Status Pod

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Status Pod
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A status pod. Take your chances...

Unobtainable Object

Status Pod is an object unobtainable by players through normal means. This item's information is present in the game files, but not intended by developers to be in players' possession.

Status Pod is a shrine type object[1] which, when interacted with by pressing 'E', will shoot out projectiles or apply a status effect to the player. Status pods can be found on all types of planets. Before its destruction, the Terrene Protectorate seeded them on uninhabited worlds, to aid and encourage exploration.

Once used, the pod will collapse and the base will show a red light. After 15 minutes, the pod will raise back up and become usable again. Mining the pods will destroy them without triggering the effect.

Possible Status Pod Actions

  • Fast Health Regeneration: Releases gas which grants Fast Regeneration for 10 seconds. (Fast Regeneration heals at a rate of 10% of max health per second.)
  • Health Regeneration: Releases gas which grants Regeneration 4 for 120 seconds. (Regeneration 4 heals at a rate of 10% of max health per 3 seconds.)
  • Flame Spray: Releases Molotov flames which inflict Burning.
  • Poison Spray: Releases gas which inflicts weak poison on anything it touches. The poison lasts for 20 seconds.
  • Pixel Spray: Sprays 91 Pixels, one at a time.
  • Bomb Spread: Expels bombs in an arc, destroying tiles and damaging players, NPCs, monsters and objects caught in the blast, usually including the Status Pod itself.
  • Ore Seeding: Launches several Ore projectiles. Each projectile places a small number of ores in a 4 tile-wide area at its point of impact. If the tiles hit by the ore bombs cannot hold ores (e.g. Loose Silt), nothing happens.

The type of ore spread by the Ore Seeding effect depends on the threat level of the planet:

Note: Each type of ore seeding is counted as one possible effect. This means that on tier 1 and 2 planets there is a 57.1% chance of a positive effect occurring, which increases to 62.5% on tier 3 and 4 planets, and 70% at tier 5 and 6.

Removed Effects

The following effects are found in the asset files, but have been removed or commented out:

Racial Descriptions

Apex Icon.png Apex : A status pod. Will I be lucky?
Avian Icon.png Avian : A status pod. I hope I get lucky.
Floran Icon.png Floran : Floran trigger little pod with recklessss abandon.
Glitch Icon.png Glitch : Cautious. This status pod's effects are unable to be analysed.
Human Icon.png Human : It's a status pod! Should I tempt fate by triggering it?
Hylotl Icon.png Hylotl : I bet something bad happens.
Novakid Icon.png Novakid : A status pod! I sure hope today's my lucky day!


  • Upbeat Giraffe: Can now be mined and placed at a different location, adjusted price, removed levitation effect
  • Pleased Giraffe: Changed appearance. Can no longer be mined. Removed 5 effects. Added pixel, ore, bomb effects.


File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem statuspod
File Name statuspod.object
File Path assets\objects\generic\statuspod