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I've been playing a mediumcore character in preparation to start a new game/world with a hardcore character. A couple nights after defeating the wall of flesh, I receive the message:

It's going to be a horrible night...

Shortly after that, the Twins spawned and proceeded to obliterate me with my molten armor and phoenix blaster. I had no chance against them.

Losing to a death as inevitable as that would have been incredibly frustrating on a hardcore character. Is there a place I can go or something I can do that would prevent them from spawning?

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(None of this is tested, as I've never tried to run away from them).

Firstly, I'm pretty sure that any boss despawns if you log out, as Katustrawfic said. Though it's a nighttime event heralded by a system message, it's different from, say, a Blood Moon, so they should be gone if you just quit and reload.

Apart from that, going from the Wiki page (and poking around), it looks like the easiest way to despawn the Twins is to get far away from them-- they're set to despawn if the distance between you gets too large. A magic mirror used far away from your spawn point would likely accomplish this.

Or you could use a teleporter.

For rigor's sake, I'll also add that apparently any flying enemy, apart from Wyverns, can be despawned by making them fly out of bounds (off the map). This seems to happen often if The Twins are summoned while you're sitting at the top of the map, since their spawn position is relative to yours. So you could try hanging out at the top of the map if you're anticipating them-- but this doesn't seem like a particularly efficient strategy to me.

But I'd say try logging out first; that should work, and will easily be the most surefire/painless strategy.

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To completely avoid situations like this you would need to hide underground for the duration of the night. You can keep a watch on you (or any other device that shows time) to check if night is over yet. You may also Save&Quit, this will also stop them from spawning for the night as well (untested).

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  • I thought that most hardmode bosses could spawn at any location on the map; is that not true? Nov 16, 2013 at 4:47
  • Only above ground. I've been underground when I received the message that whoever is spawning, then a few minutes later when I magic mirror to the surface that boss instantly appears (usually slaughtering my NPC's in the process). Nov 16, 2013 at 4:57
  • This tactic has definitely worked for me. Retreating underground is a solid way to avoid the fight. You don't have to stay under the entire time either; as long as you're underground when the typical spawn time occurs, you'll be good. Oct 26, 2015 at 0:11
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Well for me on the iOS/Mobile it is best for me to leave the game, or sometimes underground, because they cannot spawn under ground. Also, you may try to to save the world before it spawns then leave when it spawns, because if you save before it spawns you are able to flee from the battle.

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