Stardew Valley is easily one of the most popular farming simulation games on mobile with millions of players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and other compatible platforms. There’s a lot you can do in the game from rearing domestic animals to gathering useful resources to help you survive and grow your farm.
There are also lots of places to visit, most of which aren’t available to players at the early stages of the game. In fact, for most parts of the game, you’ll have to complete special quests like beating floors in the mines to unlock special areas. You’ll need a skull key to unlock one of the game’s main areas and in this article, we’ll be going over what is the Skull Key in Stardew Valley.
What is the Skull Key For in Stardew Valley? – Explained
There isn’t a lot you can do with the Skull Key but one of its key importance is unlocking the Skull Cavern in the Calico Desert. So with the Skull Key, you can unlock the Calico Desert from the bus stop after completing the Vault Bundle at the Community Center or purchasing the Bus Repair for 40,000g at Joja Mart to unlock the Calico Desert.
You can also use the Skull Key to access an arcade machine called Junimo Kart from the Saloon which you can play only after obtaining the Skull Key. So that’s pretty much what you can do with the Skull Key in Stardew Valley.
How to Get the Skull Key in Stardew Valley
You can get the Skull Key when you’ve reached floor 120 in the mines of the lower floor. Upon clearing all the mines, you’ll get the Skull Key. The Skull Key can also be used to unlock the Skull Cavern, which is a slightly more challenging version of the mines. Also, we suggest leveling up your Combat Skills and Mining Skills all the way to 10 before attempting to get the Skull Key in Stardew Valley.
It’s also worth noting that the Skull Cavern has no bottom floor. So you shouldn’t waste time trying to complete it. Whenever you run out of food or it’s getting dark, you’ll have to leave. We suggest leaving before your food runs out because if you faint in the Cavern, it’ll cost you 1000G including some items and weapons.