A Ship is the main transportation vessel in the game that allows players to move throughout space and battle other players or aliens using weapons. Ships are required as every player must have one, even if it's a Phoenix peanut, all the way to a Goliath battle cruiser. The ships are usually available to purchase any time in the Shop, usually costing Credits and Uridium. Most of the time you will see a special event that hosts a new ship or design for a certain time. Some ships can be won through Payment options, or through Auction to be bid on.