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In the Steam versions of Hiveswap and Hauntswitch, the player is able to get a number of achievements, some of which make reference to various tropes and jokes from Homestuck and MS Paint Adventures as a whole. The following is a comprehensive list of all the achievements, per act.

Here, the achievements are generally sorted by the order they can be achieved in the story. While this order is clear-cut for story-based achievements, it is less clear for missable achievements, as the rooms in which they can be achieved can be revisited throughout the course of the game, and some achievements only require the combination of objects, not an object and a background detail. This is in contrast with Steam, which orders achievements based on whether or not the player achieved them, followed by the number of people who achieved them, and therefore usually orders story-based achievements in order, but has the potential to switch orders of missable achievements at any time.

Hiveswap: Act 1

Story Achievements

Icon Name Description Instructions Other
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OVER? BUT WE JUST STARTED! Checked in with Jude. Contact Jude for the first time by walkie-talkie.
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IT WASN'T LOCKED Ventured out into the hallway. Leave Joey's room.
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LIGHT WEAPONRY Got your flashlight in working order. Get batteries from the radio in the kitchen, and use them with Joey's flashlight.
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STEP UP Won your first STRIFE. Complete the first STRIFE encounter.
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NA NA NA NA, HEY YOU Was Jude. Be Jude for the first time, immediately after Joey realizes that she needs marbles to solve a puzzle. The name is a reference to the Beatles song "Hey Jude".
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THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM Sent Joey what she needs. Successfully send Joey the red and green marbles. The name is a reference to how two of the Lone Gunbirds, Frohike and Langly, fail at the task, and only Byers succeeds.
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FEATHERY DOOFUS ACQUIRED Acquired feathery doofus. Complete the second STRIFE encounter, and retrieve Byers from atop the fridge.
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WHY'S IT EVEN LOCKED Seriously--who locks their attic? Spin the globe and get the key to the attic.
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SIGNATURE STYLE AND FLARE Flare: yes. Style: questionable. Complete the fourth STRIFE encounter.
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NOW WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON IN HERE But seriously what in the hell is going on in here Make it to the attic. Reference to a series of pagesHS.svg in Homestuck.
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ACCIDENTAL ASTRONAUT You're in space, apparently. Or at least, you were? Talk to Xefros again after you're told to look for Dammek.
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S E R P E N T Bypassed security. Complete the first game of Serpent.
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LET THE RUMPUS COMMENCE Was Xefros. Be Xefros for the first time, immediately after Joey sends him a selfie.
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THAT'S YOUR CUE Geared up. Unwedge Xefros' cuebat using the bent spoon.
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TREAT TIME Got those treats. Successfully unlock the safe in Xefros' rumpus room, after obtaining the playbook and canned drink.
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RUBBLE LEADER Put the Grubble in rubble. Step outside as Xefros, and retrieve Scratchtech. As Xefros watches his tablet, his hive gets blown up, and he is crushed under rubble.
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IT'S A LIVING Made it to the living room...but at what cost? Make it to Dammek's living room as Joey.
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G R U B B _ _ S Spelled it right. Decipher Dammek's flavor of the week and complete the second game of Serpent.
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GOOD DEER. BEAST FRIEND. Made an unexpected ally. Use the Alternian bestiary and veterinary kit on Dammek's lusus. The name is a reference to a very good dog.
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INSUFFERABLE ZOOSMELL Named your lusii. Name both lusii. It is not required to give them your own names; the default names "Zoosmell" and "Cornibuster" work as well. The name is an obvious reference to a naming box gag.
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HEAL THE DEERCAT. BE THE RIDER Rode an unexpected ally. Ride the Deercat to Xefros' aid. Reference to a pageHS.svg in Homestuck.
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SAVE XEFROS Saved Xefros. Save Xefros with the hover pad.

