The Acorn Shovel is a tool in Grounded used to dig up grubs that travel underground and to gather clay. The crafting recipe for the shovel is unlocked by analyzing the resource that is needed to make it. This tool is easy to make for new players.

You will either be using this tool sparingly or for hours depending on what your objective is. This is the only tool that can gather clay. Clay is used for many things like Base Building. Veteran players know how time-consuming that is.

Acorn Shovel

Grounded Shovel
Grounded Shovel

The tip of this shovel is made from an Acorn Shell. While the base is the stem of a Sprig plant. Then they are both tied together with woven fiber. Gotta give it to these people. Crafting in this game is amazing.

The grubs that you see swimming under the dirt can be pulled up. Then they lay there for a bit so you can attack them and gather their resources.

This tool can also gather any Clay you find. Takes about 5 swipes and it breaks into smaller chunks. These chunks can then be gathered and stored in your inventory.

How to unlock the Shovel

To unlock the Shovel analyze some Acorn Shells or Woven Fiber at a Field Station. Use the small computer there and it will give us the blueprint for creating a shovel.

Now gather the rest of the resources to actually craft it. The blueprint can be found in your crafting menu in the tools section.

Crafting Requirments

Listed below are the materials you need:

  • x2 Sprig Plant is found everywhere. You probably have a bunch by now right?
  • x1 Acorn Shells are mainly found north by the Oak Tree. Look up and you will see a big red tree. Head in that direction.

Woven Fiber is a material you craft with 3 plant fiber. Plant fiber is those small green plants with three leaves.