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.

This type of research item are commonly found nearby crashed parts of a satellite.

  • Rocky Research Item[edit | edit source]

    Most of them have a cuboid shape or have decorations of gems around a bumpy rock, and is commonly found on surfaces of a rocky patch. Barren provides most of these type of research items.

  • 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, and is commonly collected from Flora found all around the planet. Terran and Exotic provide most of these type of research item.

  • 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
    • Bulbs
    • Research Cubes
    • Avocados
    • Lemon Pals