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Guide: Tribble Breeding

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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.

Food[edit | edit source]

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.

Alphabetical List of Breeding Food[edit | edit source]

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

Sub-Species Tiers[edit | edit source]

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.

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 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.

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.

Tiers 1 to 3[edit | edit source]

Tier 1 Tribbles only can be found in enemy loot (Klingons, allies and enemy crates) and only provide a simple self-heal. Tribble 1 or 2 tribbles result from feeding any tribble any level of food below 63%.

Tier 1 Breeding Foods Tier 2 Breeding Foods Tier 3 Type
Polygeminus grex dotson icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Any -64% food Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex susilo icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Any +64% food. Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex tuffli icon.png Self-Heal
Polygeminus grex sparkes icon.png Polygeminus grex thompson icon.png
Polygeminus grex stahl icon.png Polygeminus grex vitales icon.png

Tiers 3 to 6[edit | edit source]

Tier 3 Breeding Foods Tier 4 Breeding Foods Tier 5 Breeding Foods Tier 6 Type
Polygeminus grex tuffli icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Cardassian Zabu Stew icon.pngCommon icon.png Ratamba Stew icon.pngCommon icon.png Romulan Kali-fal icon.pngUncommon icon.png Vulcan Plomeek Soup icon.pngCommon icon.png Vulcan Spice Tea icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex jasperson icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Romulan Ale icon.pngUncommon icon.png Slug-O-Cola icon.pngUncommon icon.png Trixian Bubble Juice icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex cavallaro icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Aldebaran Whiskey icon.pngUncommon icon.png Romulan Ale icon.pngUncommon icon.png Saurian Brandy icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex mattson icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png Bajoran Moba Fruit icon.pngCommon icon.png Betazoid Uttaberry icon.pngCommon icon.png Blood Wine icon.pngUncommon icon.png Cardassian Kanar icon.pngUncommon icon.png Chateau Picard icon.pngUncommon icon.png Livanian Beet icon.pngCommon icon.png Tulaberry icon.pngCommon icon.png Vorta Q'lava icon.pngCommon icon.png Vorta Rippleberry icon.pngCommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex henry icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Aldebaran Whiskey icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blood Wine icon.pngUncommon icon.png Cardassian Kanar icon.pngUncommon icon.png Chateau Picard icon.pngUncommon icon.png Saurian Brandy icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex deangelo icon.png Health Regeneration
Blue Arrow (Right).png Cardassian Yamok Sauce icon.pngUncommon icon.png Ferengi Snail Steak icon.pngCommon icon.png Ferengi Tube Grubs icon.pngCommon icon.png Flaked Blood Fleas icon.pngCommon icon.png Klingon Grapok Sauce icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex mccarry icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Cardassian Yamok Sauce icon.pngUncommon icon.png Klingon Grapok Sauce icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex howe icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Jumbo Romulan Mollusk icon.pngRare icon.png Klingon Gladst icon.pngUncommon icon.png Klingon Octopus icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex ricossa icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png Ferengi Jellied Gree-worm icon.pngCommon icon.png Klingon Gagh icon.pngCommon icon.png Klingon Racht icon.pngCommon icon.png Slug-O-Cola icon.pngUncommon icon.png Trixian Bubble Juice icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex nix icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Klingon Gladst icon.pngUncommon icon.png Klingon Octopus icon.pngUncommon icon.png Romulan Kali-fal icon.pngUncommon icon.png Vulcan Spice Tea icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex stacy icon.png Damage Resistance

Tiers 6 to 8[edit | edit source]

Tier 6 Breeding Food Tier 7 Breeding Food Tier 8 Type
Polygeminus grex mattson icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Tranya icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex velasquez icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Romulan Osol Twist icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex nielson icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png Romulan Ale icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex highison icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Tulaberry Wine icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex yu icon.png Health Regeneration
Polygeminus grex ricossa icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Cardassian Taspar Egg icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex daxter icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Quadrotriticale icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex harrington icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png Jumbo Romulan Mollusk icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex griffis icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Klingon Heart of Targ icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex zinc icon.png Damage Resistance

Cannibal Tribbles[edit | edit source]

Cannibal Tribbles are not part of the normal breeding tiers, but operate in a similar manner. Tribble foods can be made through Klingon duty officer missions. When fed to tribbles, it produces a cannibal tribble which will eat other tribbles in your inventory. These can then be turned in at Klingon security officers as part of a Tribble Bounty.

Tribble Breeding Food Result Breeding Food Carcass
Any Common Tribble Blue Arrow (Right).png Baked Tribble icon.pngRare icon.png Tribble Kebab icon.pngRare icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Cannibal Tribble icon.pngUncommon icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Any Common Tribble Blue Arrow (Right).png Tribble Carcass icon.pngCommon icon.png
Any Uncommon Tribble Any Uncommon Tribble

Special Tribbles[edit | edit source]

Special tribbles are either bred by feeding any tribble a particular food (i.e. the Gamma Quadrant Tribble can be bred by feeding any tribble ketracel white), or they are otherwise purchased and unable to be bred (i.e. Tribble of Borg was originally a testing reward and is now obtainable from the c-store). Feeding these tribbles regular foods usually grants a tier 5 tribble.

