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Use scoop on suspicious patches of ground and you might dig up useful items or reveal hidden passageways.

Scoop (スコップ, Scoop) is a Venus Utility Psynergy in Golden Sun: The Lost Age that allows the player to "Dig in soft ground" to discover what might be hidden under the dirt. It is granted to an Adept equipped with the Scoop Gem item that is earned at Yampi Desert after defeating the King Scorpion boss. Scoop is required to beat the game and costs 1 PP to use. It can be used on circular distortions in the sand to try and find valuable items. It can also be used in the Gondowan Cliffs on cracks in the ground to allow geysers to shoot up out of the ground. It can be used on dirt, sand, and snow.

A widely unknown aspect of this Psynergy is that, when used anywhere on certain surfaces such as general sand, there is always a slim chance of digging up a randomly determined cheap item. Meaning that with Scoop, you can potentially get the following items free of monetary cost (the percentages listed are each item's probability of being chosen if an item that isn't a few Coins is successfully rolled as an outcome):

Coin.gif Coins
Herb.gif Herb (25%)
Antidote.gif Antidote (18.75%)
Game Ticket.gif Game Ticket (18.75%)
Nut.gif Nut (12.5%)
Smoke Bomb.gif Smoke Bomb (12.5%)
Sleep Bomb.gif Sleep Bomb (12.5%)

Star venus.gif Venus 1 PP
"Dig in soft ground." ((GS)/(TLA)) Attempt to extract an item or expose a secret entrance within a tile of loose dirt.
Utility Psynergy in Golden Sun and The Lost Age
Golden Sun AvoidCarryCatchCloakDouseForceFrostGale/WhirlwindGrowthHaltLiftMind ReadMoveRetreatReveal
The Lost Age BlazeBurstCycloneGrindHoverLashParchPoundSandScoopTeleportTremor
Restorative Aura seriesCure PoisonCure seriesPly seriesReviveWish series
Venus Psynergy in Golden Sun and The Lost Age
Elemental Base Damage Bramble CardDemon Night / Thorny GraveGaia seriesGrowth seriesPunji seriesQuake seriesRockfall seriesSpire seriesThorn series
Elemental Phys. Attack AnnihilationCall DemonDinoxGrand GolemHelm Splitter / Skull SplitterLiving ArmorMinotaurusRagnarok / OdysseySabre DanceTroll
Support CondemnCure seriesCurseDeath CardFire PuppetHauntLichRevive
Utility CarryCatchGrindGrowthRetreatSandScoopTremor