There are several varieties of Quadripartite Pod to be found around the galaxy – notably in the Lyra’s Song sector. They appear inside Notable Stellar Phenomena. They, the Chalice Pod and Rhizome Pod are the only Pods to have no known ‘Tree’ associated (though Rhizome Pods are stated in-game to not have trees).
In-game codex information shows that the different variants appear near different planet types, and have different requirements for Star Types – more can be found in the game codex.
Space lifeforms often have discoverable traits – scan them with the Composition Scanner when they are doing something to reveal the traits. For Quadripartite Pods these are the traits:
- Turns towards nearest star.
- Turns towards ship if approached.
They can be sampled using Research Limpets and have returned Pod Core Tissue, Pod Dead Tissue, and Pod Surface Tissue.
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