Animal Crossing New Horizons: How To Get the Star Wand

Tools are an important part of life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and some of them are even slightly magical. The Star Wand is one such magical tool that you can craft yourself, but there are a few things you need to do before you can get it. We're going to show you how to get the Star Wand.

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How To Get the Star Wand

There are several steps that you need to follow in order to get the Star Wand. The most important thing to remember is that the majority of the steps you need to take will need to be done during a Meteor Shower.

Step 1 - Get the Recipe

To get the Star Wand you will first need to get the recipe for it. To get the recipe for the Star Wand, you need to talk to Celeste on a night of a Meteor Shower. If you speak to her during this, she should give you the DIY recipe for the wand. All you need to do is click on the recipe in your pockets to learn it.

This is the recipe for the Star Wand:

  • 1 Large Star Fragment
  • 3 Star Fragments

Step 2 - Make a Wish on a Few Stars

During a Meteor Shower, you should find a patch of your Island that is clear enough for you to see the sky. When you have found your spot, use your camera toggle to look up at the night sky and you will need to wait until you see a shooting star. Once you see a shooting star, quickly press the A button to make a wish on it.

You will need to repeat this step multiple times. The more wishes you make, the better chance you have of finding all of the ingredients you need the next morning.

Step 3 - The Next Day, Check the Beach

You should check your beaches the day after the Meteor Shower where you made all of those wishes. You should find a variety of Star Fragments have washed up on the shore and the amount you find should correspond to the number of wishes you made.

Step 4 - Craft Your Wand

Once you have all of your ingredients, all you need to do is head to a crafting bench and make your Star Wand.

What Is a Star Wand?

A Star Wand is a functional tool that you can craft after meeting Celeste. Once you have one, you can equip it to your quick-select wheel with your other tools. When you're out and about on your Island, the Star Wand will let you access your favourite outfits to be able to change into them quickly.

How To Set Your Wand Outfits

When you obtain your Wand, head to any cupboard or furniture item that lets you change your outfits. You should now have the option to "edit wand outfits". If you click on this, you will be taken to a screen that looks like this:

Animal Crossing New Horizons Star Wand Set Wand Outfit Screen
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Here, you will see that you have 8 slots. This means that you can register 8 outfits to your Wand. If you click on one of the empty slots you will get two options:

  • Create Outfit: This will take you to all of the clothes that you have in your pockets and in storage. From here, you can dress yourself up however you'd like to. When you're satisfied with the outfit you can click done. This will register the outfit to the Wand and you will be allowed to name the outfit.
  • Register Current Clothes: This will register the current outfit you are wearing to the Wand,

How To Use the Star Wand

To use the Star Wand, equip it how you would with any other tool. When you're holding the Wand, press the A button to activate the magic and your set outfits will appear. Click on the one you want to change into and your clothes will quickly transform.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Star Wand outfit transformation before and after
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You can make a dramatic before and after transformation!

If you want to remove your transformation, simply press A again while holding the Wand and press X to change back.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is full of little magical items and tricks that you can do. You can even meet a skittish Ghost some nights! If you want to know more about visitors then take a look at our guide on all island visitors and what they do. Also, if you want to learn more about shooting stars then head over to our Meteor Shower guide.

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