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ThornTail Store
ThornTail Store Adventures.png
The interior of ThornTail Store
Game(s) Star Fox Adventures
Inhabitant(s) ShopKeeper
Planet Dinosaur Planet
On other wikis

The ThornTail Store is a store run by the ShopKeeper at ThornTail Hollow in Star Fox Adventures. Fox McCloud can purchase items from this location with Scarabs.


The ThornTail Store has a foyer with five pathways, two of which lead to the Scarab Room, and the other three are shopping rooms: the Blue Room, Red Room, and Purple Room. The shopping rooms all have a uniquely-colored lighting, hence their names. The pathway entrances are in the shape of an inequilateral hexagon and are covered by a thin curtain. Their thresholds are also surrounded by a curved, colored stripe. A small sign hangs above every entrance, indicating the contents of each room. A well is located in the center of the main room, where Fox can purchase a Cheat Token.

The Scarab Room can be accessed from both the leftmost and rightmost pathways of the main room. In this room, Scarabs can be gambled with the ShopKeeper. First he asks the amount of Scarabs to be gambled, with the maximum of ten. He then throws the desired number of Green Scarabs into the play area, from where they have to be collected within 30 seconds. The catch is, that he also frees the same amount of Purple Scarabs in the play area, which when collected, result in losing the bet. The amount of Scarabs lost is reduced by the amount of Green ones collected before stumbling into a Purple one. For example, with a 10 Scarab bet, and only four collected Scarabs before getting a Purple one, will result in six Scarab loss. The bet is won if all Green ones are collected. The prize is rather unsurprisingly the amount of Scarabs gambled. Playing the game actually costs nothing unless a bet is lost.

The Blue Room can be entered from the second pathway from the left. This room sells common items such as PukPuk Eggs.

The Red Room can be entered from the center pathway. It sells unique items, most of which Fox is required to purchase at some point of his adventure. The Red Room also sells a few maps.

The Purple Room can be entered from the second pathway from the right. This room only sells maps, aside from the four in the red room.


Item Price Bargain price
Blue Room
DumbleDang Pod 3 Scarabs 2 Scarabs
4 DumbleDang Pods 10 Scarabs 8 Scarabs
PukPuk Egg 6 Scarabs 4 Scarabs
3 PukPuk Eggs 15 Scarabs 10 Scarabs
FireFly 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs
Fuel Cell 10 Scarabs 8 Scarabs
Bomb Spore 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Blue GrubTub Fungus 12 Scarabs 12 Scarabs
Red Room
BafomDad Holder 20 Scarabs 15 Scarabs
FireFly Lantern 20 Scarabs 17 Scarabs
SnowHorn Artifact 130 Scarabs 110 Scarabs
Tricky's Ball 15 Scarabs 11 Scarabs
Rock Candy 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs
Hi-Def Display Device 20 Scarabs 17 Scarabs
Krazoa Palace Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Dragon Rock Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Cape Claw Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Ocean Force Point Temple Map 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs
Purple Room
ThornTail Hollow Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
SnowHorn Wastes Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Moon Mountain Pass Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
DarkIce Mines Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
CloudRunner Fortress Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
LightFoot Village Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Walled City Map 5 Scarabs 3 Scarabs
Volcano Force Point Temple Map 10 Scarabs 7 Scarabs

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャブンガの店
Shabunga no Mise
Shabunga's Shop
French Magasin ThornTail ThornTail Store
German ThornTail-Basar ThornTail Bazaar
Italian Negozio ThornTail ThornTail Store
Spanish Tienda ThornTail ThornTail Store


  • If Fox talks to the ThornTail in front of the WarpStone area's entrance before leaving for DarkIce Mines, he asks Fox if he has visited the "Warp Stone Shop". This may have been an earlier name for the ThornTail Store.