Prehistoric living in Roots of Pacha is surprisingly comfy, but it can become even better. Many members of the Pachan clan (and even some guests) have ideas that can help improve things even more, unlocking new buildings and tools. In our Roots of Pacha Ideas Guide, we'll go over how Ideas are unlocked and how to complete them.
Quicklinks: How Ideas Work | How to Unlock New Ideas
You need to gather many materials to complete Ideas, so make sure to check out our guides on farming and animals. A number of them will also involve making new tools, which need items like Flint to craft.
How Roots of Pacha Ideas Work
Ideas are available from the start of Roots of Pacha, with each one being tied to specific NPCs. These NPCs will have an idea for how to make something, and you'll have to give them the materials they need to complete it. All Ideas require a certain amount of time to complete after you hand in the materials, while most also have a Clan Prosperity that must be reached (though this will not show if it's already high enough).
How to Unlock New Ideas in Roots of Pacha
There are 3 ways to unlock new Ideas in Roots of Pacha:
- Complete a specific action.
- Complete a certain previous Idea.
- Reach a certain day.
Ideas are not missable, and all give things that are worth unlocking as soon as possible. Ideas that unlock a new crafting recipe will also give you a free copy of the item as well.
Roots of Pacha Ideas List
|Idea||How to Unlock||NPC||Wait Time/Other Requirements||Materials||Unlocks|
|Animal Friendship||Interact with a wild animal||Okka||1 day||10 Plant Fiber||Flute tool|
|Well||Refill water once||Voda||1 day||20 Stone||Well crafting recipe|
|Animal Taming||Tame animal||Croll||2 days||40 Wood, 30 Stone||Can build animal barns|
|Animal Riding||Tame animal||Okka||10,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||3 of any Root, 10 Plant Fiber||Can ride large animals that trust you|
|Plant Nursery||Harvest a crop||Igrork||6,100 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||5 of any Harvested Crop||Plant Nursery building|
|Sundial||Spring 11||Quro||2 days||50 Stone||Sundial building, accurate time|
|Obsidian Working||Gather Obsidian||Acre||2 days||10 Obsidian||Tools Station building, able to craft Obsidian tools|
|Press||Spring 19||Tare||3 days||2 Tomato, 15 Stone, 25 Wood||Press crafting recipe|
|Mortar and Pestle||Spring 23||Daari||2 days||4 of any Grain, 75 Stone||Mortar and Pestle recipe|
|Composting||Spring 24||Ada||2 days||2 of any Feather, 2 Poop, 2 Horns, 2 of any Harvested Crop||Composter recipe|
|Fermenter||Spring 26||Nokk||2 days||25 Wood, 3 of any Fish||Fermenter recipe|
|Cheese Cloth||A few days after completing Fermenter Idea||Nokk||52,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||20 Wood, 5 of any fur||Cheese Cloth recipe|
|Trading||Summer 2 (after Zelk joins)||Zelk||48,000 Clan Prosperity, 3 Days||5 of any Smoked Fish||Trading|
|A New Way Of Fishing||Summer 9||Inza||54,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||15 Hardwood, 20 Flint||Harpoon tool|
|Beekeeping||Gather Sunflower (Summer, Fall)||Zeda||55,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||4 Sunflower, 12 Wood||Beehive recipe|
|Brewer||Summer 15||Ron||66,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||5 of any Juice, 5 Hardwood, 20 Plant Fiber||Brewer recipe|
|Art Station||Summer 17||Reese||68,000 Clan Prosperity, 1 day||10 of any Wild Flower, 10 Hardwood||Art Station building, new decorations|
|Granary||Have 8 animals||Daari||80,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||50 Obsidian, 50 Wood||Granary building|
|Calendar||Summer 27, complete Sundial Idea||Gin||2 days||30 Stone, 10 Flint||Full calendar|
|Breeding Pen||Male and Female animal of same species both at rank 6+||Tetih||2 days||50 Flint, 30 Wood, 20 Plant Fiber||Breeding Pen building|
|Hammering||Gather Copper||Acre||2 days||15 Copper||Tools Station building upgrade, able to craft copper tools|
|Spindle Whorl||Upgrade Tools Station building||Jukk||140,000 Clan Prosperity, 2 days||6 of Any Fur, 8 Bones||Spindle Whorl recipe|
|Cold Storage||Upgrade house once||Era||2 days||3 of Any Pot, 10 Stone||Store more food items in house|
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