Red Lizard

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"Red Lizard"
Red Lizard icon.png
Red Lizard.png
Code name
Food Pips

9 Food pip.png Hunter head.png

DLC icon.png9 Food pip.png Artificer head.png

DLC icon.png4.5 Food pip.png Gourmand head.png

DLC icon.png1 Food pip.png Spearmaster head.png


Hunter head.png: Outskirts, Industrial Complex

Downpour Regions

Gourmand head.png: Outskirts, Industrial Complex, Farm Arrays

Artificer head.pngSpearmaster head.png: Outskirts, Industrial Complex, Garbage Wastes

Rivulet head.png: Industrial Complex

Saint head.png: Outskirts, Industrial Complex, Chimney Canopy, Rubicon

Damage Multipliers
Head (Explosive) 5%
Head (Bite)4%
Throat (Explosive)79%
Throat (Bite)60%


Red Lizards are the the largest, most aggressive, and deadliest species of Lizards icon.png Lizard that can be encountered in-game. They do not spawn natively whilst playing as Monk head.png Monk or Survivor head.png Survivor and can only be encountered through the lineage system during these campaigns.

Red Lizards have a 100% or 1/1 bite lethality rate.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Red Lizards are some of the most decorated Lizards, typically featuring long, thin frilled tails and backs adorned with spines. Some may exhibit smaller and darker back spikes. They are usually bright red, but may occasionally be more orange, and rarely light pink, peach and salmon colored. Red Lizards have the longest average tail-to-body ratio of any Lizard, and may feature up to four distinct scale types on a given individual.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

Red Lizards are by far the most difficult and dangerous Lizard to fight due to their extreme aggression, speed, ability to disarm with their projectile spit, and resistance to injury - they can take 6-12 Spear icon.png Spear hits before dying. Additionally, hitting them with Rubbish icon.png Rubbish does not flip them over like other Lizard breeds, and they are very resistant to Grenade icon.pngExplosive Spear icon.png Explosives. Hitting Red Lizards with a Spear to the mouth with techniques such as crouch- or slide-spearing stuns them for a longer than average period, granting the opportunity to get some free hits in at their body, and Explosives may also be used to stun them for a moment. A tamed Green Lizard icon.png Green Lizard can be a valuable ally to have when fighting Red Lizards due to their immunity to Red Lizard bites.

Stealth[edit | edit source]

Sneaking past Red Lizards is next to impossible due to their heightened senses of vision and hearing; they can hear and see prey from far off-screen and do everything in their power to make their way towards their quarry. Additionally, they are typically found in long, flat stretches of terrain, giving few options for sneaking around them.

Evasion[edit | edit source]

Due to their speed, evading Red Lizards can be quite difficult - they can catch up in the blink of an eye. If a Red Lizard is in the way, always retreat to a location where it's easier to maneuver around them. Getting to sheltered high ground is recommended due to Red Lizards being reliant on poles and creature tunnels, but must be done quickly as Red Lizards may utilize their projectile spit to knock prey off poles and high ground. If running away from a Red Lizard, it is possible to utilize the knockback from their projectile spit to boost towards an exit. Additionally, finding a group of other creatures such as Squidcada icon.png Squidcadas, Scavenger icon.png Scavengers, or even other Red Lizards may distract them, buying time to get away safely. Advanced movement, such as slides, also helps in outpacing them.

Abilities & Behavior[edit | edit source]

A Red Lizard's spit globule knocking Hunter back

Projectile Spit[edit | edit source]

Red Lizards, like DLC icon.pngCaramel Lizard icon.png Caramel Lizards, have the ability to spit projectiles at their prey. Whilst the spit itself does not deal damage, it causes a large amount of knockback, weighs down whatever it is attached to, and can even disarm the player. The projectiles have an impressive range, but Red Lizards must stop moving to shoot them. They shoot these projectiles at about 4 times per second.

Fearlessness[edit | edit source]

Unlike other Lizards, Red Lizards are not afraid of Vulture icon.png Vultures or King Vulture icon.png King Vultures, and subsequently are not affected by their respective Vulture Mask icon.png Vulture Masks.

Tongue[edit | edit source]

Rain World Remix - Only occurs when the "Alpha Reds" option is enabled.