Missable Achievements

Icon Name Description Instructions Other
HiveswapAchievement DontEncourageHim.jpg
DON'T ENCOURAGE HIM Please. Give the Bubsy poster some dog treats.
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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL Took a ballet lesson from an unorthodox source. Use the ballet shoes on the slinky up near the attic.
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NO. THEY'RE YOURS NOW The batteries are yours, and you're keeping them. Try putting the E-cell batteries back in Pa's universal remote.
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THEY'RE STUFFED Tried to treat the taxidermied. Feed dog treats to the three taxidermied bear-ish creatures in the living room, the narwhal hidden in the basement, and both the deer and the lion head in the trophy room.
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WHERE THEY BELONG Tried to trash the POGS. Throw the pogs in the trash, by the fridge in the kitchen.
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MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE? No? How about this one? Tap-dance and ballet at the dancers in the basement.
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PERIOD-APPROPRIATE REFERENCES This game is set in 1994. Fax some pogs when the power's back on, also by the fridge in the kitchen.
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ACTIVITY RECORDED Observed cultists. Locate the mysterious figures out the hidden window in Jude's treehouse.
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SEQUENCE BREAKER Tried to get ahead of the game. Try firing a flare at the evil-looking mansion out the same hidden window.
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RED AND GREEN HERRING Overthought it. Fill a sack with two of the same marble.
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THE LONG GONEBIRDS Alas, Curses, and/or Farewell, as the case may be. Examine Jude's bird cage after sending each pigeon out, including one last time during the final STRIFE sequence.
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BIRDGEONING TALENT Carried a tune. Use Byers on the piano and listen to his haunting refrain.
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SURELY HE HAS SOME ADDITIONAL PURPOSE Nope. Use Byers on 30 different objects.
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SERIOUSLY, DON'T EAT THE MUMMY What is WRONG with you? Throw some spice on the mummy hidden in the attic under a chair.
HiveswapAchievement MelodiousChirpsAndTongueClicks.jpg
MELODIOUS CHIRPS AND TONGUE-CLICKS Revealed your true nature. Tell Xefros you're the nightmare squid god kind of alien.
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CONVEXED Held out for Bent Soup. Use the bent spoon on the pile of bent spoons.
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PLAYING WITH POWER Refreshed your memory. Use the cuebat with the pusher playbook. Reference to the slogan for the Nintendo Power Glove.
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VENT FRUSTRATION Gave Byers some very important character development. After crawling through the vent, send Byers back the way you came.
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JUNIOR VETERINARIAN Gave Byers a full check-up. Use the bowl of milk, dog treats, Alternian bestiary, and Alternian veterinary kit on Byers. The milk must be in the bowl to proc this achievement. 
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CELL YOU LATER Finished HIVESWAP: ACT 1 with power to spare. Complete Act 1 with the E-cell batteries from Pa's universal remote in your inventory. It is not possible to get this Achievement and BATTER LUCK NEXT TIME in a single play-through.
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BATTER LUCK NEXT TIME Finished HIVESWAP: ACT 1. Complete Act 1 without the E-cell batteries from Pa's universal remote in your inventory. It is not possible to get this Achievement and CELL YOU LATER or NO. THEY'RE YOURS NOW in a single play-through.

Other

Icon Name Description Instructions Other
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BOROS Picked up where you'll leave off. There is currently no known way to earn this achievement. Judging by the description, it is speculated that this achievement can only be gotten when a save file from Act 1 is carried over into either the later acts of Hiveswap or Hauntswitch, possibly with a matching OURO achievement. This is also the only achievement to not be hidden, meaning that its description is viewable to anyone who hasn't achieved it, and even those who don't own Act 1.

Notes

  • According to Steam, all the achievement names in Act 1 are prefaced with a "greater than" symbol, ">". This is a likely reference to MS Paint Adventures, where the same symbol prefaces commands when they are clickable.

Hiveswap: Act 2

Story Achievements

Icon Name Description Instructions Other
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Just In Time You made it to the train station. Get some fake horns for Joey, then impress the bee so that she and Xefros can safely travel through the forest.
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Do or Die It all ends in eleven days. ^_^; Get tickets for the train (can be done in a number of ways, but will involve you having to get a ticket from Chixie, Zebruh, or both).
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Legislacerated You participated in an interesting social experiment. Win the trial with Lynera indicted or by causing a mistrial by exposing Wanshi.
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Knockout 2.0 Got your ass beat 2.0 Get Elwurd to give Joey a costume to fight Nihkee in, then start the fight. Nihkee will knock out Joey with a single punch.
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Clown Door Opens You Opened The Clown Door Enter the Purple car.
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Murder You did a murder! Go to the back of the Rust/Bronze car during Marvus' third task, then go back to the Purple car. Baizli will try to kill Joey, only for Xefros to throw him off the bridge.
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Brain Worms You defeated the drone and switched to the express track. Complete the final puzzle.
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Dead Freight Oh no. Finish the game.

