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Guide: Tribble Breeding

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[edit] Tribble Breeding Chart

Click the image above to enlarge our brand new Tribble Breeding flow chart!

Tribble Breeding can be a fun and interesting part of Star Trek Online gameplay. There are as many as 40 different sub-species of Tribbles: some of them provide a quick heal and are pretty common to find, while others are more rare and give various types of buffs to the player (or any Bridge Officer who has them equipped) when used.

Warning: Any Tribbles that consume a common +56% food item will breed Tier 1 Tribbles and possibly ruin your breeding process if not caught immediately.

[edit] Food

In order to breed, Tribbles must be fed; in other words, food or drink must be placed in the same area as them. Tribbles can be bred in the player inventory, while equipped on the player or a Bridge Officer, or even in your personal bank. They do not, however, breed in the fleet bank.

Tribbles breed every hour, on the hour, after you've started playing the game.
Your game time can be found by typing in /played in the chat window.

There are three levels of food and drink: +56%, +64%, and +72% food. The higher the HP boost a food/drink provides to the player, the more rare it is in-game, and the more it is needed for higher-level breeding.

To breed higher level Tribbles (Tier 4+), lower level Tribbles must be fed specific food items. For details on which food items are required to breed a Tribble, click on that Tribble below or check the Tribble Breeding Table.

It is possible to intentionally bulk breed multiple tribbles at the same time. Just ensure that the number of food items equals the number of parent, or stud, tribbles, and that the food is not stacked. One food item per cell, per tribble. However, there is no safe way to ensure a specific offspring if different stud types are in the same zone, as there is no way to control which food item any given tribble will eat.

[edit] Alphabetical List of Breeding Food

Any food not listed below will produce a tribble, low level, unknown type.

Bajoran Moba Fruit
Baked Tribble
Betazoid Uttaberry
Blood Wine
Cardassian Kanar
Cardassian Tasper Egg
Cardassian Yamok Sauce
Cardassian Zabu Stew
Chateu Picard
Comet Cocktail
Deferi Snow Tuber
Ferengi Jellied Gree-Worm
Ferengi Snail Steak
Ferengi Tube Grub
Flaked Blood Fleas
Glazed Ham
Glazed Targ
Jumbo Romulan Mollusk
Ketracel White
Kingon Grapok Sauce
Klilngon Octopus
Klingon Gagh
Klingon Gladst
Klingon Grapok Sauce
Klingon Heart of Targ
Klingon Octopus
Klingon Racht
Last Year's Fruitcake
Livanian Beet
Lowfat Egg Nog
Minty Raktajino
Nog's Nog
Quadrotriticale
Rambata Stew
Rippleberry Fruitcake
Romulan Ale
Romulan Kali-fal
Romulan Osol Twist
Roumlan Ale
Rum, Buttered, Hot
Saurian Brandy
Slug-O-Cola
Tranya
Tribble Kebab
Trixian Bubble Juice
Tulaberry
Tulaberry Wine
Vorta Q'lava
Vorta Rippleberry
Vulcan Plomeek Soup
Vulcan Spice Tea

[edit] Sub-Species Tiers

There are eight levels of Tribbles in the game — nine if you include the Best Buy pre-order Tribble with all 3 possible buffs at once. While all non-preorder Tribbles can have two buffs, one buff, or no buffs (simple heal), some provide more powerful buffs than others.

For example, if a Tier 6 or 7 Tribble consumed a food item that gives a boost below +72%, a Tier 1 Tribble will replace that food item. Hence, breeding should be done in steps, with all Tier 1 Tribbles being removed before breeding Tier 2 to Tier 3, and so forth.

A Tribble can only breed other Tribbles at the same or next level as itself with the right food. With the wrong food, a Tier 1 Tribble will result. Below is a list of the levels of Tribble sub-species players will encounter.

For more information on exactly which food or drink to feed a certain sub-species to get which offspring, click on each sub-species' picture.

[edit] Tier 1: Self-Heal, Looted

Polygeminus grex dotson icon.png Polygeminus grex sparkes icon.png Polygeminus grex stahl icon.png

Tier 1 Tribbles can be found in enemy loot (Klingons, allies and enemy crates) and only provide a simple self-heal.

Tier 1 Tribbles can be fed any level of food or drink to breed Tier 1 or 2 Tribbles.

[edit] Tier 2: Self-Heal, Bred

Polygeminus grex susilo icon.png Polygeminus grex thompson icon.png Polygeminus grex vitales icon.png

Tier 2 Tribbles are not found in loot, but are instead bred by feeding any food to a Tier 1 Tribble.

Tier 2 Tribbles must be fed +64% or +72% food items in order to breed a Tuffli Tribble.

[edit] Tier 3: Self-Heal Gateway

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The Tier 3 Tribble, Tuffli, is considered a gateway sub-species in that, while being a simple self-heal Tribble, it has the chance of breeding a Tier 4 Tribble with buffing powers.

The Tuffli Tribble can breed a Jasperson, McCarry, Henry or Nix Tribble.

[edit] Tier 4: Single, Low-Level Buff

Polygeminus grex henry icon.png Polygeminus grex jasperson icon.png Polygeminus grex mccarry icon.png Polygeminus grex nix icon.png

Tier 4 Tribbles provide a single, one-hour buff to players, but at a lower-level boost. These Tribbles are divided into two sub-categories, each of which breeds a corresponding Tier 5 sub-category.

