All Resources in Lightyear Frontier
Screenshot by GameSkinny

Location of All Resources in Lightyear Frontier

A helpful knowledge guide for those looking to explore the frontier.

Lightyear Frontier has many different resources, including ores, flowers, plants, and crystals. When you’re new to the game, it may be really confusing to pinpoint which area you should scour for a specific resource type, so I’m here to provide you with all resource locations in Lightyear Frontier.

Recommended Videos

Where to Find Every Resource in Lightyear Frontier

I had an internal debate if I should sort these resources by resource name or by zone (area) on the map, but I opted to use the “sort by zone” option in the approximate order you will visit them. You can always find text on the page with your browser if you’re looking for a specific resource. Here’s a table of contents with comprehensive map images.

All Resources in The Meadows

In The Meadows, you will find just the basic materials:

  • Polyberry
  • Aluminum Rod
  • Coal
  • Blue Colorflower

There are seven treasure items in The Meadows, and the animals in the area eat Basic Fodder.

All Resources in Pine Heights

In Pine Heights, you will find some unique materials:

There are six treasure items and nine artifacts in Pine Heights, and the area’s animals eat Nice Fodder.

All Resources in Edge Cliffs

In Edge Cliffs, you will find important resources for your progression:

  • Caroot
  • Coal
  • Copper Ore
  • Red Colorflower

There are five treasure items and 21 artifacts in Edge Cliffs, and the area’s animals eat Nice Fodder.

Where to Find Copper in Lightyear Frontier

Copper is a pretty important resource in the early game, and if you’re lost trying to find some like I was, I’ll show you some pointers to save you time. Copper looks like a bunch of wooden planks sticking out of a deposit. I have found two great spots for farming Copper in Lightyear Frontier, and I am more than happy to share them with you. Here’s a picture of a Copper vein and two spots that are close to each other.

All Resources in Yellow Forest in Lightyear Frontier

In Yellow Forest, you will find truly interesting resources:

  • Zappertwig
  • Blue Crystal
  • Coal
  • Iron Ore
  • Blue Colorflower
  • White Colorflower

There are 10 treasure items and 14 artifacts in Yellow Forest, and the area’s animals eat Sour Fodder.

All Resources in Mountainside Coast in Lightyear Frontier

In Mountainside Coast, you will find many different resources, some of which will be crucial for the endgame:

  • Lumbloom (usually on the beach)
  • Honeybottle
  • Coal
  • Iron Ore
  • Yellow Crystal
  • Yellow Colorflower
  • Gravelguard

There are eight treasure items and eight artifacts in Mountainside Coast in Lightyear Frontier, and the area’s animals eat Salty Fodder.

Side note for Iron Ore: You can use Iron Bars to craft Steel Bars.

All Resources in Lowland Plains in Lightyear Frontier

In Lowland Plains, you will find both mid-game and end-game resources:

  • Lumbloom
  • Honeybottle
  • Coal
  • Copper Ore
  • Fractalite Ore
  • White Colorflower
  • Red Colorflower
  • Pondpitcher (this is an important plant and serves as a water reserve for you to siphon at your farm, so when you see a plant pictured below, make sure to get the sprout.)
A pondpitcher in Lightyear Frontier
Screenshot by GameSkinny

There are nine treasure items and 16 artifacts in Lowland Plains, and the area’s animals eat Salty Fodder.

All Resources in Stepstone Peak in Lightyear Frontier

In Stepstone Peak, you will find just a few different resources, but make no mistake, you’ll need them:

  • Chromaize
  • Coal
  • Iron Ore
  • Yellow Colorflower

There are five treasure items in Stepstone Peak, and the area’s animals eat Sweet Fodder.

