Slime Rancher: Guide to All Slime Types

Learn more about the various different species of slime found in Slime Rancher.

1 week ago by Morgan Shaver in Guides

In Slime Rancher, knowing your way around all slime types can be useful. Not only will it help you farm slime more effectively, but it will also prevent you from winding up in a particularly sticky situation (like a Tarr Slime infestation). Each slime is different and will require a different Corral setup and different food. By knowing what each slime prefers, you’ll be able to maximize the amount of Plorts you collect.

To help you become the greatest rancher in the history of Slime Rancher, we decided to put together a comprehensive guide on all slime types.

Slime Rancher: Guide to All Slime Types

Below, you'll find a list of all slime types found in Slime Rancher.

Pink Slime

Pink Slime is the first type of slime you encounter in Slime Rancher. 

In Slime Rancher, Pink Slime is the first type of slime that you’ll come across. They’re found just about everywhere, and drop Pink Plorts. Pink Slime typically has a bad habit of stacking on top of one another.

In order to keep them contained, it’s recommended that you create a Corral with High Walls and an Air Net depending on how many Pink Slime you have contained in your Corral. Pink Slime do not have a favorite food and will eat everything.

Rock Slime

Be careful in areas near Rock Slime, as they can cause damage when they roll.

In Slime Rancher, Rock Slime is the first type of slime you come across that can actually harm you. They don’t do this intentionally. If you don’t have a Plort Collector attached to the Corral you’re keeping your Rock Slime in, you probably should create one.

This attachment makes it easier to collect Rock Plort from your Rock Slime without taking damage by trying to vacuum the Plort up. They’re easy to farm, and aren’t as prone to escape as Pink Slime and Tabby Slime. They will only eat vegetables, with their favorite food being the Heart Beet, which is rare.

Tabby Slime

Tabby Slime is often seen as the cutest slime in Slime Rancher.

In Slime Rancher, Tabby Slime is often a favorite due to how cute they are. Tabby Slime are extremely prone to escaping, making High Walls and Air Nets a must for your Tabby Slime Corral. When it comes to feeding your Tabby Slime, they will only eat meat, with their favorite food being the Stony Hen.

In order to farm multiple Tabby Slime at a time, it’s recommended that you create a Coop to farm Hens for food. In order to effectively farm Hens, you’ll need both Hens and Roostros together in your Coop.

Phosphor Slime

In Slime Rancher, you'll need a Corral with a Solar Shield in order to farm Phosphor Slime.

In Slime Rancher, Phosphor Slime is the first special type of slime you’ll come across. They’re special because they only come out at night, and can only survive in the dark. In order to farm Phosphor Slime, you’ll need to create a Corral with a Solar Shield to keep your Phosphor Slime in darkness.

Additionally, because Phospor Slime fly, having High Walls and an Air Net can help keep your Phosphor Slime in their Corral and away from harm. Phosphor Slime love to eat fruit, with their favorite fruit being the Cuberry. It’s recommended that you create a Garden to farm Cuberrys. In doing so, you’ll be able to increase your yield of Phosphor Plorts.

Boom Slime

You'll want to add a Music Box to your Boom Slime Corral in order to keep these slimes calm in Slime Rancher.

In Slime Rancher, Boom Slime are the second type of dangerous slime you encounter. You won’t be able to collect and farm Boom Slime until you unlock the Moss Blanket area of Slime Rancher. You’ll need to be careful when collecting and farming Boom Slime, as they’re prone to unprovoked explosions.

Their explosions can even hit you when you’re outside their Corral, so having a Music Box (to calm them) and a Plort Collector attached to your Corral is a must. Boom Slime love to eat meat, with their favorite food being Briar Hen. This Hen type is also exclusive to the Moss Blanket area of Slime Rancher. Similar to Tabby Slime, it’s recommended that you create a Coop to farm Briar Hen in order to increase your yield of Boom Plorts.

Honey Slime

Be careful while farming Honey Slime in Slime Rancher, as their Honey Plorts are irresistable to other slimes.

