Firefly Mating

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

Fireflies breed more slowly than their butterfly counterparts, but also consume less food.

Factors That Affect Mating

A firefly'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 firefly 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 fireflies, such as Jesters, Knights and Lords/Ladies.

The firefly'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 firefly's breeding; both the breeding times AND breeding potential. The more the fireflies flutter around people (avatars), the higher their social value climbs. Staying around your fireflies 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. You can also use a Social Shroom accessory to boost social stats.