The Mutation menu allows an animal to mutate any of their 42 genes. To do so, the player must click the second helix icon in an animal's summary. This will open up a GUI with two empty slots, and clicking on one of them will open up a menu of selectable mutations. As indicated, mutations have a 50% chance of actually being applied on confirmation.
Mutations can be used to add new genes, but it can also be used to override unwanted genes or increase the chance that an existing gene appears, as the chance of inheriting a gene doubly stacks with the chance of mutation.
When certain genes are placed into the mutation slots, the box will turn green, indicating that, with each new child, there is a chance that a new gene will be unlocked in the menu. If a gene is successfully mutated, a yellow circle will show around the gene, and it will be dominant and recessive. However, incompletely dominant genes, like fur color, and co-dominant genes, like paw genes, have a chance of mutating on one or both slots.
There are various ways to unlock new genes. Some examples include: mutating them, exploring new tiles or completing a specific action.
|Round Ears||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Bearyena Ears||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Big Ears||Spend 30 days in Hot climates|
|Big Nose||Explore 100 Grass tiles|
|Bearyena Snout||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Poison Fangs||Travel to new islands|
|Antlers||Spend 30 days in Cold climates & attack 30 times|
|Ram||Attack 50 times|
|Gills||Swim 50 times|
|Platypus Beak||Dig in Water tiles 70 times|
|Cracker Jaw||Crack 50 acorns|
|Big Body||Spend 30 days in Cold climates|
|Lean Body||Spend 30 days in Hot climates|
|Water Body||Swim 50 times|
|Toxic Body||Collect from 50 Toxic berry bushes|
|Spiky Body||Attack 30 times|
|Velvet Paw||Travel to new islands|
|Nimble Fingers||Collect 70 times|
|Webbed Paw||Swim 30 times|
|Digging Paw||Dig 50 times|
|Claw||Attack 50 times|
|Bearyena Claw||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Swimming Tail||Travel to new islands|
|Fishing Tail||Fish 30 times|
|Stinky Tail||Collect from 50 Smelly berry bushes|
|Webbed Hind Legs||Swim 30 times|
|Bearyena Hindlegs||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Normal Blood Clotting||Reach 10 generations|
|Saber Tooth Fangs||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Digging Trunk||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Armored Body||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Mammoth Foot||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Megaloceros Horn||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Hammer Tail||Invite animals with this gene to your tribe|
|Normal Fertility||Survive 50 days|
|High Fertility||Survive 100 days|
- Bearyena-specific genes can be unlocked by inviting friendly Bearyenas into your tribe.
- For mutations that require unlock conditions via hopping islands, multiple islands may have to be visited to actually unlock them.
- When attempting to unlock the Toxic Body mutation, it is prudent to pick from Toxic berry bushes using only tribe animals with poison immunity; as doing otherwise will harm animals and shorten their lifespan majorly.
- Saber Tooth Fangs, Digging Trunk, Armored Body, Mammoth Foot, Megaloceros Horn and Hammer Tail can be unlocked by inviting ancient animals into your tribe, which can be found from Ice Blocks in Mountain biomes.