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"Join the journey of bees and flowers, an inseparable pair that evolved together. Can their mutual attraction survive treachery, deceit, and the sudden entrance of a powerful, new suitor who breaks all the rules?" ― Information Tab


A Coevolution Love Story (aka. The Pollination Event) started on December 21, 2022 (10pm) then ended by December 27, 2022. It is set to rerun on November 27, 2023 and to end on December 1, 2023. Its main focuses are on two characters, Bees and Flowers. This event has 2 generator kinds: Passive and Manual, The flower generator is passive whilst the Bee generator is manually charged. Before the event has been released to public not including beta, several and many alpha tests were done.

Story[]

Opening[]

"Flowers and bees appear to be inseparable. A mutual attraction. A constant exchange of gifts and benefits. How did this intimate partnership between plant and animal evolve?"

Ending[]

"By teaming up, flowers and bees have achieved remarkable evolutionary heights. But there is a risk. Being inseparable means putting one’s survival in another’s hands."

Goal and Prizes[]

Explore Pollination (50 Logits) and there are 13 Requirements in order to complete the event.

  1. Collect Flowers (30) and Bees (15) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console2)
  2. Collect The Hungry Beetle (1) and The Showy Magnolia (1) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console3)
  3. Collect Primitive Flowers (25) and Primitive Bees (10) (Rewards: Sweet Symbiosis)
  4. Collect Snappy Snapdragons (1) and Bumblebee Exclusive (1) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console4)
  5. Collect The Art of Attraction (75) and Food Banking (25) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console5)
  6. Collect Murderers! (1) (Logit ConsoleLogit Console6)
  7. Collect Orchid Bees (1) and Orchid Flowers (1) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console5)
  8. Collect Happy Ending (1) (Rewards: Power Couple)
  9. Collect Bribery and Deception (90) and The Hive Life (5) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console6)
  10. Collect Apex of Evolution (1), Pollination Pinnacle (1) and A New Suitor (1) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console5)
  11. Collect The Crops We Crave (1) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console4)
  12. Collect Humans (25) (Rewards: Logit ConsoleLogit Console4)
  13. Collect Till Death Do Us Part? (1) (Rewards: It's Complicated)

Generators[]

The cost increases by 10 % (compounding) each time a new copy of a generator with passive generation method is bought. For generators with manual generation method it's 15 % (compounding) each time a new copy is bought.
Icon Name Description Cost Base Production Generation Method
Pollination Event — Flowers
Flowers Flowers have one driving desire: to make seeds. Each plant strives to produce these germs of life, ideally with another plant. Yet, rooted in place, how can two isolated flowers unite? 40 Pollen 1 Pollen/sec Passive
Bees
Bees Bees need to feed. Their high-energy bodies and abundant young demand constant nourishment. But it takes fuel to gather fuel. What's the most efficient way for a bee to forage? 500 Pollen 450 Pollen after 45sec (automated after unlocking The Hungry Beetle) Manual
Primitive Flower
Primitive Flowers The spiral cones of conifers evolve into flowers. The key change? The ova, naked no more, are encased in an ovary, which is why flowering plants are called angiosperms ("vessel seeds"). They swiftly dominate Cretaceous plant life. What makes them so wildly successful? 10,000 Pollen 150 Pollen/sec Passive
Primitive Bees
Primitive Bees As the wasp's body adapt to a new diet of plants, spechid evolved into the first bees. Today's bumblebees, honeybees, sweat bees, stingless bees, carpenters, masons, orchid bees - 25,000 species - all descend from spechid. 400.00M Pollen 150.00M Pollen after 8m20s (automated after unlocking The Competition) Manual
The Art of Attraction
Art of Attraction It's no accident blossoms come in a bouquet of colors, patterns, sizes, shapes, and accessories. Flowers attract suitors with a "dress for success" strategy, a look tailored to maximize pollination "dates". But there's a choice: attract one or attract all? 40.00B Pollen 7.00M Pollen/sec Passive
Food Banking
Food Banking Bees are vegetarians. (One ghoulish exception: vultures bees eat rotten flesh.) Adults feed protein-rich pollen to their young and drink nectar for the sugar high. The term for pollination, melittophily, means "sweet loving". 15.00 Qa Pollen 1.80 Qa Pollen after 30m0s (automated after unlocking Very Hairy Body) Manual
Bribery And Deception
Bribery And Deception Flowers entice suitors through bribery, trickery, or both. Some Arctic flowers offer insects warmth and comfirt: blossoms are shaped to focus the sun's rays and form shelter from icy winds. But for most flowers, food is an unbeatable lure. 3.00 qi Pollen 500.00 T Pollen/sec Passive
The Hive Life
The Hive Life The constant need to secure food drives honeybees and stingless bees to evlolve a new, efficient society. Hive life is collective: only a queen lays eggs, and female workers raise the young. The nest is always defended: food is always being processed. 80.00 Sp Pollen 360.00 Sp Pollen after 60m0s (automated after unlocking Baby Bees) Manual
Human (Pollination)
Human One-third of all the food we eat relies on flower pollination. Bees are the world's top pollinator, servicing 400 food crops that nourish 8 billion people. Flowers, bees, and humans - we now rely on each other for survival. It's a fragile balance. 28.00 No Pollen 288.00 No Pollen after 120m0s (automated after unlocking The Crops We Crave) Manual

