Stray Scratching Locations [All 12 Chapters]

This Stray guide will entaill the scratching locations from each chapter of Stray so you can obtain the Territory achievement.

Stray is a recently released indie game developed by BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive. It has quickly gained popularity as one of the best indie games that you can play. Additionally, you play around with a cat, and to make the experience more realistic, you can scratch on certain things in the game. We will explain the locations where you can scratch in Stray. While you’re at it, check out our Stray Plant Locations guide.

There are certain vending machines in Straythatare very well hidden. You can interact with these vending machines to obtain Energy Drinks. For more information on the location of these vending machines, check out our Stray Vending Machines guide.

There are many different collectibles in Stray. Some are required for completing quests while others are for getting achievements in the game. Scratching at different locations also leads to getting achievement in Stray. The most tedious collectible to get is the Memories in Stray.

Additionally, there are many puzzles that can be found in Stray. Some of these puzzles require you to get the Digicodes in order to solve them. For a detailed explanation of digicodes, read our Stray Digicodes guide and learn about locations and all Safe puzzle solutions.

If you’ve ended Stray and are confused about the ending of the game. Then read our Stray Ending Explained guide for a detailed explanation of the ending of the game. Now we will discuss the locations where you can scratch in Stray.

What Are The Scratching Locations In Stray

Stray is basically a game where you play as a cat. The developer studio of the game has done an exceptionally great job in making the experience feel as feline-like as they could. There are many events or gameplay mechanics in the game that make you feel like a cat.

The game is great at showing how and what cats do in their lives. Most cat owners would know that cats like to scratch on walls, rugs, carpets, and doors. Similarly, you can make your cat do that scratching in Stray and there are certain locations where you can do that in the game.

There are almost twelve chapters in Stray and each of them presents locations or structures where you can scratch. Things like the tree, rug, couch, or wooden panel can be scratched in Stray and these are scattered around in different chapters of the game.

Why Do You Need To Scratch

One of the achievements/trophies in Stray requires you to scratch at different locations in each chapter. That achievement is known as “Territory”. Do not worry about missing a location as you can scratch again in these chapters by replaying them later. Now we will discuss all the locations where you can scratch in each chapter of the game.

All Scratching Spots & Locations In Stray

You’ll find various locations where you can scratch in each of the 12 chapters of Stray including the Prologue as well. Additionally, you only need to do the scratching once per chapter for the trophy/achievement to pop. Following is the list of chapters in Stray where you can do the scratching;

  • Inside The Wall
  • Dead City
  • The Flat
  • The Slums
  • Rooftops
  • The Slums Part Two
  • Dead End
  • The Sewers
  • Antvillage
  • Mid Town
  • Jail
  • Control Room

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Chapter 1: Inside The Wall 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 1 of Stray

When you take control of your cat in Stray at the beginning of Chapter 1, you will come across some stairs. Climb these stairs to get near a tree in the game. You’ll see one of the other cats is already scratching on that tree. The game gives you an indication that you can also scratch on that tree making it your first location where you can scratch in Stray. 

Chapter 2: Dead City 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 2 of Stray

For your next scratching location, you’ll have to go through the city in Stray. During your journey here, the game will ask you to push a paint can into a room in order to enter the area. Once you enter the room, you’ll additionally see some carpets on the floor next to a bed in the game. You can basically scratch on these carpets for your chapter 2 scratching spot in Stray. 

Chapter 3: The Flat

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Scratching Location in Chapter 3 of Stray

You can find a scratching location at the beginning of this chapter in Stray. As soon as you enter the Flat itself, you’ll get access to the scratching location in Chapter 3. When you enter the flat, you’ll find a carpet next to the kitchen area of the living room in the flat. That is your scratching spot for Chapter 3.

Chapter 4: The Slums

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Scratching Location in Chapter 4 of Stray

Again the scratching location can be found at the beginning of Chapter 4 in Stray. When you open up the garage in the Slums of Stray, you’ll find a carpet in the garage full of robots. You can scratch that carpet in Chapter 4. Additionally, there is Guardian Robot in a Red Robe standing next to the garage holding a big pole.

Chapter 5: Rooftops

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Scratching Location in Chapter 5 of Stray

The scratching spot in Chapter 5 is located on the very first rooftop. When the chapter starts, you’ll find yourself on the rooftop with a sign of an arrow. The carpet that you will scratch is located right next to that sign. Scratch that carpet to progress your achievement. 

Chapter 6: The Slums Part Two 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 6 of Stray

When you return to the Slums in Stray while playing through Chapter 6, you’ll find yourself inside Momo’s apartment. just scratch the carpet present in Momo’s apartment and you’ll be halfway through completing the Territory achievement. 

Chapter 7: Dead End 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 7 of Stray

There is only a single spot in Chapter 7 where you can do the scratching so do not miss out on that location in Stray. You will find this spot inside the Doc’s house in Chapter 7. Once you enter his house, go talk to the Doc. The Doc will advise you to explore his house. Go to the lowest floor inside Doc’s house. There you will find a carpet that you can scratch near a desk.

Chapter 8: The Sewers 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 8 of Stray

Again, Chapter 8 has only one scratching spot so be on the lookout for that location while you’re playing through Stray. Play through Chapter 8 until you come across a locked gate. You will need to use B-12 in order to open that gate by unlocking two panels. Once the gate is open, proceed into the next room full of barrels. There is a wooden plank/cardboard near the left-most wall of that room which you can scratch in Stray.

Chapter 9: Antvillage 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 9 of Stray

There are many locations where you can scratch in Chapter 9 of Stray. The abundance of these locations in Antvillage is almost as high as that of the Slums. However, for your quickest scratching spot, head over to the first level. After going upwards, you’ll come across a room where two robots are sitting on a bunk bed. The room will also be full of paint. You’ll find cardboard that you can scratch right next to the bed. 

Chapter 10: MidTown

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Scratching Location in Chapter 10 of Stray

Getting to the location of the scratching spot in Midtown is pretty easy in Stray. Once you’re on the main street of Midtown, just take a hard right. You’ll find a robot sitting on a couch at that location. Under the robot’s foot, you’ll find a carpet that you can scratch in Stray. 

Chapter 11: Jail

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Scratching Location in Chapter 11 of Stray

There are two different locations where you can scratch in Chapter 11 of Stray. Scratching one of these locations is actually part of the story so you won’t miss out on that location. Basically, at the end of the chapter, you will have to scratch a car door which will also help you in getting the Territory achievement.

Scratching that car door also allows you to get the attention of Clementine in Stray. Additionally, you can scratch a tree’s bark located near that car.

Chapter 12: Control Room 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 12 of Stray

Chapter 12 is another one of those chapters where you’ll scratch things as part of the story. So you will not miss out on the scratching locations of the Control Room in Stray. Once inside the room, you will have to scratch the wires in a panel to open the door of the control room.


Stray is one of the best indie games that you can play right now. It is a recently released game and is available to download on the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and PC. The game has quickly gained massive popularity and is one of the most loved games of 2022. However, it is a small game but the quality of Stray is exceptionally good.

This concludes our guide on the scratching locations in Stray. We discussed the scratching locations of each chapter. Hopefully, the guide helped you obtain the Territory achievement in the game. Let us know what you think about Stray in the comments below!

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With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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