Terraria happiness: how to unlock a pylon in Terraria

terraria-happiness

Looking for how to increase your Terraria NPC happiness and unlock a pylon? After the latest update – Journey’s End – your little NPCs won’t be satisfied with just adequate Terraria housing, no, now they’ll need neighbours they actually /enjoy/ living with instead of hoping for the best.

Your Terraria happiness level for NPCs can now be influenced not only by satisfying their neighbourly needs, but housing them in their desired biome, too. Meeting the demands of your new pernickety residents comes with its perks, such as the ability to purchase pylons to scoot around the world quickly.

The Terraria Journey’s End update adds a catalogue of information called the Bestiary to help you figure out how to raise the happiness of your NPCs, providing an index of all NPC likes and dislikes. Our guide will help you unlock its full potential to increase Terraria happiness and make pylons available.

Terraria happiness

Your NPCs rely on living in close quarters with another NPC they like, as well as in their favourite biome. If NPCs are very happy it will cut the cost of pylons, among other items you can purchase from vendors. Here’s a list of all the NPCs’ preferred biomes and liked neighbours.

NPC
Preferred Biome
Liked Neighbours
Arms Dealer
Desert
Nurse and Steampunker
Angler
Ocean
Demolitionist, Party Girl, and Tax Collector
Clothier
Underground
Truffle and Tax Collector
Cyborg
Snow
Steampunker, Pirate, and Stylist
Demolitionist
Underground
Tavernkeep and Mechanic
Dryad
Jungle
Truffle and Witch Doctor
Dye Trader
Desert
Arms Dealer and Painter
Goblin Tinkerer
Underground and Snow
Mechanic and Dye Trader
Golfer
Forest
Angler, Painter, and Zoologist
Guide
Forest
Clothier and Zoologist
Mechanic
Snow
Goblin Tinkerer and Cyborg
Merchant
Forest
Golfer and Nurse
Nurse
Hallow
Arms Dealer and Wizard
Painter
Jungle
Dryad and Party Girl
Party Girl
Hallow
Wizard, Zoologist, and Stylist
Pirate
Ocean
Angler and Tavernkeep
Santa Claus
Snow

Steampunker
Desert
Cyborg and Painter
Stylist
Ocean
Dye Trader and Pirate
Tax Collector
Snow
Merchant and Party Girl
Tavernkeep
Hallow
Demolitionist and Goblin Tinkerer
Truffle
Mushroom
Guide and Dryad
Witch Doctor
Jungle
Dryad and Guide
Wizard
Hallow
Golfer and Merchant
Zoologist
Forest
Witch Doctor and Golfer

Terraria pylon

You can unlock pylons in Terraria by increasing the happiness of at least two of your NPCs. Then you’ll be able to purchase pylons from them and easily traverse the world using teleportation. Pylons correspond to the biome the NPC sells from, and can only be bought from vendor NPCs in specific pairs, which are:

Pylon Type
NPC Pairings
Forest Pylon
Merchant and Nurse
Snow Pylon
Mechanic and Cyborg
Desert Pylon
Dye Trader and Arms Dealer or Painter
Cavern Pylon
Demolitionist and Guide
Ocean Pylon
Angler and Golfer
Jungle Pylon
Dryad and Painter or Witch Doctor
Hallow Pylon
Wizard and Party Girl
Mushroom Pylon
Truffle and Dryad – Party Girl and Painter – Zoologist and Witch Doctor
Universal Pylon
Sold by the Zoologist once the Bestiary is complete

That’s how you increase your Terraria happiness and unlock a pylon. If you’re planning to fast travel around Terraria, check out the Terraria bosses you’ll come up against, as well as how to prepare by creating Terraria potions.