The Mystical Cave is one of the very first set of puzzles you'll need to solve in Disney Dreamlight Valley, and if you're like me, you'll have a lot of fun with it.
Not only does the Mystical Cave hold the Orb of Power to free Ursula, but you'll venture there again for some other quests down the line, so here's how to solve all its riddles.
How to unlock Ursula in Disney Dreamlight Valley
Ursula is first found within the cave with the magic void entrance on the far side of Dazzle Beach. Unfortunately, she is trapped within this cave by a magical force and needs to have the Orb of Power to escape. She will inform you of the Orb of Power hidden in the Mystical Cave and give you the Crystal Key used to unlock it.
Take that Crystal Key over to the entrance of the Mystical Cave, which can be easily located by the large ancient carving columns in front. The Ancient Device pedestal in front of the carved doorway is where you need to place the Crystal Key. Select the Ancient Device and transfer the Key over to it, and the entrance will open, allowing you to enter. However, once inside, you will have several more puzzles to solve to reach the main chamber and find the Orb.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Mystical Cave Gem Puzzle Solution
To get through the first Magic Gate within the cave, you must provide the correct gems on the matching statues, as the inscribed stone suggests. There is a glowing green statue, a glowing blue statue, and a glowing red statue surrounding the inscribed stone. To open the Gate, you must collect Gems from deposits around the Biomes and correctly place them on the figures.
The correct Gems you need to place are as follows:
- Green: Peridot
- Blue: Aquamarine
- Red: Garnet
Check out your Gems Collection page to figure out where you can find each of them. Remember, they cannot be Shiny Gems for the puzzle to be completed successfully. Select each statue to transfer the correct Gem, and the first Gate will open.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Mystical Cave Crop Puzzle Solution
Once the first Gate is opened, you can continue to the second Gate through the cave. You will find another inscribed stone with a riddle explaining how to complete the next puzzle. You will need to discover and plant the right crops based on their descriptions: an underground crop, a gold and brown crop, and a red and round crop.
The following crops are the ones you will need to plant:
- Underground: Carrot
- Gold and Brown: Wheat
- Red and Round: Tomato
You don't need to plant them in any particular order, but you will need to get the seeds for the crops. Most of them you can find in Goofy's Stall in the Meadow and Dazzle Beach and are cheap to buy. You can also check your Ingredients Collection page to see where to find each one. Plant the seed in the soil underneath each statue, and then water them with your Watering Can. You will have to wait a few minutes for them to grow fully, but once they do, the entrance will open.
Disney Dreamlight Valley Mystical Cave Cooking Puzzle Solution
The final riddle is inscribed on a stone behind some stones, which you must break with your pickaxe to get to. It explains that you must "cook and eat what you have grown." It refers to the crops you have just grown for Gate two. If you haven't already, head back and harvest the crops and bring them to the cooking station near Gate three.
In the cooking pot, you will place the carrot, wheat, and tomato you have grown near Gate two. Don't worry, you can use any other carrots, wheat, and tomatoes if you have dropped or eaten the others. Cooking the ingredients will create a Veggie Pasta dish. To open the Gate, eat the freshly made meal, and then continue through to the end of the cave.
How to get the Orb of Power in Disney Dreamlight Valley
There is one more inscribed stone at the end of the cave, but it isn't another riddle. Instead, it states simply that you must catch the Orb below the water behind you. You will see the shiny gold light in the pond amidst ancient stones and need to use your fishing rod to retrieve it.
Once you equip your fishing rod, you can cast it and catch the Orb just like catching a fish. You will need to press A, X, or M1 as the prompts are displayed on the screen. Once you catch the Orb, you can bring it back out of the Cave and place it into the Pillar.
Unlike the Orb of Friendship, the Orb of Power required extra thinking and work to retrieve. You can get through each puzzle quickly and easily by taking one step at a time and ensuring you have the required items!
Looking for more Pro Game Guides Disney Dreamlight Valley content? Check out our guides on All Disney Dreamlight Valley Secret Quests – How to start & complete or How to complete The Gift (Ursula’s Deal of the Day) in Disney Dreamlight Valley!