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One of the few items I have yet to obtain in Terraria is a pair of rocket boots.

Common wisdom is that they drop from the goblin invasions that occur every so often. Scuttlebutt says they also spawn in chests on floating islands or in dungeons.

I have scoured both wikis, but the only mention of finding rocket boots in chests is in this youtube video:

Obviously, if rocket boots can't be found in chests I shouldn't waste my time finding floating islands or battling Skeletron, so I am looking for some independent confirmation that they are a possible chest item in the first place (Or at least some volume of proof more than a single mention in a single youtube video).

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You can now buy them from the Goblin Tinkerer (an NPC you can free underground after you defeat the Goblin Army once). –  Manishearth Jul 9 at 7:53

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No, the Rocket Boots can not be found in any chests, don't drop from shadow orbs or bosses...


List of treasures around the Terraria world

Please note that most Coins & Hearts are not included.

The following items can drop when you break pots:


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The following items can be found in any chests, they take up the other slots:

The following items can only be found in buried chests:

The following items can only be found in underwater chests:

The following items can only be found in floating island house chests:

The following items can only be found in jungle shrine chests:

The following items can only be found in dungeon chests:


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The following items can drop from shadow orbs:

The first Shadow Orb broken in a world (not destroyed with dynamite) will always drop a Musket and several Musket Balls, from then on the drop is chosen at random from the list above.


The following items can drop from the Eye of Cthulhu:


The following items can drop from the Eater of Worlds:


The Skeletron only drops stacks of Lesser Healing Potions, but gives you free access to the Dungeon.


The following items can drop from the Bone Serpent:


And then there are still the monster drops, I find the following confirmed ones worth listing:

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In all cases, I think you mean "The following items can only be found in…" rather than "Only the following items can be found in…". –  Ben Blank Jun 14 '11 at 2:21
    
If it were to drop from chest, you would see much more reference to it. All I see is 1 or 2 messages in a sea of goblin invasions which just make a reference to something they haven't confirmed. @BenBlank: True, but I'm going to sleep now. Feel free to suggest an edit, I feel like adding links in the post tomorrow but that's quite time consuming given the amount of units so I might not be doing it. Anyway, I'm glad I figured this out as I was wondering if doing the Dungeon again would yield me with more interesting stuff, apparently not. –  Tom Wijsman Jun 14 '11 at 2:25
    
@Tom - I feel like you might want to add in the shadow orb drops, just for completeness :P –  Raven Dreamer Jun 14 '11 at 2:31
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Nice. Ask a simple yes/no answer and receive a comprehensive list of all treasure spawns in the entire game. :) –  lunboks Jun 14 '11 at 12:01
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@Tom: Regardless, I'm telling you I just found one. Regardless what official listing say. Might be a bug, might not, but I found one. –  Only Bolivian Here Jun 14 '11 at 14:51

Rocket Boots are not dropped by any mob on the game or found in any chests, they are sold by the goblin tinkerer NPC who is usually found in the underground jungle after the goblin invasion has been defeated at least once.

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