Popcorn Plant

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"Popcorn Plant"
Code name
Food Pips

Infinite 🌕 As any Slugcat

✔️DLC5 🌕 As Spearmaster

Locations (amount)
Farm Arrays (11, -2 As Hunter)
Sky Islands (8, -1 As Hunter)
Garbage Wastes (7, -2 As Hunter)
Industrial Complex (5, -1 As Hunter)
Subterranean (2, +1 As Hunter)
Chimney Canopy (2, -1 As Hunter)
Shoreline (1)
Outskirts (1, none As Hunter)
Rubicon (2)
Respawn time
7 to 10 cycles

The Popcorn Plant, referred to in-code as the Seed Cob, is a plant that consists of a tall, red, corn-like ear attached to a black stem. Their husks can be opened with Spears to reveal their edible kernels.



Opening a Popcorn Plant.

Popcorn Plants are initially inedible due to the red husks covering the ear. They can be opened by hitting the husk with a Spear. When hit, the husk splits in half and the two sides of the husk curl upwards, revealing a cob with edible yellow kernels that then audibly 'pop' open, from the bottom to the top of the cob. Popcorn Plants remain inedible until all kernels have popped open.

Once a Popcorn Plant has been opened, its kernels can be grabbed, either by touching the cob or pressing to grab them from the cob (the automatic grab is slower than a manual one). Each kernel restores 1 food pip 🌕.

Popcorn Plants provide a limitless supply of food until the end of the cycle, making them especially helpful when the player begins a cycle with a low amount of food pips, or during a starvation cycle.

On the subsequent cycle after being opened, Popcorn Plants have a withered appearance and cannot be interacted with. After several cycles, withered Popcorn Plants regenerate and can be opened and eaten again.

✔️DLC Spearmaster can only eat from Popcorn Plants by hitting them with their Needles, giving 5 food pips 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 per Popcorn Plant. This can only be done once per Popcorn Plant each cycle.

Popcorn Plants are often found in groups of 2 or more, usually alongside permanently withered Popcorn Plants which cannot be eaten.


  • Popcorn Plants are the only food item that Slugcat automatically eats when within range.
  • The Yellow Overseer may indicate to Monk or Survivor that Popcorn Plants are edible when first encountered. The Overseer's projection, pointed at the Popcorn Plant, alternates between the symbol for food Karma 4 and a Spear.
  • As ✔️DLC Saint, the only way to eat Popcorn Plants is by letting the blizzard open them up and then picking up the ✔️DLC Seeds from the ground.
    • Once Saint has reached the state of attunement, they can utilize their Ascension ability to force Popcorn Plants to drop their Seeds.
    • In Expedition mode, Saint can throw Spears, but they bounce off Popcorn Plants.
  • As ✔️DLC Spearmaster, regular Spears bounce off Popcorn Plants.
  • A Shelter with a lot of Popcorn Plants nearby is ideal for earning The Martyr passage, as the player can starve, eat from the Popcorn Plant, sleep, eat 1 pip's 🌕 worth of food from any other source, and repeat as necessary. Suggested shelters to do this are HI_S01 or HI_S03 in Industrial Complex, and LF_S04 and LF_S06 in Farm Arrays.
  • As ✔️DLC Gourmand, Popcorn Plants can be used to regurgitate an effectively infinite number of objects.

Map Locations

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All popcorn locations throughout the world.
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