FANDOM


Laboratory   Starship Researches   Starbase Researches

Summary

Once the Laboratory is onboard the player's Starship, he/she can begin researching various upgrades and technologies to further improve their ship. Researches will either cost Gas Gas or Starbux Starbux, and they can be instantly completed by paying additional Starbux.

The below table of contents displays every single research available to Starships. A research's Laboratory requirement for their first level determines its category placement. Alternatively, hitting Ctrl + F or Command + F and typing in keywords can be done to navigate the page on PC/Mac. Due to page size, uses for the more elaborate researches are found on their respective pages.


Level 1 Laboratory Researches

Advanced Engineering

AdvancedEngineering
"Increases the amount of rooms the player can build/upgrade simultaneously."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Allows up to 3 systems to be constructed simultaneously"
2"Allows up to 4 systems to be constructed simultaneously"
3"Allows up to 5 systems to be constructed simultaneously"
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
11505s13
245010s13
31K15s13

Stickers

StickersResearch
"Allows the player to paste colorful Stickers onto their ship! Or they can add depressing ones, we don't judge."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Allows a sticker to be added to your ship in the ship designer."
2"Allows multiple stickers to be added to your ship in the ship designer."
3"Allows a load of stickers to be added to your ship in the ship designer."
Name Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost Time
Sticker11.5K Gas10s Clock13
Stickers2150 Starbux10m Clock35
More Stickers3450 Starbux15m Clock57

Beer

BeerResearch
"Unlocks two new Crew draw options that cost Starbux Starbux. One can potentially give 3-5 star Crew while the other can potentially give 4-5 star Crew. Remember to show state ID!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Allow access to recruit better crew."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
12.5K20m13

UFO

UFOResearch
"Unlocks the Gray Ships and all their glory! Just make sure you have 2.2K Starbux Starbux for the switch..."

Statistics
Level Description
1"UFO Research. Unlocks alien ship and weapons technology."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
15K8h13

Commerce

GbayResearch
"Unlocks the gBay market, with level 2 and 3 increasing how many Items the player can list at once. Even better, causing a market crash is legal!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Gain access to gBay marketplace. Allows one listing. Subject to 20% gBay success fee."
2"For real merchants. Allows two simultaneous listings on gBay. Subject to 20% gBay success fee."
3"For diamond entrepreneurs. Allows three simultaneous listings on gBay. Subject to 20% gBay success fee."
Level Listing Slots Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
111.5K3h13
2230K18h35
3365K3d57

Rocket

RocketMissileResearch
"Upgrades the Rocket Missile, increasing damage and cost. No level 1 this time, the Rocket Missile came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-6"Improvements to the standard rocket warhead results in higher damage."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
22.5K3h13
317.5K18h35
460K2d 6h57
5175K3d 18h67
6500K1w 12h78

Jungler

JunglerMissileResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Jungle Missile, increasing damage and cost. No, the warheads are not replaced with farts at later levels."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Recent chemical warfare discoveries have allowed us to fit neurotoxin gas to our warheads."
2-6"Biolab engineers can increase the toxicity of neurotoxins in our warheads."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
11.5K1h13
26K3h13
330K18h35
490K2d 6h57
5275K3d 18h67
6750K1w 12h78

Penetrator Missiles

PenetratorMissileResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Penetrator Missile, increasing damage and cost. Don't take it the wrong way and we'll be fine ;)."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Special hull-buster missile technology that is designed to inflict direct damage to the core stability of the enemy ship hull."
2-6"Upgrading the penetrator warhead to cause extra hull damage."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
11.5K1h13
26K12h35
330K1d 12h35
490K2d 6h57
5300K3d 18h67
61M1w 12h89

