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The Gilded Ginger is an elusive Veggie that is found exclusively in The Glass Desert, though only two will appear a day. When in the ground, it will produce a glimmering sound which makes it easier to detect. It is the favored food of Gold Slimes and can be used on a Gordo Snare to attract a Gold Gordo, which cannot otherwise be encountered in Adventure Mode.
Curiously, gilded ginger cannot be replicated in a garden as its unusual biological properties prohibit it. However, there is perhaps another use for it...
On the Ranch:
Said to be the holy grail of veggies, gilded ginger can very rarely be found growing in the Glass Desert. It is the only known food that a gold slime will eat, and the few that have seen it claim that doing so will greatly reward the lucky rancher.
- Two new Gilded Gingers spawn in any of the 74 locations at 5:00 A.M. every in-game day, and if the previous day's Gingers weren't collected they will despawn instantaneously. A Gilded Ginger will never spawn in a location near Beatrix, and spawns fully mature.
- To maximise chances of finding a Gilded Ginger, it is best to set up a series of teleporters near spawn locations or use teleporters to get to harder to reach places with Ginger locations, such as behind the Mosaic Gordo. Setting up a clear route and starting the hunt at 5:00 A.M. will help increase chances of finding that day's Ginger. Additionally, it may be wise to place Echoes on Ginger spawn points.
- A ginger prior to being harvested will emit sparkles and twinkle sound effects, allowing it to be located easily.
- Feeding a Gold Slime a Gilded Ginger always produces five Gold Plorts. Golden Sureshot will not work on a Gold Slime if fed a Gilded Ginger.
- A Gilded Ginger used on a Novice and Advanced Gordo Snare does not guarantee a Gold Gordo; they have the same probability as other Foods to attract other Gordos instead. A Master Gordo Snare will guarantee a Gold Gordo.
- 1.4.2 - Fixed a rare issue that you could run into while collecting gilded gingers.
- 1.3.2 - Gilded Gingers now appear in two locations daily and, if you listen closely, are easier to locate. Happy hunting!
- 1.3.2b - (Undocumented) Gilded Gingers now despawn instead of uproot at 5am.
- 1.2.0 - Gilded Gingers are now awarded on successful trades at the Range Exchange while playing Rush Mode.
- 1.1.0 - Fixed bug where the hat trick achievement was not awarded when gilded ginger was eaten by a gold slime.
- 1.0.1 - Implemented.
The Gilded Ginger's name may be a reference to the Ginger Gold apple variety, which are generally yellow in coloration. It may draw some inspiration from edible gold leaf, which is often used as a garnish in luxury culinary uses, which may account for the ginger's rarity. Physically, it is a ginger plant and root with a clean gold finish, giving it the appearence of having been treated with food color spray, similarly to the Silver Parsnip.
- Ogden Ortiz mentioned the Gilded Ginger in his introductory Starmail long before it was introduced.
- Before its release, the roadmap entry for the Gilded Ginger stated:
Gilded ginger can very rarely be found growing in the Glass Desert. It can be used to gain additional gold plorts from a gold slime in the wild or used on [REDACTED].
- The About and On the Ranch portions of the Slimepedia entry are swapped.
- Prior to Version 1.4.2, a Gilded Ginger may have uprooted itself at any time before 5am, affecting the amount of gingers that can be found on a given day. This was fixed in Version 1.4.2.
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|Collectables||Gilded Ginger (Locations) • The Ranch Treasure Pods|