A Genetic Code Template is a medium used for saving genetic information of a living companion. Pet imprints can be traded or used for a combined incubation.

Imprints are primarily used as "parents" for a baby pet. By applying two Genetic Code Templates before the incubation phase, the traits of each imprint will be passed onto the new Kubrow or Kavat.

Players can carry up to a maximum of 200 stored imprints.

Market and Manufacturing[]

The blueprint can be bought for Credits64.png 50,000 and is re-usable indefinitely on all platforms.

A crafted Genetic Code Template can also be bought on the Market for Platinum64.png 15.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 6 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 5
MarketIcon.png Market Price: PlatinumLarge.png15 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price: CreditsLarge.png 50,000

Imprinting Genetic Information[]

A Genetic Code Template with an imprint

When constructed, Genetic Code Templates are empty. Tenno can use them to store the genetic information of an active pet anytime after it has matured. Imprinting a single genetic code for a pet will take 1.5 hours, but can be rushed for Platinum64.png 10. Up to two imprints can be taken of a single Kubrow, or up to three of a single Kavat.

Stored Information[]

The traits mentioned below are stored by a Genetic Code template, and will be passed on to a pet when used.[1] Bear in mind that the information stored will only refer to the pet's original appearance, free of any changes to its coat colors or pattern.

Kubrows Kavats
  • Coat Colors (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
  • Coat Pattern (Patchy, Hound, Lotus etc.)
  • Eye Color
  • Breed (Sahasa, Raksa, Huras, Sunika, or Chesa)
  • Build (Skinny, Athletic, Bulky)
  • Coat Colors (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Accents)
  • Coat Pattern (Hyacinth, Vasca)
  • Eye Color
  • Breed (Smeeta, Adarza, or Vasca)
  • Head Type
  • Tail Type
For details regarding which patterns and colors occur naturally, please refer to Kubrow Cosmetics or Kavat Cosmetics.

Template Identification[]

A Genetic Code Template contains the name of the pet it was created from and an icon indicating which type of pet it is.


Huras Kubrow
Prowling stance. Reflecting that the Huras is orientated around stalking.


Raksa Kubrow
Sitting in a loyal stoic pose. Reflecting Raksa specialty of protecting their master.


Sahasa Kubrow
Digging pose. Indicating Sahasa's role in digging up items


Sunika Kubrow
Aggresive pouncing pose. Indicating Sunika's role as an attack Kubrow.


Chesa Kubrow
Retrieving pose. Indicating Chesa's trait of fetching items.


Smeeta Kavat
Dashing while turning invisible. Indicating Smeeta's specialty of trickery.


Adarza Kavat
Facing a reflection of itself. Indicating Adarza's specialty of reflection.


Vasca Kavat
Facing forward with its body lowered and tail up.

When Breeding A New Pet[]

  1. Go to the Incubator and choose the Breeding tab.
  2. Click the Begin Incubation button.
  3. Click on the empty imprint slots and add the desired imprints. You must enter two imprints; you cannot begin a combined incubation with only one imprint. You can use imprints from two male or two female specimens, or even two of the same companion; two imprints from different Kubrows or Kavats can be chosen for a chance to combine traits. Kubrow imprints cannot be used for breeding Kavats and vice versa.
  4. Click Begin A Combined Incubation and wait 48 hours (Nutrio Incubator Upgrade Segment reduces this to 24 hours) for your new pet, or rush the incubation for Platinum64.png 15.


  • The screen of the template bears similarities to the results of a Gel electrophoresis test, which is appropriate given the template's function.
  • Prior to Hotfix 14.0.5 (2014-07-21), imprints weren't a surefire way to determine the result of a Kubrow as recessive genes were taken into account. This has since been changed to remove recessive genes, ensuring the imprints contain all the used information.
    • Also, prior to 14.0.5, there was a feature known as a Kubrow Genetic Scrambler, which randomized the Kubrow's genes in exchange for Platinum, and was removed due to a serious resemblance to a slot machine, something that went against everything DE wanted.
  • With the initial launch of Specters of the Rail, the blueprint was unavailable in the Market. This was later corrected in Hotfix 6.
  • From Update: Specters of the Rail 0.0 (2016-07-08) until Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 0.10 (2016-07-15), it was possible to cross-breed Kavats with Kubrows by combining a Kubrow Genetic Code Template with a Kavat Genetic Code Template, resulting in Kubrows or Kavats that, while otherwise normal, had various visual glitches such as incorrect fur textures or malformed models. Players were allowed to keep the hybrids after Hotfix 10 was deployed, but any Genetic Code Templates from them cannot be used for further breeding.
  • Imprints can be traded between players.

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Added a cap of 200 for Companion Imprints. Imprints can also be sold from Inventory for Credits.
    • The cap was added to prevent the game from crashing due to having a large amount of Imprints. If you have over 200 Imprints, you will be required to sell Imprints through your Inventory before creating new Imprints.
  • Fixed crash related to the ‘Browse Genetic Imprints’ screen.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Each Kavat can now give you 3 Imprints (up from 2). This will apply to all Kavats that predate this update. If you’ve already used 2, you'll find 1 more ready to go!