Ammo Recycling

AmmoRecyclingResearch
"A certain percentage of Missiles, Crafts, Androids, and Cores are given back after the player is attacked."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 30% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 15% via rebuild and 15% in ammo vault."
2"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 50% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 25% via rebuild and 25% in ammo vault."
3"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 60% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 30% via rebuild and 30% in ammo vault."
4"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 80% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 40% via rebuild and 40% in ammo vault."
5"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 90% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 45% via rebuild and 45% in ammo vault."
6"Your crew can train to automatically recycle up to 100% of craft and ammo from used shells during defence. 50% via rebuild and 50% in ammo vault."
Level Salvaged Ammo Ammo Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Rebuilt
Ammo
Boxed
Ammo
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
115%15%1K30m13
225%25%10K4h24
330%30%30K8h46
440%40%225K18h67
545%45%1M2d 6h89
650%50%2M2d 15h1011

Advanced Training

AdvancedTrainingResearch
"Reduces the amount of Gas Gas needed to level up Crew. Hooray for budget cuts!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Reduce character level up cost by 5 percent"
2"Reduce character level up cost by 10 percent"
3"Reduce character level up cost by 15 percent"
4"Reduce character level up cost by 20 percent"
5"Reduce character level up cost by 25 percent"
6"Reduce character level up cost by 30 percent"
7"Reduce character level up cost by 35 percent"
Level Crew Level
Up Cost
Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1-5%1.5K2h13
2-10%5K3h13
3-15%25K1d 12h35
4-20%75K2d 6h57
5-25%250K3d 18h67
6-30%750K1w 12h78
7-35%1.5M2w89

Level 2 Laboratory Researches

Nanotech Paint

PaintResearch
"Allows the player to Paint their ship and apply Skins. So colorful!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Optional Technology. Allows your ship to be repainted from the Shipyard."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
13005s24

EMP Technology

EMPMissileResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the EMP Missile, increasing damage and cost. It has gotten so advanced not even turning the room off and on again will work!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Our scientists can research a way to deliver EMP payload in our projectile missiles."
2-6"Our scientists can improve the effectiveness of EMP based weapons."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
15K12h24
217.5K18h35
350K1d 12h46
4150K2d 6h57
5300K3d 18h67
6750K5d78

X-Ray

UFOResearch
"Unlocks the ability to scan Ships for 2 Starbux Starbux. Get access to the enemy's layout with Crew, Room, and Module info. The enemy also gains 1 Starbux whenever he/she gets scanned, a win... still a loss huh."

Statistics
Level Description
1"You will be able to scan and view the inside of opponent's ships."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
16K8h24

Modularization

ModularizationResearch
"Unlocks the ability to place Modules in Rooms. Now you can finally add that back scratcher!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Architects can unlock the ability to customize rooms using various module components."
2-3"Architects can unlock the ability to customize rooms with additional components."
Level Module Limit Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
116.5K12h24
2240K1d 12h46
35250K3d 18h67

Python

PythonResearch
"You installed some "100% virus-free no scam" plugins and unlocked new AI commands."

Statistics
Level Description
1-2"Additional AI Scripting Options."
3"Advanced Conditional AI Scripting Options."
Level Terminology Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1Python7.5K6h24
2Python 2.0200K4d 12h67
3Python 3.x1.3M5d 6h89

Fitness

RunningGreenIcon
WeightliftingGreenIcon
Level 1 Level 2-6
"Hit the Gym even harder with these upgrades! Sadly, it still doesn't come with a free T-Shirt."

Statistics
Level Description
1"As seen on TV. Magically improves effectiveness of all DIY training."
2"Improves professional gym program efficiency."
3"Improves military grade training efficiency."
4"As seen on TV. Magically improves effectiveness of all DIY training."
5"Further improves effectiveness of professional training programs."
6"Further improves effectiveness of military training programs."
Level Terminology Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1Fitness 1017.5K12h24
2Fitness 10220K18h35
3Fitness 10340K1d 12h46
4Fitness 201600K5d78
5Fitness 2021.5M1w 12h89
6Fitness 2032M1w 3d910

Level 3 Laboratory Researches

Collector Bot 3K

CollectorBot3KResearch
"Puts all uncollected Missiles, Androids, Crafts, Cores, and Resources in a box the player can collect at the Bridge."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Are you tired of manually collecting resources? Introducing Collector Bot 3K! Automatically puts stuff in a nice box for you in the Bridge."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
1255s35

