Research Item

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Research Items are a variety of Tier-2 objects. There are many variations of them -- ranging from shapes, colors, and locations where they can be found. They are used in Research to unlock several new schematics.

Learn more about the Research Mechanic.

Artificial Research Item[edit | edit source]

All crashed pods resemble fabricated modules. They are white and/or blue with a darker finish on the lining of the container.

  • Rocky Research Item[edit | edit source]

    Most of them have a cuboid shape or have decorations of gems around a bumpy rock

  • Organic Research Item[edit | edit source]

    All organic research item, has a rather ovoid features around their surface, and reacts to the flow of wind

  • Removed Research Items[edit | edit source]

    These are Research Items that are no longer collectible in the most recent version.

  • Research Item Location[edit | edit source]

    Hazardous Floras[edit | edit source]

  • Underground Layer[edit | edit source]

  • Satellite wrecks[edit | edit source]

  • Trivia[edit | edit source]

    NOTE: Any artifacts that have been held/moved but not actually removed completely from a cave system will despawn if you leave the planet entirely via a shuttle. Take care to take your artifacts to the surface BEFORE leaving on your shuttle or they will be lost. Artifacts on the surface will remain unmoved (assuming that a storm has not moved them).

    Research Items have had many different names, changing often between stages and patches throughout the development. This causes a lot of confusion to many players, which is further exacerbated when each developer refers to them with distinctly different names.

    List of alternate names for research item

    • Artifacts
    • Nuts
    • Chests
    • Discoveries
    • Researchable
    • Treasure Pods
    • Seeds
    • Fruits
    • Boxes
    • Research Cubes
    • Avocados
    • Lemon Pals