Animal Crossing New Horizons Shooting Star Wishes, Star Pieces and Fragments Guide
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Animal Crossing New Horizons Shooting Star Wishes, Star Pieces and Fragments Guide

Lloyd Coombes
30 March 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons offers shooting stars that do more than simply look pretty.

Animal Crossing New Horizons is finally here and sprinkles a little bit of Disney magic into the game with shooting stars.

But how do they affect gameplay, and what do they do?

Here's our guide!

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons – How to Wish on a Shooting Star

If the sky is clear in the evening and your character isn't holding anything, you can look to the heavens with the right stick and press A when you spot it.

If you miss it, keep an eye out for a second – they tend to come in pairs.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – What Shooting Stars Do

Once you've wished on a star, you'll be able to spot star fragments as they wash up on your island. The more Stars you wish on, the more fragments will arrive.

There are multiple Zodiac star drops that can be collected, based on the date.

  • Aries: March 21 - April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 - May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 - June 20
  • Cancer: June 21 - July 22
  • Leo: July 23 - August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 - September 22
  • Libra: September 23 - October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 - November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 - March 20

Meteor Showers are also big opportunities to boost your chances of a Star fragment. Celeste will appear on those occasions, so be sure to keep an eye out for her.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – What to do with Star Fragments

You can use Star fragments (including Zodiac ones) to craft items if you get recipes from Celeste. There's no way to guarantee the size of fragments you'll get so there's an element of luck.

The Star Wand will let you transform into an outfit of your choosing with a wave (and requires one large star fragment and three star fragments).

The Bamboo Wand requires six young spring bamboo and three normal star fragments and does the same thing as the Star Wand

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