Unable to harvest poyos

Cannot harvest poyos

Summary: Clicking to harvest meat from poyo but no hearthlings go to harvest and the icon continuously stays over them.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. press harvest button? XD

Expected Results: To get poyo meat

Actual Results: Harvest icon above poyo



Versions and Mods: No mods installed

System Information:

Hey there @Ayla, welcome to the discourse!

Sorry to hear about your poyo troubles, let’s see if we can figure it out. Couple of questions for you:

  1. What build (version) are you playing. I would assume you are on release 472, but would like to be sure.
  2. This may sound like an obvious question (sorry), but can you confirm that you have a shepherd promoted in order to harvest the poyo?
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Yep i have the release 472 and an apprentice shepherd.

does your shepherd do his other duties? (bringing animals to a pasture, feeding them, etc.)

yep he does everything else as he is supposed to, but when you click to “harvest” the poyo they get the icon above their head and thats it, it just stays there the whole time. i end up destroying them as the icon starts to annoy me lol.

Hmmm…that is definitely strange. Can you upload your save game where this is happening?

To upload your save game, please copy the folder from C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stonehearth\saved_games to a cloud storage site like Dropbox or Google Drive, and paste the sharing link here. Then the developers can take a look at your save and try and figure out what is (or in this case, isn’t) going on.

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never used google drive so i hope this is right lol


sorry about the delay.

Close…but you need to enable link sharing. Give me a sec to find my images showing how to do so.

Here we go:

  1. Right click on folder you wish to share
  2. Left Click on Share...
  3. Click on Get shareable link
  4. Ensure that is says Anyone with the link can view
  5. Copy the link there and paste it here.
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thank you for that :slight_smile: at least i know for future lol

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Alright, let me take a look.

Paging @sdee, you are going to want to take a look at this one. First thing I get is a bunch of poyos surrounding a sleeping shepherd, definately something wonky going on…

Edit: also @yshan, you do animal things, right?


yea lol. some stay in the pasture where they are meant to be but alot of them still follow him around and lay eggs everywhere XD

Alright, wow! There are 52 poyo roaming around, leaving a trail of eggs wherever they go. My guess (just a guess) is that the AI is overwhelmed with so many poyo and thus in unable to deal with harvesting them. Going to play with a few more things, see if I can get them harvested.

In any case, to get the harvest icon removed, you can use the “cancel task” button in the harvest menu (looks like a circular arrow).

okay awesome. yer i wasnt really interested in having sheep or rabbits (which i dont find very usefull as you dont get rabbit meat etc and you can get the jerkey from the trappers) so i may have gone over the top with the poyos lol

Sorry i know i should probably make a new post for this but is the max number of citizens atm 20? as every time i get to this number i no longer get daily updates and have well passed the requirements if they did turn up.

There is a cap in settings. See this post:

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Alright, I am going to go with overwhelmed AI. By destroying (using debugtools) 50 of your 52 poyo, and removing 4 of the zones (so I did not end up with so many poyo again) I was able to “harvest” a poyo. I am going to leave this here in bug reports so the developers can see it, but it seems to me that the shepherd may need some performance tweaks…


okay awesome thank you for that and sorry about the trouble XD i will try not to get too carried away lmfao but at least i know what to do if it happens again lol


Thanks for the debugging, @ayla and @jomaxro!


No problem @sdee! What do you think of the flock of poyo hanging out in the bedroom?