The Calico Desert is a place located far to the northwest of Pelican Town and it is where players can also find the Skull Cavern where they can get tons of Iridium Ores or the most valuable metal in the game. Aside from the new scenery and a brief escape from the town, Calico Desert also holds a few secrets as well as the Sandfish, which players will need for the Specialty Fish Bundle.
How To Unlock Calico Desert
To make Calico Desert accessible to the player in "Stardew Valley," the Bus must be fixed first, which is located at the Bus Stop and the first area players will arrive in the game. To repair the bus, players can do either one of two ways. Either let the Juminos or the Joja Community Development fix them both, which involves a lot of Gold, so unlocking Calico Desert right off the bat at the start of the game is nearly impossible.
To repair the bus, one must first complete the Vault bundles located in the Community Center. It is the room with the big safe at the upper right corner. To unlock the Vault bundles, simply do the first bundles in the Crafts room located at the lower left corner of the Community Center. Each of the bundles in the Vault room requires money, mainly 2,500, 5,000, 10,000 and 25,000 Gold. Complete this Vault and then go to sleep. As the player sleeps, a cutscene will appear where the Juminos are repairing the bus. If the player paid for a Joja membership, they just need to head straight to Morris in Joja Mart and they will repair the bus for the price of 40,000 Gold.
Calico Desert In 'Stardew Valley'
When the bus is repaired, a round trip costs 500g each time. Pam is the bus driver and the player can only buy a ticket when she is at the Bus Stop, which is between 10:10 am to 5:00 pm. The resources you can get from Calico Desert are Coconuts, Cactus Fruits, Sandfish, Scorpion Carp and Iridium Ores from the Skull Cavern.