To craft Net Canisters for taming Livestock or Fireworks for celebration, Raft survivors will need a material known as Explosive Powder. Net Canisters are the projectile ammunition for Net Launchers and can be used to capture passive mobs such as Llamas, Goats, and Cluckers. Fireworks are regarded as tools for visual entertainment; however, they can be used as weaponry for killing pesky creatures like Seagulls. Therefore, if Raft players wish to have tamed animals aboard their drifting home or shoot off Fireworks with their friends, they must procure Explosive Powder. To get this resource, survivors must search for a particular fish called the Poison-Puffer.
Crafting Explosive Powder in Raft
To craft Explosive Powder in Raft, players must acquire a resource known as Explosive Goo, a substance dropped by the Poison-Puffer. This angry-looking fish is easily distinguishable by its round, yellow body, bulging eyeballs, and protruding spikes. Survivors can find this species of fish near Large Tropical Islands, the Caravan Island, Shipwreck Island, Plane Crash Island, and Desert Biome island.
To find a Poison-Puffer in Raft, players can search the underwater areas surrounding the island biomes mentioned above. The fish will usually appear near the water’s surface, emitting tiny bubbles that rise and pop at the surface. Furthermore, there’s a good chance it will spawn close to a school of fish. After detecting a player, Poison-Puffers will pursue after the survivors until the trespasser has left its aquatic territory. If the hostile fish gets close enough, it will explode into a large cloud of poison, dealing significant damage to the player and poisoning them in the process. Those who have played Subnautica can compare the behavior of Poison-Puffer to exploding Crashfish. Therefore, using close-ranged weaponry such as Machetes or Swords is not recommended.
The best way to kill a Poison-Puffer before it explodes is with a Metal Spear or Bow. The Spear gives players enough space to attack it by kiting and swimming away, and the Bow is an excellent ranged option to slay the Poison-Puffer from a safe distance. Accordingly, the strategy would be to attack the fish, swim slightly away, and repeat. If this is too difficult, players can also lure it to shallow water and leap onto land to escape. As the fish turns around and swims away, dive back into the sea and attack. Once the Poison-Puffer is dead, it will drop one to two globs of Explosive Goo. Take this goop and place it into a Smelter to craft Explosive Powder in Raft.
Raft is available on PC.