Tribble Notes Acqui-
sition
50px [Black Alert Tribble] grants 2% extra run speed, and 3% extra manimum health. Promo
Tribble of Borg icon.png [Tribble of Borg] grants damage resistance and a damage buff vs Borg. 300 Zen small icon.png
Polygeminus grex cryonic icon.png The [Cryo Tribble] grants damage and cold resistance.
Deferi Snow Tuber icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Polygeminus grex contendo icon.png [Crossfire Tribble] grants damage resistance in RPG mode, and a damage buff in shooter mode.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Daring Tribble icon.png The [Daring Tribble] grants a buff to kit performance and kit readiness.
Cream Soda icon.png
Common icon.png
Polygeminus grex communitas icon.png The [Fleet Tribble] provides hold, disable and slow resistance. It also provides 1 fleet mark per hour.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Fluidic Space Tribble icon.png [Fluidic Space Tribble] provides damage, psionic and toxic resistance. 300 Zen small icon.png
Polygeminus grex gamma icon.png The [Gamma Quadrant Tribble] provides damage vs Dominion, and a buff to stealth & perception.
Food Ketrecel White.png
Uncommon icon.png
Grand Slam Tribble icon.png The [Grand Slam Tribble] provides a buff to run speed and melee damage Rare+ Risan Foods
Polygeminus grex varietas icon.png The [IDIC Tribble] provides a team-wide buff dependent on your profession. 300 Zen small icon.png
Inquisitive Tribble icon.png The [Inquisitive Tribble] provides damage resistance and a buff to experience points. Promo
Kelvin Timeline Tribble icon.png The [Kelvin Timeline Tribble] provides a damage and damage-resistance buff.
Slusho Mix icon.png
Rare icon.png
Polygeminus grex jamaharon icon.png The [Lohlunat Tribble] grants psionic damage resistance and health regeneration. During the Lohlunat Festival it also provides a flight buff. Uncommon Risan Foods
Polygeminus grex romulus icon.png The [Mol'Rihan Tribble] provides a buff to plasma and disruptor damage, to plasma and disruptor resistance, and grants 1 Romulan Mark per hour.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
50px The [Mycelium Tribble] grants 3% extra run speed, 5% extra maximum health, and 100% extra movement speed.
Can only be bred from the Black Alert Tribble.
No icon.png
Common icon.png
Polygeminus grex nukara icon.png The [Nukara Tribble] provides environmental damage resistance and 1 Nukara Mark per hour. It was previously a reward during the testing of the Legacy of Romulus update and is not otherwise available. n/a
Polygeminus grex photonic icon.png The [Photonic Tribble] grants a buff for damage resistance and health regeneration.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Radan Tribble icon.pngEpic icon.png [Radan Tribble] grants extra shield capacity and a buff to energy damage. It also grants 5 Dilithium once per hour.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Polygeminus grex suraya icon.png The [Risian Tribble] grants increased maximum hit points and health regeneration. During the Lohlunat Festival it also provides a flight buff. Rare+ Risan Foods
Polygeminus grex rivera icon.png The [Tribble (riv)] grants a buff to damage, damage resistance and health regeneration. 300 Zen small icon.png
Polygeminus grex dyson icon.png The [Solanae Tribble] grants antiproton damage resistance, an increased critical hit chance and one Dyson Mark per hour.
Phoenix Prize Pack icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Terran Fortune Tribble icon.png The [Terran Fortune Tribble] provides a runspeed buff and a fortune.
Terran Fortune Cookie icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Triolic Tribble icon.png The [Triolic Tribble] provides a damage resistance buff.
Comet Cocktail icon.png
Very rare icon.png
Polygeminus grex borealis icon.png The [Winter Tribble] resistance to repel, knockback and cold damage. It grants an AOE bonus during the Q's Winter Wonderland event. Winter Wonderland Foods

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Tribbles in Star Trek Online
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Tier 1-3 DotsonSparkesStahlSusiloThompsonTuffliVitales
Tier 4-6 CavallaroDeAngeloHenryHoweJaspersonMattsonMcCarryNixRicossaStacy
Tier 7-8 DaxterGriffisHarringtonHighisonNielsonVelasquezYuZinc
Special (bred) CryoDaringGamma QuadrantGrand SlamKelvin TimelineLohlunatRisianTriolicWinter
Special (other) CrossfireFleetFluidic SpaceIDICInquisitiveMol'RihanNukaraPhotonicRadanRiveraSolanaeTerran FortuneTribble of Borg
See also Tribble Breeding GuideCannibal TribbleTribble KebabBaked TribbleTribble Carcass