Oysters are one of the hardest crafting resources to find in Retreat to Enen. It makes sense that they’re in the ocean waters surrounding the first biome, Enen, but it’s very easy to overlook them if you don’t know what to look for.
While eating the snails can easily give you a nasty pathogen (in-game and in real life), you’ll need their shells for the Snow Pod, a handy late-game build, and the Headlamp, a tool very useful for everything. the night.
This Retreat to Enen guide will tell you everything you need to know about oysters and oyster shells.
Location of oysters in Enen
Of course, you won’t find these molluscs in fresh water, so don’t look there. Instead, head to the seas around Enen Island, the first biome in the game. Before you do, though: Craft the Tonic Bottle and fill it with Antiseptic to kill any pathogens you you could contract.
Swim in the water and skim the sand between the beach and the underwater vegetation surrounding the island. Shellfish will very rarely be inside the kelp forests themselves, so don’t waste your time looking there.
Keep an eye out for gray, oblong seashells on the seabed; Oysters look a bit like the rotting bits of meat used in the Crab Pot. They will sometimes be in groups of two or three, but they will probably be alone.
It is more efficient to gather a load of oysters before returning to shore. You will need 10 Oyster Shells for the Snow Pod, so once you have them head back to land, open your inventory and drop them on the ground. Activate your Quantum Controller to open them. You can do this underwater, but it’s best to wait because you’ll have to eat the oysters to get their shells back.
With that in mind, there’s a good chance you’ll also contract a pathogen from eating the oysters, and since pathogens deplete your health, you should eat all of the oysters at once before using the antiseptic in the bottle. tonic. There’s no reason to struggle with falling health and oxygen meters at the same time. Once you have eaten the meat from the shells, collect them to add the shells to your inventory.
With 10 Oyster Shells in your possession, you’re 1/4 of the way to building the Snow Pod, a handy but not entirely necessary shelter for the last biome, the Far North. Find out more in our Retreat to Enen guides hub.