Walking speedSpeed
6.5 (total: 650)
5.0 (total: 100)
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. It is based on its real life counterpart, the Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans.

Mechanics[ | ]

  • 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.

Abilities[ | ]

Passive Abilities[ | ]

  • You inflict poison to the target on contact for 6 seconds.
  • Is not slowed down by coral fans or table corals.

Active Abilities[ | ]

Name Image Charge Time Description
Poison Blast Lionfish Blast 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.

Trivia[ | ]

  • 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.

Diet[ | ]

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 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 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 Birdpoop 10 Affected by gravity. Automatically spawns below any seagull every 10 seconds.
Plankton All Food 250 Spawns in the ocean.
Ice All Ice 250 Spawns in the arctic and deeeep.
Volcano Food All except lamprey Lavabubble 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.
Human Tier 9 to 10 animals
300 Spawns in the surface of the water
Flappy Ducks Tier 6 to 10 animals
675 Spawns in the sky in huge numbers
Anglerfish Bait
All Animals except for the Anglerfish who spawned it 0 Spawns infront of an Anglerfish when it is stationary (as its passive ability). No fixed look, resembles the last food the Anglerfish eats. It does nothing too, but the Anglerfish will deal twice as much damage (100x2, therefore 200) to the animal that ate it.
Sushi All Meat 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
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
Shipwreck One shipwreck always appears on one of the dirt islands that border the ocean and deeeep. Tier 1 to tier 7 animals(and hammerhead) can hide here. Produces bubbles that can be eaten. Shipwreck
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. Distinguishable from the shipwreck above by comparing the shape of the windows. Shipwreck2
Giant Shipwreck Generates in any biome. All animals can hide here. Hiding places are ship windows and the crack. Big Boat

Skins[ | ]

Skins are cosmetics used to change an animal's looks. The table below shows the list of approved non-seasonal skins that can be used for the Lionfish.
Name Creator ID Price Date Created Description Image Details
Clearfin Lionfish Emeglebon 70 150 coins 27th January, 2020 N/A Clearfinlionfish Not seasonal
Blackfoot Firefish Emeglebon 64 175 coins 23rd April, 2021 Let's go replacement for box jellyfish !!! (with an additional asset change) BlackfootfirefishBlackfootfirefishblast Not seasonal

Replaces Box Jellyfish, was replaced because it confused new players into thinking it is a skin for jellyfish and because it had enough potential to be its own animal

Angel Statuette Myhailot 1362 150 coins 7th December, 2020 N/A Angellionfish Seasonal: Christmas
Arachnic Lionfish SuperBirdyFlee#4142 199 0 coins 20th November, 2020 A Lionfish which has taken a spiderly theme for Halloween. Arachniclionfish Seasonal: Halloween