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Metal Potato Thing

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Metal Potato Thing
Metal Potato Thing.png
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Metal Potato
Metal Potato Thing Adventure Mode.png
Stacks up to
Does not stack

Glommer.png See also: Wooden Potato Thing

Wilson Portrait.png
This metal potato contains great and fearful power...


Willow Portrait.png
Perhaps I could melt it into a more pleasing shape.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Ha ha! Ha ha! What ugly potato!


Wendy Portrait.png
What a hideous creation!


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Neither fully organic nor inorganic!


Woodie Portrait.png
Potato-y, eh?


Waxwell Portrait.png
The gears in here are so small they turn the fabric of reality.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Nö decency. It's nöt even metal meat.


Webber Portrait.png
It looks like this goes with something...


Walani Portrait.png
Heh heh.


Warly Portrait.png
This, I do not even...


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Strange armor be this.


The Metal Potato Thing is one of four Things used on the Wooden Thing to travel to the next world. It spawns naturally in every world in its own Set Piece. It is located near some Basic Farms, which are surrounded by some Grass and Twigs, a Shovel, and unpicked Carrots.

There are two version of it, one that spawns in Sandbox Mode and one in Adventure Mode, that differ from their color schemes. Player can craft a Divining Rod to help them track the Metal Potato Thing.

The only purpose of the Metal Potato Thing is to be used on the Wooden Thing. It's an important gameplay Item and as such it cannot be destroyed or stolen by Mobs (e.g. Krampus, Splumonkeys etc.)

Placeholder.png Trivia [edit | edit source]

  • This part of the machine is found near a garden, and Wickerbottom claims it's neither fully organic nor inorganic, suggesting it may have been grown there (or someone tried to grow it).
  • Wilson mentions that the metal potato contains great and fearful power.
  • The Metal potato thing is actually a robotic Maxwell's head. Calling it a potato may just be making fun of the game's antagonist, though being near a farm make the potato similarities more obvious.
  • The Metal potato thing is the reason the Wooden Thing, when fully constructed, is more commonly referred to as the 'Teleportato'.
  • This may be a reference to the game Portal 2, in which deuteragonist Wheatley puts the antagonist GLaDOS into a potato battery. This is reinforced by WX-78's quote, seen above.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]