Slime rancher game: how to open treasure pods

For starters, if you want to open Treasure Pods in this game, you need to get Treasure Cracker. While all the Treasure Pods are hidden from treasure hunters like you, and they are extremely hard to find, you can pick up Treasure Cracker in no time.  But to do this, you need to read instructions first.

There is not everything just about searching for plorts and collecting them to exchange for upgrades of your Ranch. The map of Slime’s world is really something! You may find some hidden treasures in the least expected places. There are dozens of pods hidden on your path.

What are the Treasure Pods?

Treasure Pods are mysterious round-shaped objects that can be found on the Far Far Range. Each of them rewards Beatrix with a special blueprint for gadgets Slime Science, Slime Science Resources or Decoration, and sometimes, in very rare cases, Golden Plorts.

None of them can be opened with ease. There is a trick for everything in the game, so you have to use Cracker. No magic keys are hidden under the rock. But it would not be so interesting if it was so easy. Right?

Getting Treasure Cracker in the game

The main key to Treasure Pods is in a Treasure Cracker. If you know how to get it, you know everything. Well, almost everything. But this is a turning point in the game. All you have to do is to get a Lab in the game. The lab will be opened for 10 000 Newbucks. So, you need to gather much more plorts.

After you unlock the Lab, don’t rush in. The Extractor must complete its 1st cycle. After it will be done, go to the Vacpack Upgrades. You will find Treasure Cracker MKI there if you will look carefully. It costs 4 500 Newbucks. This tool helps you to open Treasure Pods with green color, that you can find playing Slime Rancher. If you wondering where to find green pods, here is a hint for you: Indigo Quarry, Dry Reef, Ancient Ruins, Moss Blanket. Go there, pay attention to everything.

However, if you paid attention to what we just discussed, you may have noticed that this model does not open other pods, in purple and blue colors. You will need to upgrade the Treasure Cracker basic model. So, you need to go back to the Lab again.

Now you have to create Gadgets inside the Lab. MKII model will be available after you build 35 Gadgets. It costs 9 000 Newbucks. After that, you can open blue Treasure Pods as well as green. Blue pods are normally can be met in Glass Desert. Go there, enjoy the view, and search for treasuries.

What about the Purple one? The price for it is 100 Gadgets, build in Lab. It will update your Cracker to MKIII version. Now you can open green, blue and purple pods that you have found in the game.  MKIII costs 25 000 Newbucks. Purple pods are better than others just because they can be found everywhere in the game. You don’t have to travel across the map there. Still, they are the hardest to open, for obvious reasons.

So, the short manual for you is to unlock the Lab – search Vackpack upgrades for Treasure Cracker – upgrade it by building Gadgets – 35 for MKII model – 100 for MKIII version.

What is hidden in the slime rancher game treasure pods?

It is a normal question after all the hard work you were willing to do and the money you’ve spent. Since there are lots of treasure pods with different stuff inside, you will have to find out what contains this or that pod on your own. Usually, they contain science blueprints, golden plorts, random but useful resources, or more decorations for the Ranch. While Golden Plorts is a rare catch, it can boost your finances. To make it easier for gamers, developers pointed out direct numbers of pots you can gather in the game.

Green Pods

There are 19 green treasure pods you can find in Slime Rancher:

  • 2 at the Ancient Ruins

  • 4 at the Indigo Quarry

  • 6 at the Moss Blanket

  • 7 at the Dry Reef

Blue Pods

There are 29 blue pods in total:

  • 4 at the Moss Blanket

  • 6 at the Dry Reef

  • 6 at the Ancient Ruins

  • 6 at the Indigo Quarry

  • 7 pods at the Glass Dessert

Purple Pods

There are 37 different purple treasure pods which can be met almost everywhere:

  • 2 at the Dry Reef

  • 6 at the Ancient Ruins

  • 6 at the Indigo Quarry

  • 7 at the Moss Blanket

  • 16 at the Glass Dessert

While there are already a lot of treasures you can gather, developers of the game assure that there are more upcoming updates. While treasure pods bring some intrigue at the game, they are also very useful to the Ranch. Now you can gather and open them to make your life on the Ranch even more exciting.