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This entry includes information regarding both Pathologic (2005) and Pathologic 2 (2019).

Powder.png
Name
Shmowder
Type
Cure
Item ID
Powder_Entity

Shmowder is a type of cure in Pathologic 2. If consumed by the player character or issued to infected patients, it will completely cure them of Sand Plague. If used by the player, their health will reduce to 10% of its current value.

Shmowders can be obtained through trading with Teensy, trading at the Dead Item Shop, and collected from children's caches. During Act 2 (Which starts on Day 2), a Shmowder can be obtained by playing a game of hide and seek, during which children offer especially lucrative trades involving nuts and the aforementioned drug. During Act 3 (Which starts on Day 4), a Shmowder can be obtained by trading a Leash to a Doghead named Maera found in the Nutshell.

The game of hide and seek and Maera's trade are the only guaranteed sources of Shmowders. All others occur via chance.

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Haruspex The Marble Nest Alpha
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Before the Plague:
A box filled with a yellowish powder. Guess it's for some kind of game. The box seems to be filled with powder made of assorted ground pills. A box filled with powder made of assorted ground pills. Extremely harmful to one's health... yet somehow cures the sand pest completely.
After the Plague:
A box filled with powder made of assorted ground pills. Extremely harmful, but somehow cures sand pest. The box seems to be filled with powder made of assorted ground pills. A box filled with powder made of assorted ground pills. Extremely harmful to one's health... yet somehow cures the sand pest completely.


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Haruspex The Marble Nest Alpha
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Before the Plague:
Smells like medicine. A dangerous idea for a game. Destroying this would be the responsible thing to do. Powders, or "shmowders," as the kids call them, can sometimes cure any disease. Or at least they used to. Khan, the children's leader who now rules the Polyhedron, claims that all the real "shmowders" were used up long before the epidemic. Powders, or "shmowders", as the kids call them, can sometimes cure any disease completely. Or at least they used to; Khan, the children's leader who now rules the Polyhedron, claims that all the real "shmowders" were used up long before the epidemic.
After the Plague:
A ridiculous mixture of random pills cures sand pest. Maybe it's because the plague itself is a combination of many diseases? It attacks every organ, every Layer, and changes every day. Powders, or "shmowders," as the kids call them, can sometimes cure any disease. Or at least they used to. Khan, the children's leader who now rules the Polyhedron, claims that all the real "shmowders" were used up long before the epidemic. Powders, or "shmowders", as the kids call them, can sometimes cure any disease completely. Or at least they used to; Khan, the children's leader who now rules the Polyhedron, claims that all the real "shmowders" were used up long before the epidemic.

Notes

  • Shmowders take up 1x1 inventory space and stack up to 5 times.
  • Though Shmowders are considered very dangerous and possibly deadly, use on a NPC will have no drastic effects, and will cure them of the Plague.
  • When trading with a Teensy, Shmowders are valued at 35. However, during the hide and seek game during Act 2, one of the children will value it at 5. The Fellow Traveller values Shmowders at 40.

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Name
Old "Shmowder"
Type
Cure
Item ID
Backer_Powder_Entity

Old "Shmowder" is a type of cure in Pathologic 2. It can completely cure the player or an infected NPC of the Sand Plague. It can only be earned by entering a reward code received by supporting the Pathologic 2 Kickstarter.

It resembles the Shmowder design from the original Pathologic. It is functionally the same as a regular Shmowder.

Acquisition

In order to find the Old Shmowder, the player must have a Kickstarter backer code for the event. Once entered and using a new save file, the player will find a note in the cabinet in the Haruspex's Lair directing them to the Warehouses. They will find several children who say they wish to capture an elusive cat. In order to do so, they need some Milk.

After pouring some Milk into a bowl, the children thank the Haruspex and offer him the Old Shmowder.

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Haruspex The Marble Nest Alpha
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Cures sand pest. Reminds me of older days. Item is not present in The Marble Nest. Item is not present in the Alpha.


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Haruspex The Marble Nest Alpha
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This "shmowder" is very old, made ten years ago, or even more. Which is impossible, since the First Outbreak only happened five years ago. Item is not present in The Marble Nest. Item is not present in the Alpha.

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Name
Shmowder
Type
Cure
Item ID
powder

Shmowder is a type of cure in Pathologic. It can completely cure the Sand Plague from the player or an infected NPC.

Aside from quests, Shmowders can be obtained by trading with Teensies who value Shmowders at 10 and by looting infected houses.

When used by the player, the Plague will be completely cured and health will be reduced down to only 5 points. If health was less than 5 when the Shmowder was taken, it will not change. Use on a NPC will cure them of the Plague and have no other drastic effects on their health.

Acquisition

The following quests or activities when completed may grant the player a Shmowder.

Bachelor Route

Haruspex Route

Changeling Route

Quote

A mix of randomly chosen drugs (mostly antibiotics). Those "shmowders" were created by children to "play Plague." The random recipe produced an unexpected result—the powder completely removes the effects of Sand Plague infection, but severely damages health.
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Notes

  • In the original Pathologic translation, Shmowders were called Powders.

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