Star fragments are highly sought-after crafting items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Used to create many popular furnishings, snagging some of these celestial goodies isn’t as easy as hitting rocks or digging in the dirt. You’ll need a little patience and some good weather to hit the payload.
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Why Collect Star Fragments?
Star fragments are used in a number of special DIY recipes. Each time shooting stars appear on your island, Blathers’s adorable sister Celeste has a chance of appearing on your island. Chat with her to get a DIY recipe that uses star fragments.
If you’re lacking some of these recipes, placing star fragments around your island on their own is a great way to decorate!
While learning how to craft star-centric furnishings is the goal for most players, one of the most sought-after recipes is more practical. During your time spent in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you may come across a recipe for a wand. Wands allow you to save up to eight outfits and change into them whenever you want, even if you’re not near your dresser. There are many different styles of wands, but all of them do the same thing and require star fragments to craft.
How to Get Star Fragments
To make star fragments appear, you’ll need to wish on shooting stars. These won’t appear every night, so you’ll need to be vigilant.
After 7 PM during any season, check the sky. If the weather is clear, you’ll see sporadic shooting stars. If your volume is turned up, you can also hear a sparkle sound effect when they appear. During Isabelle’s morning announcements, she might announce that a meteor shower is coming. However, even if she doesn’t, it’s possible that one will occur!
To wish on shooting stars, make sure that you have nothing in your hands. Push up on the right joystick to look at the sky. Once you see a shooting star, quickly press the A button. This will cause a star fragment to appear along the beach the following day.
If you wish on multiple stars, you’ll get multiple star fragments, but they might not all appear at once. Be sure to run along your beaches a few times during the following day to find them all.
If you’re wishing on shooting stars by yourself, you can get up to 20 star fragments. You’ll receive a bonus star fragment for every five wishes made by a friend visiting your island, up to a limit of 20. This means that you can net a total of 40 star fragments the day after a meteor shower.
Note: Even if you wish upon shooting stars on a friend’s island, you’ll get your own star fragments the following day.
All About Star Fragment Varieties
There is a specific type of star fragment for every Zodiac sign, and each has a different color. Wishing on shooting stars during the time periods seen below will potentially net you the associated zodiac fragments.
|Aries Star Fragment||Gray||March 21 - April 19||Aries Rocking Chair|
|Taurus Star Fragment||Dark Green||April 20 - May 20||Taurus Bathtub|
|Gemini Star Fragment||Dark Blue||May 21 - June 20||Gemini Closet|
|Cancer Star Fragment||Pink||June 21 - July 22||Cancer Table|
|Leo Star Fragment||Light Green||July 23 - August 22||Leo Sculpture|
|Virgo Star Fragment||Cold Purple||August 23 - September 22||Virgo Harp|
|Libra Star Fragment||Teal||September 23 - October 22||Libra Scale|
|Scorpio Star Fragment||Orange||October 23 - November 21||Scorpio Lamp|
|Sagittarius Star Fragment||Light Blue||November 22 - December 21||Sagittarius Arrow|
|Capricorn Star Fragment||Red||December 22 - January 19||Capricorn Ornament|
|Aquarius Star Fragment||Warm Purple||January 20 - February 18||Aquarius Urn|
|Pisces Star Fragment||White-Blue||February 19 - March 20||Pisces Lamp|
Each time you wish upon a shooting star, you have an 80 percent chance to spawn a regular yellow star fragment. Your chance of getting a large star fragment is only five percent, while zodiac star fragments spawn 15 percent of the time.