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Tribble Breeding Chart[edit | edit source]

Click the image above to enlarge our Tribble Breeding flow chart (current as of 2014)

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.

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.png
Common icon.png
Ratamba Stew icon.png
Common icon.png
Romulan Kali-fal icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Vulcan Plomeek Soup icon.png
Common icon.png
Vulcan Spice Tea icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex jasperson icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Romulan Ale icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Slug-O-Cola icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Trixian Bubble Juice icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex cavallaro icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Aldebaran Whiskey icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Romulan Ale icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Saurian Brandy icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex mattson icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png
Bajoran Moba Fruit icon.png
Common icon.png
Betazoid Uttaberry icon.png
Common icon.png
Blood Wine icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Cardassian Kanar icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Chateau Picard icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Livanian Beet icon.png
Common icon.png
Tulaberry icon.png
Common icon.png
Vorta Q'lava icon.png
Common icon.png
Vorta Rippleberry icon.png
Common icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex henry icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Aldebaran Whiskey icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blood Wine icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Cardassian Kanar icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Chateau Picard icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Saurian Brandy icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex deangelo icon.png Health Regeneration
Blue Arrow (Right).png
Cardassian Yamok Sauce icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Ferengi Snail Steak icon.png
Common icon.png
Ferengi Tube Grubs icon.png
Common icon.png
Flaked Blood Fleas icon.png
Common icon.png
Klingon Grapok Sauce icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex mccarry icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Cardassian Yamok Sauce icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Klingon Grapok Sauce icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex howe icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Jumbo Romulan Mollusk icon.png
Rare icon.png
Klingon Gladst icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Klingon Octopus icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex ricossa icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png
Ferengi Jellied Gree-worm icon.png
Common icon.png
Klingon Gagh icon.png
Common icon.png
Klingon Racht icon.png
Common icon.png
Slug-O-Cola icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Trixian Bubble Juice icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex nix icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Klingon Gladst icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Klingon Octopus icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Romulan Kali-fal icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Vulcan Spice Tea icon.png
Uncommon 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.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex velasquez icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Romulan Osol Twist icon.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex nielson icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png
Romulan Ale icon.png
Uncommon icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex highison icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Tulaberry Wine icon.png
Rare 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.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex daxter icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Quadrotriticale icon.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex harrington icon.png Damage
Blue Arrow (Right).png
Jumbo Romulan Mollusk icon.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Polygeminus grex griffis icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png
Klingon Heart of Targ icon.png
Rare 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.png
Rare icon.png
Tribble Kebab icon.png
Rare icon.png
Blue Arrow (Right).png Cannibal Tribble icon.png Blue Arrow (Right).png Any Common Tribble Blue Arrow (Right).png
Tribble Carcass icon.png
Common 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
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
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
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. It was previously a reward as part of the Referral Program, which is discontinued. n/a
Radan Tribble icon.png
Epic 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
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
Tribblenav.png
Tier 1-3 DotsonSparkesStahlSusiloThompsonTuffliVitales
Tier 4-6 CavallaroDeAngeloHenryHoweJaspersonMattsonMcCarryNixRicossaStacy
Tier 7-8 DaxterGriffisHarringtonHighisonNielsonVelasquezYuZinc
Special (bred) CryoDaringGamma QuadrantKelvin TimelineLohlunatRisianTriolicWinter
Special (other) CrossfireFleetFluidic SpaceIDICInquisitiveMol'RihanNukaraPhotonicRadanRiveraSolanaeTribble of Borg
See also Tribble Breeding GuideCannibal TribbleTribble KebabBaked TribbleTribble Carcass