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
- Treasure Pods
- Research Cubes
- Lemon Pals