Pocket Ants Cheats & Tips: Guide To Creatures, Battle, And More

Pocket Ants: Colony Simulator is a popular mobile game where you build a squad of ants and creatures, battle the enemy ants, raid other players, and improve the nest. Read on for Pocket Ants tips and cheats featured with a guide to beginners; creatures, battles, rock, and much more

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Pocket Ants Cheats, Tips & Guide⇓

Pocket Ants Guide Tips Cheats Colony SimulatorFirst things first – the very first thing we recommend is to capture the red ants’ base by slaying down the red ant queen. This task will help you master the combat mechanics quickly. By eliminating the red ants’ queen, you will get Pheromones that you can use to attract creatures. Creatures respawn every 24 hours, red ants respawn every 12~24 hours, and aphids respawn every 6 hours. During the events, spawn timings may reduce to half. i.e. Halloween event. Let’s learn everything in detail and explore all the Pocket Ants tips, cheats & tricks featured in this walkthrough guide – 

A Quick Guide To In-Game Resources In Pocket Ants Game⇓

The five in-game resources are Honeydew, Seed, Leaf, Food, and Body Parts.

  • Honeydew – you will get this honeydew from aphids. After building the honeydew chamber, go outside the nest and defeat the “fire ants”. After defeating all, you will have to protect the aphids convoy from more fire ants – the convoy carries aphids and drops to the nest – inside the honeydew chamber that you have built in the base. Dropping aphids in the honeydew chamber will give you honeydew. 
    • Aphid Farm: you must build the honeydew chamber in the base to make it appear. The Aphid farm is protected by the fire ants. Defeat them and then protect the convoy to get Honeydew!
  • Seed – gather outside the nest with the help of workers and drop to seed storage. The seeds will be used in chamber upgrades or other tasks. 
  • Leaf – gather outside the nest with the help of workers and drop to the leaf storage chamber. The leaves are used in food production and other upgrades. If you drop the leaves in the food processing chamber, you will get fungus food that you can feed to the queen ant
  • Food(Fungus) – feed queen with food and produce soldiers or workers. 
  • Body Parts – defeat the creature outside and gather body parts. You can use body parts to build/upgrade the slavery chamber or fuse/upgrade the creatures in the army menu. The slavery chamber is required to capture the resources. 
  • Resin – with resin, you can upgrade the queen chamber. Or, you can spend the resin in the resin perk to shop valuable items. You can get resin from the trees. Do note that it would be garrisoned by the soldier termites. 

Guide To Ants & Queen In Pocket Ants Colony Simulator⇓

Pocket Ants Cheats Tips GuideRed Ants: the very first enemy club at the beginning that you encounter outside the base. Recruit soldiers, defeat them, enter their nest, and defeat the red ant queen. You will get x1 pink pheromone and a few gems by defeating the red ant queen. Red ants respawn every x12 hours(real-time). 

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Fire Ants: these fire ants guard the aphid farm. Also, you will see them spawn in the fire ant nest. You will encounter the dangerous fire ant queen in the last chamber of the fire ants nest. Defeating fire ant queen gives +140 honeydew. The simplest way to defeat the fire ant queen in Pocket ants game is by evading her attack; go on an attack – when the fire ant queen is about to attack you, “retreat“. Once the attack is done, strike again. 

Gathering The Resources Outside The Map⇓

Well, the tutorial explains everything clearly – but, if you missed that, then this part will help you understand how resource grinding works. First, you can gather the resources manually or send workers to gather them. Go outside the nest and search for leaf and seed. Once found, go over it -> tap the select option in the lower-left corner -> select gather or set it as a source. 

If you want workers to gather resources in Pocket Ants: Colony Simulator, make sure to set the source. Also, keep in mind that resource source depletes as you continue to gather from it. Once depleted fully, you will need to find again outside the nest -> set source again. 

Getting And Managing The Workers In Pocket Ants⇓

Workers are produced by your queen in the nest. When the queen is hungry, feed food, and get workers. On the left side, tap the “worker” option -> you can assign workers based on your requirement – for example; if you need leaf, use the bar to assign a certain number of ants on the task. You can set them on gathering leaf, processing leaves to get food, send food to the queen, gather seed, and body parts. 

Adjust the workers’ behavior based on what you need. 

Building The Army In Pocket Ants: Colony Simulator⇓

Having a great army of soldiers and creatures in Pocket Ants: Colony Simulator will help you defeat other players, capture the red ant nest, defeat powerful creatures, etc. While in the nest, tap the army option on the right-side -> breed(requires food) -> get soldiers. Use Pheromones to attract the “creatures”. 

Getting Pheromones: eliminate other players in the battle or capture the red ant nest by eliminating the red ant queen. 

