Details

Item cooldowns were added to the game to prevent certain items from being used excessively in short periods for huge advantages. These items all share a cooldown timer, known as a "booster cooldown". This cooldown applies not only to consumables like cans, alcohol, and candy, but also to items with a more powerful effect, such as Stat Enhancers.

Each use of said items adds time to your cooldown timer. The specific time added varies from item to item. Booster cooldown has a base maximum of 24 hours, after which point it becomes impossible to use any more items that add to your cooldown until the timer has gone below your maximum. Booster cooldown decreases in real time.

Specials that affect cooldown

Although booster cooldown is initially 24 hours, the Voracity branch of faction upgrades can increase it by 1 hour per upgrade, for up to 48 hours of maximum booster cooldown.

The time added to cooldown by items can also be affected by company specials and books. The "Fast Metabolism" special in a 3 star Grocery Store decreases the cooldown of consumables by 10%, and the special "Professional Metabolism" on a 10 star Restaurant decreases the cooldown of consumables by 25%.

The book "Self Control Is For Losers" decreases all consumable cooldowns by 50% for 31 days. (Candy, alcohol, and energy drinks only)

Additionally, 3 star Mining Corporations provide +30% alcohol cooldown.

City Finds

All the items below can be found in the city. For more information, read about Awareness.

Cooldown-affected items

Candy

Item Where to get Cooldown Buy price Benefit
Bag of Chocolate Kisses Sweet shop 0.5 Hour $150 + 25 Happy
Box of Sweet Hearts Sweet shop 0.5 Hour $500 + 25 Happy
Bag of Bon Bons Shoplift > Sweetshop 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 25 Happy
Box of Chocolate Bars Shoplift > Sweetshop 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 25 Happy
Box of Extra Strong Mints Shoplift > Sweetshop 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 25 Happy
Lollipop Sweet shop 0.5 Hour $25 + 25 Happy
Big Box of Chocolate Bars Shoplift > Sweetshop 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 35 Happy
Bag of Candy Kisses Halloween & Xmas Town 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 50 Happy
Colored Easter Eggs Easter Event 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 50 Happy
Bag of Tootsie Rolls Halloween & Xmas Town 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 75 Happy
Bag of Bloody Eyeballs Halloween Town 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 75 Happy
Bag of Chocolate Truffles Halloween Town 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 100 Happy
Bag of Reindeer droppings Xmas & Halloween Event 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 100 Happy
Pixie Sticks In a Goodie Bag 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 150 Happy
Jawbreaker In a Goodie Bag 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 150 Happy
Bag of Sherbet In a Goodie Bag 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 150 Happy
Gold Easter Eggs Easter Event 0.5 Hour Cannot buy + 250 Happy

Alcohol

Item Where to get Cooldown Buy price Benefit
Bottle of Champagne Bits 'n Bobs 1 Hour $4,700 + 1 Nerve
Bottle of Beer Bits 'n Bobs 1 Hour $10 + 1 Nerve
Bottle of Sake Japan 1 Hour $39 + 1 Nerve
Bottle of Tequilla Mexico 1 Hour $85 + 1 Nerve
Bottle of Kandy Kane Xmas Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 2 Nerve
Bottle of Pumpkin Brew Halloween Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 2 Nerve
Bottle of Minty Mayhem Xmas Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 3 Nerve
Bottle of Wicked Witch Halloween Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 3 Nerve
Bottle of Christmas cocktail Xmas Town's quest 1 Hour Cannot buy + 3 Nerve
Bottle of Mistletoe Madness Xmas Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 4 Nerve
Bottle of Stinky Swamp Punch Halloween Town 1 Hour Cannot buy + 4 Nerve
Bottle of Green Stout St Patrick's Day 1 Hour Cannot buy + 5 Nerve
Bottle of Christmas Spirit Community Events 1 Hour Cannot buy + 5 Nerve
Bottle of Moonshine Rackets 1 Hour Cannot buy + 5 Nerve
Glass of Beer Xmas Town/Keg of Beer 1 Hour Cannot buy + 2 Nerve

Energy Drinks

Item Where to get Cooldown Buy price Benefit
Can of Goose Juice Taste Test (2019) 2 Hours Cannot buy + 5 Energy
Can of Damp Valley Taste Test (2019) 2 Hours Cannot buy + 10 Energy
Can of Crocozade Taste Test (2019) 2 Hours Cannot buy + 15 Energy
Can of Munster Halloween Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 20 Energy
Can of Santa Shooters Xmas Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 20 Energy
Can of Red Cow Halloween Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 25 Energy
Can of Rockstar Rudolph Xmas Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 25 Energy
Can of Taurine Elite Halloween Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 30 Energy
Can of X-MASS Xmas Town 2 Hours Cannot buy + 30 Energy

Other Boosters

Item Where to get Cooldown Buy price Benefit
Feathery hotel coupon FHC Stock Benefit 6 Hours Cannot buy Refills Energy and gives 500 Happy
Erotic DVD PRN Stock Benefit 6 Hours Cannot buy + 2,500 Happy
Book of Carols Xmas Town 6 Hours Cannot buy Reduce Education time by 6hrs
Gift Card Xmas Town 6 Hours Cannot buy Reduce Investment time by 6hrs
Lawyer Business Card SLAG Stock Benefit 1 Hour Cannot buy Bails User out of Jail

Stat Enhancers

Item Where to get Cooldown Buy price Benefit
Dumbbells Sports shop 6 Hours $450,000,000 Gives 1% Strength
Skateboard Sports shop 6 Hours $450,000,000 Gives 1% Speed
Boxing gloves Sports shop 6 Hours $450,000,000 Gives 1% Defence
Parachute Sports shop 6 Hours $450,000,000 Gives 1% Dexterity

Historical Note: Before 12.07.2012 update, each Booster had their own cooldown, similar to the drug cooldown.

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