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Tribbles are small, round, furry creatures that players can find as loot or breed in Star Trek Online.
Some Tribbles provide an out-of-combat self heal, while the rarer Tribbles give various types of buffs: Damage, Damage Resistance, and Health Regeneration. Also, various types of tribbles are required for Assignment: Tribble Gene Splicing, assignment with a chance to upgrade that tribble to the next tier, in critical success.
There are currently 7 , 11 , 9 , 10 , and 4 tribbles.
Tribbles breed when placed in the same location as any type of food or drink. Any location works, with the exception of your shared Account Bank or the Fleet Bank. It can take up to an hour each time for a Tribble to breed, at which point the new Tribble offspring replaces the food item the parent consumed. This occurs repeatedly until all of the food is depleted.
- Tribbles breed once every hour, on the hour, after you've started playing the game.
Tribble breeding is not a random process, but is related to the food Tribbles consume. Higher level foods that provide a larger health boost like [Romulan Ale] will typically yield a higher level Tribble. Right-clicking on the Tribble will reveal the proper genus of the creature (which typically incorporates the names of developers). To prevent a Tribble from breeding, it should be equipped in one of the player's equipment slots with no food present.
Tribbles are available as an equippable item to temporarily boost Hit Points or provide various 60-minute non-stacking buffs — Damage, Damage Resistance, Health Regeneration, or a combination of Damage and one of the other two. Prepared Tribble (tuf), named [Baked Tribble] or [Tribble Kebab] provides a 14,400 sec (4 hours) buff. Tribbles or prepared variations can be also used by your bridge officers while doing ground missions together.
If your captain character or one of your bridge officers dies in battle,on ground missions, they'll lose the tribble buff.
Note that in keeping with the first appearance of tribbles in "The Trouble with Tribbles", some Klingon Defense Force species cannot use them. Specifically, activating a tribble with a Klingon, Gorn, or Nausicaan player character or bridge officer will result in the tribble emitting a frightened squeal instead of its normal cooing sound and refusing to give the buff. Orions, Letheans, and aliens can use tribbles normally.
The very rare Rivera Tribble is available through certain pre-order offers from various retailers of the game, and also in the C-Store for 120 Cryptic Points; this sub-species offers all three buffs at once.
- Common Tier 1 Tribbles are obtainable via drops during ground missions, often (strangely enough) when engaging Klingon NPCs.
- Common tribbles are also obtainable from “The Tribble with Klingons” mission as lootable items/drops
- Common tribbles are also obtainable from a disaster in Assignment: Prepare Baked Tribble for Captain.
There are 8 Tiers of Tribbles, ranging from Tier 1 (common Tribbles found as loot) to Tier 8 (rare Tribbles that provide a high-level boost in one of the three buff categories). They are described in more detail in our Tribble Breeding Guide.
 Types of Tribbles
All Tribbles can only be used out of combat. All categories except the first one provide 60-minute buffs to the player (or whoever pets the Tribble).
 Self Heal (common)
|Tier 1||50% Hit Points over 4 sec|
|Tier 4||+1% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 5||+1.5% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 7||+2% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 8||+2.5% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
 Health Regen
|Tier 4||+0.01 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 5||+0.015 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 7||+0.02 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 8||+0.025 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec|
 Damage Resistance
|Tier 4||+1 All Damage Resistance for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 5||+1.5 All Damage Resistance for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 7||+2 All Damage Resistance for 3,600 sec|
|Tier 8||+2.5 All Damage Resistance for 3,600 sec|
 Damage + Damage Resistance
|Tier 6|| +1.5% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
+1.5 All Damage resistance for 3,600 sec
 Damage + Health Regen
|Tier 6|| +1.5% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
+0.015 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec
|[Tribble (riv)]|| +1% All Damage strength for 3,600 sec|
+1% All Damage resistance for 3,600 sec
+0.01 Health Regeneration for 3,600 sec
|[Tribble of Borg]||This 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.|
|[Fluidic Space Tribble]||This 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.|
|[Tribble (phot)]||This is a special unlockable item for players who participated in the referral program and referred at least one other player. Another means to obtain it was enabled with the event Q's Winter Wonderland.|