Guide & Tips For Beginners To Battle⇓

->First, you need to assemble the “soldiers”. Tap the “recruit” option in the lower-left corner – this will make you the leader and other ants will follow you wherever you go. 

->To start the fight, you will need to go near the enemy ants; the soldiers will start attacking the nearby ants. 

Pocket Ants Guide Tips Cheats Colony Simulator->Your army size is limited to a certain number; x10 early. So, we would recommend you to avoid fighting a large number of ants. You will lose more soldiers if you fight more ants than the size of your army. So, the best way to save soldiers and combat wisely is by fighting with a small number of ants at a time. How to do that? Well, it’s pretty easy. All you need to do is “lure” the small number of ants. Go close to the ants’ group and step back to separate them from the group. 

-> Capture the creatures, fuse them, and get stronger further to fight powerful opponents! 

Use The Honeydew For Bonuses⇓

Pocket Ants Guide Tips Cheats Colony SimulatorYou can spend honeydew in the shop and buy bonus items that give you buffs; for example – increasing ant workers’ speed, reducing eggs’ hatching time. Increasing the chance of a successful creature fusion. 

Build And Upgrade Chambers⇓

  • Food Processing Chamber – process food. Increases maximum capacity; food, workers
  • Leaf Storage Chamber – store leaves here. Upgrade to increase the max capacity
  • Seed Storage Chamber – stores seed here. Upgrade it to increase the storage limit
  • Queen’s Chamber – unlocks high-level soldier by upgrading
  • Nursery Chamber – lay more eggs at a time
  • Body Parts Chamber – store body parts of dead creatures here. Increases storage limit by upgrading
  • Slavery Chamber – for captured creatures. Upgrading increases the fusion chances
  • Honeydew Chamber – stores honeydew. Upgrade it to increase the honeydew storage limit
  • Resin Chamber – stores resin. Upgrade it to increase the resin storage limit

What Is Rock In Pocket Ants?

Asked by Mike: – I found a rock in the game but there is not a single description about what this rock is for. I picked it up but nothing to do with it and looked around different places for this answer

Answers: – 

By Andrew: – so far, as the game is in beta, the rocks don’t do much, h9ever, in a battle if you take the time to get a rock, things won’t attack you, it is a neat little thing, you can also mess with the red ants with it, it’s fun.

By Barry – yes you will get attacked if you are carrying the rock!!

Guide To Creatures In Pocket Ants⇓

There are many creatures in the game that you can capture and add to the army to raid other players or fight enemy ants. Creatures spawn every 24 hours(real-time) in the game or you can use Pheromones to attract them.

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List of all creatures in the game;

  • Tarantula(common),
  • Mantis(common),
  • Tiger Beetle(Uncommon),
  • Scorpion(Uncommon),
  • Bombardier Beetle(Rare),
  • Rhinoceros Beetle(Rare),
  • and Dragonfly(Rare).

Some of these creatures like Rhino spawn in the night while some in the day. If they are not spawning, you may want to attract them using pheromones. Use Yellow or Blue Pheromones to attract rare creatures.

  • Fusion guide: players can empower their creatures through the fusion process. You will need body parts to fuse the creatures; also, the chances of successful fusion depends on the slave chamber level. Requirements: players can fuse x2 same species/level/skin creatures to get a higher grade creature. For example; x1 star mantis + x1 star mantis fusion makes x2 star mantis. The fusion may fail or maybe not – upgrade the slave chamber to increase the odds.
  • Go to the army menu -> select the creatures that you want to fuse -> fuse

Tips To Farm Pheromones⇓

With Pheromones(Pink Pheromones, Yellow Pheromones, Blue Pheromones), you can attract the creatures. But it’s hard to get. Here’s the list of ways to get free Pheromones in Pocket ants without cheats: –

  • Defeat red ant queen; x1 pheromone
  • Login reward; x10 pheromones – login for x7 days
  • From the battles; battle against other players; x3 pheromones + x1 pheromone by fighting against Dr. Zany(you must have battle tokens to receive pheromones from the battles).

Pocket Ants Venus Fly Trap Guide & Tips⇓

First of all, how do you get Venus Fly Trap in the Pocket Ants game and why should you buy it? (1) You can get the Venus Fly Trap by spending 2.5K resins in the shop(shop -> resin -> tap the venus fly trap icon; increases the Venus Flytrap Plant Health). Go to battle -> defense -> use there. In Pocket Ants, you can farm/get resin from the trees(garrisoned by the soldiers. (2) The main reason behind getting a Venus Fly Trap is it helps you from the creatures; if a creature(sent by the attacker) comes in the range, this Venus Fly Trap will knock it down. 

Tips to counter the Venus Fly Trap in the Pocket Ants game; creatures are weak against the flytrap(they would not attack), but soldiers can attack it. If you want to win; save the soldiers, use”Chrysanthemum” to paralyze the enemy creatures(unfortunately, this flower’s effect does not work on the venus fly trap), and knock it down within x5 seconds. 

