The Ancient Ruins is a zone that was added in Version 0.5.0. It serves as a warp station to one of the most distant locations in the Far, Far Range.


Hidden behind a vast mountain range, the Ancient Ruins stand as one of the few known unnatural structures on the Far, Far Range. Their origin remains a mystery, as do the strange occurrences that happen within.

Home to quantum slimes that seem to express many other possible realities of their being, and phase lemon trees that do not remain in one place or time for very long, the Ancient Ruins defy logic and expectation.

Only one thing is certain in the Ancient Ruins: within its deepest chamber lies its greatest secret.

Natural Resources

Name Resources
Slimes Pink SlimesPhosphor Slimes, Tabby SlimesRock Slimes, Puddle Slimes, The Tarr, Gold Slimes, Lucky Slimes
Food Carrots, Pogofruit, Cuberries, Hen Hens, Stony Hens, Roostros, Chickadoos, Stony Chickadoos, Phase Lemons, Heart Beets
Exclusive Resources Echoes, Phase Lemons
New Slimes Quantum Slimes



The Courtyard is located before the gate to The Ancient Ruins. It serves as a connection from either The Moss Blanket or The Indigo Quarry to The Ancient Ruins. The plorts from six different Slimes (Tabby, Rock, Phosphor, Honey, Boom and Rad) are required to open the big gate at the center that leads into The Ancient Ruins.

Warp Station

The Warp Station is located at the end of The Ancient Ruins. Inside is a treasure pod that requires MKII Treasure Cracker to open and a Slime Gate. Opening the treasure pod rewards the blueprint for the Advanced Gordo Snare. Opening the Slime Gate allows access to the Warp Station at the end of the hallway with five Slime Statues that require five Quantum Plorts to activate the warp. The Warp will activate once all five Plorts have been inserted in the Slime Statues, allowing access to one of the most distant areas in the Far, Far Range.


  • To enter the Ruins, you will require plorts from these slimes: Tabbies, Phosphors, Rocks, Honeys, Booms and Rads. You will have to shoot these plorts into the statues that look like these slimes. After every plort is inserted, the gate will open.
  • Every slime that the gate requires a plort from can be found in the moss blanket except Rock slimes and Rad slimes. Every slime that the gate requires a plort from can be found in the indigo quarry except Tabby slimes and Honey slimes. If the player were to visit both these areas, they would have all plorts needed. Coincidentally, there are entrances to the ancient ruins from both the moss blanket and the indigo quarry.
  • As the Vacpack has fewer inventory slots than plort types needed, it is recommended that you only bring the Phosphor and Boom plorts with either the Honey and Tabby plorts or Rock and Rad plorts, taking the opposite set to the zone that you have a gate directly to the ruins from.
  • It is recommended to bring a full tank of water or Hydro Turrets as Tarr spawn much more frequently than in The Moss Blanket.


  • 1.2.0 - Fixed bug where doors in the Ruins would disappear from our reality if you look at it from a certain angle.
  • 0.5.0 - Implemented.


  • The Ancient Ruins has the biggest Slime Gate in the Far, Far Range.
    • It is also the only Slime Gate to not require a Slime Key but requires plorts from six different slimes. (not including the Pink Plort, which is already inserted upon discovery)
    • However, a normal Slime Gate leading from either the Moss Blanket or the Indigo Quarry needs to be opened (with a Slime Key) before the one mentioned here. This means the Ancient Ruins also have the most amount of Slime Gates that need to be unlocked to gain access, which is two.
      • However, only one of those gates needs to be opened in order to access the area; unlocking both slime gates simply makes it easier to access the ruins from both sides.
  • The Ancient Ruins were originally planned to be a sub-area connected to The Moss Blanket.[1]
  • It is one of two non-ranch classed zones that don't spawn Feral Slimes in any specific location. The other being nimble valley.
  • As of the 1.1.0 update, the ruins can be accessed without needing the indigo quarry unlocked.


VE Slime Rancher
Docile Pink SlimePhosphor SlimeTabby SlimeHoney SlimePuddle SlimeSaber SlimeHunter SlimeQuantum SlimeTangle SlimeDervish Slime
Harmful Rock SlimeBoom SlimeRad SlimeCrystal SlimeMosaic SlimeFire Slime
Hostile The TarrFeral Slimes
Special Quicksilver SlimeGold SlimeGordo Slimes (Party Gordo) • Largo SlimesLucky Slime
Behaviors AgitationHungerStackingPounce
Scrapped Meteor Slime
Upcoming Glitch Slime
Meat Hen HenChickadooRoostroElder HenElder RoostroBriar Hen (Chickadoo) • Stony Hen (Chickadoo) • Painted Hen (Chickadoo)
Fruit PogofruitCuberryMint MangoPhase LemonPrickle PearKookadoba
Veggie CarrotHeart BeetOca OcaOdd OnionSilver ParsnipGilded Ginger
Other WaterAshSpicy TofuSpark ShotThunderclapStatic Clinger
The Ranch
Plots CoopCorralGardenIncineratorPondSilo
Facilities Plort MarketVacpackRange ExchangeRanch HouseStarmail
7Zee Rewards Club Chroma PacksSlime ToysVacpack
Decorative Items EchoesOrnaments
Far, Far Range
The Ranch The GrottoThe OvergrowthThe LabThe DocksOgden's RetreatMochi's Manor
Wilderness The Dry Reef (Ring Island)The Slime Sea (Moustache Island)The Moss Blanket (Mushroom Lake) (Feral Path)The Indigo Quarry (Crystal Volcano) (Ash Isle)The Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertThe WildsNimble Valley
The Vaults Ring Island VaultAsh Isle VaultFeral Path Vault
Features CrateWorld MapMap Data NodesWater SpringsWaterSlime KeySlime GateStatic TeleportersSlime StatueFountain (Plort Statues)Ancient WaterOasisSolar Anomalies
Slime Science
Gadget Types ExtractorsUtilitiesWarp TechDecorationsCurios
Drill JellystoneSlime FossilStrange DiamondIndigoniumGlass Shard
Apiary Buzz WaxHexacombRoyal JellyWild HoneyPepper Jam
Pump Primordy OilSpiral SteamLava DustDeep BrineSilky Sand
Treasure Pods The RanchThe Dry ReefThe Moss BlanketThe Indigo QuarryThe Ancient RuinsThe Glass DesertOgden's RetreatThe WildsNimble ValleyThe Slime Sea
Additional Information
Economy PlortsNewbucks
Characters Beatrix LeBeauNPCs (Thora WestViktor HumphriesOgden OrtizMochi MilesBObHobson TwillgersCasey)7Zee Corporation
Game Information FAQsGame VersionsUpcoming FeaturesSlimepediaControlsAchievementsLoading Screen TextsGame Modes
Events Wiggly WonderlandParty Weekend
Monomi Park Ian McConvilleNick PopovichConcept ArtMerchandiseSlime Rancher Soundtrack
Cut/Removed content Meteor SlimeUnused Features
Other FanartSlooow Field

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