|[Cryo Tribble]||This is a special tribble that can be bred after completing “Cold Comfort” and receiving [Deferi Snow Tuber]. It can be bred from any other tribble.|
|[Triolic Tribble]||This is a special tribble that can be bred after completing “Spin the Wheel” and purchashing [Comet Cocktail] from the bartenders on Drozana Station. It can be bred from any other tribble.|
|[Crossfire Tribble]||This 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.|
|[Cannibal Tribble]||This is a special tribble that can be bred using [Baked Tribble] or [Tribble Kebab]. It can be bred from any other tribble. WARNING: This tribble will always eat and tribbles and replace them with [Tribble Carcass]. Occasionally, they will eat better quality tribbles, as well.|
|[Radan Tribble]||This is a special unlockable item for players who reached at least level 6 in the testing of the Season Five: Call to Arms content update on the Tribble Server.|
|[Winter Tribble]||This tribble can only be obtained by feeding a tribble any food that is obtained at the vendor in Q's Winter Wonderland in the December 2011, 2012 and 2013 Winter events.|
|[Gamma Quadrant Tribble]||This tribble can be obtained by feeding "almost" any tribble [Ketracel White].|
|[IDIC Tribble]||This is a special tribble that could be obtained during the EU rerelease weekend of STO by completing an accolade. This accolade is triggered when a character logs on during the rerelease event.|
|[Fleet Tribble]||This Tribble was obtained by the testing of Season Six: Under Siege for at least one hour during the tribble test weekend. It gives the user a single Fleet Mark and a +5% Hold, Disable and Slow resistance buff for one hour.|
|[Mol'Rihan Tribble]||This Tribble was obtained by the testing of Season Seven: New Romulus for at least one hour during the tribble test weekend. It gives the user a single Romulan Mark and +5 Plasma and Disruptor Damage Resistance, and +2% Plasma and Disruptor damage buffs for one hour.|
|[Lohlunat Tribble]||This tribble can be bred with any of the eight uncommon food items sold during the Lohlunat Festival on Risa (summer event).|
|[Nukara Tribble]||This Tribble was obtained by the testing of Legacy of Romulus for at least one hour during the tribble test weekend and also was given to players who did not test. It gives the user a single Nukara Mark and +10 Environmental (Cold, Fire, Toxic, and Radiation) Damage Resistance for one hour.|
|[Solanae Tribble]||This item was made available to all players at the launch of Season Eight: The Sphere and can be claimed from the C-Store as an account-wide unlock until November 21, 2013 (though players who have already claimed one can acquire them for any future characters they make). It gives the user a single Dyson Mark and +5 Antiproton Damage Resistance, and 1% Critical Hit Chance for one hour.|
|[Baked Tribble]|| +81% Hit Points over 4 sec|
+2.5% All Damage for 14,400 sec
(Consumed on Use)
This baked tribble can be obtained from the Assignment: Prepare Baked Tribble for Captain
|[Tribble Kebab]|| +90% Hit Points over 4 sec|
+3% All Damage for 14,400 sec
(Consumed on Use)
This grilled tribble can be obtained from the Assignment: Prepare Tribble Kebab for Captain
|[Tribble Carcass]|| No buffs, this is just a normal item. |
This item is the remains of a or rarity Tribble eaten by the [Cannibal Tribble] .
These Tribble carcasses are required for Assignment: Tribble Bounty .
 Notes & References
- This Tribble is the item received with certain pre-orders.
- Many of the subspecies were named after Cryptic Studios employees:
- Mike Cavallaro
- Stephen (DeAngelo) D'Angelo
- Lee Dotson
- Dan Griffis
- Joseph Harrington
- Michael Henry
- Matt Highison
- Travis Howe
- Tracy Jasperson
- Jeremy Mattson
- Mikey McCarry
- Andrew Nielson
- Steve Nix
- Stephen Ricossa, Jr.
- Al Rivera
- Zeke Sparkes
- Daniel Stahl
- Imario Susilo
- Christine Thompson
- Geoff Tuffli
- Andy Velasquez
- Steven Vitales
- Ray Yu
- Craig (Zinc) Zinkievich
 External Links
- Tribble at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki.
- See Ifniluck's Trible Guide, part of his Google Docs collection
| Tribbles in Star Trek Online |
|Tier 1-3||Dotson • Sparkes • Stahl • Susilo • Thompson • Tuffli • Vitales|
|Tier 4-6||Cavallaro • DeAngelo • Henry • Howe • Jasperson • Mattson • McCarry • Nix • Ricossa • Stacy|
|Tier 7-8||Daxter • Griffis • Harrington • Highison • Nielson • Velasquez • Yu • Zinc|
|Special||Crossfire • Cryo • Fleet • Fluidic Space • IDIC • Gamma Quadrant • Lohlunat • Mol'Rihan • Nukara • Photonic • Radan • Rivera • Solanae • Tribble of Borg • Triolic • Winter|
|See also||Tribble • Tribble Breeding Guide • Cannibal Tribble • Tribble Kebab • Baked Tribble • Tribble Carcass|
|Creatures in Star Trek Online|
|Animals||Aehallh Worm • Armored hatham • Desert Acari • Dewan arthropod • Driclae • Epohh • Glikar'ma Ice Spider • Jackal Mastiff • Mook • Mugato • Nanov • Orithian Creeper • Orithian Saber Cat • Regalian Fleaspider • Rihan sailback • Saur • Sehlat • Snow Possum • Talarian Hook Spider • Targ • Vihranen • Vivver cat • Warrigul|
|Cosmozoans||Crystalline Entity • Gekli • Idran Swarmer|
|See also||Cosmozoan • Pet • Wildlife|