Flowers In Pocket Ants Game⇓

In the Pocket Ants game, the two flowers; Chrysanthemum and Lavender can be bought with honeydew in the honeydew shop. Go to the shop -> honeydew -> there you will find these two flowers. With Chrysanthemum, you can stun/paralyze the creatures. And, with Lavender, you can get invincible for a few seconds. 

So this would be all in this Pocket Ants tips, guide, and info for beginners. Got more tips, cheats, tricks? Comment below. 

About The Game: –

Published by Ariel Software on Google Play Store, Pocket Ants: Colony Simulator is a great mobile title with unqiue gameplay where you get to manage Nest as a base. You will build the chambers in the nest to process the resources, send workers outside the nest to gather the resources, feed the Queen ant to produce soldiers or more workers, build an army of soldiers and creatures to fight enemies; other players, and creatures outside the nest. If you are new to the game, then this post is for you. In this Pocket Ants guide, we have explained all the core concepts that you need to know as a beginner. Also, we have shared a bunch of Pocket Ants tips, cheats & strategies. So, let’s not waste any time and head to the main walkthrough guide above!

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158 thoughts on “Pocket Ants Cheats & Tips: Guide To Creatures, Battle, And More”

  1. Перестала запускаться реклама по кнопке “Посмотреть рекламу за награды”. Что делать?

  2. So I bought the flowers with honeydew. So is it free to use each time after I bought once with honeydew? I thought you need to buy one to use it each time.

    • Durch die Blattläuse wenn die weg getragen werden wandelt er die automatisch um(When they are carried away by the aphids it converts them automatically)

  3. @LUCAS

    THIS IS SPOT ON !?!?!?!? I COULDNT HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER… Hope they listen cuz this game is waaaaay too slow.. Wasted potential

    Also do the Lavender and Crystal thing regenerate or are they like one time use?

  4. @LUCAS

    THIS IS SPOT ON !?!?!?!? I COULDNT HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER… Hope they listen cuz this game is waaaaay too slow.. Wasted potential

  5. I’m having trouble getting my slave creatures to actually do anything when I’m battling another player’s colony. I put them on the screen during the battle but they just stand next to my ant gormlessly and I’m losing most battles as a consequence. How can I get them to be of use?

    • tem q clickar em attacka quando vc estiver com unidades de formigas guerreiras dai tds os insetos iram attacka o inimigo e fica fazendo isso em cada inimigo ou e so se aproximar mt perto da unidade q eles vao attackar

    • I use my creatures first when killing outside the ants hill. I run around the hill and they chase me while my slaves pick them off. Then I go in and recruit my soldiers

    • The best way to beat fire ant hill is to upgrade chrysanthemum the best as you can, you can’t use your captured creatures inside it

  6. Can anyone please tell me how to make seeds a source as the red ants have already captured it and there is no other source? Also how to make soilders? Please?

    • You can also make it your source even though they are already looting it. However, if they bring soldier ants, they will attack your workers. Bring 10 soldiers and just stand on the seed, they will protect your workers and eventually the red ants will stop coming for that resource.

    • Same issue at the very beggining of the game, the first seed source was held by the red ant so not possible to create soldiers !
      Tip: Send all your workers at the seed source, red ant will kill some of them but you will be able to bring back enought seed to build soldiers

      • Rather than sending all of your workers, you can gather some seeds yourself, with, perhaps one or two workers. This is more controllable, and you can gather when the red ant soldiers move away, which happens frequently.

    • First go not too near the seed keep some distance mind that te seeds are showing on the screen then click on select and then click on the seed you will find two options gather and source, click on source now it is the source of the seed.

    • As of yet, there is only one source for seeds that your workers could gather, and the red ants don’t really reduce the amount of seed it take, so that is a fortunate thing, to make a soldier, click “Army” button, and then click breed button

    • in order to get seeds,you must defeat the colony first then get the seeds,oh and you need 15 fungus to create a soldier ant.

    • Make soldiers by clicking on the button that looks like a red flag and then press the breed button, but it will cost you 15 fungi per soldier.

  7. I need to learn how to get creatures i know that by attacking we get but only spider red and aphids are coming not others like bug

      • Several day playing and only 1 creature appear the first day in the tutorial.
        The only way to have creature is to win battles to use pheromone/battle coins to attract creature.

        • you can attack no matter what. if you have a battle coin(s), one will be spent and you can earn pheremones for that battle. 1 for 50, and 2 more for killing queen. you can get more battle coins by watching advertisements.

