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Star Fragments on the Beach
This is a guide to collecting Star Fragments, a DIY material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). To learn how to get Star Fragments and where they can be used, please read on.

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How to Get Star Fragments Fast

Find it on the Beach the Day after Wishing on Shooting Stars

Star Fragment.png

After seeing and wishing upon shooting stars in ACNH, you will be able to find Star Fragments on the beach the very next day.

Sometimes on clear nights, 5 stars will fall quickly after each other but then nothing will happen for a long time. We recommend finding real meteor showers, where shooting stars will fall constantly throughout the night for the best source of these rare crafting items!

To wish on shooting stars and get lots of Star Fragments, you need to look up at the sky with the R-stick and press A when you see a shooting star. Make 20 wishes and invite guests if possible to maximize the number of fragments you can get!

How to Wish on Shooting Stars

Get from Celeste

Star Fragments from Celeste (Japanese)
Once you've gotten all the Star DIY recipes from Celeste, she may give you 5 Star Fragments if you talk to her again. She can also give you Large Star Fragments and the Zodiac Star fragments, so keep an eye out on this nightowl even after you get all DIYs!

How to Find Celeste and All DIY Recipes

Star Fragment Drop Rates

Each type of Star Fragment has a specific drop rate percentage.

Star Fragment Drop Rates
Fragment Type Percentage
Star Fragment 85%
Zodiac Fragment 10%
Large Star Fragment 5%

Star Fragment Limits

Star Fragment Limit Breakdown

Wishes Made by Max Star Fragments Min. Wishes Needed
You 20 20
Visitors 20 100
You + Visitors 40 20 (you)
+ 100 (visitors)

10 Star Fragments on the Beach at a Time

The max amount of Star Fragments that can appear on the beach at the same time is 10. However, if you made more than 10 wishes, the rest of your fragments will appear as time passes.

20 Max Star Fragments from Your Wishes

You get one Star Fragment for each wish you make, and you can get a maximum of 20 Star Fragments. Since the max is 20, don't waste your time making more than 20 wishes during meteor showers.

Personal Wishes Star Fragments
5 5
20 20
50 20

20 Max Star Fragments from Visitors' Wishes

You get one Star Fragment for every 5 wishes your visitors make. A separate 20-fragment limit applies to visitors' wishes.

Therefore, you can get a maximum 20 additional Star Fragments for 100 wishes your visitors make. The 100 wishes can be made by one or several visitors, it doesn't have to be 20 wishes per person!

Once everyone has their 20 personal wishes and you've reached 100 visitor wishes, you can call it a day.

Visitor Wishes Star Fragments
20 4
100 20
120 20

40 Max Grand Total

If you make 20 wishes and your visitors make 100 wishes total, you can get a maximum grand total of 40 Star Fragments.

Best way to Farm Star Fragments

Star Fragments on the Beach

Make 20 Wishes at Meteor Showers

By far, the best way to farm Star Fragments is making 20 wishes at meteor showers.

Up to 10 Star Fragments can appear on the beach at the same time, so collecting the remaining 10 might take a while.

Pick up Shells to Get Star Fragments to Appear

If you make sure to pick up all shells on your beach before ending your game on the day of the meteor shower, you can guarantee that the first 10 Star Fragments appear immediately, making it a lot easier to collect them. The amount of Star Fragments you gain won't change, but you can decrease the wait time for all Star Fragments to appear.

Farm Star Fragments with Time Travel

Once you find a date with a meteor shower, it is possible to repeatedly change the date back and forth to farm Star Fragments. No matter how far in time you travel, that day will always have a meteor shower you can come back to. One way to know that there will be a meteor shower is through Isabelle's announcements.

Star Fragment Farming Steps

1 Make 20 wishes at a meteor shower.
2 Change the Date:
Find 10 Star Fragments next day.
3 Change the Time:
Progress 1 hour, collect Star Fragments.
4 Save and end.
5 Change the Date:
Go to a day before the meteor shower and save.
6 Go to the day of the meteor shower and repeat from step 1.

