Raw Snail Flesh with a high Food Sickness value

Food Sickness is a player survival/consumption mechanic.

While in the Betweenlands, players should not eat the same exact food item too much. Betweenlands food items have a tooltip that changes depending on how intense the food sickness of the item is; for example, a food type that has not been eaten at all, or not too many times, will have the tooltip "Tastes good". If they start to eat too much (usually requires having eaten about 22 pieces of the same type of food in a row), the tooltip will progress to "Tastes plain".

If they continue to eat more (up to 34 pieces), a message will show saying the player is starting to feel sick of eating the item. If they still continue to eat (up to 50 pieces total) the tooltip will further progress to "Can't eat this anymore" and a message will show saying they should not eat any more of that type of food. They can continue to eat it if they wish, but it will only restore 1 (Halfhunger.png) hunger point/1 (Halfdecay.png) decay point, no matter what the food type is. Eating a different type of food will help to bring the sickness level down on the other food; this requires the player to look for multiple sources of food in order to restore their hunger. An additional message will also display to note that the player is eating a different food and is avoiding the food sickness.

Eating Chiromaw Wings will heavily decrease the Food Sickness level on all other food items, while severely increasing its own sickness level. Once one is eaten, another Chiromaw Wing cannot reduce Food Sickness on items until a different food item has reached "Can't eat this anymore" status.

Outside of The Betweenlands, the Food Sickness effect is disabled, so food taken outside of it will always restore its normal hunger (and decay) values. Chiromaw Wings will not have any positive effects outside of the dimension.

Each individual item ID counts as a separate food item in Food Sickness. This means that raw and cooked forms of foods count as different items, and the same goes for different type of donuts, jello, and so forth.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There are more than 40 different possible messages that can be used for all of the messages in Food Sickness.
The Betweenlands Environment
Dimensions The BetweenlandsThe NetherThe Overworld
Biomes Coarse IslandsDeep WatersMarshPatchy IslandsSludge PlainsSwamplands
Natural Cavern (Lake) • Cragrock SpireGiant Bulb-Capped MushroomGiant Hollow LogGiant RootHearthgrove TreeNibbletwig TreeRubber TreeSap TreeSilt BeachSpirit TreeUnderground OasisWeedwood Tree (GiantRotten)
Buildings Cragrock TowerDruid CircleIdol Head StatueRuins (Underground) • ShrineSludgeonTar Pool DungeonWight Fortress
Artificial Portal Tree
Events AurorasBlood SkyDense FogHeavy RainRiftSnowfallSpookThunderstormWinter
Mechanics AspectsCorrosionDecayFood SicknessMiddle Gem CircleRadial Equipment Menu
Other AdvancementsLoot TablesMusic
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