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UtilityScoop

Use scoop on suspicious patches of ground and you might dig up useful items or reveal hidden passageways.

Scoop Scoop is a Venus Utility Psynergy in Golden Sun: The Lost Age that allows the player to "Dig in soft ground" to discover what might be hidden under the dirt. It is granted to an Adept equipped with the Scoop Gem item that is earned at Yampi Desert after defeating the King Scorpion boss. Scoop is required to beat the game and costs 1 PP to use. It can be used on circular distortions in the sand to try and find valuable items. It can also be used in the Gondowan Cliffs on cracks in the ground to allow geysers to shoot up out of the ground. It can be used on dirt, sand, and snow.

A widely unknown aspect of this Psynergy is that, when used anywhere on certain surfaces such as general sand, there is always a slim chance of digging up a randomly determined cheap item. Meaning that with Scoop, you can potentially get the following items free of monetary cost:

Coin Coins
Herb Herb
Nut Nut
Antidote Antidote
Smoke Bomb Smoke Bomb
Sleep Bomb Sleep Bomb
Game Ticket Game Ticket

In some very specific dungeons in very specific places, very special and sometimes unique forgeable items can be found, varying from Mythril Silver to Space Dust, among others.


GBA Utility Psynergy
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Golden Sun
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AvoidCarryCatchCloakDouseForce
FrostGaleGrowthHaltLiftMind Read
MoveRetreatRevealWhirlwind
The Lost Age
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BlazeBurstCycloneGrindHoverLash
ParchPoundSandScoopTeleportTremor
Restorative
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Elemental
Power
Elemental
Phys. Attack
Support
Utility
CarryCatchGrindGrowthRetreatSandScoopTremorMove