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Neopets: Island Builders

Gathering

Gathering Buildings are unlocked as you progress through story quests. They are locations you can send Neopet NPCs you recruit to generate items. These items themselves can then be used to progress quests, convert into Crabulator Building Materials, and craft decorations. As such, using Neopets to gather resources is the primary gameplay of Neopets: Island Builders.

Each Gathering Building has a specific list of items that it can generate. By default, it will generate the first item in this list automatically over time. When an item has been generated, it will appear over the Gathering Building and can be tapped on to collect. If you want to generate other types of available items, you will need to send in a Neopet.

First, tap on the Gathering Building to bring up the menu. Then, select the item you wish to generate. A new menu will appear at the bottom. You can tap the Neopet icon that appears to cycle through the available Neopets you have and find the one you want to complete the job. When you are ready, tap the green button to send your Neopet to the Gathering Building and begin generating the item. Working on gathering an item will lower a Neopet's happiness rating over time, which you can replenish in various ways.

Each item takes a set amount of time to generate, with the time needed increasing the further down the list of available items you go. Most items beyond the first in the list also require Equipment to gather them. These are consumable items that can be created at the Workshop building.

Several items also have a slim chance to award an additional, even rarer item on completion. These rarer Bonus items are shown in a small icon next to the original item you are trying to generate.

Note: Added in the Android version but not yet live in the iOS version, Happiness also currently affects gathering ability of your pets. Any pet will need significant Happiness gains from Amenities and Omelettes in order to gather items. At the present time, Style Happiness from painting and hats does not contribute towards the ability to gather. This change to the game is still being developed, and does not work consistently at this time.

Elements

Each Gathering Building has an elemental alignment. There are six available elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Dark, and Light. This is represented by an icon at the bottom of the building's item list.



Air


Dark


Earth



Fire


Light


Water


Neopets themselves have the same elemental affinities, but these are randomly assigned and different between players. If you match the elemental affinity of the building and the Neopet you select to gather the item, that Neopet will not lose any happiness by performing the job. You can tell if there's a match, as both the elemental icons on the building and the Neopet will look as if they are on fire.

Ideals

Each individual item within a Gathering Building also has an additional variable, called an IDEALS. This stands for Intuition, Dexterity, Efficiency, Agility, Luck, and Strength.

As with elements, Neopets also have randomly assigned Ideals. If you match the Ideal of the item and the Neopet, both icons will begin to glow. Sending a matching pet to gather that item will give bonuses based on the Ideal. Agility and Efficiency decrease the time taken to gather the item. Intuition and Luck increase the chances of any applicable rare items dropping. Strength and Dexterity increase the chance of an additional item dropping on top of the one being gathered.


Agility
Decreases Gathering Time

Dexterity
Increases Double Drop Chance


Efficiency
Decreases Gathering Time

Intuition
Increases Rare Drop Chance


Luck
Increases Rare Drop Chance

Strength
Increases Double Drop Chance


Additionally, Neopets sent to gather items with matching Ideals will gain Experience Points, allowing them to level up over time. When they are ready to level up, they will have a star over their heads and can be tapped on to complete the process. Increasing the level of a Neopet increases the power of their Ideal bonus on matching items.

Available Buildings

The available buildings and the items they allow you to gather are:

Fast-Grass Farm

Availability: Initial

Building Cost: N/A

Building Time: N/A

Element: Earth

Straw
Straw Gather Time:
15 seconds
Ideals:
Efficiency
Pumpkin x2
Pumpkin Gather Time:
30 seconds
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Basket
Basket
Apple x2
Apple Gather Time:
1 minute 30 seconds
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Bucket
Bucket
Rare Item:
Worm
Worm
Berry x2
Berry Gather Time:
5 minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Spade
Spade
Rare Item:
Worm
Worm

Crokabek Field

Availability: Quest - Farming for Evidence

Building Cost: 5 Building Materials

Building Time: 10 Seconds

Element: Dark

Bamboo
Straw Gather Time:
15 seconds
Ideals:
Strength
Feather
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Spyder-Web Net
Spyder-Web Net
Rare Item:
Vaeolus Feather
Vaeolus Feather
Soft Soil
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Bucket
Bucket
Rare Item:
Fertilizer
Fertilizer
Note: This item requires the Stone Hammer rather than Bucket in the iOS version of the game.
Hedge Sapling
Straw Gather Time:
5 minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Spade
Spade
Rare Item:
Mistletoe
Mistletoe

Enigma Wharf

Availability: Quest - Wharf Are We Waiting For?

