A spoiler full guide to each Slugcat’s mission.
The Gourmand is a new slugcat added as part of Downpour. They’re an absolute unit who quickly gets tired after doing any exercise like throwing or running and jumping too much.
One of the ways of completing the Gourmand playthrough is to visit Five Pebbles and then to head far, far into the west. Head over to the west most point of Subterranean and you’ll find the new Outer Expanse region. Keep going west and you’ll meet some friendly faces and the end of your journey.
The Gourmand will track new interesting “flavours” they try. These can be seen when accessing the map or at the start of a new cycle. A hint flavour they have yet to try will also be shown. These are all the flavours I’ve discovered so far:
- Slime Mold
- Blue fruit
- Black lizard
- Bubble fruit
- Lantern fruit (Can be found underwater in Shoreline, or in Subterranean where they can also be found on Scavengers)
- Lily (Flower found on top of water in Filtration System)
- Yellow lizard
- Neuron fly
- Sky flower (Flower found in Sky Islands)
- Cyan lizard
- Spike fruit (Fruit found in the top of some rooms in Subterranean)
- Red centipede
- Grappling worm
The Artificer is a new slugcat added as part of Downpour with a very aggressive playstyle. They’re essentially the John Wick of the slugcat world.
Starting in Toxic Wastes, you need to travel through the new shortcut into Shaded Citadel. Continue on through the Exterior to climb all the way up to Five Pebbles. Transition to the wall but instead of descending you can now enter the new region of Metropolis.
Once inside Metropolis you need to keep heading east to the House of Braids. In the centre of this region you can find the Scavenger Chieftain. Killing them will complete your journey of revenge
The chieftain wasn’t immediately aggressive when I encountered them. I think there is another route to completion by befriending them but haven’t tried it yet.
The Rivulet is a super fast, super quick slugcat added as part of Downpour. For being OP, they’ve been punished with shorter cycles but this will be solved as part of your journey to being the fastest slugcat around.
An Old Friend
Make your way up to Five Pebbles. I went the Shaded Citadel exterior route but the way should be clear to climb up the Wall. Once you reach them you’ll notice significant changes to the region with the addition of the Rot.
If you have a chat with Five Pebbles they will instruct you to remove their core and take it to Looks to the Moon. From his chamber you need to travel southwest to find the Linear Rail sub region. There is a small room inside that periodically prevents access with anti gravity. Time your jump right to enter and then take the core. Go back to Five Pebbles and take the access route to start the long journey back to Looks to the Moon.
Have a chat with her and she’ll direct you to install the core in the depths beneath her. Leave the Moon region and head west until you find an entrance south. Then head south east to enter the new Submerged Superstructure region. Head south and east until you start hitting mechanical regions rather than caves. Start heading north and follow it all the way round until you find the core housing. Activate the core for the last time and you’ll be sent away to the Eyrie.
Head west and you’ll reach a gate back to Shoreline and a shortcut to Looks to the Moon. Give her a hug and call your journey complete. Good job Ruffles!
The Spearmaster is a new slugcat added as part of Downpour that can create spears out of his body. I don’t really want to know how as it sounds disgusting.
Make your way over to Five Pebbles to deliver an important message. I used the access shaft from the Wall but I’m sure you can make it through via the Leg route if you so choose. After a very quick reaction from Five Pebbles you’ll be forcibly ejected from his chamber clutching a pearl. Do not go back into the chamber as you’ll die immediately, the guy is pissed.
Take the pearl all the way to Looks to the Moon. Don’t drop it, as you’ll be carrying it a LONG way. You’ll enter a new region, Waterfront Facility, when you attempt to enter Shoreline. It’s roughly the same route towards Looks to the Moon but you will need to backtrack a little to the West.
When you reach Looks to the Moon you’ll realise it has a completely new entrance. The journey to Moon is quite similar to the Leg route to Five Pebbles so strap yourself in for a long trip. Keep going north/northeast until you reach a massive room that looks to contain the outside of her chamber. Head west to the Luna subregion and then keep climbing north. You’ll finally get to drop in on her and deliver the pearl.
The pearl will be rewritten and she’ll give you a new goal, the communications array in Sky Islands. Make your way over to it, climb all the way to the top of the array and the pearl will whiz off to broadcast her message.