.

Name Summary Image
Shipwreck One shipwreck always appears on one of the dirt islands that border the ocean and deeeep. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Produces bubbles that can be eaten. Shipwreck.png
Abandoned House Does not generate randomly, one abandoned house always appears in a specific location to the left of the deeeep floor. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Pineapple.png