Building Cost: 10 Building Materials

Building Time: 15 Seconds

Element: Water

Spyder Web
Straw Gather Time:
30 seconds
Ideals:
Dexterity
Bicycle Wheel
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Spyder-Web Net
Spyder-Web Net
Crab x2
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Bucket
Bucket
Rare Item:
Fresh Fish
Fresh Fish
Fresh Fish x2
Straw Gather Time:
15 minutes
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Fishing Rod
Fishing Rod
Rare Item:
Humongous Fish
Humongous Fish
Driftwood
Straw Gather Time:
10 minutes
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow
Rare Item:
Driftwood
Driftwood

Secret Beach

Availability: Quest - Seeking Signs at Secret Beach

Building Cost: 10 Building Materials

Building Time: 15 Seconds

Element: Water

Seaweed
Straw Gather Time:
30 seconds
Ideals:
Efficiency
Seashell
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Basket
Basket
Rare Item:
Spade
Spade
Coconut
Straw Gather Time:
2 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Spyder-Web Net
Spyder-Web Net
Rare Item:
Bucket
Bucket
Starfish
Straw Gather Time:
5 minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Bucket
Bucket
Sand
Straw Gather Time:
10 minutes
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Spade
Spade
Rare Item:
Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane

Mysterious Mine

Availability: Quest - Mining For Clues

Building Cost: 10 Building Materials

Building Time: 15 Seconds

Element: Dark

Rock
Straw Gather Time:
30 seconds
Ideals:
Dexterity
Ore
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Stone Hammer
Stone Hammer
Rare Item:
Fire
Fire
Ice
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Pickaxe
Pickaxe
Rare Item:
Coal
Coal
Clay
Straw Gather Time:
30 minutes
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrow
Rare Item:
Gold
Gold
Coal x2
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Dynamite
Dynamite
Rare Item:
Gold
Gold

Shipwreck

Availability: Quest - Camp Crochety

Building Cost: 20 Building Materials

Building Time: 25 Minutes

Element: Water

Pirate Dagger
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute 30 seconds
Ideals:
Intuition
Sail Cloth
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Scissors
Scissors
Rare Item:
Gems
Gems
Honeycomb x2
Straw Gather Time:
7 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Grappling Hook
Grappling Hook
Rare Item:
Wax
Wax
Note: The rare item currently does not drop on the iOS version of the game. Honeycomb also requires Spear rather than Grappling Hook to gather.
Cannon Ball
Straw Gather Time:
20 Minutes
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Suction Cup Glove
Suction Cup Glove
Rare Item:
Gun Powder
Gun Powder
Vaeolus Feather
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Slingshot
Slingshot
Rare Item:
Gems
Gems

Ancient Negg Tree

Availability: Quest - Setting Down Roots

Building Cost: 30 Building Materials

Building Time: 3 Hours

Element: Water

Tree Branch
Straw Gather Time:
2 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Bloomin' Negg x2
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Scissors
Scissors
Note: This item requires the Spear rather than Scissors in the iOS version of the game.
Ferocious Negg
Straw Gather Time:
7 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Spear
Spear
Rare Item:
Pirate Negg
Pirate Negg
Note: This item requires the Grappling Hook rather than Spear in the iOS version of the game.
Jungle Negg
Straw Gather Time:
15 Minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Blow Dart
Blow Dart
Rare Item:
Shadow Negg
Shadow Negg
Note: This item requires the Slingshot rather than Blow Dart in the iOS version of the game.
Dacardian Negg
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Dynamite
Dynamite
Rare Item:
Faerie Negg
Faerie Negg
Pirate Negg
Pirate Negg Gather Time:
15 Minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Slingshot
Slingshot
Rare Item:
Shadow Negg
Shadow Negg
Note: This item can only be gathered in the Android version of the game. In the iOS version, it is only available as a rare item drop.

