Each trait has a “mutation pair” that, when bred together, has a small chance of mutating into a completely different gene. Here’s a guide on how to find all possible mutation combinations, even for non-visible genes and newly-released traits.
First, we need the Trait Chart. The Trait Chart shows all the discovered traits and their corresponding genetic codes. When a new trait is discovered, we simply look at the cat’s genes to see what code the new trait maps to.
Look at the chart. Do you see how the traits are divided into pairs? Each pair of neighboring genes can mutate.
What do they mutate to? Look at the right-hand column that says “mutates to”. It tells you what kai code the pair has potential to mutate into. For example, otaku+simple mutates to eye type ‘j‘, which is “fabulous” eyes.
When a new trait is released, you can immediately tell 1) what it will mutate with, and 2) where the new mutation will fall. For example, once we see eye type ‘1’ released, we know that you can breed it with “wonky” and that it will mutate into eye type ‘h’. AND THEN eye type ‘h’ can be bred with “alien” to mutate into eye type ‘q’. AND THEN eye type ‘q’ can be bred with “wingtips” to mutate into eye type ‘u’, which will be a tier-3 mutation!!
Ahhh. Beautiful, valuable mutation cascades. You gotta love ’em.
To learn more about mutations, visit THIS POST for a full explanation (including probabilites).
Also, to increase the value of your cats, try to stack mutations. Find a breeding partner for your kitty to maximize your odds by using this Mutation Match-Up tool.
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Each trait in CryptoKitties has a “mutation pair” that, when bred together, gives a small chance (usually 14%) of generating a brand new trait not necessarily seen in either parent. Those new traits are referred to as mutations. After a gene mutates, it may then be passed on to offspring the same way as basic traits.
Because Gen 0 cats only have basic traits, mutations tend to be rare at low generations, so they are often (but not always) more valuable.
(Note: Mutations are separate from the “recessive” genes that have a chance to gene swap into the dominant position.)
How do mutations work?
From a technical point-of-view, mutations occur when pairs of neighboring genes (e.g. 00010 & 00011) are bred together. If they mutate, the mutation takes the gene with a ‘1’ at the end and moves it to the beginning (e.g. 00011 –> 10001). You don’t really need to know that, though. You can just use the following method.
In the chart below, you can see that topaz and mintgreen are a neighboring pair. In the right-hand column, it says they mutate into gene ‘i’. Find ‘i’ in the kai column and trace it back to eye color. Topaz and mintgreen have the potential to mutate into limegreen.
To find all possible mutations, please see our updated Trait Chart.