In Slime Rancher, Honey Slime are the second type of slime exclusive to the Moss Blanket area. Honey Slime can be hard to farm, as their Plorts are extremely sweet. This can result in other slimes attempting to break into your Honey Slime Corral. As you’ll read a little farther down the line, if a Largo Slime eats a different Plort from their own, they’ll turn into a Tarr Slime.

Tarr Slimes can wreak havoc on your ranch, so you’ll want to keep your Honey Slime Corral away from other Corrals. Additionally, having High Walls and an Air Net attached to your Honey Slime Corral is a must. Honey Slimes love to eat fruit, with their favorite food being the Mint Mango. Similar to Phosphor Slime, you’ll want to create a Garden to grow Mint Mango in order to increase the your yield of Honey Plorts.

Puddle Slime

You'll need to create a Puddle Plot to farm Puddle Slime in Slime Rancher.

In Slime Rancher, Puddle Slime can often be hard to find. They’re exclusive to the Moss Blanket area, and like to hide inside the pond. Puddle Slimes can only live inside water. If they’re put on dry land, they’ll disappear. If you’re wondering what a Pond Plot is and what it’s for, the answer centers on Puddle Slime.

In order to farm Puddle Slime, you’ll need to create a Pond Plot. Aside from needing a special Pond Plot, Puddle Slime don’t eat which means you don’t need to feed them in order to yield Puddle Plorts. Instead, they’ll drop one Puddle Plort every 6 in-game hours.

Gold Slime

While you cannot farm Gold Slime, you'll want to keep your eye out for Gold Slime in the wild while playing Slime Rancher.

In Slime Rancher, Gold Slime is the rarest type of slime in the game. You cannot farm Gold Slime. They can be found in the wild, and when they do, you’ll want to chase them down (while keeping yourself at a decent distance) and toss items at them.

Keep in mind, the closer you get to a Gold Slime, the faster they disappear. Just keep tossing items at them and they’ll drop at least one Gold Plort. If you’re looking for more guidance, also be sure to read through our Gold Slime guide.

Largo Slimes

In Slime Rancher, Largo Slime are a combination of two different slime types.

In Slime Rancher, Largo Slimes are large forms of slime that you cannot capture. They’re created when a normal slime eats a Plort from a different type of slime. For example, if a Rock Slime eats a Pink Plort from a Pink Slime, it will become a Pink Rock Largo. Largos give 2 Plorts, one of each type of slime they are, whenever they eat.

You have to keep Largos separate to avoid the creation of Tarr Slime. Because of this, Largo Slime can be hard to farm unless you have a Corral with High Walls, an Air Net, and nearby Corrals are also built up in a way that slime are unable to break into your Largo Corral. Again, be cautious while farming Largo, as they can turn into Tarr Slimes.

Tarr Slimes

Tarr Slime are aggressive and can devastate your farm in Slime Rancher.

In Slime Rancher, Tarr Slime is the most aggressive type of slime. They’re created when a Largo Slime eats a Plort from a different type of slime. For example, if a Pink Rock Largo (Rock and Pink Slime combo) eats a Tabby Plort, it will become a Tarr Slime. Tarr Slimes are extremely aggressive and can completely wipe out your farm if you’re not careful.

While Tarr Slime will disappear over time, they’ll eat through just about everything near them before they do. To deal with Tarr Slime, you can either vacuum them up and toss them into the sea, toss them into an Incinerator, throw them into Ponds, or spray them with water. Note that if you vacuum them up to toss them into the sea or into an Incinerator, they can deal damage. As such, you’ll want to deal with Tarr Slime quickly to avoid losing your farm, and taking too much damage.

Gordo Slimes

In Slime Rancher, Gordo Slimes will drop items like Slime Keys when you feed them their favorite food.

Last, but certainly not least, we have Gordo Slime. In Slime Rancher, Gordo Slimes are a rare type of slime that are completely stationary. They give you rewards, like Slime Keys, when you feed them whatever their respective slime type likes.

For example, a Phosphor Gordo will love being fed Cuberrys. As such, you’ll want to track down and feed all Gordo Slimes in Slime Rancher. To help you do this, be sure to check out our complete Gordo Slime location guide!

There you have it, all slime types in Slime Rancher. What’s your favorite type of slime? Let us know in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know more about all of the different slime types found in Slime Rancher.