Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Bucket Guide

Pioneers of Olive Town's bucket is a new tool to help keep your farm in good order. Here's everything you need to know about the bucket.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town adds several new tools and ways to tame your farmland. One of those is the bucket. Pioneers of Olive Town’s bucket is a key item you get early on, but its real importance only becomes plain as your first year progresses.

Our Pioneers of Olive Town bucket guide has everything you need to know about this new tool and when to tackle your farm's water problem.

What's the Bucket for in Pioneers of Olive Town?

Mayor Victor gives you the bucket in your first week. There’s nothing you have to do to get it other than play the game

The bucket drains the puddles scattered around your farm after rain, and you’ll get clay for your troubles. Clay is an important crafting material in Pioneers of Olive Town that you’ll use in projects ranging from making other crafting materials to constructing key farm buildings.

However, you won’t be doing much of that anytime soon. Upgrading the bucket to Level 3 unlocks the brick maker, though you’ll need to reach the farm’s third area before you need bricks. Mortar obtained from clay helps expand your farm, though again, that’s not for a little while later.

For now, just drain puddles and sell your clay, or store it if you have empty item boxes around. 

Draining Levels, Puddles, and Pumps

Emptying puddles raises your draining level, which can reduce the stamina used in draining puddles and ponds. Upgrading the bucket itself reduces required stamina even more and helps deal with larger bodies of water.

After upgrading your bucket once, you can tackle the smaller ponds that sometimes appear without wrecking your stamina. The game tells you these ponds hide valuable treasure. However, it’s just items for donating to the museum. Whether that’s worth the stamina it takes to drain the ponds is up to you.

Raising your draining level to five unlocks water pumps. Use coal from the mines to power these and empty the larger bodies of brown-ish water in the farm’s second and third areas.

You could theoretically use your bucket for these, but that would take ages and far too much stamina.

Pioneers of Olive Town Bucket Upgrades

Here’s each bucket upgrade in Pioneers of Olive Town and what it costs.


  • The standard bucket Mayor Victor gives you

Iron Bucket

  • 1,000 G
  • 3 iron ingots

Silver Bucket

  • 3,000 G
  • 5 silver ingots

Gold Bucket

  • 20,000 G
  • 10 gold ingots

That's it for our Pioneers of Olive Town bucket guide, but be on the lookout for more Pioneers of Olive Town guides in the coming days.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Mar. 25th 2021

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