Slime Key TP
"An ancient key for an ancient lock."
Slime keys are large, stone keys that are used to open the slime gates across the range. These gates often lead to expansive, new areas to explore or create shortcuts to familiar areas.

Slime Keys are objects that can be found upon bursting certain wild Gordos. They are necessary for opening Slime Gates. Unlike most items found in Slime Rancher, they are not interactable with the vacpack and do not obey gravity physics, but can be picked up on contact with it.

Obtaining Keys

Keys are obtained from the following Gordo Slimes:

30 of any food items are required for the Pink Gordos, and 50 is required for all others unless you use the respective Slime's favorite food, which counts as two units of food potentially halving that amount to 25. After being fed the Gordo will burst revealing 2-3 crates, a Slime Key and 10 Slimes of the same type as the Gordo.

Note: Both Rock Gordos, both Tabby Gordos and the Tangle Gordo do not drop Slime Keys; instead they reveal Static Teleporters.

Slime Gates

Slime Gates are obstacles that must be opened using Slime Keys to progress to new areas
Main article: Slime Gate

Map of Slime Key locations



Three gates are simply used as shortcuts and have alternate paths, so can be left locked:

Although for convenience, it is recommended to unlock all Slime Gates.



  • 1.0.1 - The map will also tracked[sic] any teleporters or extractors you’ve placed, and give you a total count of slime keys and treasure pods collected in each zone.
  • 0.3.6 - The tabby gordo on the beach behind the Overgrowth no longer drops a slime key.
  • 0.3.1 - The ancient slime gates and their keys scattered across the range have received an art pass. A new one can be found leading to the new beach area in the reef.
  • 0.2.1 - Slimepedia entry has been added to acquisition of a slime key
  • Before 0.2.0 - Added Slime Keys.
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