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For the same building in Cookie Clicker Classic, see Grandma (Cookie Clicker Classic).

The Grandma is the main antagonist of Cookie Clicker Classic and the 1.0 Update. She is the second building in the game, costs 100 cookies and produces 1 CpS by baking them for you. She is one of the two buildings shown when the game first begins (the other being Cursor).

Unlike the Farm and a few more buildings down the line, 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.

Once you have unlocked 7 grandma upgrades, 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 quadrillion cookies means it'll be awhile 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, one upgrade to double grandma efficiency, and three upgrades to greatly increase grandma output but start the Grandmapocalypse.

In theory, fully upgraded grandmas are the most efficient building a player can buy because they have a CpS based on the number of grandmas purchased. That is grandma's CpS rate increases quadratically where other CpS rates increase linearly. However, the crossover point where grandmas outperform the best buildings requires purchasing so many grandmas that it is impossible to even via cheating since the price would be much higher than JavaScript (which Cookie Clicker is written in) can store.

Increasing grandma level increases their CpS by 1% per level additively. Higher number of grandmas and grandma levels allow more stockbroker to be hired in the Stock Market mini-game in order to lower the overhead cost.

Achievements

Building Achievements

Icon Name Description ID
Grandma icon.png Just wrong Sell a grandma.
"I thought you loved me."
39
Grandma icon.png Elder Own at least 7 grandma types. 81
Grandma icon.png Veteran Own at least 14 grandma types.
"14's a crowd!"
431
Grandma icon.png The elder scrolls Own a combined 777 grandmas and cursors.
"Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie."
248
Plain grandma.png Grandma's cookies Have 1 grandma. 40
Berrylium grandma.png Sloppy kisses Have 50 grandmas. 41
Blueberrylium grandma.png Retirement home Have 100 grandmas. 42
Chalcedhoney grandma.png Friend of the ancients Have 150 grandmas. 101
Buttergold grandma.png Ruler of the ancients Have 200 grandmas. 102
Sugarmuck grandma.png The old never bothered me anyway Have 250 grandmas. 149
Jetmint grandma.png The agemaster Have 300 grandmas. 208
Cherrysilver grandma.png To oldly go Have 350 grandmas. 209
Hazelrald grandma.png Aged well Have 400 grandmas. 338
Mooncandy grandma.png 101st birthday Have 450 grandmas. 339
Astrofudge grandma.png Defense of the ancients Have 500 grandmas. 340
Alabascream grandma.png But wait 'til you get older Have 550 grandmas. 399
Iridyum grandma.png Okay boomer Have 600 grandmas. 475
Glucosmium grandma.png They moistly come at night Have 650 grandmas. 556
Gushing grannies.png Gushing grannies Make 10 quintillion cookies just from grandmas. 135
Panic at the bingo.png Panic at the bingo Make 100 septillion cookies just from grandmas. 190
Frantiquities.png Frantiquities Make 1 decillion cookies just from grandmas. 294
Methuselah.png Methuselah Reach level 10 grandmas. 308
Grandma icon.png Baby it's old outside Click one of Santa's helper grandmas during Christmas season. 580

Grandmapocalypse Achievements

Icon Name Description ID
Elder Covenant.png Elder nap Appease the grandmatriarchs at least once.
"we
are
eternal"
79
Elder Covenant.png Elder slumber Appease the grandmatriarchs at least 5 times.
"our mind
outlives
the universe"
80
Elder Covenant.png Elder calm Declare a covenant with the grandmatriarchs.
"we
have
fed"
82

