Sea Weed

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Exclusive to: Don't Starve Together icon.png

This is the mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, for the food item see Seaweed.

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Look at the size of it!


The Sea Weed is a plant-like Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together introduced in Return of Them. They appear in groups of 8 to 15 in the Rough Ocean. There are 3 species of Sea Weed: Pink, Yellow, and White.

Every 2.5 to 3.5 minutes (1 to 2 minutes for Pink Sea Weeds), they release a pollen cloud. The cloud attracts nearby Ocean Fishes similarly to Fish Food. If no other fishes are present, one Spittlefish appears. When killed or caught, the Spittlefish regenerates in 4 minutes (2 minutes for White Sea Weeds).

The base of a Sea Weed grows up to 3 Barnacles. They can be harvested directly or by using a Razor. The Barnacles regrow in 2.5 to 4 days each. Upon harvesting, the Sea Weed and all nearby Sea Weeds wake up and attack the player, unless the player is Wormwood or they used Razor when the Sea Weed is sleeping (like during the night).

Sea Weeds attack by launching projectiles in the air. They do 68 damage to the player. If these projectiles miss, they will instead make a leak in the boat. All nearby Sea Weeds will wake up and attack the player if one is attacked or if a Boat is rammed into them too fast. Sea Weeds will not wake up at night, so it is safe to attack one without the others waking.

Upon death, they drop 2 or 3 Seedshells (3 plus two times a 50% chance for Yellow Sea Weed), unharvested Barnacles, one Sea Sprout Starter and a Sea Stack which can be mined for 2 Rocks.

Sea Sprout

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I think I'm getting better at gardening!


A Sea Sprout is obtained by planting a Sea Sprout Starter on a Sea Stack.

A bud appears on the Sea Sprout after 2 days and Barnacles start to grow every 2.5 to 4 days.

A Sea Sprout turns into a Sea Weed During Full Moon, only if there are 3 Barnacles on the base.

Spear.png Hunting

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Sea Weed when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Number of Hits
Item Sea Weed.png
Old Bell.png Reign of Giants icon.png 1 0 0
Obsidian Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png 2 0 0
Coconade.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 2 0 0
Spear Gun Obsidian.png Shipwrecked icon.png 3 - 4 Charged.png 0 - 0 Charged.png 0 - 0 Charged.png
3 0 0
Bee Mine.png ≥4 ≥0 ≥0
Spear Gun Battle.png Shipwrecked icon.png 4 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 0 as Wigfrid Portrait.png 0 as Wigfrid Portrait.png
Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png Shipwrecked icon.png 5 0 0
Obsidian Spear.png Shipwrecked icon.png 5 - 10 0 - 0 0 - 0
Blow Dart.png 5 0 0
Electric Dart.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 6 (4 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Dark Sword.png
Glass Cutter.png Don't Starve Together icon.png
8 0 0
Cutlass Supreme.png Shipwrecked icon.pngHamlet icon.png 8 0 0
Tooth Trap.png 9 0 0
Pew-matic Horn.png Hamlet icon.png 15, 12 or 9 0, 0 or 0 0, 0 or 0
Thulecite Club.png 9 0 0
Ham Bat.png 9 - 17 0 - 0 0 - 0
Obsidian Axe.png Shipwrecked icon.png 10 - 19 - Charged.png 0 - 0 - Charged.png 0 - 0 - Charged.png
Tentacle Spike.png

Cursed Rounds.png Marbles.pngDon't Starve Together icon.png

10 0 0
Slurtle Slime.png 10 0 0
Halberd.png Hamlet icon.png 12 0 0
Morning Star.png Reign of Giants icon.png 12 (7 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png) 0 (0 Wettargetdamage.png)
Bat Bat.png
Battle Spear.png Reign of Giants icon.png
12 0 0
Bramble Trap.png Don't Starve Together icon.png 13 0 0

Moon Glass Axe.png Gold Rounds.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

15 0 0
Trident.png Shipwrecked icon.png 15 (5 Toy Boat.png) 0 (0 Toy Boat.png) 0 (0 Toy Boat.png)
PickSlashAxe.png 17 0 0
Machete.png Shipwrecked icon.png Hamlet icon.png 17 0 0
Boomerang.png Axe.png Pickaxe.png Brush.png

Tail o' Three Cats.png Malbatross Bill.png Bull Kelp Stalk.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

19 0 0
Stalking Stick.png Hamlet icon.png 25 0 0
Eyeshot.png Shipwrecked icon.png 25 0 0
Saddlehorn.png Hammer.png Pitchfork.png Shovel.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Torch.png

Whirly Fan.png Driftwood Oar.png Oar.png Slow-Down Rounds.png Pebbles.png Don't Starve Together icon.png

30 0 0
Lucy the Axe.png 37 0 0
Bug Net.png Fishing Rod.png
118 0 0

It takes 3 blasts to freeze a Sea Weed with an Ice Staff. It takes 1 Sleep Dart to put Sea Weed to sleep.

Prototype.png Tips

  • Though slow and expensive, a way to safely eliminate Sea Weeds without sustaining damage would be through the use of a Houndius Shootius
  • Attacking a Sea Weed while all the surrounding ones are sleeping, like during night, is a safe way to kill them. The nearby Sea Weeds will not notice the player attacking other Sea Weeds while they are sleeping.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Sea Weed and Sea Sprouts were introduced in the Troubled Waters update.

Blueprint.png Gallery