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Capture Pod
Type Item
Rarity Common
Tooltip Throw it at a small grounded monster below 50% health. Maybe you'll get lucky.
Sell Value No Value
Crafted With 8 Steel Bar, 400 Pixels
Crafted At Creature Capture Station

The Capture Pod is made from the Creature Capture Station. They are used to capture (I.E. tame) beasts, turning them into Pets.


Capture pods can be used by first damaging a creature below 50% of its maximum health, and then throwing the Capture Pod at it. If Capture Pods don't hit the monster and hit the ground or a structure instead, they disappear, so if you're on a monster hunt, be sure to bring some back-up Capture Pods. After you catch the monster you get a Filled Capture Pod, which will release the monster if thrown. In order to retreat your monster you can either throw another Capture Pod at them or let them get killed by non-Player damage.

Pets Don't Teleport back to your ship and are Lost if you do so.


  • The way capture pods are used seem to resemble Poké balls in Pokémon, as the player has to damage the monster to make it easy to capture.
  • Pets captured by the Capture Pod can be retrieved by killing the pet by any manner, Sawblade Trap or Poison Water being examples. Throwing another Capture Pod at your Pet will also cause it to revert back into a filled pod.

Video GalleryEdit

Starbound How-to Capture Creatures Combat Pets Tame Pets - Beta Guide03:31

Starbound How-to Capture Creatures Combat Pets Tame Pets - Beta Guide

How to Capture Creatures / Combat Pets

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