Upgrades

Basic Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Plain grandma.png Forwards from grandma Own 1 grandma Money.png 1,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"RE:RE:thought you'd get a kick out of this ;))"
7
Berrylium grandma.png Steel-plated rolling pins Own 5 grandmas Money.png 5,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Just what you kneaded."
8
Blueberrylium grandma.png Lubricated dentures Own 25 grandmas Money.png 50,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"squish"
9
Chalcedhoney grandma.png Prune juice Own 50 grandmas Money.png 5 million Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Gets me going."
44
Buttergold grandma.png Double-thick glasses Own 100 grandmas Money.png 500 million Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Oh... so THAT's what I've been baking."
110
Sugarmuck grandma.png Aging agents Own 150 grandmas Money.png 50 billion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Counter-intuitively, grandmas have the uncanny ability to become more powerful the older they get."
192
Jetmint grandma.png Xtreme walkers Own 200 grandmas Money.png 50 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Complete with flame decals and a little horn that goes "toot"."
294
Cherrysilver grandma.png The Unbridling Own 250 grandmas Money.png 50 quadrillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"It might be a classic tale of bad parenting, but let's see where grandma is going with this."
307
Hazelrald grandma.png Reverse dementia Own 300 grandmas Money.png 50 quintillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Extremely unsettling, and somehow even worse than the regular kind."
428
Mooncandy grandma.png Timeproof hair dyes Own 350 grandmas Money.png 50 sextillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Why do they always have those strange wispy pink dos? What do they know about candy floss that we don't?"
480
Astrofudge grandma.png Good manners Own 400 grandmas Money.png 500 septillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Apparently these ladies are much more amiable if you take the time to learn their strange, ancient customs, which seem to involve saying "please" and "thank you" and staring at the sun with bulging eyes while muttering eldritch curses under your breath."
506
Alabascream grandma.png Generation degeneration Own 450 grandmas Money.png 5 nonillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"Genetic testing shows that most of your grandmas are infected with a strange degenerative disease that only seems to further their powers; the more time passes, the older they get. This should concern you."
662
Iridyum grandma.png Visits Own 500 grandmas Money.png 50 decillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"In an extensive double-blind study (sample size: 12 millions), your researchers have found evidence that grandmas are up to twice as productive if you just come by and say hi once in a while. It's nice to check up on your grans! (Do not under any circumstances ingest any tea or tea-like substances the grandmas may offer you.)."
700
Glucosmium grandma.png Kitchen cabinets Own 550 Grandmas Money.png 500 undecillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"A grandma's kitchen cabinet is a befuddling place. Through lesser-studied aggregating instincts, grandmas will tend to gradually fill all nearby cabinets with various sorts of things, such as curious coconut snacks or dietetic powders. By contract, these are legally yours, which opens up exciting opportunities for your substance investigation department."
743

