The Researcher can be unlocked for 25,000 Coins.png in the Shop upon the crafting of the first Community Center. Unlocking the Researcher gives access to the Research Tab, allowing you to unlock different perks for all skills with coins.

Even if you reached the last level of a skill, you can still invest time and money on research, the Researcher won't mind, but at full lost. He'll tell you that he found a new perk, while in reality he found nothing. Just avoid it, it's useless.

Research time and costs

Tier Price Research Time
1 Coins.png 50,000 5 minutes
2 Coins.png 725,000 1 hour
3 Coins.png 10M 4 hours
4 Coins.png 75M 12 hours
5 Coins.png 500M 1 day
6 Coins.png 2,000M 2 days
7 Coins.png 10B 3 days
8 Coins.png 30B 5 days
9 Coins.png 100B 10 days
10 Coins.png 500B 12.5 days
11 Coins.png 1,000B 18 days
12 Coins.png 5T

Research perks

Mining

Tier Icon Description
1
CapacityBag2.png
Ability to gain Mining XP while at full capacity

2

BloodCrystalsPending.png
Allows your Gem Finder to also find Blood Crystals (Can be turned off)
3
MiningResearchLevel4.png
Allows your Mining Machinery to now find Geodes
4
MiningResearchLevel5.png
Allows your Gem Finder to immediately collect anything he finds
5
MiningResearchLevel6.png
Ability to convert gems into their next tier (10 lower tier gems into 1 higher tier gem)
6
DoubleMinerals.png
25% chance to get two minerals instead of one when identifying unknown minerals
7
Mars.png
Ability to send your rocket to Mars

Crafting

Tier Icon Description
1
BarsValueIncrease.png
Bars are now worth 4x more coins
2
ResearchCraftingLevel3.png
+20% chance to produce two bars without using extra ore
3
CraftingResearchLevel4Icon.png
Your furnace is much faster
4
BoatsIcon.png
Ability to craft Boats
5
MineralNecklace.png
Ability to craft a necklace using minerals found in geodes
6
CharcoalFoundry.png
Adds 10% yield chance of successfully getting a charcoal
7
LavaPlantMoreLava.png
Lava plant produces three times more lava
8
MineralNecklace2.png
Ability to upgrade your mineral necklace
9
Magnet.png
Ability to craft a magnet
10

RobotMiner.png

Ability to craft a socketable mining robot

Woodcutting

Tier Icon Description
1
BronzeStar.png
+20% chance trees give 2x XP
2
WoodcuttingResearchLevel3.png
Tree Roots now worth 4x more coins
3
SilverStar.png
+10% chance trees give 5x XP
4
Shiny.gif
2% chance of trees growing into its shiny form
5
WoodcuttingResearchLevel6.png
Ability for fruit trees to grow
6
GoldStar.png
All trees have a 2% chance to give 20 times the XP
7
WoodcuttingResearchLevel7.png
10% chance for any tree to instantly regrow when chopped
8
WoodcuttingResearchLevel8.png
When harvesting apple trees, there is a 25% chance that

the seed becomes golden

Requires Chef 2 Quest

Farming

Tier Icon Description
1
TenPercInstaGrow.png
10% Chance for a planted seed to instantly grow

2

Bait.png
Harvesting crops now gives Fishing Bait and additional Farming XP
3
BronzeStar.png
+20% chance for double XP when planting crops
4
FarmingResearchLevel4Icon.png
Farmed Trees now give 5x more logs
5
FarmingResearchLevel6.png
Earn 4 times the bait
6
FarmingResearchLevel7.png
10% chance to get your seed back when harvesting crops or trees
7
SilverStar.png
All crops have a 10% chance to give 5 times the XP
8
StripedLeafSeeds.png
Very rarely, your rake can find striped leaf seeds
9
DoubleSeeds.png
Leaf and mushroom seeds found in exploring loot bags are doubled
10
GoldStar.png
All crops have a 2% chance to give 20 times the XP
11
CarnivorousSeeds.png
Rare chance of finding carnivorous seeds when harvesting leaves

Brewing

Tier Icon Description
1
PotionStacker.png
Ability to drink two of the same potions for increased time

2

BrewingResearchLevel3Icon.png
Drinking potions now give Brewing XP
3
BrewingResearchLevel4Icon.png
Making a potion has a chance to yield another one without the use of more ingredients
4
PotionStacker2.png
Ability to drink five of the same potions for increased time
5
BrewingResearchLevel6Icon.png
1% chance that drinking a potion in combat will make that potion free to use forever
6
BrewingResearchLevel7Icon.png
10% chance that making a potion refunds ingredients.
7
PotionStacker3.png
Ability to drink twenty of the same type of potion stacking the timer.

Exploring

Tier Icon Description
1
FieldsMap.png
Ability to loot maps
2
ExploringResearchLevel3Icon.png
Ability to find two of the same artifact
3
ExploringResearchLevel4Icon.png
Ability to convert artifacts into Exploring XP
4
Shiny.gif
2% chance of finding shiny loot bags
5
MoreLava.png
Ability to bring multiple lava buckets to the volcano for faster filling
6
AmuletToRings.png
Ability to convert three amulets into one ring
7
PoisonIcon5.png
Poison does 5 times the damage
8
Shiny.gif
2% chance of a monster being shiny
9
Steak.png
20% chance of getting energy refunded when exploring an area
10
GemGoblins.png
10% extra chance of finding gem goblins
11 SuperShiny.gif 10% chance that a shiny monster becomes super shiny

Cooking

Tier Icon Description
1
BurningFoodXp.png
Burning food now grants 10% XP
2
BronzeStar.png
+20% chance for 2 times the XP and Energy on successful cook
3
FishBones.png
Consuming fish now yields fish bones (Excludes Shrimp)
4
ResearchCookingLevel4.png
2x Heat generated from wood
5
SilverStar.png
+10% chance for 5 times the XP and Energy on successful cook
6
BoatsMoreFish.png
Row boat and canoe bring four times the fish
7
GoldStar.png
+2% chance for 20 times the XP and Energy on successful cook
8
FasterBoats.png
Boats travel twice as fast
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