Upgrades (TBA)[]

No Effect[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Meet the Characters N/A "To makes a praire, it takes a clover and one bee. / One clover, and a bee, and revery." - Emily Dickinson. 15 Pollen N/A

Flowers[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Naked Seeds 300% In the Triassic period, long before flowers, the first seed-producing plants appear, including conifers. These primitive plants are gymnosperms, which means "naked seeds." The ova (female seeds) sit in the open to receive pollen (male seeds) directly. 1,000 Pollen x1 Flowers, x1 Bees
Bloom Boom 50000% Insects, especially flying ones, are the secret to flower success. They carry pollen far away from parent plants, forcing isolated seedlings to adapt. The result is a bloom boom as plants rapidly diversify into new species. Today, 80% of plants are animal pollinated. 80.00M Pollen The Showy Magnolia
Size and Structure 5.5E+08%(550 million) The five petals of pea flowers are adapted in size and structure for bee comfort. Two banner petals draw attention. Two smaller petals form landing pads, enticing the bee to set down and stay awhile. A tiny central petal holds a nectar snack. 10.00 Qa Pollen x1 The Art of Attraction
Pollen Tag 1E+11% (100 billion) When the male bee tries to mate with the shapely orchid, the flower tags its back with sticky pollen in a spot the bee can't reach. The bee flies off in search of more "mates", finds another fetching orchid, and drops the pollen load. 3.00 Sp Pollen Orchid Flowers
Pollination Pinnacle 100000% The need to court pollinators pushes flowers to perfect the art of attraction. With perfume, oils, sweet lures, and a dizzying array of beautiful blossoms, angiosperms are still coevoluting traits and strategies to meet their one desire: make more seeds. 1.00 No Pollen Floral Oils
A New Suitor 2500% Sweet honey? Tasty fruit and nuts? Floral perfumes and lovely blossoms? Humans can't resist. After 130 million years of coevolution, bees and flowers suddenly meet a powerful new partner - one with an appetite for products and produce on a global, industrial scale. 8.00 No Pollen Pollination Pinnacle, Apex of Evolution

Bees[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Wasteful Wind 200% Dust-sized pollen grains scatter easily in the wind. Perhaps they land on ova, the eggs poised on the cone of a distant tree, fertilizing them and forming seeds. But most pollen miss the mark, so gymnosperms cast out voluminous clouds to ensure some success. 4,000 Pollen Naked Seeds
Flight 100% To small animals, all that surplus pollen is a choice food - rich in protein! Animals that fly gather a lot of the scattered grains efficiently. Insects were first to evolve flight and had the skies to themselves for many millions of years. 6,000 Pollen Wasteful Wind
The Hungry Beetle Automate Bees and 2000% Beetles crawl and fly to collect food. With poor vision, a hungry one is drawn to a white petal shining against dark green. A sweet odor leads it inside. As the insect drinks nectar, pollen sticks to its body and gets carried to another blossom. And another. 7.00M Pollen Flight
The Vegetarian Wasp 400% As flowers were emerging, a predatory wasp called spechid began collecting pollen to feed its larvae. Perhaps it was easier than stinging a fly and dragging the carcass to the nest. The switch from hunter to gatherer set the wasp on a new evolutionary path. 300.00M Pollen Flight
Solitary Nests x10 Speed About 90% of today's bees species live alone, not in a hive. A queen digs a hole and lays eggs in a ball of pollen. Her nest is unguarded when she forages, a chance she has to take. But luckily, being vegetarian, she can dine on nectar while finding pollen for her young. 3.00B Pollen x1 Primitive Bees
UV Vision 1E+07% (10 million) Bees are blind to red, but they can see ultraviolet (UV), a color invisible to us. Purple, blue, and yellow also call out to bees. Flowers that look red to us sometimes also have UV hues tuned to bee vision. 800.00T Pollen x1 Primitive Bees
Happy Ending 1E+12% (1 trillion) The orchid bee doesn't mate with the orchid, but he does collect those floral oils for luring real females. The female bees emerge later, after the orchids fade. So it's still a win-win: the flowers reproduce, and so does the bee, eventually. 6.00 Sp Pollen Orchid Bees
Apex of Evolution 1000000% Since the Cretaceous, the bees' need to feed on flowers has pushed them to develop stable flight, foraging tools, navigation skills, nonperishable food, honeycomb homes, complex communication, and cooperative societies. Evolutionary upgrades are still happening today. 70.00 Oc Pollen Waggle Dance, x1 The Hive Life
A New Suitor 1500% Sweet honey? Tasty fruit and nuts? Floral perfumes and lovely blossoms? Humans can't resist. After 130 million years of coevolution, bees and flowers suddenly meet a powerful new partner - one with an appetite for products and produce on a global, industrial scale. 8.00 No Pollen Pollinaton Pinnacle, Apex of Evolution