Grandma Types

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Grandma icon.png Farmer grandmas 15 farms and 1 grandma owned Money.png 55,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient. Farms gain +1% CpS per grandma.
"A nice farmer to grow more cookies."
57
Grandma icon.png Miner grandmas 15 mines and 1 grandma owned Money.png 600,000 Grandmas are twice as efficient. Mines gain +1% CpS per 2 grandmas.
"A nice miner to dig more cookies."
58
Grandma icon.png Worker grandmas 15 factories and 1 grandma owned Money.png 6.5 million Grandmas are twice as efficient. Factories gain +1% CpS per 3 grandmas.
"A nice worker to manufacture more cookies."
59
Grandma icon.png Banker grandmas 15 banks and 1 grandma owned Money.png 70 million Grandmas are twice as efficient. Banks gain +1% CpS per 4 grandmas
"A nice banker to cash in more cookies"
250
Grandma icon.png Priestess grandmas 15 temples and 1 grandma owned Money.png 1 billion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Temples gain +1% CpS per 5 grandmas.
"A nice priestess to praise the great Baker in the sky."
251
Grandma icon.png Witch grandmas 15 wizard towers and 1 grandma owned Money.png 16.5 billion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Wizard towers gain +1% CpS per 6 grandmas.
"A nice witch to cast a zip, and a zoop, and poof! Cookies."
252
Grandma icon.png Cosmic grandmas 15 shipments and 1 grandma owned Money.png 255 billion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Shipments gain +1% CpS per 7 grandmas.
"A nice thing to... uh... cookies."
60
Grandma icon.png Transmuted grandmas 15 alchemy labs and 1 grandma owned Money.png 3.75 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Alchemy labs gain +1% CpS per 8 grandmas.
"A nice golden grandma to convert into more cookies."
61
Grandma icon.png Altered grandmas 15 portals and 1 grandma owned Money.png 50 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Portals gain +1% CpS per 9 grandmas.
"a NiCe GrAnDmA tO bA##########"
62
Grandma icon.png Grandmas' grandmas 15 time machines and 1 grandma owned Money.png 700 trillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Time machines gain +1% CpS per 10 grandmas.
"A nice grandma's nice grandma to bake double the cookies."
63
Grandma icon.png Antigrandmas 15 antimatter condensers and 1 grandma owned Money.png 8.5 quadrillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Antimatter condensers gain +1% CpS per 11 grandmas.
"A mean antigrandma to vomit more cookies.
(Do not put in contact with normal grandmas; loss of matter may occur.)"
103
Grandma icon.png Rainbow grandmas 15 prisms and 1 grandma owned Money.png 105 quadrillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Prisms gain +1% CpS per 12 grandmas.
"A luminous grandma to sparkle into cookies."
180
Grandma icon.png Lucky grandmas 15 chancemakers and 1 grandma owned Money.png 1.3 quintillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Chancemakers gain +1% CpS per 13 grandmas.
"A fortunate grandma that always seems to find more cookies."
415
Grandma icon.png Metagrandmas 15 fractal engines and 1 grandma owned Money.png 15.5 quintillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Fractal engines gain +1% CpS per 14 grandmas.
"A fractal grandma to make more grandmas to make more cookies."
521
Grandma icon.png Binary grandmas 15 javascript consoles and 1 grandma owned Money.png 3.55 sextillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Javascript consoles gain +1% CpS per 15 grandmas.
"A digital grandma to transfer more cookies.
(See also : boolean grandmas, string grandmas, and not-a-number grandmas, also known as "NaNs".)"
593
Grandma icon.png Alternate grandmas 15 idleverses and 1 grandma owned Money.png 600 sextillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Idleverses gain +1% CpS per 16 grandmas.
"A different grandma to bake something else."
683
Grandma icon.png Brainy grandmas 15 cortex bakers and 1 grandma owned Money.png 95 septillion Grandmas are twice as efficient. Cortex bakers gain +1% CpS per 17 grandmas.
"A clever grandma to think up some cookies."
729

Since the 1.032 update, grandmas now have varying appearances based off the above type upgrades, as well as two seasonal grandma types for Easter and Christmas. However, there is one exception; the grandma related to the Javascript Console appears after buying the Script grannies synergy upgrade, rather then the Binary grandmas type upgrade.

Other Upgrades

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Naughty list.png Naughty list Purchasing
"A festive hat" or evolving Santa
Money.png 2,525 × 3S Grandmas are twice as productive.
Cost scales with Santa level.
"This list contains every unholy deed perpetuated by grandmakind.
He won't be checking this one twice.
Once. Once is enough."
162
Elderwort biscuits.png Elderwort biscuits 1% chance of dropping after harvesting a mature elderwort [note 1] Money.png 7,200 x CpS Cookie production multiplier +2%.
Grandma production multiplier +2%.
Dropped by elderwort plants.
Cost scales with CpS.
"They taste incredibly stale, even when baked fresh."
470
Script grannies.png Script grannies 15 Grandmas, 15 Javascript consoles and "Synergies Vol. I" purchased Money.png 14.2 septillion Grandmas gain +5% CpS per javascript console.
Javascript consoles gain +0.1% CpS per grandma.
"Armies of energy drink-fueled grandmas ready to hack into the cyberspace for renegade e-cookies."
605
Fortune grandma.png Fortune #002 Random fortune from news ticker Money.png 7.778 nonillion Grandmas are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"A wrinkle is a crack in a mundane facade."
622
Cat ladies.png Cat ladies
(heavenly upgrade)
"Kitten angels" purchased MoneyHC.png 9 billion Each kitten upgrade boosts grandma CpS by 29%.[note 2]
"Oh no. Oh no no no. Ohh this isn't right at all."
717
Milkhelp(R) lactose intolerance relief tablets.png Milkhelp® lactose intolerance relief tablets
(heavenly upgrade)
"Cat ladies" purchased MoneyHC.png 900 billion Each rank of milk boosts grandma CpS by 5%.[note 3]
"Aged like milk."
718
Unshackled grandma.png Unshackled grandmas
(heavenly upgrade)
"Unshackled cursors" purchased MoneyHC.png 1.92 billion Tiered upgrades for Grandmas provide an extra +50% production.
Only works with unshackled upgrade tiers.
"Never too old."
769

