1.0 (total: 100)
1.0 (total 20)
Armor penetration
Biome statistics
Oxygen time
Temperature time
10s (Unaffected)
Pressure time
5s (Unaffected)
Salinity time
20s (Unaffected)

The Worm is a tier 1 animal.


  • There are no animals that evolve into worms, as they are a tier 1 animal.
  • Worms evolve into lampreys or Crayfish.
    • 4,000 XP is required for a worm to evolve into a lamprey.
  • Worms do not drop any meat, but instead yield XP upon being eaten.
  • As a worm, friendly fire is turned off for other worms and oarfish: meaning you cannot damage them nor be damaged by them.
  • Your best food sources are algae, yellow algae, and grapefruits. (you can hide in islands for grapefruits)


Passive Abilities[]

  • You can burrow through the ground, islands, and glaciers.
  • You are +20% faster when burrowing through the ground.

Suitable Biomes[]

  • The worm can live anywhere.


This is a complete list of food that worms can eat.

Name Can be eaten by Image XP Description
Barb All except for the stonefish who spawned it Barb.png 0 Spawns behind a stonefish using their active ability. Deals damage upon eating it (7% of max life). Poisons anyone who eats it with a base DPS of 10% that lasts 5 seconds (except poison-immune animals). Despawns after 4 seconds.
Bird Poop All except for lamprey and seagull Bird Poop.png 10 Affected by gravity. Automatically spawns below any seagull every 10 seconds.
Plankton All Food.png 25 Spawns in the ocean.
Dam Food Tier 1 to tier 7 Damfood.png 35 Spawns underneath beaver dams.
Ice All Ice.png 50 Spawns in the arctic and deeeep.
Algae Oarfish, penguin, tier 1 to tier 6 except lamprey Algae.png 50 Spawns on the ocean floor.
Yellow Algae Oarfish, penguin, tier 1 to tier 6 except lamprey YellowAlgae.png 50 Spawns on the floors of the arctic and deeeep.
Apple Tier 1 to tier 8 except lamprey and pelican Apple.png 50 Spawns in trees.
Berry Tier 1 to tier 8 except lamprey and pelican Fruit.png 50 Spawns in bushes.
Volcano Food All except lamprey Lavabubble.png 125 Affected by gravity, floats upwards. Spawns out of volcanoes, which can be hidden in and are located in the arctic and the deeeep. When eaten as an animal that is not suited to the arctic, it will replenish some of your temperature.
Meat All Meat.png 1000 Spawns where an animal dies (tier 2 to tier 10 animals only). The amount of meat that spawns depends on what animal it was.

Hiding Places[]

This is a complete list of terrain that worms can hide in.

Name Summary Image
Anemone Generates on the ocean floor. Tier 1 to tier 3 animals can hide here. Anemone.png
Volcano Generates on the arctic and deeeep floors. Produces volcano food, which can be eaten. Tier 1 to tier 3 animals can hide here. Volcano.png
Shipwreck One shipwreck always appears on one of the dirt islands that border the ocean and deeeep. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Produces bubbles that can be eaten. Shipwreck.png
Abandoned House Does not generate randomly, one abandoned house always appears in a specific location to the left of the deeeep floor. Tier 1 to tier 9 animals can hide here. Pineapple.png


This section highlights all the changes made to the worm in documented updates so far. A full changelog can be found here.

Update Changes
February 13th, 2017 Added 5 new animals: blobfish, king crab, worm, anglerfish, and leopard seal.
February 14th, 2017 Changed worm and leopard seal orders.
February 18th, 2017 Fixed flying worms bug (hopefully).
April 6th, 2017 Fixed respawning as blobfish/worm/fish accordingly.
April 30th, 2018 Worm is now affected by temperature and pressure.


  • The worm is the smallest animal in the game.