Terraria Pylons – How to increase NPC happiness

Keeping the NPCs in Terraria happy lets you access a bunch of cool and rare items, but they can be a little fickle.

You’ll encounter various NPCs during your travels through the different Biomes in Terraria, and some of them will want to move to your town. You’ll need to ensure these NPCs have an empty house to move into, how many and which types of NPCs live beside them and what Biome they live in to achieve optimal happiness.

The Zoologist, for example, prefers living in the Forest Biome, and you’ll be able to purchase the Leather Whip from them if they’re happy enough. Another upshot of having happy NPCs is that you’ll be able to place Pylons in the Biomes that will allow you to fast travel.

Terraria – How to unlock NPCs and make them happy

Your Bestiary will give you details of who likes what and why, which makes placing NPCs a little easier. There are at least 25 NPCs to find and each has their preferred Biome to live in, neighbours and requirements for unlocking. Each NPC will offer you something unique like recipes, supplies and some can even heal you and remove buffs. If you have at least two happy NPCs in a Biome, you can purchase a Pylon that will allow you to teleport around the world.

NPC Where to find them Preferred Biome Preferred neighbours Reward
Arms Dealer Must have guns or bullets in your invetory Desert Nurse and Steampunk Sells guns and ammo
Angler Can be found in or near the Ocean Ocean Demolitionist, Party Girl and Tax Collector Will give you fishing quests and rewards
Clothier Can be found after defeating the Skeleton Underground Truffle and Tax Collector Will sell you Vanity outfits
Cyborg Can be found once Plantera is defeated Snow Steampunker, Pirate and Stylist Will sell you proximity mine launcher, nanites and rockets
Demolitionist You must have an explosive in your inventory Underground Tavernkeep Will sell you explosive
Dryad You must defeat a boss Jungle Truffle and Witch Doctor Sells nature-related items and will inform you about Hallow and Corruption levels
Dye Trader Either find a dye item and kill a boss or acquire a Strange Plant Desert Arms Dealer and Painter Sells dye vat crafting station and will give you rare dyes if you trade Strange Plants
Goblin Tinkerer Can be found in a cave after the Goblin invasion Firest Golfer and Nurse You’ll get the Tinkerer’s Workshop and can reforge items
Golfer Can be rescued from underground Desert Forest Painter and Zoologist Will sell golf items
Mechanic Can be rescued from Dungeon Snow Goblin Tinkerer and Cyborg Will sell mechanic items
Merchant You can persuade him to join you for 50 silver Forest Nurse and Golfer Will be a permanent vendor
Nurse Get a sixth heart in your health bar Hallow Arms Dealer and Wizard Can heal you and remove buffs
Painter Will arrive once eight NPCs have moved in Jungle Dryad and Party Girl Sells paintings, Jungle Pylon and Painting tools
Party Girl She’ll spawn after 14 NPCs have moved in and can sometimes be found on the Secret Seed Hallow Wizard and Stylsit Sells party items
Pirate Can be found once Pirate invasion is over Ocean Angler and Tavernkeep Sells Summoner equipment, Imbuing Station, Blowgun and Fountains
Santa Claus Can be found when the Frost Legion is defeated at Christmas time Snow Everyone except the Tax Collector and Desert Biome Sells Christmas items
Steampunk Can be found after you defeat a Mechanical boss Desert Cyborg and Painter Sells Steampunk items, Jetpack and Teleporter
Stylist Can be found in the Spider Cave Ocean Dye Trader and Pirate Can change your looks
Tax Collector Use Purification Powder to transform a Tortured Soul Snow Merchant and Party Girl Generates a lot of money for you depending on the number of NPCs you have
Tavernkeep Defeat Eater of World or Brain of Cthulhu Hallow Demolitionist and Goblin Tinkerer Sells Summon items and will help fight the Old One’s army
The Guide Must start a new world Forest Zoologist and Clothier Will give you hints, tips and recipe and will sacrifice themselves to Wall of Flesh
Truffle Build a house in and above ground at the Glowing Mushroom Biome in Hardmode Surface Mushroom Guide and Dryad Sells Mushroom items
Witch Doctor Can be found once Queen Be is defeated Jungle Dryad and Guide Sells Summoner equipment
Wizard Can be rescued from Cavern Layer in Hardmode Hallow Golfer and Merchant Sells magic items
Zoologist Must have 10-15% of Bestiary completed Forest Witch Doctor and Golfer Sells leather whip and animal related items

Terraria – How to unlock Pylons

You’ll need to make sure that you place each NPC near another that they like in the correct Biome where possible. Once they are happy enough, you can buy Pylons for fast travel. Only specific NPCs sell Pylons and you’ll need to use specific pairs to unlock them:

  • Zoologist and Guide
  • Arms Dealer and Nurse
  • Mechanic and Goblin Tinkerer
  • Stylist and Angler
  • Clothier and Demolitionist
  • Painter and Dryad
  • Party Girl and Wizard

Once you’ve got a Pylon, place it and you can fast travel between Biomes as long as there are at least two Pylons placed. You can check out this handy guide from HappyDays for more info on Happiness.

Now that you’ve done that, you can check out our guides on where to find every Whip and how to summon and defeat the Empress of Light.

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