All Resources in Tornado Rock Isle in Lightyear Frontier

In Tornado Rock Isle, you will find many different resources, including stuff unique to the island and end-game materials:

  • Lumbloom
  • Coilvine Stem (this one is important for crafting Spring)
  • Aluminum Rod
  • Coal
  • Fractalite Ore
  • Iron Ore
  • Yellow Colorflower
  • Blue Colorflower
  • Red Colorflower

There are 11 treasure items and 16 artifacts in Tornado Rock Isle, and the area’s animals eat Fancy Fodder. The Glo Tree and Glo Fruit are exclusive to this area (you can re-plant the tree in your base later).

How to Reach Tornado Rock Isle

Without spoiling too much, I can say that you should finish the main storyline (cleanse all areas of Noxious Slime and Noxious Weed and “free” them) and then find the mysterious door. After you’re done with that sequence of the game, you will be able to travel to the Tornado Rock Isle and do business there. It’s a lovely zone where you’ll have tons of fun for sure.

How to Get Noxious Pod and Noxious Spore

We’ve got a dedicated guide that explains everything regarding Noxious Pod, Noxious Spore and Power Core.

How to Get Ammo For Your Paint Gun in Lightyear Frontier

From the start of the game, I have been wondering what this empty rifle I am carrying next to my trusty pickaxe is and what it does, given the game is non-violent and you can’t shoot to kill.

Later, I found out that it’s actually just a paintbrush in essence, and I can paint my Mech with many, many different colors. You can get the ammo for your paint gun at Flower Press (used to make the basic colors) and Color Mixer (used to make “advanced” colors).

Color List in Lightyear Frontier

Flower Press allows you to convert flowers into these colors:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Black

Color Mixer then allows you to build the following colors:

  • Brown
  • Moss Green
  • Green
  • Turquoise
  • Sky Blue
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Orange
  • Bronze
  • Citrine Brown
  • Wine Red
  • Purple
  • Night Violet
  • Pink
  • Rose
  • Gray

The game will tell you which colors you need to mix for each of these, meaning you’ll need to grow and/or find many flowers to load your paint gun fully. If you have paint buckets in your inventory, you can hold “Q” to change the desired color. By tapping your right-click on the mouse, you can switch between Primary and Secondary parts. You can paint a part of the Mech into the chosen color by hovering over the part with your crosshair. You will see the “preview” of how that part will look if you paint it with your left-click.

How to Get Wood in Lightyear Frontier

There are 4 types of wood in Lightyear Frontier for now:

  • Wood is farmed by taking down regular, small trees.
  • Softwood is farmed by taking down Pine trees, large or small.
  • Hardwood is farmed by taking down Large Green and Yellow trees.
  • Glo wood is farmed by taking down Glo trees.

That’s all I’ve got regarding the most important resources in Lightyear Frontier. If you want some more guides, check out how to get money, how to edit your base and move stuff around, and Artifact locations at Pine Heights at our Lightyear Frontier hub.


GameSkinny is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article All Factorio Console Commands and Cheats
Factorio official key art
Read Article How to Move the Headquarters in Infection Free Zone
A small city in Infection Free Zone surrounded by wooden walls
Read Article How to Fast Travel in No Rest for the Wicked
Watcher in No Rest for the Wicked
Read Article How to Get and Decorate a House in No Rest for the Wicked
the builder npc in no rest for the wicked location
Read Article How to Make New Squads in Infection Free Zone
Right squads walking in formation from Infection Free Zone
Related Content
Read Article All Factorio Console Commands and Cheats
Factorio official key art
Read Article How to Move the Headquarters in Infection Free Zone
A small city in Infection Free Zone surrounded by wooden walls
Read Article How to Fast Travel in No Rest for the Wicked
Watcher in No Rest for the Wicked
Read Article How to Get and Decorate a House in No Rest for the Wicked
the builder npc in no rest for the wicked location
Read Article How to Make New Squads in Infection Free Zone
Right squads walking in formation from Infection Free Zone
Author
Nikola L
Nikola's been a member of GameSkinny since March 2024. He enjoys various game genres, but you'll most likely see him chasing quotas in Lethal Company with friends and grinding roguelike/roguelite games such as Vampire Survivors, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor and Brotato. Loves 90s, driving, video making, and music.