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Gravedigger Items are Items found by digging up Graves using a Shovel (or gnawed by Woodie in Werebeaver form). Digging up graves causes a Sanity loss of 10 (not applicable to Werebeaver form).

There is a 4.17% chance to find a 'trinket' when digging up a grave -- Blue Gem and Red Gem both have a 15.38% probability, while the Amulet, Gears and Nightmare Fuel each have 3.07%. All 'trinkets' can be traded to the Pig King in exchange for Gold Nuggets.

There is a 10% chance that a Ghost will spawn when digging graves.

Gravedigger Items

Ball and Cup Ball and Cup

The Ball and Cup is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 4 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Blue Gem Blue Gem

Blue Gems can also be gained as a drop from Ice Hounds. It is described as 'glistening with cold energy'. Digging up a grave is one way of obtaining a Blue Gem before the first Winter above ground, the other being a Set Piece called the Ice Staff Trap.

The Blue Gem has a 15.38% chance of being found when digging up a grave and it cannot be traded to the Pig King.

Dessicated Tentacle Dessicated Tentacle

The Dessicated Tentacle is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It is not the same variety of Tentacle as the in-game mob, which are found in Swamps.

The Dessicated Tentacle has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 8 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes. Only the Hardened Rubber Bung can equal the amount of Nuggets given by the Pig King.

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Fake Kazoo Fake Kazoo

The Fake Kazoo is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. Unlike the Pan Flute, the Fake Kazoo cannot be played.

The Fake Kazoo has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 6 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Frazzled Wires Frazzled Wires

Frazzled Wires are a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. The Frazzled Wires cannot conduct Lightning, or connect to the Lightning Rod.

Frazzled Wire have a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave, and a 0.5% chance of being found in a Tumbleweed. They can also result from hammering Broken Clockworks. They can be traded to the Pig King for 5 Gold Nuggets, but they cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Gears Gears

Gears are a mechanical item used in various items that would ordinarily require electricity or batteries. They can be eaten by WX-78, which boosts its max stats. Its use in the crafting of the Ice Box means it is often ranked amongst the most important items in the early game.They can also used on Broken Clockworks for a chance of spawning friendly damaged Chess Monsters.

Gears have a 3.07% chance of being found when digging up a grave and they cannot be traded to the Pig King.

Gord's Knot Gord's Knot

Gord's Knot is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. Gord's Knot is a reference to the story in which Alexander the Great was told that whoever could complete the impossible challenge of disentangling Gordian's Knot and release the tethered cart would rule all of Asia. He released the cart by cutting the Knot with a knife, and went on to conquer much of Asia Minor, before his army rebelled. It has since become a metaphor for solving a complex problem with a simple solution, by thinking outside of the box.

Gord's Knot has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave, or a 1% chance to be found when picking a Tumbleweed. It can be traded to the Pig King for 4 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Gnome Gnome

The Gnome is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. The Gnome is often noted as the most popular decorative item by the community. It can be found outside of Graves in the Box Thing set piece, and a 0.5% chance to be found in a Tumbleweed. It also has a 1% chance to drop from a Splumonkey Pod. Gnomes are a popular garden decoration. Contrary to a popular rumour, placing a Gnome by a Pond, will not result in it pulling out a Fishing Rod and casting it out.

The Gnome has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 5 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Hardened Rubber Bung Hardened Rubber Bung

Hardened Rubber Bung is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It is more commonly referred to as a Bath Plug.

Hardened Rubber Bung has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave, and a 1% chance to be found in a Tumbleweed. It can be traded to the Pig King for 8 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes. Only a Dessicated Tentacle can match the 8 Gold Nuggets given by the Pig King in return for the Hardened Rubber Bung.

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Life Giving Amulet Life Giving Amulet

The Life Giving Amulet is an item with the ability to resurrect the player upon death. It also slowly converts the players Hunger to Health (e.g. regenerates health while draining hunger).

The Life Giving Amulet has a 3.07% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It cannot be traded to the Pig King or used in any crafting recipes.

Lying Robot Lying Robot

The Lying Robot is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It is similar to a Robot toy. WX-78 claims the Lying Robot's name is 'HAL', and is his friend, the name 'HAL' is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which a murderous supercomputer named HAL 9000 is found. The 'Lying' part of the robot's name probably refers to the story Liar!, by Isaac Asimov.

The Lying Robot has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 5 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Melty Marbles Melty Marbles

Melty Marbles is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can also be obtained by hammering Broken Clockworks. It can be traded to the Pig King for 4 Gold Nuggets. 

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Mismatched Buttons Mismatched Buttons

Mismatched Buttons are a 'trinket', which means their only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It may be a nod to the fact that buttons are well known for being found lying around for no reason, particularly in piggy banks. This may be why they are worth such a high amount.

Mismatched Buttons have a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. They can be traded to the Pig King for 7 Gold Nuggets, but they cannot be used in any crafting recipes.

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Nightmare Fuel Nightmare Fuel

Nightmare Fuel is an item that is usually only obtainable while insane, unless found in Graves or the Ruins. Nightmare Fuel is used in most Magic recipes. It is translucent and looks completely different when on the floor than it does in the player's inventory. It is also one of the few items that moves while dropped on the floor.

Nightmare Fuel has a 3.07% chance of being found when digging up a grave and it cannot be traded to the Pig King.

Red Gem Red Gem

The Red Gem can also be gained as a drop from Fire Hounds. Therefore, it has 'heat' tendencies. Digging up a grave is the only way of obtaining a Red Gem before the first wave of Hounds containing a Fire Hound, without cheats or bugs.

The Red Gem has a 15.38% chance of being found when digging up a grave and it cannot be traded to the Pig King.

Second-hand Dentures Second-hand Dentures

Second-Hand Dentures is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. It has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave and can be traded to the Pig King for 2 Gold Nuggets.

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Tiny Rocketship Tiny Rocketship

The Tiny Rocketship is a 'trinket', which means its only use, besides trading to the Pig King, is decorative. Despite the examine line from Wilson "Sadly, it's too small for me to escape on...", the Tiny Rocketship cannot fly. Besides the Gnome, the Tiny Rocketship is the most popular decorative Gravedigger item. It appears to be a reference to the comic book Destination Moon (Tintin), as it looks exactly like the rocket in the comic, only smaller.

The Tiny Rocketship has a 4.17% chance of being found when digging up a grave. It can be traded to the Pig King for 4 Gold Nuggets, but it cannot be used in any crafting recipes. 

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Reign of Giants icon Reign of Giants

In the Reign of Giants DLC, certain trinkets can be found in Tumbleweed or given as a "gift" from a Catcoon. They can also be given to a Catcoon to befriend it.

Moleworms will pick up Gears, Gems and Trinkets if laying on the ground, however they will drop the items when killed.

Placeholder Trivia

  • Under the old research method, Gravedigger items were one of the best ways of gaining research points (80 points).
  • The reason some items are known as "trinkets" is due to their file names. (trinket1, trinket2 etc.)

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