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In Grounded, much of what you can do early in the game is limited by the tools you have. To advance the story and build housing, you will need an axe. Read below to learn more about unlocking the ax below.
How to unlock the ax recipe
While some recipes are obtained simply by picking up items, others can only be found by scanning materials.
Be sure to look along the ground for small rocks called pebbles and pick one up. Then look along the sunken path to the left past the large baseball near the start of the game to find a purple shelter called Field Station.
Inside you can analyze three different materials from time to time to learn more about them. By analyzing the Pebblet, you can unlock the recipe for the Pebblet Axe.
To craft the axe, you’ll need to collect 2 pebbles in total, as well as 3 sprigs (the little grassy weeds that grow roughly your height). You will also need to find Plant Fiber on the ground, analyze it for the recipe for Woven Fiber, and craft it to use in crafting the axe.
Uses of the Pebble Ax
With the Pebblet Axe, you can continue the story by chopping down blades of grass to release the Mysterious Machine’s obscured laser. By cutting grass, you can gain more plant fibers, as well as stackable grass planks to use in building shelters.
You can also chop down dry grass for different recipes and items, and even dandelions for weed stalks and dandelion clumps to use to slow your fall from great heights.