Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Star Fragments

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Star Fragments

You'll need Star Fragments to build wands in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's where to get Star Fragments.

While out exploring the many islands of Animal Crossing New Horizons you may come across a recipe for one of the wand items. To make them you'll need Star Fragments, an extremely rare resource. At first, you'll have absolutely no idea as to where you can get Star Fragments, but don't fret, we're here to help. In this guide you'll find info on how to get Star Fragments, what they're used for, and more.

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How to Get Star Fragments

To get Star Fragments you'll need to wait for a meteor shower. These are random events that will occur on some nights. Tom Nook or Isabelle will usually let you know if they are happening on any given day. Make wishes on stars (more on that below) and the day after the meteor shower occurs, you will find Star Fragments washed up on the beach. You'll be able to pick up as many as you can find, so be sure to check all of the beach areas on your island.

What Are Star Fragments Used For?

Star Fragments are a component used in some crafting recipes. Namely, wands often require Star Fragments to craft them. These items allow you to switch outfits at will. In addition to Star Fragments you'll also need components like wood , and bamboo found on other islands (you'll need Nook Tickets for those).

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How to Get Large Star Fragments

To get Large Star fragments in Animal Crossing New Horizons you'll need to follow the same steps listed above for getting regular ones. They're the same item, just a rarer type. You'll usually only find one or two.

How to Make a Wish On a Star

If you see a shooting star while walking around your island, swing the camera up using the right stick. Press A and the star will twinkle.

For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons you should head over to Mat's writeup detailing the expanded options available at the Able Sisters' Shop. Head here to read USG's official verdict.

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