Primitive Flowers[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Self-Marriage 100% Most flowers have male and female parts and can pollinate themselves. A spiral of anthers unleashes pollen. A stigma in the center collects and drops it into an ovary. Autogamy ("self-marriage") is fast and easy. But the seeds are close genetically, which is a drawback. 50,000 Pollen x1 Primitive Flowers
Self-Control 50% Diverse genes help species adapt and survive. So how to tamp down self-pollination? Evolve male parts that mature before female parts or that sits far apart from them. Or how about female parts that detect "self" pollen and destroy it with chemicals? 400,000 Pollen Self-Marriage
Stranger Marriage 100% Outcrossing is the transfer of pollen from one plant to another plant - a "stranger marriage," or xenogamy. But how? Recall that plants can't move, and wind is wasteful. Enter animals, whose locomotion skills make them excellent pollinators. 900,000 Pollen Self-Control
The Showy Magnolia 100% Magnolias evolved big, fragrant flowers to attract more beetles. Blossoms and scents take energy to produce, which diverts it from other tasks - growing, rooting, pollen making. But it's a worthwhile trade-off. Outcrossing is boosted. 30.00M Pollen Stranger Marriage

Primitive Bees[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Johnston's Organ 300% Collecting pollen requires precise flying skills. To tiny bee bodies, air currents feel like gnarly ocean waves. A sensor on the antennae called the Johnstons's organ detects turbulence and other chaotic vibrations, helping bees stabilize in flight. 5.00B Pollen x1 Primitive Bees
The Competition Automation Flowers have suitors galore - 200,000 species of pollinators, 199,990 of which are insects. Beside bees, a meadow attracts beetles, butterflies, flies, birds, and ants by day, with moths and bats visiting at night. As in any competition, there are winners and losers. 7.00B Pollen x1 Primitive Bees
Birds Not Bees x2 Speed Bees can't fly in wintry, windy, or very rainy weather. But birds are year-round pollinators, so some flowers evolved to attract birds and shun bees. They're often red - a color bees can't see - and hide nectar in extra long tubes, where bees can't reach it. 30.00B Pollen The Competition
Bumblebee Exclusive x150 Speed Bumblebees spend extra time and energy to force open snapdragons. It's not efficient, but the upside is food security. In a meadow swarming with hungry pollinators, nectar that's off-limits to competitors is a plentiful, reliable meal. 50.00T Pollen Birds not Bees

The Art of Attraction[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Come One or All? 200% Flowers that invite all comers won't run short on dates. But picky plants that focus on luring one pollinator can maximize attractive features. Both strategies have drawbacks, so most flowers take a mixed approach. 300.00B Pollen x1 The Art of Attraction
Dandelion Welcome Mat 200% Dandelion blooms say, "All are welcome here." They're bright yellow to stand out but small and understated - no fancy frills. The problem is that their stigma get clogged with useless pollen from other angiosperms. 700.00B Pollen Come One or All?
Snappy Snapdragons 500% Snapdragon petals take brute force to pry apart. Small insects are locked out. Why make it harder to access pollen? Exclusivity in exchange for loyalty. By offering big, strong pollinators a privileged food supply, snapdragons entice them to keep returning. 4.00T Pollen Come One or All?
Early Willows 400% In any duet, timing is key. Willows open in very early spring, when food is scarce. Emerging bumblebees forage hungrily, spreading pollen from all-male to all-female willow trees. Bees don't starve, and willows get a dedicated pollinator to help them multiply. 200.00T Pollen Come One or All?
Color and Pattern 1000% How to tell if a flower prefer bees over other suitors? The petals have patterns - often ultraviolet in color, never red - like a bull's eye or runway lights at an airport. The markings point the way to nectar. 6.00 Qa Pollen x1 The Art of Attraction

