|Energy:||50 - 40|
| 20 per hole dug|
40 if Digging Role
Digging is an activity involving the use the Shovel to dig holes, fill holes, and remove obstacles. Digging can be used to acquire a variety of materials primarily used to craft components and furniture, as well as Dream Shards and Night Shards.
Digging is essential in the preparation of land for Gardening.
Digging and Filling
To begin Digging, the Shovel must first be equipped from the Tool Wheel. Once equipped, any viable plot of land may be dug up by using the Shovel. When a plot has been dug, a hole will be left behind. These holes can be Filled in turn by using the Shovel on them. Multiple Digging or Filling actions can be performed in a row by pressing and holding the action button.
Holes created by Digging can be removed in 3 ways: filling actions by the Player, using Furniture Placement Mode, or simply waiting for them to disappear with time.
Since holes count towards the Item Limit, a common strategy to easily remove large numbers at a time is to use Furniture Placement Mode as an alternative to manually filling the holes. Use an item with a large footprint, such as a Rug or Goofy's Stall, and repeatedly place it over the holes to fill them - they will highlight in orange before the object is set down, indicating that they will disappear when the item is placed. The largest rug in the game currently is Lion-Patterned Rug, which is 12x12 units.
Holes will naturally disappear after about a day.
- Main article: Energy
At the start of the game, each hole dug requires 50. Each upgrade to WALL-E's Garden reduces energy cost by 2%, capping at 20% reduction at level 10, reducing energy cost per hole dug to 40. Filling holes does not require any energy.
When reaching level 2 Friendship with a Villager they can be assigned a Role. Villagers who have been assigned the Digging Role will gain extra Friendship for every hole dug or filled. They also have a chance to drop extra crafting materials while they're following and anything is unearthed. Extra materials they produce will be dropped on the ground, and can be picked up by running over them.
Each level of friendship increases the rate which extra materials will drop. It's not only effective for leveling up Friendship with these characters, but extremely helpful for offering bonus materials when digging. Be sure to always bring a Companion along when digging!
|Green Reward Chest|
- Main article: Sparkling Hole
Sparkling Mounds randomly spawn on viable patches of earth in every Biome. The follow items can be obtained from Sparklings Mounds.