  8. I just dont like that yge game totaly cease opperation when i close the amm i mesn i already gave the ant orders so if i leave a day and come back all is same its like the ant stoped working
    And y do my enemies have scorpion and i cant fet emm

    • I agree. The game should keep playing when it’s closed. At least until the lead is gone that I assign them.

      Scorpions are rare spawns. I’ve only got 1 out of the 25 creatures I’ve captured. 1 will show up for you eventually.

      • i really hate the rhinoceros beetle,hes destructive.i once had with a battle with a gold rank
        (im still rank pink) and nearly defeated him.when i attack the rhinoceros beetle,he wipedout my remaining 25 ants,so cant kill the queen.argh,soclose to winning

  9. Hey i just started playing.. how many is the maximum number of worker ants?? Im at 20 and cant find any info on expanding that number…

    • Time your attack. i have one. Just a little before his attack, hit retreat and move away from him, then hit attack right after his special. Rinse and repeat until he is yours.

    • You should attack-retreat your ants, since this creature isn’t quite aggressive, you need to attack it until it starts to glow red, and then just retreat, this creature attack range is not far, so move fast

  10. If you pick up the rock and drop it onto one of the “cobble patches” on the ground, the rock will glow for a few seconds during the shift from night to day. I have not found this to have any purpose as of yet.

    • Based on my ingame experience and creatures collection
      -Tarantula : Health : 30%
      Attack rate : 50%
      Speed : 30%
      -Praying mantis : Health : 25%
      Attack rate : 75%
      Speed : 40%
      -Tiger beetle : Health : 25%
      Attack rate : 90%
      Speed : 100%
      -Bombardier beetle : Health : 80%
      Attack rate : 50%
      Speed : 10%
      -Scorpion : (insufficient info sorry)
      -Rhinoceros beetle : Health : 100%
      Attack : 40%
      Speed : 10%
      -Maybe more…
      *Update may result in addition creatures or buff and nerf on creatures

  11. What is an effective way of gathering honey dew. It takes so freaking long to collect enough honey dew for several reasons. The main one being that it takes like 24hrs to respawn the aphid colony. Another reason is because it’s way way to difficult to get all 10 aphids to your Colony. 3rd you can only get 10…10!!?? Come on… Even if by some miracle you get all 10 safely back you gotta get all 10 back every time for 10 days to get your good bonuses… I mean come on. You should be able to use the pheromones to attract aphids and creatures. Or get a chance at 25 aphids at a time. If you’re lucky and save all 25 everytime it is still gonna take you months… MONTHS!!! To get all the possible bonuses. This system needs a major overhaul. You should be able to purchase honeydew with Gems as well. You should be able to increase your chances of attracting different creatures too. I have attracted maybe 40-50 creatures so far and the best I’ve been able to do is 4 tiger Beatles. I have a crap ton of tarantulas & preying mantuses. You should be able to choose at a percentage of what you want to attract like when you fuse them. But even then you only get 3 chances to earn pheromones by battle perday unless you pay a high amount of gems. Not even that guarantees you pheromones its just for battles. This game is a few tweaks away from being 5 stars. Right now at best I give it 2 stars just because of the obsurdity of how long in DAYS it takes you to progress. The game play and premise is 5stars but unless you have unlimited amounts of real money to waste it falls far short. And again money only gets you chances not guarantees chances at creatures. It useless for power ups because of the low aphid count and the very long respawn rate of the very small amount of aphids. I am not allowed enough space to even attempt to go into the rediculousness of fusing. Come on guys get it together. Make this game better. If you just fixed the things I have mentioned not only would more people play but we’d spend money for more gems. I hope yall take these notes serious. I really want to get into this game.. But right now it’s just not worth it.

    Thanks for your time, and your efforts towards a possible great game.

    • Aphid farm respawns 6 hours after you defeat it. I recommend your first 75 honeydew goes to the x2 honeydew boost. Worker speed and hatching time are useless imo. After x2 boost, I got lv1 lavender, chrysanthemum, 12 soldiers and now saving for x3 honeydew boost.

      • I have alredy the x3 honeydew boost, and i’m saving for lvl2 of resilience of soldiers. But anyone have noticed an importan difference between lvl 1 and 2 of resilience?

    • Well the game is still in beta I’m sure as they do updates which they have been frequently u will gain resources out of battles. U do get honey dew from fighting the fire ants nest so there are ways to get more than just aphid transport. Sounds like a bunch of whining to me suck it up butter cup the game can only get better and when it’s done we got a good head start. Train and upgrade see you on the battlefield soldier!!!

  12. To Mike, so far, as the game is in beta, the rocks don’t do much, h9ever, in a battle if you take the time to get a rock, things won’t attack you, it is a neat little thing, you can also mess with the red ants with it, it’s fun.

  13. I found a rock in the game but their is not a single description about what this rock is for. I picked it up but nothing to do with it and looked around different places for this answer