Cenote

Availability: Quest - Denoting the Cenote

Building Cost: 30 Building Materials

Building Time: 4 Hours

Element: Water

Vines
Straw Gather Time:
2 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Mushroom x2
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Scissors
Scissors
Rare Item:
Cacao Beans
Cacao Beans
Squid x2
Straw Gather Time:
7 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Grappling Hook
Grappling Hook
Rare Item:
Squid Ink
Squid Ink
Sea Urchin x2
Straw Gather Time:
30 Minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Rubber Gloves
Rubber Glove
Rare Item:
Needle
Needle
Limestone x2
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Dynamite
Dynamite
Rare Item:
Gems
Gems

Crash Site

Availability: Quest - Crash Test Dummy

Building Cost: 20 Building Materials

Building Time: 25 Minutes

Element: Air

Magnet
Straw Gather Time:
1 Minute 30 Seconds
Ideals:
Efficiency
Dark Crater Rocks
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Magnet Claw
Magnet Claw
Rare Item:
Light Crater Rocks
Light Crater Rocks
Radioactive Green Ooze
Radioactive Green Ooze Gather Time:
7 Minutes
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Crystal Bucket
Crystal Bucket
Rare Item:
Dark Ooze
Dark Ooze
Meteor Ore
Straw Gather Time:
10 Minutes
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Laser Axe
Laser Axe
Rare Item:
Alien Circuitboard
Alien Circuitboard
Safety Pylon
Straw Gather Time:
15 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Magnetic Field Net
Magnetic Field Net
Rare Item:
Alien Circuitboard
Alien Circuitboard
Space Bugs x2
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Ultrasonic Cannon
Ultrasonic Cannon
Rare Item:
Light Crater Rocks
Light Crater Rocks

Crystal Geyser

Availability: Quest - We Int-Erupt This Broadcast...

Building Cost: 20 Building Materials

Building Time: 3 Hours

Element: Air

Crystal Shard
Straw Gather Time:
2 Minutes
Ideals:
Efficiency
Iridescent Water
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Efficiency
Tool Required:
Crystal Bucket
Crystal Bucket
Rare Item:
Rough Crystal
Rough Crystal
Jellyfish x2
Straw Gather Time:
60 Minutes
Ideals:
Luck
Tool Required:
Crystal Lure Fishing Rod
Crystal Lure Fishing Rod
Rare Item:
Big Jellyfish
Big Jellyfish
Electric Eel x2
Straw Gather Time:
15 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Magnetic Field Net
Magnetic Field Net
Rare Item:
Venom
Venom
Snowflake
Straw Gather Time:
10 Minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Echo Chamber
Echo Chamber
Rare Item:
Rough Crystal
Rough Crystal

Sonata Stelae

Availability: Quest - A Sound Structure

Building Cost: 20 Building Materials

Building Time: 4 Hours

Element: Air

Echo
Straw Gather Time:
2 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Pulsing Sound
Straw Gather Time:
5 Minutes
Ideals:
Agility
Tool Required:
Echo Chamber
Echo Chamber
Rare Item:
Harmonious Sound
Harmonious Sound
Tranquil Sound
Straw Gather Time:
10 Minutes
Ideals:
Dexterity
Tool Required:
Laser Harp
Laser Harp
Rare Item:
Harmonious Sound
Harmonious Sound
Synth Sound
Straw Gather Time:
15 Minutes
Ideals:
Intuition
Tool Required:
Laser Axe
Laser Axe
Rare Item:
Extraterrestrial Sound
Extraterrestrial Sound
Thunderous Sound
Straw Gather Time:
1 Hour
Ideals:
Strength
Tool Required:
Sound Amplifier
Sound Amplifier
Rare Item:
Extraterrestrial Sound
Extraterrestrial Sound

This article was written by: JN Staff

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