Food Banking[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Very Hairy Body Automation, 200% Bees are extremely hairy - even the eyes! Two hairs are exactly shaped to trap one pollen capsule between them. Each hair has "teeth" and "hooks" to secure the gooey grain. Bee bodies also evolved tiny, precision tools to collect, store, and transport pollen. 30.00 Qa Pollen x1 Food Banking
Pollen Brushes x2 Speed When the bee flies between blossoms, pollen brushes on the back legs kick into action. Rows of bristles pick up pollen grains from the pelt and sweep them towards the rear of the bee. 50.00 Qa Pollen Very Hairy Body
Bristled Baskets 500% Combs funnel the pollen into two baskets, smooth-bottomed hollows on the hind legs. A spur (like a tiny hammer) packs the pollen into a clump. Bristles around the edge of the baskets keep that precious cargo from falling out. 200.00 Qa Pollen Pollen Brushes
Buzz Pollination x6 Speed Like snapdragons, nightshade plants such as tomatoes and potatoes make bees work for their pollen. In buzz pollination, the bee grabs an anther shaped like a skinny salt shaker. She vibrates her body by twitching muscles, forcing pollen to pop out of a tiny hole. 700.00 Qa Pollen x1 Food Banking
Mechanical Mouthparts 1000% Bee mouths have 17 mechanical parts that form tools: pumps, grinders, chewers, snippers, shovels, and, in honeybees, a spatula for shaping wax. A straw-like proboscis is designed to slurp nectar from flower tubes. It's hairy, so the liquid clings easily. 1.40 Sx Pollen x1 Food Banking
Bandit Bees x20 Speed Thrawting nectar safeguards, dastardly bandit bees and ret-tailed robber bumblebees steal nectar without pollinating the plant. Using their mechanical mouthparts, they slit open the side of a flower tube and grab the treat without touching the pollen. 2.50 Sx Pollen Mechanical Mouthparts
All-Purpose Oils x4 Speed Masons and other tropical bees collect floral oils to eat and to waterproof nests - handy in a rainy climate. The oils are also antibacterial, keeping vulnerable young healthier. Ever efficient, bee bodies evolved a spatula tool to scoop up the oil. 250.00 Sx Pollen x1 Food Banking
Orchid Bees 800% Tropical orchid bees once lived in hives, but they reverted to solo life. It's unclear why. Over time, these metallic-hued loners coevolved a shockingly intimate relationship with their flower partners - the orchids. 500.00 Sx Pollen Solitary Nests

Bribery and Deception[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Nectar Bribes 200% Nectar is a pure gift. Flowers can't use it for anything but a lure. Not only does it draw in pollinators, it also attract ant bodyguards, who ward off plant-eaters. But nectar takes energy to make, so not all flowers bother. 30.00 qi Pollen x1 Bribery and Deception
Nectar Safeguards 300% Flowers evolved tricks to ensure their precious nectar goes only to useful animals. Darwin's orchid places nectar at the base of an extremely long tube. Only one species, Morgan's sphinx moth, can reach it, using a foot-long drinking straw called a proboscis. 250.00 qi Pollen Nectar Bribes
Kidnappers! 500% The longer a pollinator hangs around, the more pollen its body collects. Flowers use pollinator traps to hold back insects temporarily: slippery petals, sticky liquids, petals that snap shut, or deep spirals of petals with downward-pointing hairs. 12.50 Sx Pollen Nectar Bribes
Murderers! 500% Pitcher plants and cobra lilies turn nectar from bribe into deadly deception. These carnivorous plants lure insects with sweet promises but then trap them inside, where they die and become a nutrient-rich meal. Instead of a fair exchange, it's pure predation. 25.00 Sx Pollen Kidnappers!
Floral Oils 200% Many tropical flowers produce oils as bribes insect of nectar. The resins are rich food, high in fat, and they lure suitors with custom scents: sweet odors like vanilla for bees but stinky, rotten-flesh odor to entice flies. 80.00 Sx Pollen x1 Bribery and Deception
Orchid Flowers 400% The bee orchid lures male orchid bees with the promise with love. To the bees, the flower's shapely petals look like female bees. The floral oils inside mimic scents that attract female bees - a prized perfume for a bee looking to mate. 800.00 Sx Pollen Floral Oils