When chasing prey or fighting against other Lizards, Red Lizards use their tongues. Unlike other base-game Lizards' tongues, the Red Lizard's tongue is incapable of pulling the player in. Instead, they steal an item from the player's hand. If this item is a Spear of any sort, the Red Lizard bites it in half, destroying it. This theft can potentially harm the Red Lizard - for example, if they steal an Explosive Spear.

Taming[edit | edit source]

Red Lizards are the most difficult and time-consuming Lizard to tame, typically requiring 7-9 feedings. Care must be taken when feeding due to their speed and aggressiveness. They are capable of fending off the vast majority of threats, and keep fighting until killed, but cannot climb on backgrounds and so have difficulty pathing through some rooms and consequently between regions. Mostly-tamed Red Lizards follow the player relentlessly and can still bite and kill Slugcat, which is an issue in Shelters. Biting can also happen accidentally with fully tamed Lizards.

When playing as Monk or Survivor they must also first be lineaged. Red Lizard lineage dens can be viewed on the interactive map.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Default relationship Rwtooltip.pngIgnores (0)
Wants to eatCentipedes icon.png Centipedes (0.8)  •  Centiwing icon.png Centiwing (0.8)  •  Scavenger icon.png Scavenger (0.8)  •  Eggbug icon.png Eggbug (0.45)  •  Big Spider icon.png Big Spider (0.35)  •  Spitter Spider icon.png Spitter Spider (0.35)  •  Lantern Mouse icon.png Lantern Mouse (0.3)  •  Infant Noodlefly icon.png Noodlefly (Infant) (0.3)  •  Adult Noodlefly icon.png Noodlefly (Adult) (0.25)  •  Dropwig icon.png Dropwig (0.2)  •  Hazer icon.png Hazer (0.15)  •  Jetfish icon.png Jetfish (0.1)  •  Squidcada icon.png Squidcada (0.05)  •  Grappling Worm icon.png Grappling Worm (0.025)
Afraid ofLeviathan icon.png Leviathan (1)  •  Rot (Brother Long Legs icon.png Brother Long Legs  •  Daddy Long Legs icon.png Daddy Long Legs) (1)  •  Red Centipede icon.png Red Centipede (0.9)  •  Pole Plant icon.png Pole Plant (0.2)  •  Monster Kelp icon.png Monster Kelp (0.2)
AttacksRed Lizard icon.png Red Lizard (1)  •  Miros Bird icon.png Miros Bird (0.4)  •  Vulture icon.png Vulture (0.4)  •  King Vulture icon.png King Vulture (0.2)
Fights for territory withLizards icon.png Lizards (0.1)
Reputation-basedSlugcat head.png Slugcat (0.5)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Red Lizards fighting
  • Unlike most other creatures only found natively as Hunter, Red Lizards were present in the game before the 1.5 update, but could only be encountered via the lineage system.
  • Red Lizards have the highest visual range, swimming speed, and vision when looking into water from the surface of any Lizard.
    • This technically makes them better at swimming and looking into water than Salamander icon.png Salamanders, who have 0.2 speed and 50% vision compared to Red Lizards' 1.9 speed and 95% vision. However, Red Lizards cannot dive.
    • They move so quickly in water that the water around them is displaced.
  • Red Lizards attack others of their kind on sight with an extreme aggression not exhibited by any other breed, almost always resulting in a fatality. They are mostly neutral towards other Lizard breeds.
  • Red Lizards are capable of killing Red Centipede icon.png Red Centipedes, but they usually don't retaliate because of their fear towards them.
    • As with other lizard subspecies, they lose this fear when tamed and attempt to kill Red Centipedes threatening the player, often successfully.
  • Unlike any other Lizards, Red Lizards attack - and often kill - King Vultures (and even Miros Bird icon.png Miros Birds, though this interaction does not often occur naturally). Additionally, Dropwig icon.png Dropwigs and Big Spider icon.png Big Spiders, who usually attack all other Lizard types, attempt to flee from Red Lizards.
  • Even if a Red Lizard is holding a creature in their mouth, they can still fire projectiles.
  • Red Lizards are capable of biting every second frame.
  • There is a 1/10,000,000 (one in ten million) chance that a Red Lizard's bite may fail.