Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life sim. What does that mean? It means it’s a game that tries to have fun with the crushing, existential chore that is living in this world. When you make it all videogamey it’s kinda less terrible! Even paying off debt can be a grand ol’ time in this way. Or doing things like manual labor, such as gathering different kinds of wood and minerals in order to build things and make money. Pebbles are not only one resource you need, but perhaps the first one that might trip people up.
The beginning hours of Disney Dreamlight Valley give you lots of obvious collectibles. There are different types of fruit in bushes, branches of wood that just materialize on the ground, obvious spots for mining things like coal and precious gems, and of course clearly marked fishing spots. But after a while you need things that aren’t as easy to just spot and grab. Pebbles come up earlier than most, and they come up to teach you a lesson in digging.
Digging with your shovel is originally presented as a way to fish for rewards in the soil, particularly in shiny spots. But it’s also your primary method for getting materials like clay, sand, snowballs, and anything that’s Earth-adjacent that mining doesn’t cover. So that’s what’s going on with pebbles. You have to head to a location housing them, then just dig the hell out of the ground until you get however many you need. Pebbles in particular can be found in the following locations:
- Dazzle Beach
- Forest of Valor
- Sunlit Plateau
- Forgotten Lands
That’s all there is to it. If you don’t want your valley to look like a minefield in the 1940s, you should know that you can simply reverse digging to fill all the holes up. You can even hold the button down to flatten out the land just as easily as you destroyed it the first time. That’s all you need to know, and hopefully, I’ve met my word count quota by this point or I’m screwed. Oh hey, I passed it! That’s why I get the big bucks.