The Hive Life[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
Baby Bees Automation, x2 Speed Labor is divided by age. Babies build and clean the hive's wax cells. Their body create wax from pollen and excrete it through glands. After those glands atrophy, the bees feed pollen to larvae and turn nectar into honey, which never spoils. 80.00 Sp Pollen x1 The Hive Life
Old Foragers x5 Speed Foraging for pollen, nectar, and oils beyond the safety of the hive is risky. Birds, spiders, wasps, and other predators abound! The oldest bees - soon to die anyway - take on that dangerous job, working in droves. 350.00 Sp Pollen Baby Bees
Waggle Dance 1000%, x2 Speed Returning foragers direct their sisters to flowers by performing a waggle dance, a pattern of motion and vibration. The steps and shakes communicate distance, direction (based on the sun's position in the sky), and how good and how plentiful the food is. 2.00 Oc Pollen Old Foragers

Humans[]

Name Efficiency Description Cost Requirements
The Crops We Crave Automation, x2 Speed Fruits and nuts house flower seeds - the means of reproduction. By planting select fruits and nuts on a massive scale, we reduce the overall diversity of flowering plants. Commercial beehives service crops such as kiwis, watermelons, squashes, blueberries, and almonds. 80.00 No Crops x1 Humans, A New Suitor
Our Favorite Bee x10 Speed Humans love Apis mellifera, the western honeybee. Globally, we now manage 100 million hives to pollinate crops and yield products. Beside honey and beeswax, bees make propolis, a glue to seal gaps in the hive. It's used in cosmetics, soap, medicine, and wood polish. 400.00 No Crops The Crops We Crave
Africanized Bees x10 Speed When humans transport bees globally, the newcomers disrupt native species. In 1957, 26 Tanzanian queen bees escaped an apiary in Brazil and mated with local honeybees. The resulting Africanized bees produce more honey, but they attack people, sometimes fatally. 7.00 Dc Crops Our Favorite Bee
Wild Decline 1000% Wild bees, many of them solitary, can't compete with large colonies of honeybees and Africanized bees for food and nesting habitats. One of many species that is nearly extinct is Bombus dahlbomii, nicknamed the "flying mouse." It's the world's largest and furriest bee. 100.00 Dc Crops x1 Humans, A New Suitor
Habitat Destruction x3 Speed Farming, logging, and land development seriously threaten both wildflowers and wild bees. Blue calamintha bees, for one, feed exclusively on a specific mint plant that has largely disappeared. Now, more than 90% of blue calaminthas are also gone. 3.00 Udc Crops Wild Decline
Varroa Destructor 200% Plants use chemicals to kill attackers. As flower partners, bees never evolved defenses against these natural pesticides, leaving them vulnerable to artifical ones. Other threats are viruses, bacteria, and parasites, especially a mite named Varroa destructor. 40.00 Udc Crops x1 Humans, A New Suitor
Colony Collapse Disorder 500% Commercial bees have lots to eat, but if they feed on only one crop, their body lacks key nutrients. Multiple stressors, including poor diet, can lead to colony collapse disorder, the quick death of whole hives. Honeybees are still recovering from a 2006 outbreak. 500.00 Udc Crops Varroa Destructor
Till Death Do Us Part? 500% Our fates intertwined, humans firmly hold the keys to our mutual future. How can we make this fragile, three-way marriage last? 2.00 Ddc Crops Habitat Destruction, Africanized Bees, Colony Collapse Disorder

Badges[]

Sweet Symbiosis[]

"Flowers and bees intertwined their lives for mutual benefit, a symbiotic relationship. Where will this love story go next?"

Power Couple[]

"Orchid bees and orchid flowers take coevolution to extremes. Despite trickery and false promises, the relationship benefits both partners."

It's Complicated[]

"Humans, bees, and flowers are now a threesome, for better and for worse."

Trivia[]

  • The Hive Life takes three minutes for a singular rotation even after being maxed out, making it not very efficient short term.
  • The Hive Life generator can reference the Half-Life video game series, whether coincidental or not.
  • The final upgrade, Till Death Do Us Part?, costs a whopping 2.00 duodecillion crops (pollen after the Human generator is bought), which is the costliest out of all the exploration events by far. This is mostly due to the event only having one currency (technically it's two but all pollen is converted to crops).
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