Appleclaw is a dark ginger tom with blue eyes.
He is first seen hunting down a frog. Icepaw and Hawkpaw spot him. After that he is taken into LightingClan's camp. It is showen that he is very sick. Icestar asks "what Clan are you in?" Appleclaw replies "RockClan. Greencough flew into are Clan making lots of cats sick! our territory has no prey left so I had to hunt in MoonClan territory!" Icestar lets RockClan build a camp in LightingClan territory until they recover and the prey returns.