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).

  • You can now buy them from the Goblin Tinkerer (an NPC you can free underground after you defeat the Goblin Army once). Jul 9, 2014 at 7:53

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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.


No, the Rocket Boots cannot be found in any chests, nor do they drop from anything including shadow orbs, any enemies or bosses.

They can only be acquired by purchasing them from the Goblin Tinkerer for 5 gold.

  • 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, 2011 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. Jun 14, 2011 at 2:25
  • @Tom - I feel like you might want to add in the shadow orb drops, just for completeness :P Jun 14, 2011 at 2:31
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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. Jun 14, 2011 at 14:51
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