So you've likely stumbled across The Alchemy Shop and seen all the interesting wares... This guide explains how each item in the Alchemy Shop works!
The Alchemy Shop is run by The Alchemist, a bubby who loves brewing potions!
"Yes, that's me! Hello!"
The Alchemist not only brews potions, but also researches them! The Alchemist is not the only Bubby creating potions... Some can only be found through strange means. (Such as events and quests.) Once a potion is fully researched, the Alchemist learns how to brew it herself, and shares the information with all of Puraton!
Mechanically speaking, some potions are always for sale in the Alchemy Shop. For example: Trait Change Potions, Trait Upgrade potions, and rotating trait randomizing potions. However, there are a few rarer potions that can only be obtained via events, raffles, and quests.
Here's a quick rundown of every type of Potion in Puraton:
Pictured: Common, Uncommon, Rare
Trait Change Potions are pretty basic. You use one on a Bubby with an existing trait, and you can change it to another.
Pictured: Uncommon, Rare
Trait Upgrade Potions upgrade one trait of the lower value to the higher value. For example, you may use an Uncommon trait upgrade on a Bubby with a common trait to make that an uncommon trait. You may use a Rare trait upgrade on a Bubby with an uncommon trait to make that a rare trait. The trait must be one rarity lower than the upgrade in order for it to work.
Pictured: Necro Potion, Winged Potion, Spooky Potion
Trait Randomizing Potions change one of your existing Bubby's traits into a random one. Potions themselves have rarities (Uncommon, Rare, Ultra Rare) based on the highest rarity trait it's possible for them to grant.
So you've found a potion, or bought one, and you'd like to use it on your Bubby! Before using it, keep these rules in mind:
Potions are items that change the physical look of your Bubby, so keep in mind that everytime you use one, you'll have to update the masterlist. In order to do that, follow the following steps:
Pictured: Antidote, Super Antidote
Don't like how your potion results turned out? Don't worry! You can buy an antidote to remove any changes a potion has done. Antidotes can be purchased from The Alchemy Store.
Q: I plan on having another artist update my art for the masterlist. Do I need their permission before I use my potion?
A: Nope! When you use your potion, it's your responsibility to get art for your Bubby, be it by you or another artist. Just keep in mind that you cannot use potions on your Bubby again until you either use an antidote or update the art on the masterlist.
Q: Can I use several potions at once?
A: Yes! You can use up to ten potions in one "potion use". Keep in mind that some potions may overlap and replace each other's traits, although it is not likely.
Q: How many potions can I use on a single Bubby?
A: Bubbies can drink potions endlessly! However, once a Bubby drinks the same potion five or more times, it stops being as effective as it would normally be. (Sometimes it may not grant a new trait). This only applies to randomized trait potions, not other ones. If a super antidote is used on a Bubby, it resets their system and potions become more effective again.
Q: Can I use a trait change or upgrade on a randomly granted trait?
A: No. If there's a specific trait you want, you must use an antidote before using the change/upgrade.
Q: What does the "donate potion" prompt do?
A: If you have potions in excess that you'd like to trade in for coal, you can do so by donating them to the Alchemist. Everytime a potion is used or donated, the Alchemist discovers something new about that potion.