The Bingo Center/Research Facility can also unlock new upgrades for grandmas. 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 Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Bingo Research.png Bingo center/Research facility "Elder" achievement earned

At least 7 grandmas owned

Money.png 1 quadrillion 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?...
Bingo."
64
Ritual rolling pins.png Ritual rolling pins 3rd research project completed Money.png 4 quadrillion Grandmas are twice as efficient.
"The result of years of scientific research!"
67
One mind.png One mind [note 4] 5th research project completed Money.png 16 quadrillion 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."
69
Communal brainsweep.png Communal brainsweep 7th research project completed Money.png 64 quadrillion 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."
71
Elder Covenant.png Elder Pact 9th research project completed Money.png 256 quadrillion Each grandma gains +0.05 base CpS per portal.
Note: this is a bad idea.
"squirm crawl slither writhe
today we rise"
73
  1. Once this upgrade is unlocked, all future ascensions will have it immediately available for purchase from the store.
  2. For each upgrade (including heavenly upgrades) that has "purrchased" replacing the usual "purchased" text, it gives a multiplicative bonus of 1.29× to Grandma's CpS.
  3. For each achievement completed, it gives an additive bonus of 0.2% to Grandma's CpS.
  4. Purchasing the One mind upgrade triggers the beginning of the Grandmapocalypse.

Changes During Grandmapocalypse

Main article: Grandmapocalypse

Background Changes

Changes from one stage to another can be obtained by the One Mind, Communal Brainsweep and Elder Pact upgrade. Once the Grandmatriarchs are appeased, the background will change back to normal, as well as the store icon changing back to the regular grandma, until the Elder Pledge runs out or if you revoke the Elder Covenant.

Store Icon Changes

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.

Names

Unlike other buildings, grandmas have the possibility to be named. Hovering over a Grandma in the building section will reveal her name and age. In addition to the various generic "grandma-sounding" names that are included by default, Patreon supporters over a certain tier have the privilege to submit a custom name with will appear highlighted in white while hovering. Patreon-submitted names can be turned off from the options menu, only displaying the generic names from the default list.

