Pressure Plates

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Pressure Plates
  • Red Pressure Plate.png Green Pressure Plate.png Gray Pressure Plate.png
    Brown Pressure Plate.png Blue Pressure Plate.png Yellow Pressure Plate.png
    Pink Weighted Pressure Plate.png Orange Weighted Pressure Plate.png Purple Weighted Pressure Plate.png
    Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate.png Lihzahrd Pressure Plate.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeFurnitureMechanism
PlaceableYes
Dimensions1 wide × 1 high
Use time14 Very Fast
ToolPickaxe
TooltipActivates when stepped on (Red, Green)
Activates when a player steps on it (Gray, Brown, Blue, Lihzahrd)
Activates when anything but a player steps on it (Yellow)
Activates when a players steps on or off it (Weighted)
Buy / Sell50 Silver Coin / 10 Silver Coin
Teal Pressure Pad
  • Teal Pressure Pad item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeMechanismFurniture
PlaceableYes
Dimensions1 wide × 1 high
Use time14 Very Fast
TooltipActivates when a projectile touches it
RarityRarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell2 Gold Coin / 40 Silver Coin

Pressure Plates are activation mechanisms that trigger wired mechanisms when stepped on. A Pressure Plate's color determines which characters can trigger it.

Pressure Plates can be purchased from a Mechanic or taken from a natural source, since the Red, Brown, Gray and Lihzahrd pressure plates are randomly generated on the map during world creation as the trigger for traps. The plate sits partially hidden on top of blocks, so they may be difficult to spot. The color of naturally spawned Pressure Plates is dependent on the color of block it is generated on top of. They should be approached with caution as each one is (usually) connected to a trap mechanism.

The Mechanic sells all types, except for Lihzahrd pressure plates, which have their own distinct color of brown to blend in with Lihzahrd Bricks. and the Weighted Pressure Plates, which are crafted.

The Teal Pressure Pad is a special kind of pressure plate that responds to projectiles impacting it and from Pets touching it. Unlike regular pressure plates, the Teal Pressure Pad can be placed on the floor, ceiling, or side wall, but not on platforms.

Types[edit | edit source]

Type Trigger criteria
Gray Pressure Plate Gray Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 542
Triggered by players only.
Brown Pressure Plate Brown Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 543
Blue Pressure Plate Blue Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 852
Lihzahrd Pressure Plate Lihzahrd Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 1151

Red Pressure Plate Red Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 529
Triggered by players, NPCs and enemies.
Green Pressure Plate Green Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 541

Yellow Pressure Plate Yellow Pressure Plate
Internal Item ID: 853
Triggered by NPCs and enemies.

Pink Weighted Pressure Plate Pink Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3626
Triggered by player when stepping on or off it.
Orange Weighted Pressure Plate Orange Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3630
Purple Weighted Pressure Plate Purple Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3631
Cyan Weighted Pressure Plate Cyan Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3632

Teal Pressure Pad Teal Pressure PadDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3707
Triggered by projectiles or Pets.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

The Red, Green, Gray, Brown, Blue, and Yellow pressure plates can be bought from the Mechanic for 50 Silver Coin each, and the Teal Pressure Pad can be bought from the Mechanic for 2 Gold Coin each.

Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station



Pink Weighted Pressure PlatePink Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
Orange Weighted Pressure PlateOrange Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Purple Weighted Pressure PlatePurple Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version
Cyan Weighted Pressure PlateCyan Weighted Pressure PlateDesktop Version

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Pressure Plates allow you to see laid wires when held, which can help you to avoid traps.
  • Pressure Plates that can be triggered by non-players can also be triggered by Boulders. This can be used as a delay, or to trigger a row of traps as it rolls down a hallway.
  • Pressure Plates can also be used for opening and closing doors without having to click on them, although be careful that they are not unintentionally triggered by NPCs or enemies. This can be avoided by using the right kinds of pressure plate.
  • Paint can be applied to them for PvP purposes, making them nearly invisible.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Introduced Weighted Pressure Plates.
    • Introduced Teal Pressure Pad.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Now have different triggering criteria based on color.
    • Blue, yellow, and Lihzahrd variants added.
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
    • Enemies no longer trigger underground pressure plates.

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