Anticipaste is a creature created by Maxis and present in Spore. It is the only creature in the game which is asymmetrical (except for the Grox), as their Branch Deco, and they only have Coverleaves on one side. However, as of patch 1.05, they and the Grox are no longer uniquely asymmetrical, as this patch allows anyone to use asymmetry.
It possesses Simperton mouth, Empteye eyes, Stumplestilt feet, and Coverleaf, Branch Deco details. It has 4 vertebrates in total.
- The name is close to Antipasti and Anticipate. The "anticipate" part may have foreshadowed asymmetry (anticipate means to expect or look forward to, in this case to anticipate asymmetry).
- Anticipaste's asymmetry isn't the same as the asymmetry that came with patch 1.05; when clicked or dragged, the leaves and stem will become symmetrical instead of moving asymmetrically.
- Anticipaste could be related to Payer which is another pear-like creature.