Organelles are components of microbes that allow them to complete certain processes. Organelles can be added and removed from microbes through the editor. There are currently 7 organelles in Thrive. Each individual organelle placed in the cell increases its health by 10 units.

Structural Organelles

Structural organelles give cells shape. The cytoplasm is the only organelle in this category.

Cost: 10MP
Performs Process: Shapes the cell.
The material or protoplasm within a living cell.

The gooey innards of a cell.

Internal Organelles

Organelles placed on the inside of the cell. Many of these organelles perform processes, which take some compounds as input and return different compounds as output.

Cost: 40 MP
Performs Process: Aerobic Respiration
A captured prokaryote used by an eukaryotic cell to perform respiration.

The Mitochondria is the powergouse of the cell.

Cost: 30MP
Performs Process: Photosynthesis
A captured prokarryote used by eukaryotic cells to perform photosynthesis.

The chloroplast is used primarily by plant cells on earth, but some ciliates and other organisms use too.

Cost: 40 Mutation Points
Performs Process: Thermosynthesis
Thermoplasts are a theoretical organelle capable of producing energy through heat.
Cost: 30 MP
Performs Process: Stores compounds
Vacuoles are where compounds are stored. Having more means more compounds can be stored at once.
Toxin Vacuole
Cost: 80 MP
Performs Process: OxyToxy Synthesis
Produces the toxin OxyToxyNT. By pressing E, you'll release a single OxyToxy which damages other cells.
Bioluminescent Vacuole
Biolumescent Org
Cost: ? MP
Performs Process: Bioluminescence

External Organelles

Organelles that go on the outside of the cell.

Cost: 30 MP
Performs Process: Movement
Flagella are the basic movement parts of microbes. They allow your microbe to move faster, but also take up more ATP for each consecutively added flagella.
Predatory Pillus
Cost: 30 MP
Performs Process: Attacking other cells.
The predatory pilus is an appendage found on the surface of certain microbes.

It inflicts damage to other microbes.


The Nucleus is the centre of the cell, and is responsible for containing the genetic information of eukaryotic cells as well as producing proteins. Every eukaryotic cell has exactly one nucleus; additional nuclei can not be added. Prokaryotes such as bacteria don't have a nucleus.

Cost: N/A MP
Performs Process: Amino Acid Synthesis
The nucleus carries the genetic information of the cell. It comes with two attached organelles: the endoplasmic reticulum, and the golgi apparatus