Butterfly Mating

Each butterfly begins with a dozen (12) mating cycles. Longevity Pools (accessories) occasionally grant a butterfly an additional mating cycle. This is a very rare case, and will not occur unless the butterfly is already below 5 mating cycles.

Factors That Affect Mating

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A butterfly's mating cycle is affected by the following factors:

  • Morale
  • Loyalty
  • Color Purity
  • Inbreeding
  • Number of Food Types
  • Social Attribute

The more loyal and the happier the butterfly is, the more often it will try to mate and the higher its chances are of getting mutations in offspring. Morale and loyalty are boosted by accessories or classes of butterflies, such as Bards, Princes/Princesses, Kings/Queens and Alchemists.

The butterfly's color-purity also plays a potent role in deciding on mutations and evolution. See this section for more details.

Inbreeding plays a significant part in the mating cycle. Mating a child with a parent has a higher chance of mutation, and mating two children of the same parents has a very high chance of mutation.

The social attribute significantly affects a butterfly's breeding; both the breeding times AND breeding potential. The more the butterflies flutter around people (avatars), the higher their social value climbs. Bored, lonely butterflies do not perform particularly well. Staying around your butterflies long enough to get their social value up is always a good idea, and having friends around certainly helps; the more people, the faster the value climbs. Unfortunately, attached butterflies do NOT gain the benefit of those around them since they're not allowed to actually flutter around them and socialize. You can also use a Social Shroom accessory to boost social stats.

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