Missable Achievements

Icon Name Description Instructions Other
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Continuity Maestro You imported a save from Act 1. Import a save file from Hiveswap Act 1.
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Help Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Click on the hint button at least once.
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HELP Damn. Use the hint button 100 times.
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HeLP!!!! Are you doing okay? Use the hint button 1000 times.
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Gone Swimming Didn't your dad ever teach you how to- oh? He didn't? Keep trying to swim in the river outside Charun's cave until you get a Game Over.
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Cave Explorer Wonder who lives here... Interact with everything in Charun's cave.
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Cornucopia Disguise You're more of a curvy horns gal. Choose the cornucopias for Joey's horns instead of the traffic cones. It is not possible to get this achievement and Traffic Cone Costume on a single playthrough.
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Traffic Cone Costume You like your horns long and straight. Choose the traffic cones for Joey's disguise. It is not possible to get this achievement and Cornucopia Disguise on a single playthrough.
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Housebreaker Wonder who lives here... Interact with everything in Zebede's hive. This must be done before doing the bee dance, otherwise the achievement won't trigger.
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Forestry Lions and tigers and bears. Ignore Xefros' warning and go into the forest unprotected anyway.
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A Fire Mixtape You wish Zebruh would drop his mixtape... in the trash. Get Marvus' autograph for Zebruh, then show Marvus his mixtape.
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Star Power Feels good to help such a great guy. Get Zebruh's ticket by convincing him to go on Slam or Get Culled.
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Shady Deals Those pogs had to be good for something. Exchange the pogs for Elwurd's extra tickets.
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Tough Love You made sure Chixie can live to fight another day. Have Elwurd convince Chixie to give up her protest plan.
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Ultimate Collab You are SO pre-ordering this Marvus/Chixie track. Have Marvus convince Chixie to give up her protest plan.
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Mean You crushed Chixie's dreams. Have Zebruh convince Chixie to give up her protest plan.
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Next Time Maybe You did a good deed today. Convince Chixie to give up her protest plan without help from other characters.
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Groupie Thanks for the likes! See all of Chixie's dialogue on the train platform.
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Clownfxxker Go buy his album or something. See all of Marvus' dialogue on the train platform.
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Standing Room Only You made all sorts of new friends in the lowblood car. Talk to everyone in the Rust/Bronze car. You can only get this achievement if Chixie is on the train. It is not possible to get this achievement and First Class on the same playthrough.
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Vet Tech No animal left behind. Give Skylla the lusus medkit.
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Economy Class You palled it up with the middle class. Talk to everyone in the Gold/Olive car.
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X GON GIVE IT TO YA FIRST WE GONNA ROCK THEN WE GONNA ROLL THEN WE LET IT POP GO LET IT GO Have Xefros use the cuebat during the strife with Azdaja.
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Sylladex Spring Cleaning You completed the trading quest. Give Tagora the spice, pogs, and batteries. This can only be done if you haven't given the pogs to Elwurd, so this achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Standing Room Only and First Class.
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Scapegoat Did we do the right thing..? Win the trial with Lynera indicted. This achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Best Possible Scenario.
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Detrainestation Never trust a pretty face. During the recess of the trial, tell Tyzias that Lanque is the culprit, talk to the latter and get a Game Over. This can only be done if you traded the spices, pogs and batteries to Tagora, so this achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Standing Room Only and First Class.
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Best Possible Scenario You figured out how the law works. Cause a mistrial by exposing Wanshi. This can only be done if you traded the spices, pogs and batteries to Tagora, so this achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Standing Room Only and First Class, as well as Scapegoat.
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First Class You've made friends with the upper crust. Talk to everyone in the Cerulean/Indigo car. You can only get this achievement if Zebruh is on the train. It is not possible to get this achievement and Standing Room Only on the same playthrough.
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Catfished She seemed so nice... Accept Ardata's invitation to her train cabin once.
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Catfished 2 Fool me once... Accept Ardata's invitation to her train cabin twice.
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Catfished Forever Oh come on. Accept Ardata's invitation to her train cabin three times.
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Manifesto You've entered the marketplace of ideas. Complete Galekh's trial by showing him Mallek's book. It is not possible to get this achievement and Soldier Purrbeasts on the same playthough.
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Soldier Purrbeasts "Die," he meowed. Get the mistrial ending, then during Galekh's fetch quest, talk to Wanshi and get her Soldier Purrbeasts book, give the book to Galekh. This can only be done if you traded the spices, pogs and batteries to Tagora and also not giving Mallek text to Galekh, so this achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Standing Room Only and First Class, as well the Manifesto achievement.
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Arte You understande true arte. Complete Amisia's trial by asking Remele for help. It is not possible to get this achievement and Thinkpiece on the same playthrough.
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Thinkpiece It's all in the spin. Complete Amisia's trial by asking Tagora for help. Initially broken upon release; fixed with the patch released on November 28, 2020.
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C͠ ̴̵͜L O҉ ̶̡̕W̵ ̷̕N̢͡ ̕͢ C ͠L͜ ̵A͘͟ ͟S̨̀ ̢͡S̡͠͝ CLOWNS! CLOWNS! CLOWNS! Talk to everyone in the Purple car.
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Third Most Popular Chittr User You added everyone who's anyone to your conticks. Add all possible Chittr users on your Chittr account. Initially broken upon release; fixed with the patch released on November 28, 2020.
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Achievement Hunter You like finding all those secret messages, huh? Repeatedly use the hint button after completing the final puzzle in the conductor's car.
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Cell You Later? You're certain these batteries will finally be useful in the next game! Complete Act 2 with the E-cell batteries in your inventory. This can only be done if you have imported an Act 1 save with the E-cell batteries in your inventory.
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Never Be Game Over You did everything right! Make it through the game without getting a Game Over. This achievement and Born to Die cannot be gotten on the same playthrough.
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Born to Die Mistakes were made. Get every possible Game Over on a single playthrough. This can only be obtained on a run where you have the batteries and have not given the pogs to Elwurd, as you will need to give Tagora those items in order to get a specific Game Over scenario during the trial. Therefore, this achievement cannot be obtained on the same playthrough as Standing Room Only and First Class, as well as Never Be Game Over.


