However, Ganymede, Jupiter's moon, can be colonized and has Yellow Spice or (rarely) Purple Spice.
- Jupiter has very thin rings made from dust particles.
- Jupiter does not have the Great Red Spot. This may be interpreted as a sign that the Great Red Spot storm has ended, or that it may not even have started yet around the time Spore takes place. A more "technical" reason may be an error on Maxis' part by accidentally leaving out the Great Red Spot during development.