The environment surrounding the ranch is known as the Dry Reef and is an arid, wind-swept land covered in dusty crags and rocky cliffs shaped by the wind over the millennia.
The Dry Reef is primarily home to pink, tabby, and rock slimes though phosphor slimes will also come out from hiding when the sun sets. The Dry Reef's climate doesn't make for abundant of any particular resource, but there are plenty of carrots, pogofruit and hen hens, as well as some less common resources if you know where to look.
The Dry Reef is a desert-themed area entirely made of rock plateaus, rock cliffs, and large rocks coming up from the ground or The Slime Sea. The entire area is beige- and/or coral-colored. There are many smaller cliffs and platforms that form part of the landscape as well. To date, five of the sixteen Gordo Slimes in the game can be found here (Dry Reef Pink Gordo, Ring Island Pink Gordo, Dry Reef Tabby Gordo, The Beach Tabby Gordo, and the Phosphor Gordo). The Dry Reef has many different parts, all of which have distinct features. Towards the end of The Dry Reef, there is a Static Teleporter underneath the Dry Reef Tabby Gordo which leads to The Overgrowth.
Here is a a list of Slimes and resources available in The Dry Reef.
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Points of Interest
This is the first area of The Dry Reef you encounter outside of The Ranch and is immediately accessed coming out of The Ranch entrance.
In this area, there are two Carrot patches, and two Pogofruit trees; one hanging, and one freestanding. There is a ledge by the freestanding Pogofruit tree leading to a rocky platform with a Heart Beet patch in the middle which requires the Jetpack to reach, and a Green Treasure Pod.
This area is found immediately after the intro. It contains a carrot patch, a boulder in the very middle with a pogofruit tree standing by it, and a Hen Hen nest on the other side. Straight ahead leads to The Hub, and taking the path on the right leads to Hidden Valley.
Pink Gordo IslandAlso known as Exile Island, right in the middle of the Dry Reef rests this small island with the first Gordo you see in the game, the Pink Gordo. Other than that, no actual slimes spawn in this area.
A zone right at the end of The Dry Reef, and the first location Stony Hens can be found. It is a small zone filled with lots of trees, Pink Slimes, Tabby Slimes, and the occasional Rock Slime. The first Tabby Gordo can be found nearby.
It has a bridge above it linking the Slime Gate blocking access to The Beach to the Hidden Valley.
Feral SinkThis is a mountain-valley-like area with a drop to feral largos, a water source, and two of each Treasure Pod (Blue, Green and Purple). The path is treacherous and you may get stuck on the way out if you don't stay high in the valley. The most notable feature here is the Spring Pad you get from a Treasure Pod. This is why some people nicknamed it Spring Pad Tech Valley.
The Beach is the home of the second Tabby Gordo, and the relaxing place of various other slimes. The Tabby Gordo sits on an island which is part of a small island chain next to it.
On the beach, there is a giant fossil rib-cage like object. It is made up of gray rings and is very worn down. Some believe that the object is actually a fossil of some sort. The creature whom this rib-cage could have belonged to remains unknown. Another theory suggests that this structure is made by something. It could be an ancient crashed spaceship or a tunnel made to make traveling easier. These rings also are in aligned with the two giant rings on the Ring Island. After all, these may have a deeper meaning.
- In the Slimepedia Entry, it states that the Dry Reef was originally a huge coral reef. This is supported by the amount of coral seen throughout the area.