Fruits in Spore Edit
Creature Stage Edit
Fruit is the main food source for herbivorous creatures, but omnivores can also eat them. Fruit grows on trees, shrubs, or bushes and falls on the ground when hit with a Pickup Object. Fruit that has fallen will eventually turn blue and first they emit purple fumes and then yellow fumes, this means that the fruit has rotted and that the creature cannot eat it anymore. Carnivores cannot eat fruit. If this is done, the carnivore will vomit and not gain any energy. The Hunger Bar will also deplete a little.
Tribal Stage Edit
Fruit can be harvested by omnivore and herbivore tribes. If gathering canes are purchased by tribes in the tribal planner, gathering fruit can be much easier, because they double the amount of food your creatures can hold, with level 5 gathering, this means 10 food per run. The cell stage consequence ability 'Refreshing Storm' also aids in fruit gathering, as it replenishes the bushes and trees nearby with fruits and then makes them fall on the ground. This may be up to double the amount of fruit (verification needed).
Civilization Stage Edit
Fruit do not appear in civilization stage except in tribal food piles. They are of no use to the player in civilization stage and do not appear on fruit trees. It is unknown what the citizens of the various nations eat considering that farmland is nonexistent and fruit is only present in tribes. There's a glitch in Civilization Stage: If a tribesman is holding a basket with fruits it will stay in the city during the whole stage. Other than that the fruits don't make any appearances on Civilization Stage.
Note: This glitch will also occur with any other kind of food.
Space stage Edit
Fruit does not appear in Space Stage except in tribal food piles.
Galactic Adventures Edit
Fruit can be put into adventures as a prop. It appears in three ways; as a Pile of Fruits, as a Basket of Fruit and as a single Fruit, only the basket and the single fruit can be held in the adventure.
- Fruits resemble a cross between mangoes and red pears from Earth.
- If you look closely enough, you can see small numbers and symbols on the fruits' textures.