The Henry and Jasperson sub-species can breed Cavallaro and DeAngelo Tier 5 Tribbles, while the McCarry and Nix sub-species can breed Howe and Stacy Tier 5 Tribbles.

[edit] Tier 5: Single, Medium-Low Level Buff

Polygeminus grex cavallaro icon.png Polygeminus grex deangelo icon.png Polygeminus grex howe icon.png Polygeminus grex stacy icon.png

Tier 5 Tribbles provide a single, one-hour buff to players at a medium-low level boost. These Tribbles are divided into two sub-categories, each of which is bred from a corresponding Tier 4 sub-category and can breed into a particular Tier 6 Tribble.

The Cavallaro and DeAngelo sub-species can both breed the Mattson sub-species, which offers each of the two sub-species' buffs at a lower boost level. Similarly, the Howe and Stacy sub-species are able to each breed the Ricossa, which also has both of the buffs from each of the parent sub-species.

[edit] Tier 6: Double, Medium-Level Buff

Polygeminus grex mattson icon.png Polygeminus grex ricossa icon.png

Tier 6 Tribbles offer two one-hour buffs at a medium level boost: a Damage buff, plus either a Health Regeneration buff (Mattson) or a Damage Resistance buff (Ricossa). Tier 6 Tribbles can breed Tier 7 Tribbles with a medium-high level single buff, one of which must be provided by the Tier 6 parent.

Specifically, the Mattson sub-species (which offers a Damage and Regen buff) can breed the Velasquez (Damage buff) and Highison (Regen buff) sub-species. Similarly, the Ricossa (Damage and Resistance) can breed the Griffis (Resistance) and Daxter (Damage) sub-species.

[edit] Tier 7: Single, Medium-High Level Buff

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Tier 7 Tribbles offer a single, one-hour buff at a medium-high level (the second-highest level available). Each Tier 7 Tribble specifically breeds a corresponding Tier 8 Tribble with the same buff.

[edit] Tier 8: Single, High-Level Buff

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Tier 8 Tribbles have the highest level of each kind of buff: Harrington (Damage), Nielson (Damage), Yu (Regen), and Zinc (Resistance).

[edit] Special Tribbles

[edit] Best Buy Preorder Tribble

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The Best Buy Preorder TribbleRivera sub-species — cannot be bred from any other Tribble. However, Rivera Tribble can breed any Tier 5 tribble. You can purchase it from the C-Store for 500 ZEN.

[edit] Tribble of Borg

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[Tribble of Borg] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the testing of the Season One: Common Ground content update, which took place on the Tribble Server. It cannot be bred, but can breed any Tier 5 tribble. You can purchase it from the C-Store for 300 Zen. You can breed tier 5 tribbles using the Tribble of Borg.

[edit] Fluidic Space Tribble

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[Fluidic Space Tribble] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the testing of the Season Two: Ancient Enemies content update, which took place on the Tribble Server. It cannot be bred, but can breed any Tier 5 tribble. You can purchase it from the C-Store for 120 Cryptic Points.

[edit] Crossfire Tribble

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[Crossfire Tribble] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the testing of the Season Four: Crossfire content update, which took place on the Tribble Server. It cannot be bred, but can breed any Tier 5 tribble.

[edit] Photonic Tribble

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The [Tribble (phot)] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the referral program and referred at least one other player. It cannot be bred, but can breed any Tier 5 tribble.

[edit] Cryo Tribble

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The [Cryo Tribble] is a special breedable item for players who have completed the mission “Cold Comfort”. The reward from the mission, the [Deferi Snow Tuber], can be fed to any tribble to breed this particular tribble.

[edit] Triolic Tribble

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The [Triolic Tribble] is a special tribble that can be bred after completing “Spin the Wheel” and purchashing [Comet Cocktail] from the bar tenders on Drozana Station. It can be bred from any tribble.

[edit] IDIC Tribble

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The [IDIC Tribble] is a special tribble that could be obtained during the EU rerelease weekend of STO by completing an accolade. The accolade was triggered when a character logged on during the rerelease event.

[edit] Mol'Rihan Tribble

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The [Mol'Rihan Tribble] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the testing of the Season Seven: New Romulus content update for at least 1 hour, which took place on the Tribble Server. It can be claimed through C-Store.

[edit] Nukara Tribble

Nukara Tribble icon.png The [Nukara Tribble] is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the testing of the Legacy of Romulus content update for at least 1 hour, which took place on the Tribble Server. It can be claimed through C-Store.

[edit] Solanae Tribble

Solanae Tribble icon.png The [Solanae Tribble] is a special unlockable item for all players who participated in the rollout of Season 8. It can be claimed through C-Store.


Tribbles in Star Trek Online
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Tier 1-3 DotsonSparkesStahlSusiloThompsonTuffliVitales
Tier 4-6 CavallaroDeAngeloHenryHoweJaspersonMattsonMcCarryNixRicossaStacy
Tier 7-8 DaxterGriffisHarringtonHighisonNielsonVelasquezYuZinc
Special CrossfireCryoFleetFluidic SpaceIDICGamma QuadrantLohlunatMol'RihanNukaraPhotonicRadanRiveraSolanaeTribble of BorgTriolicWinter
See also TribbleTribble Breeding GuideCannibal TribbleTribble KebabBaked TribbleTribble Carcass