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Capture Pod
Type Item
Rarity Rare
Tooltip Throw it at a small grounded monster below 50% health. Maybe you'll get lucky.
Sell Value 0 Pixels
Crafted With 3x Durasteel Bar

1x Diamond

Crafted At Pet Station

The Capture Pod is a consumable tool crafted at the Creature Capture Station. They are used to capture (I.E. tame) wild 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 pod at it. Capture Pods can be used again if you miss the first time. After the monster is caught a Filled Capture Pod will be obtained, which will release the monster if thrown. In order to retrieve the monster the player can use the ball again to call it back inside.

Pets don't teleport back to the player's ship and are lost if done 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 the 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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