Day Trader

DayTraderResearch
"Get real time data about an item! Get access to price ranges, trend lines, previous sales, and how much an item has decreased/increased in price over the last 24 hours."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Gain access to pricing change, historical chart, and open interest information when trading on gBay Market."
Level Upgrade Research Prerequisite Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
115010sCommerce35

Incendiary Technology

ScarletMissileResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Scarlet Missile, increasing damage and cost. And no, the Missile doesn't play your disstrack."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Pyro experts can design a new range of incendiary weapons using the latest space pyro technology."
2-6"Pyro experts can improve the flammability of our pyro weapons range."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
112.5K12h35
250K1d 12h46
3150K2d 6h57
4300K3d 18h67
5500K5d78
61.4M2w89

Level 4 Laboratory Researches

Supply Chain Automation

SupplyChainAutomationResearch
"Adds a button that rearms all Modules along with queuing any consumed Missiles, Androids, Crafts, and Cores to be rebuilt."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Unlocks option to rearm most ship weapons and modules quickly."
Level Upgrade Research Prerequisite Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
15010sCollector Bot 3K46

Javelin Missiles

JavelinMissileResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Javelin Missile, increasing damage and cost. With this Missile, Armor will say, 'Am I a joke to you?'"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Cutting-edge armor-piercing technology has allowed for the creation of specialized missiles that can ignore the target's armor to deal maximum damage."
2-6"Upgrading the javelin missile will increase AP damage."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
130K18h46
250K1d 12h46
375K3d57
4175K3d 9h67
5450K3d 18h78
61M1w 12h89

Level 5 Laboratory Researches

Education

EducationResearch
"Head to class more prepared and tired than ever! Cheat sheets not included."

Statistics
Level Description
1-6"Improve academic facilities and materials to increase training yield."
Level Terminology Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1Education 10150K12h57
2Education 102175K18h67
3Education 103350K1d 12h78
4Education 2011M5d89
5Education 2021.5M1w 12h910
6Education 2032M1w 3d1011

Stinger

StingerResearch
"Upgrades the Stinger Craft, increasing damage and cost. No level 1 this time, the Stinger Craft came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-8"Advances in starship technology allows for better designs for the scout class fighter, improving firing rate and speed."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
225K18h57
350K1d 3h67
475K1d 12h67
5150K2d 6h78
6500K3d89
7700K3d 18h910
81M5d 6h1011

Interceptor

InterceptorResearch
"Upgrades the Interceptor Craft, increasing damage and cost. No level 1 this time, the Interceptor Craft came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-8"Our engineers can upgrade our basic interceptors for increased firing rate and maneuverability."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
250K1d 12h57
3100K2d 6h67
4150K3d67
5200K4d 12h78
61M6d89
71.4M1w 12h910
8280K1w 1d 6h1011

Defender

DefenderResearch
"Upgrades the Defender Craft, increasing damage and cost. No level 1 this time, the Defender Craft came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-8"Advanced Defender schematics can be developed to increase Defender combat effectiveness."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
2100K3d57
3150K3d 9h67
4200K4d 12h67
5250K6d 18h78
61M1w 1d89
71.5M1w 2d 18h910
82M2w1011

Service Droid

ServiceDroidResearch
"Upgrades the Service Droid, increasing stats and cost. No level 1 this time, the Service Droid came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-5"Improvements to the standard service droid to be more durable and repair quicker."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
2150K1d 12h57
3500K2d 6h78
41.3M3d 18h89
52M6d910

Defence Droid

DefenderDroidResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Defender Droid, increasing stats and cost. Stab those pesky boarders with this remodelled toaster!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Engineers can develop a heavily armoured defensive droid to protect our ship."
2-5"Engineers can upgrade the armour and weapons systems on the defence droid."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1150K1d 12h57
2500K2d 6h78
31.3M3d 18h89
42M6d910
52.5M6d 18h1011

