Shroom-mates is an Item that can be found within common locations, including choice enemy Camps, given by Spouses, and rarely as a reward from Seasonal Festivals. Upon being picked up, a small patch of moss will appear next to the player's well in which a Mushroom will spawn. Only Mushrooms that the player has unlocked will spawn. In order for different varieties of Mushrooms to appear they need to have already been unlocked by purchasing Home Improvements. After taking a Mushroom, another one will respawn after one minute and at the beginning of each day. If there is a Mushroom when the player is picked up by the helicopter at the end of the day, a different one will spawn the next morning.
Compared to other Items, Shroom-mates is the only one that awards players with additional Mushrooms and acts as a reliable source of them. In addition, Shroom-mates is one of the few Items directly affected by Home Improvements. This means that players can effectively control to what specific degree or extent this Item serves them, granting Shroom-mates a unique capability that few other Items offer. However, this may also lead to Shroom-mate's downfall, as should players not have many varieties of Mushrooms unlocked then the versatility of the Item may decrease substantially. As such, Shroom-mates is dependent primarily on what Home Improvements the player has already purchased, and its value is dependent as well.
The following is a list of possible Items that can affect Shroom-mates: