Slime Rancher 2 features slime-tracking Beatrice Labeau in a direct sequel to Slime Rancher, albeit one that explores the all-new Rainbow Island region.
There are a slew of returning slime players who will know well, along with a handful of new slime, new food, new features, and new resources.
We’ll go over the new combos of slime in our all-new guide – what food they like, and where to find them. We’ll also touch on the returning slime crew from OG Slime Rancher.
First, for those who haven’t played the first Slime Rancher game – there are dozens of slime from the original game that’s back in the colorful world of Slime Rancher 2. These include:
- Pink slime, rock slime, tabby slime, phosphor slime, boom slime, crystal slime, hunter slime, honey slime, paddle slime, quantum slime, fire slime, lucky slime, gold slime, tar, gordo slime, largo slime
The new monsters you’ll be able to find in the game are often cute, including two new types of slime based on bats and an Anglerfish that somehow still have endurance when transported to the world of Slime Rancher:
- Cotton slime, flutter slime, hunter slime, patty slime, ringtail slime
cotton slimes They depend very clearly on the appearance of the cottontail rabbit, and as a ‘starter slime’ they tend to be acquired more easily. They are strong vegetable eaters, and their favorite food is water lettuce.
It’s one of the first slime you’ll encounter in the game – when you exit The Conservatory to the west, you’ll set out on a vast field full of Pink and Cotton Slimes.
You’ll likely notice them jumping, as they are said to be one of the highest jumping slime in Slime Rancher 2. As such, you’ll want to make sure you get a “High Wall” upgrade for them once you put them in the sheds.
You also want to avoid placing them too soon with Pink Slimes, because they will consume them and become Largo.
We recommend feeding them plenty of water lettuce to get plenty of lettuce for sale.
flutter slimes They are based on the visual appearance of a butterfly, most notably the monarch. They are a little more difficult to track down than with Cotton Slimes, and they love to fly.
Flutter Slimes are commonly located on Starlight Strand Island. You will find them concentrated in the southern part of the island. You’ll need to defeat Cotton Gordo to get to the island.
Flutter Slimes require a new nutrient never seen before in Slime Rancher – nectar! Moondew Nectar will double the amount of Plorts they produce, and can be found all over the Starlight Strand. Moondew Nectar can be found on flowers as individual objects and cannot be used in the garden. Having a jetpack will make exploring the island a lot easier in terms of getting both Flutter Slimes and Nectar.
You will also need to make sure you have an Air Net to prevent them from escaping from Corrals.
Angler slimes Based on the most dangerous Anglerfish in the real world. You won’t find this slime lounging earlier in the game areas of Rainbow Fields. Instead, you will have to travel to the Starlight Strand. Again, to get to this area, you’ll have to feed Cotton Gordo in the rainbow fields to get to the teleporter. It can also be found in Ember Valley, which you’ll need to follow a similar process to accessing.
Angler Slimes are carnivores, and their favorite food is chicken of the sea! Chickens of the sea can be found all over the Rainbow Plains and are fairly plentiful – you should have no problem keeping Angler Slimes happy.
patty slimes It is very clear that they owe their appearance to realistic bats, which have a blue-purple color, red eyes, and wings. Batty Slimes can also be found in Ember Valley – they are a “docile” type of slime that loves to eat fruit. They will not wander aimlessly, but will instead be found in darker areas within Ember Valley, such as caves. Their favorite food is pomegranate.
As with Flutter Slimes, you’ll need to make sure you have an Air Net to prevent them from escaping from Corrals.
Ringtail Slimes They are perhaps among the most harmful of the new slimes and love to steal at night, turning into gnomes during the day.
Users compare them to raccoons, which they probably rely on due to their tendency to steal. Since it turns to stone during the day, you can capture it as a Largo during this time in Ember Valley, and return it to its original shape at night. This is really the only way to catch it, as it is very difficult to catch it at night.
They are a very rare type of slime, and eat a continental diet with no particular favorite food. If you want to prevent them from turning to stone in your sheds, you’ll need to invest in a sun shield.