I know other People already asked this question, but I just cant't find the Goblin Tinkerer. I am really close to defeating Skeletron, but many are telling me he is not in the Dungeon. Help!?
You do not need to defeat Skeletron, or in fact any other bosses for the Tinkerer to spawn.
You must complete the Goblin Army event at least once in that world. For the event to trigger (from the Terraria wiki):
- You must have at least one person in the game with at least 200 current life.
- You must have smashed at least one Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart.
Once these conditions are met, the Goblin Army has a 1/3 chance of happening each day. Alternatively, you can craft a Goblin Battle Standard using Wood and Tattered Cloth at a Loom, and use this item to trigger the Goblin Army. Tattered Cloth can be obtained by defeating Goblin Scouts in the outer 2/3 of the world (ie. closer to the Oceans, far from the spawn point).
After completing the Goblin Army event, the Goblin Tinkerer can be found randomly tied up underground. Keep a close eye when adventuring and he should be fairly easy to spot. Also, if he spawns underground and the player walks too far away he can respawn at another location. Speak to him and release him, and he will move into the next available house.