Following are the known tribble powers. These can be used by most Federation player characters and bridge officers. It is reported that the Klingon species bridge officer of a Federation player has a mutually negative reaction to the tribble, as expected from the source material; it's not clear if this means they cannot benefit from the powers, or is merely a humorous animation. It is possible for Federation players to unlock Klingons as a playable species (currently by purchasing in the C-Store for 240 Cryptic Points); their reaction to tribbles is unknown at this time.
Right-clicking on a tribble's icon gives a short menu, with the option "Info"; the info screen gives details on the tribble's sub-species and activatable power.
An out of combat self heal
1.25s activate, 6s recharge
"Petting this sub-species of tribble will have the effect of stimulating the body's natural healing capabilities."
[exact effects unknown]
A long duration out of combat self damage resistance buff
1.25s activate, 6s recharge
"Petting this sub-species of tribble will have the effect of slightly stimulating the body's natural ability to resist all types of damage."
[Adds 1% Resistance to most types of ground damage, with a duration of 1 hour. This does carry over into space combat, although it's not clear if it affects anything useful. Overrides Damage Buff, canceling it.]
A long duration out of combat self damage buff
1.25s activate, 6s recharge
"Petting this sub-species of tribble will have the effect of slightly stimulating the body's natural production of adrenoline, improving one's damage capabilities."
[Adds ???, with a duration of 1 hour. This does carry over into space combat, although it's not clear if it affects anything useful. Overrides Resistance Buff, canceling it.]
[Adds ???, with a duration of 1 hour]
Combat Skill Buff
Last updated 2010-02-03, with info from Live (Holodeck)
Due to the forum limitation of 11,000 characters, this FAQ has to be split up into multiple posts. This sub-FAQ is on Tribble Sub-Species, or Breeds. Other sections are linked here for quick reference:
If you are interested in sharing info about tribbles, please join the in-game channel TribbleInfo, as well as posting what you discover in this thread. Please be as specific as you can about the circumstances, as we're still not sure what all the variables are.
The following sub-species (or breeds) of tribble are known, organized for now by their activatable power.
Format: Genus species sub-species "Color" (color clarification, pattern details, etc.)
(¯)Polygeminus grex susilo "White" (almost radiant white, HTML "ghostwhite")
(¯)Polygeminus grex stahl "Cream" (under magnification, may be a flecked mix of White and Tan; HTML "moccasin" (used here) or "antiquewhite")
(¯)Polygeminus grex sparkes "Tan" (a light brown, khaki; HTML "burlywood" (used here), "peru", or "tan")
(¯)Polygeminus grex dotson "Brown" (a medium-dark brown, milk chocolate; HTML "saddlebrown")
(¯)Polygeminus grex thompson "Black" (probably actually a very dark brown, dark chocolate; HTML "black" is not a good match but there isn't anything closer)
(¯)Polygeminus grex vitales "Gray" (pale cool gray; HTML "lightgray" used here, but better match pending) Polygeminus grex tuffli "Cream with Brown Stripes" (original description, and probably the way most people think of it; under magnification, it may actually be Brown with a broad equatorial Cream stripe and several large Cream spots. One could argue that the pale color is Tan rather than Cream, but in comparison to jasperson and nix under magnification, the pale color is distinctly lighter here. This may well be the "mutt" breed result, with middling colors and a mix of stripes and spots)
(Damage) Resistance Buff: Polygeminus grex nix "Brown with large Tan spots" (spots are approximately circular, and arranged in what may be an approximately cubic (or dodecahedral) vertex pattern) Polygeminus grex stacy "Black with multiple small White spots" (from Demonical_3, confirmed by Dakirn and Nack)
Damage Buff: Polygeminus grex jasperson "Tan with single equatorial Brown stripe" Polygeminus grex mccary "Tan with Brown spots" (from Adeon_Hawkwood) Polygeminus grex cavallaro "White with Black spiral stripe" (alternatively Black with White Z pattern, the 3D pattern appears to be a white "polar cap" top and bottom, with a diagonal stripe or ring between them; from IfniLuck) Polygeminus grex vitales [sic] "Ttruncated icosahedron (soccer ball) pattern; Orange faces with Red "seams"; single medium Brown spot in each face" (Some also describe it as an "eyeball" pattern. This appears to be a bug or naming error, a very rare type with the same name as a common type. Currently being described as "vitales-snail" on the forums until we get an official name fix. Reported by Snailelin, confirmed by Profetius Eteus)
Regeneration Buff: Polygeminus grex deangelo "Black with White spiral stripe" (alternatively White with Black Z pattern; the 3D pattern appears to be a dark "polar cap" top and bottom, with a diagonal stripe or ring between them; from IfniLuck) Polygeminus grex henry "Brown with single equatorial Tan stripe" (reported on exchange by Snicker, confirmed by Dakirn) Polygeminus grex highison "Light Purple with double-zigzag Dark Purple stripes" (reported by Troglis)
Multiple Effects: Polygeminus grex mattson " "Orange with multiple zigzag Dark Purple stripes" (alternatively vice-versa; from Demonical_3, confirmed by nmdrkangl and Troglis); Damage Buff + Regeneration Buff Polygeminus grex rivera "?golden/orange with blue halo fur?"; Resistance Buff + Regeneration Buff + Combat Skill Buff (?) (reported as the pre-order tribble; from Mockingbird)
Unknown: Polygeminus grex howe "White with multiple small Black spots" (reported on exchange by Zacuis, confirmed by Dakirn) Polygeminus grex ricossa "Orange with multiple small Dark Purple spots" (from Dakirn) Polygeminus grex griffis "Dark Purple with multiple White rings" (alternatively, Dark Purple with large White spots which each contain a small Dark Purple spot; from Dakirn)
Please post any info you have on new breeds, or further details on the above breeds.
Last updated 2010-02-09, with info from Live (Holodeck)
[color="Lime"]I would like to see the devs add alot more new "buff" tribbles, including more rares and super rares, and of course there must be an EPIC tribble out there somewhere! Tribble breeding is a curiously fun side hobby in-game and I think they have a winner if they can keep introducing new stuff from time to time, it' s kind of like an undocumented crafting profession.
The above is fine, and the best way to get more stuff added is to show we're taking an active interest in what's been put in already. With regards to the rest of your post, however, please note that any sort of petition or call for signatures or bumps is strictly forbidden on these forums, and can get threads locked or removed. The Dev Tracker is littered with threads shut down because of petitions; we don't want that to happen here!
Hah! I was wondering how I went from having looted one tribble to five. I just thought I looted them without realizing it. (For the curious, I started with a stahl, and gained an additional stahl, a dyson, a vitales, and a tuffli.) And, wow, literally just now while I was watching, the Dyson consumed a Vulcan Spice Tea and produced a susilo.
So glad I found this post. I was wondering what was happening. I had picked up a few Tribbles in Klingon ground battles, and now there are a bunch in my inventory. Can't wait to get home from work to check those guys out. Sold a few for cheap at auction without understanding what they are about.
I got my frist at Lt 1-2 rank during the rescue the auzura mission
plain thing without even a bonus
Chances are you are mistaken; so far all documented tribbles have some power activated by petting them. The most common is a minor heal, which may have no obvious effect if you're not wounded. Right-click on the tribble, select Info, and it will give you the scientific name and the power description.
If you did manage to get an unusual tribble that's not on the list and has no power, please take a screenshot showing the Info window and post it, so we can add it to the list (and possibly bug it).