- Research is a way of generating resources, earning and upgrading Evolved Bacteria, and improving Bacteria production.
- Most research types require some amount of time to be completed and use Scientists, which are returned to the player after completion.
- New research types can be unlocked by destroying planets.
There are seven research types.
Bacteria Evolution is the first research center available in the game.
In the case of unsuccessful evolution, the amount of regular Bacteria earned equals current BPS multiplied by the research duration in seconds and a random number in the range from 0.05 to 0.2.
Only one type of Bacteria Evolution can be researched at a time.
Colony irradiation is unlocked after destroying 3 planets.
Only one irradiation type can be researched at a time.
Main page: Colony Irradiation
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. Cleaning takes 2 hours and requires 2
- 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 name of C is random and does not depend on Bacteria A and B.
See also: Evolved Bacteria
Only one Nanobot production type can be active at a time.
It's possible to instantly complete an active Nanobot production by paying some Diamonds.
The newly produced Nanobots appear on the main screen in real time. By clicking on a Nanobot, you gain an extra Nanobot for free, which is displayed as the Nanobot splitting into two yellow Nanobots.
The yellow Nanobots cannot be split any further.
|Just a few||100||01:00:00||1|
|A pile of nanobots||800||24:00:00||1|
|The world is not enough||2000||24:00:00||5|
Planetary Research is unlocked after destroying 6 planets.
Main page: Planetary Research
Upon recycling a Bacteria, 9 to 25 cards appear on the screen.
The recycling rewards are divided into four tiers with each tier consisting of up to seven different rewards. The possible reward tiers and the number of cards displayed are determined by the bacteria value coefficient (BVC).
Main page: Bacteria Recycling