Hiveswap and Hauntswitch
Playable Kids Joeysymbol.png Joey ClaireJudesymbol.png Jude Harley
Playable Trolls Ariborn.svg Xefros TritohTaurcer.svg Dammek
Supporting Humans BabysitterPa HarleyA. ClaireMysterious Cult
Supporting Trolls Picen.svg Trizza TethisCridea Jeevik
Troll Call Trolls Licer.svg Tyzias EntykkScorist.svg Mallek AdalovVirnius.svg Daraya JonjetCapriun.svg Barzum SoleilCaprimini.svg Baizli SoleilSagicorn.svg Nihkee MoolahCaprinius.svg Chahut MaenadArrius.svg Diemen XicaliTaurist.svg Skylla KorigaGemittarius.svg Folykl DaraneGemnius.svg Kuprum MaxlolSagira.svg Amisia ErdehnLeus.svg Polypa GoezeeLibittarius.svg Tegiri KalburLiblo.svg Tirona KasundViriborn.svg Lynera SkalbiScornius.svg ElwurdSagicer.svg Galekh XigisiTaurza.svg Vikare RatiteLelo.svg Boldir LamatiGemrius.svg Cirava HermodLiga.svg Tagora GorjekScormini.svg Ardata CarmiaCaprist.svg Marvus XolotoAro.svg Fozzer VelyesLicen.svg Stelsa SezyatVirmino.svg Wanshi AdyataVirus.svg Bronya UrsamaTaurra.svg Chixie RoixmrSagimino.svg Zebruh CodakkGemra.svg Azdaja KnelaxLepia.svg Konyyl OkimawCaprira.svg Karako PierotArittarius.svg Marsti HoutekVirsci.svg Lanque BombyxScorgo.svg Remele Namaaq
Other TesseractThe Lone GunbirdsGreen shadow monstersImperial DroneZoosmellCornibusterDoc Scratch
Concepts TrollExtended ZodiacCherub PortalAbilitechChittrScythianAchievements
Locations (Earth) HauntswitchHalf-Harley Manor
Locations (Alternia) OutglutDammek's hiveXefros' hive
Acts Hiveswap: Act 1Hiveswap: Act 2
Additional Media Hiveswap Friendship Simulator (Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6Vol. 7Vol. 8Vol. 9Vol. 10Vol. 11Vol. 12Vol. 13Vol. 14Vol. 15Vol. 16Vol. 17Vol. 18Epilogue)

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