When it comes to grinding out resources in Grounded, admittedly many of them are very straight forward and simply require players to smash the mobs that are walking around the world, however, there are some resources that prove to be a bit more tricky to discover how to farm out.
For me, the main resource I was confused by were the Grubs and admittedly, I had no clue what they were at all until my husband farmed his first Grub.
Grubs are a bit tricky as not only are they passive mobs, but they are only found “underground”, often speedily tunnelling along the floor.
Grubs will not be accessible to players at first, simply because players will need specific types of tools in order to acquire them, however, as soon as a player has access to them, they’re going to regularly farm them until they have access to the next tier of resources that provide the same benefits.
The following guide will tell you everything you need to know about Grubs, including how to effectively farm them and what you will want to use them for.
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WHERE ARE GRUBS?
Grubs tend to be found near the Oak Hill, slowly making their way across the floor.
Essentially Grubs are those moving mounds. Players can also Grubs in the following areas:
Players should note, not every burrowing creature underground is a Grub and sometimes players may actually dig up a Larva instead. As Larva are aggressive, players will need to make sure that they always have a decent amount of Health or good Armour when digging up burrows so they don’t die immediately.
I will say, if a player listens closely they will be able to tell whether a burrow is a Larva or a Grub as they make different sounds. While not the most distinct, they are different enough to tell.
Larva burrow at a lower pitch than Grubs, due to their size.
HOW DO YOU CATCH A GRUB?
Players will firstly need an Acorn Shovel (or better) as this is the first digging tool that will be able to dig up the Grubs. Players will first have to locate the Grubs burrowing underground and have to get close enough with their Shovel in hand in order to interact with it.
Unfortunately, Grubs don’t really stop moving while you’re near them, though due to their relatively slow nature, this shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Upon interacting with the burrow, players will force the Grub to surface, but will have to kill it with a Weapon or else the Grub will crawl back into the ground.
Due to the health on the Grub, it’s a good idea to have a decent Weapon on hand to kill it in a few shots. Though players should already have access to a decent Weapon by the time they have the Acorn Shovel.
I would strongly recommend against using the Shovel to kill the Grub as it can lead to the player not killing the Grub fast enough.
WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU GET FROM GRUBS?
Each time a player kills a Grub they will receive the following resources:
1-4 Grub Goop
0-2 Grub Hide
1 Raw Grub Meat
While not all resources are going to be the most useful for players to regularly farm out when it comes to Grubs, players are going to want to spend a lot of time farming out Grub Goop.
Grub Goop is used for the base of all Smoothies, which provide players with status enhancements. Though Grub Goop is useful for this, players may want to switch over to another resources in other to get more effects from the Smoothies, though it’s still a good idea to have a great deal of Grub Goop anyway to stock up on Generic Smoothies to heal with.
Grub Goop is also useful for a few recipes that can be made in the Oven such as Gnatchos and Larvagna. While both are fairly low-tier Meals, they can help a player in the early game to make progression, so they should not be completely written off.
Grub Hides tend to be less useful as they are simply used for Armour and Weapons. While the Larva Blade, being one of the Weapons a player must craft using Grub Hides, is one of the best in it’s type, the others don’t really cut it and will be quickly out classed. We have plenty of Grub Hide chilling in our inventory, but I can’t say we use much of it.
Raw Grub meat, similar to Gnat Meat is going to be best used when players put it on a Jerky Rack as Grub Meat cannot be used on any other important resources. Admittedly, I like farming Gnats more than Grubs for Jerky, but due to the amount of Grub Goop a player will want to have on hand, having both Grub and Gnat Jerky on hand is great.