Mutants Bingo was introduced to the game as an incentive for players to further breed and collect mutants. The number of bingo cards and their layout are subject to KoBoJo's whims, and have changed as the game has progressed and more mutants were introduced. As of June of 2015, there are 12 bingo cards for the player to fill. These cards have varying amounts of mutants on them that are required to fill the card. As the player breeds, buys, or wins a mutant that is on one of the cards, that slot is filled. When the player completes a row or column on the card, they are awarded a prize for that row or column. If a mutant completes both a row and a column at the same time, the player is awarded both prizes. When a card is filled, a final prize for that card is awarded to the player.
General Mutants Bingo Notes
A mutant must be, at minimum, in the incubator in order to count on the bingo card. Mutant larva that are stored in the player's stash do not count.
Once a mutant has been incubated it may be frozen and still count on the bingo card.
A mutant may appear on more than one bingo card. If they do, they can potentially count on multiple cards at the same time.
Standard Bronze mutants that are bred also count toward the standard Cross Mutation bingo card.
Standard Silver mutants that are bred also count toward the standard Cross Mutation bingo card, but not the Bronze card.
Standard Gold mutants that are bred also count toward the standard Cross Mutation bingo card, but not the Silver or Bronze cards.
Legendary mutants that are purchased or won will count on their respective card(s) regardless of their Elite star level.
e.g., if you purchase a Ragnar from the store during a sale, it will count as Ragnar on the card, regardless of whether it is non-starred or if it is Gold-starred.
Re-skinned basic Mutants that are won in the Reactor will count as a basic form of that mutant (if applicable) and will not be counted as the comparable Elite version on the respective bingo card (again, if applicable). They will, however, count on the Reactor bingo card, if applicable.
e.g., The Bronze Girl Power skin for the Grim Reapress from the Reactor will count toward the Grim Reapress slot on the Cross Mutation card, but not on the Bronze Breeding card.
Re-skinned Secret Mutants from the Reactor will count on their respective Research bingo cards as well as the Reactor bingo card, if applicable.
e.g., the Steampunk Captain Wrenchfury will count on the Research I card as well as the Reactor I card.
Re-skinned Mutants that are purchased in the store will count as a basic form of that mutant (if applicable) and will not be counted as the comparable Elite version on the respective bingo card (again, if applicable).
Mutants Bingo Tips
When you start breeding your mutants, skip breeding the standard versions and go straight for Bronze. This will let you complete both the Bronze card and the Cross Mutation card at the same time.
Don't waste time and XP on leveling mutants further than you have to. Once you get your base mutants to level 10, start breeding Bronze mutants. Once you get your Bronze mutants to level 15, start breeding Silver mutants. Once you get your Silver mutants to level 20, start breeding Gold mutants. This will let you fill up your cards as quickly as you can. See the page on Breeding mutants for more tips.
Trying to fill this card is an exercise in frustration for many players, given the extremely limited nature of the availability of the Zodiac mutants. This frustration is also compounded by the requirement for Zodiac mutants on other bingo cards. KBJ will typically only make them available via their Zodiac Mystery Box mechanic, but they have been known to put them up on the Mutants Slots or make them available as a package sale. As such, the following tips are suggested for dealing with the Zodiac card:
If you see packs of Zodiac mutants available for purchase, buy them if you are missing one or more of the mutants in the pack. Even if one or more of them is a duplicate of mutants you already own, it is still the most reliable and cost-effective way to fill out the missing slots on both the Zodiac card and other cards that require the Zodiacs.
Trying to earn Zodiac Mutants through random Zodiac Box pulls might get you the ones you need, but the likelihood gets smaller with each one you win.
If you see the Zodiac mutants on the Jackpot Slots, don't waste your Gold. You have no more of a chance of winning one of them than you do of winning any other mutant on the slots.
Mutant Reactor and Bingo Cards
In general, the Mutant Reactor prizes don't count for much in the realm of the other, non-Reactor, Bingo cards. The re-skinned basic mutants won't count for anything beyond a space on the Cross Mutation card. However, the unique Mutant prizes from completing a reactor set will count on the bingo cards, and are required for some of the cards. Don't be afraid to use Gold to force the Reactor to cough up a guaranteed prize if you are only one or two mutants away from completing a set. The following Mutant Reactor sets have a final prize that is required for certain Bingo cards and/or isn't available anywhere else (meaning it will likely be on a Bingo card):
This bingo card is the only one with a starter column that is unmarked. The rest of the cards start off with the Cyber column.
Number of Mutants: 36
Breedable?: All Breedable
Top prize: 1,500
Cyber Row: 1
Necro Row: 10
Saber Row: 1
Zoomorph Row: 1
Galactic Row: 1
Mythic Row: 1
Cyber Column: 1
Necro Column: 1
Saber Column: 1
Zoomorph Column: 1
Galactic Column: 10
Mythic Column: 1
This card is the standard cross-breeding card for the 36 easily-breedable mutants in the game. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold breeding cards are variations of this card. As mentioned above, you can fill this card while working on breeding the Bronze mutants to save yourself some time and headache.
This card includes several Video Game mutants as well as limited edition seasonal mutants that are based on holidays. Keep an eye out for them in the store, because they are usually rotated out fairly quickly after the holiday.
This bingo card requires specific versions of mutants from specific reactors, but not all reactor mutants are on the card.
Per the current structuring of the card, you are required to complete all of the existing reactor sets except Big Boss and Movies, due to the inclusion of the final prize mutants from each other reactor set.
A very difficult Bingo Card to complete despite its small size, simply because of the mechanics used to make the mutants available to the players. By June 22nd, by buying the Zodiacs' Silver version, players can both fill up the Zodiacs Card and Silver Zodiacs Card at the same time.
This card is a mix of Breedable, Legendary, and PvP mutants, all at Silver level. As such, unless the player has has either won or purchased Silver level mutants, they will be doing a lot of breeding to finish this card.
The card also features two mutants that had previously been tagged as "Male", which were replaced by Drusella and Lady Harpy.