Stachenscarfen's first appearance for players is in Curious Village, where he is an apparent resident of St. Mystere. He has few outstanding qualities in this game, generally hanging around the front of the inn towards the beginning of the game. Whilst in front of the inn, he gives Layton and Luke useful tips about hint coins. He later appears in the sewers of St. Mystere on the left path near the exit. He, like other residents of St. Mystere, gives Layton and Luke a few puzzles and information regarding the village and its secrets.