Terraria Pylons: 3 Important Things You Need to Know


Pylons are extremely useful items added to Terraria which allow players to easily teleport from one area of the map to another, at very little cost. In this guide, we will show you how to obtain pylons from NPCs, and how to use them.

How to obtain a Pylon

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Every pylon with the exception of the Universal Pylon can be bought from NPCs (10 Gold Each) when the following requirements have been met:

  • At least 2 NPCs living in close proximity to one another.
  • The player is not in the Crimson or Corruption biome.
  • The NPC that you are buying the Pylon from must be Happy (sale modifier of 90% or better)

How to teleport to a Pylon

The player can teleport to a Pylon when the following requirements are met:

  • Both Pylons are in the correct biome
  • There are at least 2 NPCs near each Pylon

The player can then access the Pylon by right clicking on it and then clicking on the target Pylon in the map.

*Note: Universal Pylons do not need NPCs near them to function.

Types of Pylons

Different types of Pylons can be bought in different biomes.

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(From left to right) Forest, Desert, Jungle, Snow, Hallow, Ocean, Caverns, Mushroom, Universal

Type Price How it is Obtained
Forest10 GoldBought in the Forest Biome
Desert10 GoldBought in the Desert Biome
Jungle10 GoldBought in the Jungle Biome
Snow10 GoldBought in the Snow Biome
Hallow10 GoldBought in the Hallow Biome
Ocean10 GoldBought in the Ocean Biome
Caverns10 GoldBought in the Caverns or Underground Biome
Mushroom 10 GoldBought in the Mushroom Biome
Universal1 PlatinumBought from the Zoologist after you have completed 100% of the Bestiary.

Tips and Tricks

  • Pylons still work during boss fights.
  • Pylons can still be used during the Lunar Event, making it easier to travel around the world to defeat the pillars.
  • Cavern Pylons are some of the most useful Pylons in the game, as the area that it can be used in is very large.
  • Cavern Pylons can also be placed in the Underground biome.

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