Note: If you didn't find 10 Fragments, pick up shells to allow more to appear.

Keep in mind that the Zodiac/Horiscope Fragments are limited to a set period, so you can only farm the Fragment that is available in the time period your meteor shower occurs.

Time Traveling Guide

Find Meteor Showers Online

If you don't want to time travel, the best way to find meteor showers in ACNH is to look online for other players that are inviting guests for their meteor shower. Some might charge a fee, so look for either free access or a price you can live with!

Trading Board

How do you use Star Fragments?

Use them for DIY crafting

Cherry-Blossom Wand ImageCherry-Blossom Wand Star Wand ImageStar Wand Aries Rocking Chair ImageAries Rocking Chair
Shell Wand ImageShell Wand Mums Wand ImageMums Wand Astronaut Suit ImageAstronaut Suit
Cancer Table ImageCancer Table Tree-Branch Wand ImageTree-Branch Wand Sci-Fi Wall ImageSci-Fi Wall
Lunar Surface ImageLunar Surface Golden Wand ImageGolden Wand Moon ImageMoon
Asteroid ImageAsteroid Satellite ImageSatellite Crewed Spaceship ImageCrewed Spaceship
Flying Saucer ImageFlying Saucer Star Clock ImageStar Clock Galaxy Flooring ImageGalaxy Flooring
Starry Garland ImageStarry Garland Pansy Wand ImagePansy Wand Lily Wand ImageLily Wand
Lunar Lander ImageLunar Lander Lunar Rover ImageLunar Rover Starry-Sky Wall ImageStarry-Sky Wall
Starry Wall ImageStarry Wall Sci-Fi Flooring ImageSci-Fi Flooring Star Pochette ImageStar Pochette
Cosmos Wand ImageCosmos Wand Rose Wand ImageRose Wand Rocket ImageRocket
Wand ImageWand Iron Wand ImageIron Wand Nova Light ImageNova Light
Crescent Moon Chair ImageCrescent Moon Chair Space Shuttle ImageSpace Shuttle Star Head ImageStar Head
Windflower Wand ImageWindflower Wand Tulip Wand ImageTulip Wand Hyacinth Wand ImageHyacinth Wand
Bunny Day Wand ImageBunny Day Wand Bamboo Wand ImageBamboo Wand Virgo Harp ImageVirgo Harp
Taurus Bathtub ImageTaurus Bathtub Scorpio Lamp ImageScorpio Lamp Sagittarius Arrow ImageSagittarius Arrow
Pisces Lamp ImagePisces Lamp Mushroom Wand ImageMushroom Wand Libra Scale ImageLibra Scale
Leo Sculpture ImageLeo Sculpture Ice Wand ImageIce Wand Gemini Closet ImageGemini Closet
Capricorn Ornament ImageCapricorn Ornament Aquarius Urn ImageAquarius Urn Wedding Wand ImageWedding Wand

Star Fragments are used as a DIY crafting item to create the item(s) shown above.

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Comment

13 BTeufel3 months

>>12 "20 Max Star Fragments from Visitors' Wishes. You get 1 Star Fragment for every 5 wishes your visitors make." If one visitor makes 100 wishes, you would still get 20 fragments from visitors (there's not a limit of 4 per visitor)

12 utgold2k43 months

Info regarding visitor wishes is incorrect. "20 Max Star Fragments from Visitors' Wishes. You get 1 Star Fragment for every 5 wishes your visitors make. A separate 20-fragment limit applies to visitors' wishes." I dont know what the actual mechanics are but I did this...20+ wishes as follows from each...myself, my alt island, my wifes primary and secondary island. That's me +3 visitors. According to what is stated I should get 32 stars I picked up 33 normal, 3 Gemini, 2 large. Please fix this.

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