Bacteria Mutations

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The ability to mutate Evolved Bacteria is unlocked after destroying Mars.

Mutation requires two Bacteria of equal level and always gives one Bacteria of a higher level as a reward. The rarity of the mutated Bacteria is the same as the rarity of the used Bacteria. If they are of different rarities, the mutated Bacteria will have a random rarity in the same range, so it is not possible to obtain a higher rarity Bacteria through mutation.

Mutation is instantaneous and it requires no Scientists. However, after it is complete, the player has to clean the lab before it can be again used for mutations.

The default mutation cap is Level 3, which can be raised to Level 4 with the Ultimate Life Form tech at the Dark Matter Institute.

Unlock Requirements

Mutation Results

When calculating the mutation results, the effects of Bacteria A and Bacteria B play an important role.

Mutating Bacteria with similar effects gives a better chance to obtain a good result.

Mutation results are calculated by taking the average values of Bacteria A and Bacteria B, so Bacteria with better effects usually give better results.

Even though higher level Bacteria generally have better effect, it is possible to mutate a Bacteria with weaker bonuses, especially if A and B are of different rarities.

In most cases, Bacteria C will have the effects as either Bacteria A or Bacteria B. The exception is when C has more stats than A and B individually.

The species of C is random and does not depend on Bacteria A and B.

Lab Cleanup

After each mutation, the lab has to be cleaned before any new mutations can take place. The cleanup length and required scientists depend on the rarity of the obtained Bacteria.

Mutation Result Cleanup Requirement
Rarity Level Time Scientists
Common II 0:10:00 1
Common III 0:30:00 1
Common IV 1:00:00 2
Rare II 0:30:00 1
Rare III 1:00:00 2
Rare IV 2:00:00 2
Epic II 1:00:00 2
Epic III 2:00:00 2
Epic IV 4:00:00 3
Legendary II 2:00:00 3
Legendary III 5:00:00 3
Legendary IV 7:00:00 4
Mythical II 5:00:00 3
Mythical III 8:00:00 4
Mythical IV 10:00:00 5

Version History

Version Changes
1.16.0 Lab cleanup time and Scientists required now depend on the rarity of the obtained Bacteria.
1.15.0 Bacteria Mutations now cost Bacteria to unlock and become available on the second planet.

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