Default grandma names
Grandma Name
Granny
Gusher
Ethel
Edna
Doris
Maud
Hilda
Gladys
Michelle
Michele
Phyllis
Millicent
Muriel
Myrtle
Mildred
Mavis
Helen
Gloria
Sheila
Betty
Gertrude
Agatha
Beryl
Agnes
Pearl
Precious
Ruby
Vera
Bonnie
Ada
Bunny
Cookie
Darling
Gaga
GamGam
Memaw
Mimsy
Peanut
Nana
Nan
Tootsie
Warty
Stinky
Heinous
Patreon donator names
Grandma Name
Felpinhazinha
Gerry
Nikola
Tjien Nio
Tell Cersei, it was me.
Jarvis Fishwick
Patreona
Ms. Cppkies
Freya28
Chlorophyte Grandma
Psychedelic Rapper Andrew JD
Knitting Slave
He Had Boxing Gloves On
Janice
Gabrielle
Grandma McGrandmaface
Charlie
"egg" Sr.
Jet-dayo
Natsuki
Ivy
Rose
Babayaga
Grandma #42
SneakySquid
Swad Plan
Meep Moop
Telos
Moondoge
Lily Bowen
Mrs PoopyButthole
Mrs Sugai Kirin
Survivor of the Stale
Betty Ann Niemi
The First Baker
Mamichette
dQw4w9WgXcQ
Carmelina Calabrese
The GrandNut
La mere Michel
Aune Mummo
Jeff Junior
Her?
Rydh
Euphegenia
Doubtfire
Bear
How did you find me
JUNESUK?
Ahtelo
Steve...?
Fanny
DAF Pvnk - Mother of trucks
Koisuru Fortune Grandma
Lieselotte
Izual Rebirth
Cosma-Tanti
Starco
Forgotten Abbey
Granny Rags
Mrs. Fizzwidget
Nakamoto
Zan Tart-izanne
The Roach Queen
Khookiesi
Grandmother of Dragonflights
Hey guys, Dexterfan99 here
Aryll
Ms. Chievous
Don't Stop Me Now
Dauna, Gerry
Erina Pendleton-Joestar
Stacy's Grandma
Benyboy
Rosie Beestinger
Tesco employee #65
Oda
Grandma Jones
Dan
Krieg
Chris
Kamilla
Tandy
Elisabeth
MinionMemer
Eanydo Erdman
Cookieatron4000
TechhX
Turtlenator
Carmelina
Shiny Blue Grandma
Anne
Penka
"Hey guys, it's Nicole"
Cora
Kiwibajs
EEEEEE
Ms. Denis Gur Arie
Idling Vasha
?????
Tammie
Grandma Kara
Sanda Reiss
Alex
Mirle
Audrey
Ittle Dew
You're Killing Me Smols
Baker? I hardly know her!
A Duplicate Grandma
Betty Margaret Davis
Satan's grandmother
Ruby Rose
Miyori Grandma
Geuser
Anneliese
Pielak
Swamper
Pikachi
Grackitz
Deborah Wright
BUT IT WAS ME, DIO!
Barbara
SERAS FAMO!!!
Audrey Porter
Benny Zhy
Doctergreen
Kage
Elder Pledge 666x in a row...
Kimahri
Henrietta Gertrude
Tyler Liddick
noisypineapples
Linda-Bea Dolvoy
DevilishWarrior
Exterminator
Matthue Loose
Caden
moist butterscotch lips
Alireah
Fey Yoshida
Aviators
Ashlee <3
Falling Collin
Error 404: Name not Found
Groz
Granny Jonathan
Hanna Highmark
Nonmoving Osmond
The Worm Which Waits
Lurking Tealeaf
Ruby Wrinkle
Her
"Eggy Grandma"
Cookie maker 100
Addison Bennett
Nasus
Only 30 characters, huh? Fine.
Matt Was Here
ScartTheWaz
Tanyac Crimson
Ume Ito
VenMissa
Velma Francis
amdnarG
Leota Marie
Grandmommy Celestine
Annuziatta
hosh...
E
Joe Grandmomma
Granny Grearest
Vivian
Vov� Dal
Baker of Steak Cookies
Aku daikan
SkeletonJoke
David loves Rachel! <3
Polar
Loremaster Rawlins
lickin my cookie
Fmaily Gyu funy momens #420
WillStreet
Ian's Mom
Grandma Divah
Betty BeardPuller
Mamie Cobol
200rassberris
ipm1234
Galadion
Olive Gardenia
Megan I. McIntosh
Lady Sweets

Gallery

Trivia

  • The appearance of an Altered Grandma resembles that of an angered Grandmatriarch during the Grandmapocalypse.
    • To further support this, the research/bingo center upgrade would be available at around the time the player buys the Altered Grandma.

References

  • The outfit worn by bunny grandmas during Easter may be a reference to the 2001 film Donnie Darko.
  • The outfit worn by lucky grandmas resembles the Forest Minish from The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap.
  • The achievement "The old never bothered me anyway" is a reference to the line "The cold never bothered me anyway" from "Let It Go", the Disney movie "Frozen" theme song.
  • The achievement "Panic at the bingo" is a reference to the pop-rock band "Panic! at the Disco".
  • The achievement "Defense of the ancients" is a reference to the Dota 1 video game, the irony is that the achievement refers to the fact that we must defend the grandmothers.
  • The achievement "But wait 'til you get older" is a reference to the song "All Star" by Smash Mouth.
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