The Grandma is the main antagonist of Cookie Clicker Classic and the 1.0 Update, and the second cheapest building you can purchase with an initial cost of 100 cookies. She produces cookies at a base rate of 1 cookie per second.
Unlike the Cursor and Farm, Grandmas progress with later buildings very well with the grandma type upgrades, most of which double its efficiency but require 15 or more of a superior building to purchase, and sometimes can be quite expensive, up to 15,500,000,000,000,000,000 cookies for Metagrandmas. After all upgrades, each grandma has a CpS of 104857.6 cookies per second herself, not counting the bonuses from One mind, Communal brain sweep, and Elder Pact.
Once you have unlocked 7 grandmas, you unlock the Bingo Center/Research Facility, which (as of 1.036) is currently the only upgrade to make a building four times as efficient, although its price of 1,000,000,000,000,000 cookies means it'll be a while until it's worth the cost. This will unlock a new upgrade after 30 minutes (research only starting once the last item researched is purchased), including five multiplier upgrades (Specialized Chocolate Chips for +1% and costing 100,000,000,000 cookies, Designer Cocoa Beans for +2% and costing 200,000,000,000 cookies, Underworld Ovens for +3% and costing 800,000,000,000 cookies, Exotic Nuts for +4% and costing 3,200,000,000,000 cookies, and Arcane Sugar for +5% and costing 12,800,000,000,000 cookies), one upgrade to double Grandma efficiency (Ritual Rolling Pins for 400,000,000,000 cookies), and three upgrades to greatly increase Grandma output but start the Grandmapocalypse (One Mind for 1,600,000,000,000 cookies and Communal Brainsweep for 6,400,000,000,000 cookies, which each give each grandma +0.02 base CpS per grandma, and Elder Pact for 25,600,000,000,000 cookies which gives each grandma +0.05 base CpS per portal. After all the doubling upgrades those figures are a LOT higher than that.)
|Elder nap||Appease the grandmatriarchs at least once.|
|Elder slumber||Appease the grandmatriarchs at least 5 times.|
|Elder calm||Declare a covenant with the grandmatriarchs.|
Grandma TypesEditEaster and Christmas.
|Icon||Name||Unlock condition||Base price (cookies)||Description||ID|
|Elderwort biscuits||1% chance of dropping after harvesting a mature elderwort [note 1]||CpS x 7,200||Cookie production multiplier +2%.|
Grandma production multiplier +2%.
Dropped by elderwort plants.
Cost scales with CpS.
"They taste incredibly stale, even when baked fresh."
The Bingo Center/Research Facility can also unlock new upgrades for grandma. Although these upgrades can make grandmas more powerful, they would unlock the Grandmapocalypse as well. The following is a list of all upgrades for Grandma, unlocked in the Bingo Center/Research Facility. Once the Bingo Center is purchased, the first research project will be completed 30 minutes later. Once a research project is completed, research is halted until the resulting upgrade is purchased, which starts the 30 minute timer for the next project.
|Icon||Name||Unlocked at||Price (cookies)||Description||ID|
|Bingo center/Research facility||Achievement earned: Elder
Own at least 7 grandmas
|Grandma-operated science lab and leisure club.|
Grandmas are 4 times as efficient.
Regularly unlocks new upgrades.
"What could possibly keep those
grandmothers in check?...
|Ritual rolling pins||3rd research project||Grandmas are twice as efficient.|
"The result of years of scientific research!"
|One mind [note 2]||5th research project||Each grandma gains +0.02 base Cps per grandma.|
Note: the grandmothers are growing restless. Do not encourage them.
"We are one. We are many."
|Communal brainsweep||7th research project||Each grandma gains another +0.02 base Cps per grandma.|
Note: proceeding any further in scientific research may have unexpected results. You have been warned.
"We fuse. We merge. We grow."
|Elder Pact||9th research project||Each grandma gains +0.05 base CpS per portal.|
Note: this is a bad idea.
"squirm crawl slither writhe
today we rise"
- ↑ Once this upgrade is unlocked, all future ascensions will have it immediately available for purchase from the store.
- ↑ Purchasing the One mind upgrade triggers the beginning of the Grandmapocalypse.
Changes During GrandmapocalypseEdit
- Main article: Grandmapocalypse
Changes from one stage to another can be obtained by the One Mind, Communal Brainsweep and Elder Pact upgrade. Once they're appeased, the background will change back to normal temporarily. When the Grandmatriarchs are appeased, the store icon will change back to normal.
Store Icon ChangesEdit
Since version 1.0393, the store icon for Grandmas will change from the regular version to different ones, depending on the state of the Grandmapocalypse.
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