Level 6 Laboratory Researches

Firehawk

FirehawkResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Firehawk Craft, increasing damage and cost. Flame the enemy ship with insults! (Not really)"

Statistics
Level Description
1"A new type of assault craft can be developed utilising latest developments in incendiary technology."
2-8"Improve the combat effectiveness of the Firehawk."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1200K2d 6h67
2250K3d 9h67
3300K4d 12h78
4350K6d 18h78
51M1w 1d89
61.25M1w 2d910
71.5M1w 2d 18h1011
82M2w1011

Level 7 Laboratory Researches

Atomic Dissassembly

AtomicDissassemblyResearch
"Allows you to dissassemble most Items into Stardust."

Statistics
Level Description
1"A breakthrough in atomic scale technology now allows for the dismantling of equipment and tools into a new malleable resource."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Starbux
Time
Clock
115010s78

Corsair

CorsairResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Corsair Craft, increasing damage and cost. Become an IT's worst nightmare in an instant!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Our engineers have worked hard to develop a corvette class vessel capable of launching EMP attacks."
2-8"Our engineers can improve the combat capability of our standard Corsairs with a range of upgrades."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1250K2d 6h78
2400K3d 9h78
31M4d 12h89
41.3M6d 18h89
51.6M1w 1d 6h910
61.8M1w 2d910
72M1w 2d 18h1011
82.3M2w1011

Boarder Droid

BoarderDroidResearch
"Unlocks and upgrades the Boarder Droid, increasing stats and cost. Watch these bad boys teleport straight into a Security Gate!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Engineers can develop a quick assault bot to board enemy ships."
2-5"Improved Boarder Droids can cause additional damage and take extra hits."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1500K2d 6h78
2650K3d78
31.3M3d 18h89
42M6d910
52.5M6d 18h1011

Level 9 Laboratory Researches

Starship Hull Expansion

StarshipHullExpansionResearch
"Allows the player to expand certain ships. The grids gained AKA Grid B, can only hold Resource Rooms and Lifts."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Allows basic Starship Hulls to be expanded for extra resource space but with a reduced HP and at significant cost."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
1500K1d 12h910

Advanced Starships Technology

StarshipBlueprintsResearch
"Unlocks a bunch of new Starships the player can purchase. It's almost as if it was called Starship Blueprints before..."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Leading starship architects are developing new starship hull designs."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
11.5M5d 6h910

Prestige

PrestigeResearch
"Two Crew uhhh... "mingle" in a bed to make a new Crew member one rarity higher. Level 40 is the age of consent here!"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Biomedical staff have uncovered advanced DNA strain for ship crew. Requires two level 40 crew to activate in bedroom."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
12M2d 6h910

Level 10 Laboratory Researches

Ion Charge

IonChargeResearch
"Upgrades the Ion Core, increasing Volley count and cost. No level 1 this time, the Ion Core came with the packaging!"

Statistics
Level Description
2-4"Physicists can strengthen our Ion Core Capsules to hold additional charge."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
2800K5d 6h1011
31M6d 18h1011
41.5M1w 12h1011

Debug Researches

Impossible Research

Scarlet1
"No, you can't research this. Atleast the Scarlet Missile gives +5 Dexterity."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Impossible Research"
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
110030s9999

Test Research

Scarlet1
"It's impossible Neo! *Insert witty one liner here*"

Statistics
Level Description
1"Test Research"
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
110030s9999

Research Mimic missile

MimicMissileResearch
"Accidently missed his bus stop to Starbase Researches. The uncapitalized 'm' triggers me."

Statistics
Level Description
1"Improves the mimic missile array to deal additional damage."
Level Upgrade Laboratory Level Ship Level Required
Cost
Gas
Time
Clock
110030s9999



Game Features


Fleet Related

FleetsTournamentStarbase Researches


Player Related

LeaguesStarship ResearchesDropshipMerchant ShipAd BlimpsTapjoy ShipObjectives


Research Usage

gBayDay TraderCollector Bot 3KSupply Chain AutomationAtomic Dissassembly


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.