“ I wonder what it's plotting... ”
“ Genius idea, hiding out with these dumb regular corals. ”
“ Wolfgang's brain will punch this brain. ”
“ That's one smart-looking plant. ”
“ HIGHLY EVOLVED CORAL VARIETAL ”
“ What're you, some sort of keener? ”
“ I wonder what it's thinking? ”
“ A neurological network of nautical knowledge! ”
“ A mystical, all-knöwing water röck! ”
“ I want to poke it, but I'm afraid our hand will get stuck. ”
“ That is an impressive piece of coral. ”
“ Chewy rock, with a clever finish. ”
“ 'TIS ROCK HATH SMARTS ”
“ Sure it has a bigger brain than me, but I have the bigger heart. ”
Brainy Sprout is a Plant spawning near Coral Reefs in the DLC. When picked, it will yield Shipwrecked Brainy Matter, and will grow back 20 days after being picked.
If not picked, it will glow at
Dusk and Night, providing enough light to ward off Charlie. While glowing it also has a Sanity aura.
The sprout can be permanently destroyed with a hammer for two
Limestone and a Brainy Matter if it is not already picked.
Making a base on an island close to a sprout is useful in Monsoon Season, especially when Research Stations get flooded, as the Brainy Matter can be turned into the Brain of Thought, which allows prototyping without the need of a station. It also gives a good sanity bonus (due to the sanity drain from excess Rain)
Their brain shape and the fact that they spawn in the reef biome could be a reference to brain coral ( Diploria labyrinthiformis).
The Brainy Sprout's map icon.